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  • Talk it Out: Where should Akron's income tax dollars go first: police and fire services or roads? - cleveland.comTalk it Out: Where should Akron's income tax dollars go first: police and fire services or roads? - cleveland.com

    cleveland.comTalk it Out: Where should Akron's income tax dollars go first: police and fire services or roads?cleveland.comThe Akron Fire Department has two stations built so long ago fire trucks were hauled by horses. The buildings can't support the weight of today's trucks, so they rely on supports in the basement to hold up the floors. And firefighters don't have the ...

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  • Highs in the teens, gray skies Tuesday in Akron: Weather forecast - cleveland.com (blog)Highs in the teens, gray skies Tuesday in Akron: Weather forecast - cleveland.com (blog)

    cleveland.com (blog)Highs in the teens, gray skies Tuesday in Akron: Weather forecastcleveland.com (blog)For the morning commute, bundle up. Temperatures will hover around the teens, but with winds nearing 10 mph, wind chills or feel-like temperatures will drop to the single digits and eventually below zero. Skies are looking mostly cloudy, and at the ...

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  • Akron-Canton director bleeds 'airport blue' - News - The Repository ... - Canton RepositoryAkron-Canton director bleeds 'airport blue' - News - The Repository ... - Canton Repository

    Canton RepositoryAkron-Canton director bleeds 'airport blue' - News - The Repository ...Canton RepositoryThere will be plenty to do over the next year, as Rick McQueen steers toward retirement as president and chief executive director at Akron-Canton Airport. One of those tasks will be helping the person selected as his replacement.and more »

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  • Holiday Tree Festival raises record $326,000 for Akron Children's ... - Akron Beacon JournalHoliday Tree Festival raises record $326,000 for Akron Children's ... - Akron Beacon Journal

    Holiday Tree Festival raises record $326,000 for Akron Children's ...Akron Beacon JournalThe 2017 Holiday Tree Festival raised a record $326000 for the patient care programs at Akron Children's Hospital, the November event's co-chair announced Monday. “Our volunteers give so much of their time and talents to make the Holiday Tree Festival ...and more »

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  • Woman shot in leg when man fires shots into crowd outside of Akron club - Akron Beacon JournalWoman shot in leg when man fires shots into crowd outside of Akron club - Akron Beacon Journal

    Akron Beacon JournalWoman shot in leg when man fires shots into crowd outside of Akron clubAkron Beacon JournalA 42-year-old woman was shot in the leg when a man fired shots into a crowd outside the Hibachi Express bar at 935 Brown St. Saturday. Akron officers responded to a call about shots fired outside the bar shortly after midnight Saturday. Several ...

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  • Akron Public Schools ready for potential influx of ECOT students - Akron Beacon JournalAkron Public Schools ready for potential influx of ECOT students - Akron Beacon Journal

    Akron Beacon JournalAkron Public Schools ready for potential influx of ECOT studentsAkron Beacon JournalAs some school districts across the state scramble to find room for a potential influx of ECOT students, Akron Public Schools says it began preparing a year ago when the online school's attendance rates were in question. Mark Williamson, spokesman for ...and more »

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  • Man arrested after Akron law firm break-inMan arrested after Akron law firm break-in

    AKRON, Ohio– A Canton man is facing charges after police say he broke into an Akron law firm Saturday morning. Officers responded to an alarm at the office on West Exchange Street near Rhodes Avenue around 5 a.m. They found fresh footprints in the snow, which led them to the suspect. Police said they ordered the man to stop, but he climbed over a fence and started running. He was caught after a short foot chase. The man, identified as Vincent C. Carter, was carrying pliers, two office keys, credit cards and a watch. According to Akron police, officers also recovered a bag he dropped that contained cell phones and a DVD player. Carter, 46, of Canton, was charged with breaking and entering, obstructing official business, possession of criminal tools, criminal mischief, and receiving stolen property. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.  

