Two Days of Bus Problems in Akron to Become Three

For a second straight day on Tuesday, the Akron Public School District was saddled with problems getting kids picked-up on the buses during the morning runs. A spokesman for the District then announced on Tuesday afternoon that parents and students could expect to see a third day of such issues. There’s been an ongoing shortage…

Toy Donations Lost in Fire

A fire that destroyed a business in the Carroll County town of Sherrodsville took Thousands of dollars’ worth of donated toys that were about to be distributed for Christmas. Officials with the Toys for Tots campaign in Tuscarawas County report that the donated items had been taken to open space at a business owned by…

Suspect Admits Robbery Attempt when Nabbed at Scene

Akron Police officers made an arrest and got a fast confession from a robbery suspect on Monday night. Police were called to Roses Discount Store in the 1800 block of Buchholzer Boulevard in the Chapel Hill district, arriving around 8:00PM on a report of a suspicious person inside the business. Staff told police that the…

Akron Names New Prosecutor

The city of Akron has promoted from within to fill the vacancy in the City Prosecutor’s office. City Hall announced on Tuesday that Deputy Chief City Prosecutor Craig Morgan will be elevated to the top post on January 3. He replaces Gert Williams, who recently accepted a new position as the Mayor’s Chief of Staff.…

Fatal Hit-Skip Victim Identified

As authorities continue searching for the driver who fled the scene, the victim in a fatal hit-skip incident that happened in Warren last Thursday has been identified. The Trumbull County Coroner’s office reports that 52-year-old Roy Mason of Howland died after suffering multiple blunt force injuries to his head, neck and chest. Mason was riding…

Aging Shopping Plaza Up for Sale

With half of the structure having recently been condemned by Summit County, the property that surrounds the crumbling Midway Plaza at the corner of Tallmadge Avenue and Brittain Road is now up for sale. The plaza, now 66 years old, sits on more than 18 acres of land along the city limits of Akron and…

Two Days, Two Bus Problems in Akron

For a second straight day on Tuesday, the Akron Public School District was saddled with problems getting kids picked-up on the buses during the morning runs. A spokesman for the District said the shortage of available drivers continued after several Monday routes were impacted. On Tuesday, the District warned of delays on five specific routes…

DeWine wants to Spend COVID Money for First-Responders

Governor DeWine and Lt Governor Jon Husted have proposed awarding Millions of dollars in Federal COVID relief money to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. They’re proposing a plan to hand-off 250-Million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funds to state and local first-responder agencies, hoping to address issues including the escalating rate of violent…

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

This week has been designated “Older Driver Safety Awareness Week” and on that note, several state agencies are reminding drivers to “stay fit to drive” by following a few basic safety tips. Governor DeWine’s office, along with ODOT, the Department of Public Safety, Ohio Department of Aging and auto club AAA have unveiled a new…

OH Offering Millions in Tax Credits for Business

Two area businesses will benefit from over 296-Million dollars in assistance through the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. Governor DeWine announced that LG Chem America, Incorporated in Ravenna is receiving a nearly 1.6-percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for its project…which expects to generate 72 full-time positions and 4.67-Million dollars in new annual payroll as a…