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Father arrested after baby found in car as mother overdoses in front seat, Akron police say

AKRON, Ohio — A Mogadore man is charged with child endangerment after officers found an 11-month-old boy in the back seat of a car and the child’s mother passed out from a drug overdose in front, police say.


Signet Jewelers asks Akron employees for voluntary buyouts

AKRON, Ohio -- Signet Jewelers has asked its 2,600 Akron employees and hundreds in Texas for voluntary buyouts, according to the company. The buyout program was communicated to all Akron employees and 780 in Dallas on Thursday in a series of staff memos provided to cleveland.com by Signet.


FirstEnergy prepares for weekend storm, offers tips to residents

AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. says its ten utility companies are prepared for the potentially high winds with powerful gusts that may impact northeast Ohio this weekend. According to their press release, company and contractor crews have been notified that there is a possibility for severe weather


Ohio man punches lawyer in court after receiving 47-year sentence

An Ohio man allegedly punched his lawyer in the face in court Tuesday upon finding out he was sentenced to almost five decades in prison. The altercation, caught on video by a Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputy's body camera, shows David Chislton, 42, assaulting his defense attorney after finding out


Woman allegedly connected to Akron online date robbery arrested

AKRON, Ohio — A 24-year-old woman allegedly involved in the robbery of a man she met online in December 2018 is now in custody. Brittany A. Cook, of Akron, has been charged with felony counts of kidnapping and aggravated robbery.


Things to Do around the Summit County area

Make sweet memories while enjoying music, dancing and more at the Sweetest Moments Daddy-Daughter Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Lake Anna YMCA Gymnasium, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton. The event is for girls ages 3 to 13 and their father or father figures. The cost is $20 per family pre-reg


Family sues over sexual assault in Cuyahoga Falls nursing home

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The daughter of a woman with dementia who was sexually assaulted by a nurse’s aide at a Cuyahoga Falls nursing home is suing the employee and facility over the incident.


Proposed Ohio law would require teens to learn to interact with law enforcement at traffic stops

When it comes to learning how to properly interact with law enforcement during a traffic stop, the Ohio Department of Public Safety provides driving instructors with a video and these few tips:


Restaurateur Who Trains and Employs Former Inmates Tells Akron Audience Why it Works

A criminal record often makes it difficult to find employment. But a Cleveland chef has found success employing former prison inmates. Brandon Chrostowski of Edwin’s Restaurant in Shaker Square told the Akron Roundtable Thursday it’s about giving people confidence and skill.


Things to Do, Feb. 23: Gospel Meets Symphony, Polar Bear Jump, 'Nick Cave: Feat.' and Garden Affair

1. Gospel Meets Symphony: The Akron Symphony and 181 singers from 77 area churches join forces for the annual Gospel Meets Symphony concert at 7:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall. Tickets start at $25 at 330-535-8131 or go to www.akronsymphony.org.


Fasten your seatbelts Akron, it's a bumpy ride

Amanda Garrett Beacon Journal/Ohio.com @agarrettABJ Doug Livingston Beacon Journal/Ohio.com @ABJDoug — When an out-of-towner gets into Ryan Isley’s Ford Escape — which he uses as a Lyft and Uber vehicle in and around Akron — he gives them a pothole warning.


Tainted fuel at Ohio gas station causes vehicles to break down

HAMILTON, Ohio — A $9 gas purchase from the Madison Food Mart Shell station cost Andrew Carpenter $505.89 by the end of Wednesday. He and four other customers, including a U.S. Postal Service truck, bought gas that had been tainted with water and caused their cars to break down almost immediately.


Moving from Columbus to Akron

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted Thursday (Feb. 14) to approve the Executive Director to complete contracts for the 2019 baseball state tournament and the 2019 football state championships. The baseball state tournament will move to Akron, while the


Homeless Charity appeals Akron's tent city decision

A nonprofit group is appealing a decision by the Akron Board of Zoning Appeals denying a request to reinstate a tent city for the homeless. The request was to allow the homeless to stay in tents on Sage Lewis' private property at 15 Broad St. in Middlebury, where his Homeless Charity group operates


Two who robbed Brimfield Speedway to have probation reviewed

RAVENNA — Sentencing for two men convicted in a 2014 convenience store robbery in Brimfield is being revisited, after the men were accused of robbing an Akron store in November while posing as law enforcement officers.


Torchbearers Akron honors two for contributions to community

Torchbearers Akron recognized two community leaders for their legacy of service Thursday at the group's 16th anniversary celebration at The Tangier in Akron. Christopher Richardson, CEO of AxessPointe Community Health Centers and a member of the Torchbearers Class of 2011, received the Distinguished


2 Ohio men identified in prostitution bust in Florida

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two Northeast Ohio men were among the 200 suspects charged in a prostitution sting in Indiand River County, Fla. Peter Sedlak, 66, of Solon and Walter Dimling, 75, of Mayfield Village were on the laundry list of names.


Bookkeeper sentenced to 4 years in prison for stealing from plumbing company

A bookkeeper at a local plumbing business was sentenced to prison Thursday and ordered to pay restitution to her former employer for stealing from the company. Kelly Kemp, 40, of Akron, pleaded no contest and was found guilty Dec. 7 of aggravated theft and grand theft. Summit County prosecutors dism


Ohio girl, 10, dies after being diagnosed with flu, strep throat

MASON, Ohio — A 10-year-old girl died this week, shortly after she had been diagnosed with the flu and strep throat, reports say. Sable Gibson, a fourth-grader in Mason, was flown to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest but died on Tuesday, WLWT Channel 5 rep


Summit County dog who waited 3+ years for home returned to shelter after weekend adoption

TWINSBURG, Ohio — A dog who waited more than three years for a "furever home" will have to wait a little longer. The Humane Society of Summit County turned to social media in effort to find a home for Geronimo, who hadn't found a home in 1,145 days. On Saturday, it seemed the wait was finally over a