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  • Akron man hurt in shootout with police officers in city's Kenmore ... - cleveland.comAkron man hurt in shootout with police officers in city's Kenmore ... - cleveland.com

    cleveland.comAkron man hurt in shootout with police officers in city's Kenmore ...cleveland.comAKRON, Ohio -- An Akron man was hurt Friday during a shootout with police officers in the city's Kenmore neighborhood, police said. Michael S. Higgins, 39, is charged with felonious assault in the shooting on West Waterloo Road near 30th Street ...Man grazed by bullet while exchanging gunfire with Akron police ...fox8.comAkron woman makes frantic 911 call before man exchanges gunfire ...Akron Beacon Journalwkyc.com | Akron man arrested after exchanging gunfire with policeWKYC-TVall 8 news articles »

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  • Man grazed by bullet while exchanging gunfire with Akron policeMan grazed by bullet while exchanging gunfire with Akron police

    AKRON, Ohio-- No officers were injured when Akron police exchanged gunfire with a suspect Friday night. Police were called to a house on West Waterloo Road near 28th Street SW in Akron at about 11:30 p.m. for a fight with weapons. The caller told dispatch that Michael Higgins had a gun and was going to shoot someone. According to police, the caller also said the suspect was acting crazy, possibly on drugs and tearing up the home. The Akron Police Department said Higgins and officers exchanged gunfire. The suspect barricaded himself inside the house and surrendered after a brief standoff. Higgins suffered a minor graze to his left arm and was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital for treatment. He was charged with felonious assault on a police officer and booked into the Summit County Jail. Additional charges are expected. Investigators recovered two handguns inside the house. The officers involved were placed on administrative leave, which is department policy.

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  • 13 things to do in Akron, Summit County the week of Jan. 15-21 - cleveland.com13 things to do in Akron, Summit County the week of Jan. 15-21 - cleveland.com

    cleveland.com13 things to do in Akron, Summit County the week of Jan. 15-21cleveland.comAKRON, Ohio – This week, there's a whole range of events that span everything from art gallery receptions, jazz shows and chili cook-offs. Though many of the events, especially concerts and festivals, take place on the weekend, there are still a few ...Things to Do, Jan. 15: Places to go on MLK Day; garden meeting; symphony talk; spaghetti dinnerAkron Beacon JournalNortheast Ohio places offering free admission, events for MLK DayWKYC-TVall 3 news articles »

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  • Frosty temperatures, more snow on tap for Akron Monday: Weather ... - cleveland.com (blog)Frosty temperatures, more snow on tap for Akron Monday: Weather ... - cleveland.com (blog)

    cleveland.com (blog)Frosty temperatures, more snow on tap for Akron Monday: Weather ...cleveland.com (blog)AKRON, Ohio - An incoming Alberta Clipper will return the fluffy white flakes to Akron on Monday, but thankfully not much -- especially after Friday's snow and ice storm. There's no worries for the morning commute. At the very most some scattered ...and more »

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  • From hops to spruce to mushrooms: Beers of all kinds stock tables at BrewFest WoosterFrom hops to spruce to mushrooms: Beers of all kinds stock tables at BrewFest Wooster

    Unless, of course, you own a craft brewery. Then, innovators like Josh Dunn, Jared Channell and Greg Snyder look to some alternatives.

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  • Akron's late 3-pointer tops Bowling Green, 80-78 - cleveland.comAkron's late 3-pointer tops Bowling Green, 80-78 - cleveland.com

    cleveland.comAkron's late 3-pointer tops Bowling Green, 80-78cleveland.comAKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Zips' 80-78 victory over Bowling Green was worth their first MAC win of the season Saturday afternoon in Rhodes Arena. Freshman guard Virshon Cotton hit a 3-pointer from the top of the circle with 3.7 seconds to play to lock ...Puk's 3 gives BG women win at AkronToledo BladeCollege basketball/Akron 80, Bowling Green 78: Zips top Falcons for first MAC victoryAkron Beacon JournalVirshon Cotton drills last-second 3, Akron beats Bowling Green 80-78WKYC-TVall 9 news articles »

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  • ECOT closure could send students and money back to your district: Search here for how muchECOT closure could send students and money back to your district: Search here for how much

    If the ECOT online charter school shuts down next week , it will leave 12,000 students without a school and -- quite possibly -- dropped in the laps of their home school districts. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , the largest charter school in Ohio, isn't a typical charter school that has a few hundred students in a neighborhood school building.

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  • Watch live: City Club to host discussion on the year ahead in politicsWatch live: City Club to host discussion on the year ahead in politics

    A trio of Ohio political analysts are gathering today at the City Club of Cleveland to discuss 2018's major political storylines. The panelists are Henry J. Gomez, a BuzzFeeed News political reporter , Karen Kasler, the statehouse bureau chief for Ohio Public Radio and Television, and Cyndra Miller Cole, an instructor of applied politics at the University of Akron.

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  • Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study to propose federal gas...Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study to propose federal gas...

    The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study once again will ask federal lawmakers to raise the gas tax to help fund millions of dollars in local unmet infrastructure needs. In March, AMATS will submit a final proposal to the federal government that seeks to not only make the Highway Trust Fund solvent, but also to increase investment in the fund over the long term.

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  • Former Akron police chief charged in misconduct investigationFormer Akron police chief charged in misconduct investigation

    Former Akron Police Chief James Nice was charged Friday with attempted unauthorized use of a police database, a first-degree misdemeanor, after a months-long investigation into misconduct allegations. The charge, filed by information Friday in Summit County Common Pleas Court, punctuates the swift end of Nice's 30-year law enforcement career.

    Akron News / 3 d. 18 h. 39 min. ago more
  • Ex Akron police chief facing misdemeanor chargeEx Akron police chief facing misdemeanor charge

    The former Akron police chief was indicted Friday on a single misdemeanor charge, ending a months-long investigation by special prosecutors. James Nice was indicted in Summit County Common Pleas Court on a single count of attempted unauthorized use of property.

    Akron News / 3 d. 18 h. 39 min. ago
  • Summit County reports 5 flu deaths, including one child, this seasonSummit County reports 5 flu deaths, including one child, this season

    AKRON, Ohio– Summit County Public Health reported there have been five flu deaths in the county so far this season. Four of the victims were adults and one was a child. Last year, there were 10 adult flu deaths in Summit County during the entire season. The flu season typically lasts from October through May. “It is still not too late to get your flu vaccination. Flu vaccinations are still available at most healthcare providers’ offices and retail pharmacies. There are currently no vaccine shortages in Ohio,” Summit County Public Health said in a news release on Friday. Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Health reported the first two pediatric flu deaths in the state: a 4-year-old from Montgomery County and an 18-month-old from Lucas County. In Cuyahoga County, there have been two flu-related deaths, including a 70-year-old woman. The Ohio Department of Health said influenza A, or H3N2, is the most common virus this season. H3N2-dominant flu seasons are associated with more severe illness, especially among children and older adults. Vaccine effectiveness against H3N2 viruses has been around 30 percent. Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and muscle aches. The flu can lead to complications like pneumonia, dehydration and worsening of chronic medical conditions. More stories on the flu here

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  • Horrigan announces layoffsHorrigan announces layoffs

    All City of Akron employees were issued a memo Jan. 8 explaining Mayor Dan Horrigan is laying off three members of his cabinet. Horrigan is eliminating three appointed positions in his cabinet effective March 31: assistant to the mayor for community relations, the position held by Billy Soule; assistant to the mayor for education, health and families, which is Dr. Terry Albanese's job; and director of communications, the role of Christine Curry.

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  • West Side Neighborhood WatchWest Side Neighborhood Watch

    WEST AKRON: Police investigated the following burglary reports: Jan. 2 in the 600 block of West Market Street and the 1100 block of Hardesty Boulevard; Jan. 3 in the 600 block of Treeside Drive; Jan. 4 in the 300 block of Hillwood Drive; Jan. 5 in the 2000 block of Thurmont Road, 1500 block of Marion Avenue and 1300 block of Bellevue Avenue; and Jan. 7 in the 600 block of Madison Avenue and 800 block of Garth Avenue. An employee of an Akron-Peninsula Road business reported a man entered the business the evening of Dec. 24 and asked to use the men's room.

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  • Things to do on Martin Luther King Day 2018Things to do on Martin Luther King Day 2018

    Schools are out Monday January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day but there's still plenty to do. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday will be a "day on" rather than a "day off" at The University of Akron .

    Akron News / 4 d. 8 h. 30 min. ago
  • Presper Financial Architects helps clients plan for retirementPresper Financial Architects helps clients plan for retirement

    The business has offices at 520 S. Main St., Suite 2552, in Downtown Akron, and 4856 Hossler Drive N.W., Suite A, in Jackson. "Our staff includes four financial planners and six professional support staff, with securities licenses and professional designations and more than 150 years of experience," said Presper.

    Akron News / 4 d. 13 h. 13 min. ago
  • Akron man accused of impersonating police pleads guiltyAkron man accused of impersonating police pleads guilty

    An Ohio man who authorities say handcuffed and assaulted students while claiming to be a police officer conducting "scared straight" programs at schools has pleaded guilty to numerous counts of kidnapping, abduction and impersonating a police officer. Prosecutors say Hendon wore law enforcement gear including a badge, firearm and stun gun when he falsely told officials at two Akron-area schools last March and April that he was an officer for a "Scared Straight" program.

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  • Akron man pleads guilty to handcuffing children, posing as cop for...Akron man pleads guilty to handcuffing children, posing as cop for...

    Investigators recovered a tactical vest, gun and badge from the home of an Akron man who is accused of posing as a school resource officer involved in a "scared-straight" program. Christopher Hendon tried to bring handcuffed children into a courthouse at least four times, detectives said.( AKRON, Ohio - An Akron man who handcuffed children and posed as a police officer while running a fake "scared-straight" program pleaded guilty Thursday to dozens of criminal charges, prosecutors said.

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  • Four men rob Akron gas station, police sayFour men rob Akron gas station, police say

    Akron police are searching for four men who carried out an armed robbery at a gas station in the city Tuesday night. The robbery happened about 9:30 p.m. at the Sunoco gas station on Massillon Road near the Faye Road intersection.

    Akron News / 4 d. 20 h. 16 min. ago
  • Gala raises funds for Akron GeneralGala raises funds for Akron General

    The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women's Board held a "Cinematic Extravaganza" Gala Nov. 11 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. According to event officials, more than 200 guests enjoyed a movie-themed night featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, live music by the band Special Request and dancing.

    Akron News / 4 d. 22 h. 36 min. ago
  • Akron police seize guns and drugs, arrest threeAkron police seize guns and drugs, arrest three

    Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment AKRON, Ohio– The Akron Police Department arrested three people after executing a search warrant Wednesday morning. The narcotics unit and SWAT team searched a house on Lake Street just after 9 a.m. According to police, officers found eight handguns, six rifles, body armor and ammunition. They also discovered crystal meth, marijuana and other pills. Police arrested Brandon L. Sheridan, 32; Justin D. Martin, 31; and Starla M. Watkins, 28. Sheridan and Martin were charged with possession of meth, aggravated trafficking, weapons under a disability and receiving stolen property. Watkins was charged possession of meth, aggravated trafficking and two counts and child endangering. They were taken to the Summit County Jail. They are set to appear in Akron Municipal County on Thursday.

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    AKRON, Ohio– The cold weather claimed the life of an Akron man on Tuesday. Darnell Wilson, 64, was frozen to death on his front porch on 2nd Avenue in Akron, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. A Meals on Wheels driver found the victim unresponsive. The medical examiner’s office said this is the first cold-related death in the county of the year. Temperatures were in the single digits on Tuesday in Akron. A wind chill advisory remains in effect for the area until noon on Saturday.

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  • Man dies after being shot while group played with guns, drankMan dies after being shot while group played with guns, drank

    AKRON, Ohio– A man who was shot in the head in Akron Tuesday night has passed away. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 20-year-old Noah Petitt, of Medina. He died on Wednesday at Akron City Hospital. The shooting happened at a house on East Exchange Street in Akron at about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Akron police said seven people were drinking and playing with handguns. They were pointing the weapons at each other and putting guns in their mouths. Dominic Radesic (Photo courtesy: Akron police) According to police, Dominic Radesic, 19, pointed a gun at Petitt’s head and pulled the trigger. Officers arrested him at his home in Medina. Radesic was charged with felonious assault, tampering with evidence, weapons under disability and obstructing official business, and was taken to the Summit County Jail. Additional charges are likely. Detectives also arrested Rick S. Oberacker, 24, of Medina, for misconduct at an emergency. Police said he grabbed an audio recorder from a detective and screamed at authorities during the investigation.

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  • Akron police: Man shot in head while group played with gunsAkron police: Man shot in head while group played with guns

    AKRON, Ohio– Two men were arrested after another man was shot in the head in Akron Tuesday night. The shooting happened at a house on East Exchange Street at about 10:30 p.m. Akron police said seven people were drinking and playing with guns by pointing them at each other’s heads and putting the weapons in their mouths. Dominic Radesic, 19, pointed a handgun at the victim’s head and pulled the trigger. He fled before officers arrived. The 20-year-old victim was taken to Akron City Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Police arrested Radesic at his home in Medina. He was charged with felonious assault, tampering with evidence, weapons under disability and obstructing official business. He was taken to the Summit County Jail. Detectives also arrested Rick S. Oberacker, 24, of Medina, for misconduct at an emergency. Police said he grabbed an audio recorder from a detective and screamed at authorities during the investigation.

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  • Bringing History to Life at Hale FarmBringing History to Life at Hale Farm

    Hale Farm and Village in Bath brings the Western Reserve of the 19th century to life.

    Akron Life Magazine / 13 d. 0 h. 12 min. ago
  • Starstruck in BathStarstruck in Bath

    Astronomy aficionado and Bath resident John Shulan took up the Rotary Club of Fairlawn’s challenge to build an observatory with confidence.

    Akron Life Magazine / 13 d. 0 h. 29 min. ago
  • Homegrown Family in FairlawnHomegrown Family in Fairlawn

    This young family moved to their West Ridge Estates home seven years ago to be surrounded by other young families and immersed in everyday life in Copley.

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  • Akron police: suspect hit by police cruiser after firing shots at officersAkron police: suspect hit by police cruiser after firing shots at officers

    AKRON, Ohio - A wanted suspect was hit by an Akron police car as he ran from police Tuesday evening. It began around 5:30 p.m. when police stopped a vehicle at  Morse Street and East Avenue. They had received information that Michael Johnson, 34, of Akron was inside the vehicle. Johnson was wanted for escape, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, open container in a motor vehicle and contempt of court. Akron police spokesman Rick Edwards says that as officers tried to stop the vehicle, Johnson jumped from the car, firing at police. The police returned fire. Police originally reported that the suspect was hit by gunfire. Johnson ran to a nearby Circle K gas station where he tried to carjack a customer. The customer drove off, but as Johnson ran from that scene, he was hit by a police cruiser. He was taken into custody and then transported to Akron General Hospital with a broken leg. A revolver was found at the scene. No officers were injured in this incident. As per departmental procedure, the officers involved will be placed on paid administrative leave while the incident remains under investigation.    

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  • Pharmacy owner shoots armed man who attempted to rob storePharmacy owner shoots armed man who attempted to rob store

    AKRON, Ohio -- An attempted robber was shot multiple times by the owner of a pharmacy in Akron Friday. According to police, it happened at Highland Square Pharmacy. Three men entered the pharmacy with guns. That's when the store owner pulled out his own gun and shot one of the three suspects. The other two ran off. The shot suspect later checked himself into the hospital. It's unclear if any customers were inside at the time. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

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  • Akron police: Teens stayed in JCPenney after close, stole jewelryAkron police: Teens stayed in JCPenney after close, stole jewelry

    Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment AKRON, Ohio– Two Akron teens are facing charges after police say they stole jewelry from a store at Chapel Hill Mall. Officers responded to an alarm shortly before 11 p.m. at the JCPenney, where they found broken glass. Akron police said it appears the suspects stayed inside the store after closing. Once the employees were gone, they broke the jewelry counters and stole items, then used a hammer to break the door to get away. A few hours later, a Summa Hospital officer called Akron police about two teens outside of St. Thomas Hospital. The boys, ages 14 and 16, flagged down the officer because they were cold. Police said they were carrying several pieces of jewelry with JCPenney tags and knives. One of the teens even had an unloaded handgun, according to Akron police. The suspects were taken into custody and charged with breaking and entering, criminal damaging, criminal trespassing and carrying a concealed weapon.

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  • City of Akron extends community center hours during frigid temperaturesCity of Akron extends community center hours during frigid temperatures

    AKRON, Ohio– The city of Akron is extending hours at three community centers that are being used as warming centers. “As temperatures are slated to drop significantly, and some citizens may not have adequate access to a properly heated facility throughout the day, the City of Akron would like to do our part in making sure we provide a warm place to drop in and escape the cold,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. The following centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Mason Park Community Center 700 E. Exchange Street Akron, OH 44306 330-375-2821 Patterson Park Community Center 800 Patterson Avenue Akron, OH 44310 330-375-2819 Summit Lake Community Center 380 W. Crosier Street Akron, OH 44311 330-375-2826

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  • Joanna WilsonJoanna Wilson

    Author and Christmas authority shares her pop culture insght.

    Akron Life Magazine / 18 d. 20 h. 25 min. ago
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    Akron Life Magazine / 18 d. 20 h. 47 min. ago
  • Little Fish Brewing Co.Little Fish Brewing Co.

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  • Mystery Santa reveals true identity to Akron familyMystery Santa reveals true identity to Akron family

    AKRON, Ohio -- We all know children’s wish lists to Santa are supposed to go directly to the North Pole. But one letter in particular, accidentally came here to Akron Children’s Hospital’s post office. Fortunately, one of Santa’s helpers was here to intercept. Mail Associate Tina Jeffries says, "It was in the tub. I'm doing the return mail, and I'm going through the stacks of it, and I just happened to come across this letter." It was the week before Christmas when Jeffries says she found the letter with the wrong mailing address. That letter was from a 6-year-old boy named Marcellis Davis ... written for Santa. "Dear Santa, my name is Marcellus, I've been a good boy and I would like these things for Christmas." Jeffries said, "It just touched me. I was so impressed with the letter. And he asked for things that he could physically play with and that's what got me.  He didn't ask for tech stuff." Tina Jeffries says she often receives mail with incorrect address, but she could tell Marcellis's letter was from a child, and at this time of year, had to be important. Marcellis’s mom Dominque Johnson said the letter was actually supposed to her mother’s house across town, but she accidentally put the wrong house number on the envelope. On Christmas Eve, Dominque found two big bags filled with the exact gifts on Marcellis’s wish list on her front porch. Also in the bag, the letter that never got delivered and this note. “Your Christmas list is being fulfilled and I want to thank your family for letting me do what Santa Claus does for all the children." Not knowing who the person was, she posted a picture of the gifts on her Facebook page hoping to find the mystery Santa and it worked. And even during the emotional meeting, Marcellis is never letting go of one of his favorite gifts from his secret Santa.

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  • Suspect, victim identified in deadly Akron robberySuspect, victim identified in deadly Akron robbery

    AKRON, Ohio--  Officers arrested a suspect on Wednesday in the deadly robbery at a store in Akron. The shooting happened at Luei's Market on Hammel Street shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Akron police said 27-year-old Jarvell Henderson was armed with a gun and took money from the register. While he was fleeing, a customer, identified as David Dzatko, 59, of Akron, used a chemical spray on him in the parking lot. That's when the Henderson shot Dzatko, police said. He was taken to Akron City Hospital, where he died. Henderson was arrested Wednesday morning on aggravated robbery and aggravated murder charges. Police said he was identified because he dropped his Missouri state ID at the scene.

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  • Indoor Winter Activities in The 330Indoor Winter Activities in The 330

    Try these other indoor activities to stay cozy and warm this winter.

    Akron Life Magazine / 19 d. 23 h. 11 min. ago
  • Fresh and Frosty Fun in The 330Fresh and Frosty Fun in The 330

    Shorter days and colder weather mean winter has arrived in The 330. But that doesn’t have to be the end of fun things to do.

    Akron Life Magazine / 20 d. 0 h. 8 min. ago
  • Akron police searching for robbery suspect who fatally shot customer in parking lotAkron police searching for robbery suspect who fatally shot customer in parking lot

    Akron homicide suspect. (Photo Credit: Akron Police Department) AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department is searching for the suspect accused of gunning down a customer who tried to do the right thing after a robbery. It happened at 4 p.m. outside Luei’s Market on Hammel Street. Police say a man entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  He ran away after getting an undetermined amount of cash. A male customer in the parking lot, who witnessed the robbery, tried to stop the suspect with pepper spray or mace.  The suspect shot him, then fled the area. He was last seen running eastbound near the Parklane Manor apartments. The victim was taken to Akron City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  His identity was not immediately released. Police say the suspect is a medium to dark-complexioned male, 5’3,” 130-140 lbs., with a short beard. He was wearing a plaid shirt, black Carhartt jacket, with blue jeans and white athletic shoes. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Akron Police Department right away.

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  • Recipe: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate and Whipped CreamRecipe: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate and Whipped Cream

    Try this hot chocolate recipe for a warm holiday hug in a mug.

    Akron Life Magazine / 26 d. 22 h. 13 min. ago
  • Warm Up with Winter WinesWarm Up with Winter Wines

    The weather outside is frightful, but the wine inside is so delightful. Try these wines this Christmas season.

    Akron Life Magazine / 26 d. 22 h. 52 min. ago
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    You’ve opened your heart and your wallet to help those in need. A little homework makes your good go a long way.

    Akron Life Magazine / 34 d. 23 h. 14 min. ago
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    Despite the benevolence of our intentions, though, making donations in a time of crisis can often lead us to miss the boat in terms of contributing wisely.

    Akron Life Magazine / 35 d. 0 h. 31 min. ago
  • A Sweet SymphonyA Sweet Symphony

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  • Name Your Specialty at West Point MarketName Your Specialty at West Point Market

    This iconic market still gives shoppers a unique experience after 81 years.

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