Nice Response for Can-a-Cruiser Effort

  The Stark County State Highway Patrol Post had a great response to its “Can-a-Cruiser” event last weekend. The Patrol reported on Tuesday that the four-hour fundraiser, staged at the Acme Fresh Market store in North Canton last Saturday, resulted in donations of 793 pounds of food and close to 18-hundred dollars in cash –…

DeWine Says Vaccine on the Way

  Governor DeWine on Tuesday announced that Ohio should have a vaccine for COVID-19 on hand – as he put it – “around December 15.” Without initially providing any specifics on which drug company’s formula will be involved during his announcement, DeWine said that he received word along with other governors from around the US…

Ohioans get More Time for License Renewal, ID Cards

  People in Ohio have been granted more time to get their Driver’s License renewed, identification cards or vehicle registrations up to date. Governor DeWine singed a bill that extends the expiration dates beyond December 1 in order for people to have more time under the current issues involving the COVID-19 crisis. People with expiration…

High Court Orders Release of Video in Courthouse Shooting

  Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court have ordered security camera footage released in connection with a shooting incident that wounded a Jefferson County judge and left his assailant dead of return gunfire. The Associated Press had requested a look at the video, taken in August 2017 when Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was shot as…

Blimp Hangar to Host Annual Toy Drive

  The US Marine Corps and Akron’s Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company are teaming-up once again for the annual Toys for Tots program…which will happen with a few wrinkles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10th annual event at the Wingfoot Lake Blimp Hangar this year gives folks a chance for an up-close look at…

OH Man gets Federal Prison Time for Online Threat

  Sentence has been imposed on an Ohio man who was convicted on charges that he threatened to commit a mass shooting in Illinois. The US Attorney’s office reports that 22-year-old Ryan Gagnet of Maumee went before a Federal Court judge this week and was ordered to serve six months in the Federal Pen…followed by…

UofA gets Air Force Grant

  The University of Akron has managed to snare more than a Million dollars in grant funds as part of a US Air Force program. Akron officials on Tuesday reported that the school is getting 1.25-Million for the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, which is involved in a program to train future engineers.…

City Sets-Up Santa Letter Dropbox

  Kids looking for a means of getting that letter off to Santa Claus have a place to do so, thanks to officials in Cuyahoga Falls. The Mayor’s office announced on Tuesday that since the pandemic has limited the chances of kids getting to visit Santa in person for a chat, the Parks and Recreation…

Teen Caught by Stray Round amid Gunfire

  A teenager is recovering from her bullet wound after she was apparently caught by a stray round during a shooting that happened on Akron’s east side. Officers called to a home in the 1000 block of East Archwood Avenue arrived around 12:30AM Tuesday, meeting an 18-year-old girl who told them she saw a group…

Man Shot in Akron

  Police in Akron are working a shooting incident that happened a short distance from the University of Akron campus on Monday night. Officers responded to a 911 call from the 500 block of Gage Street – just east of Spicer – around 7:45PM on the shots-fired report. They arrived to find a home had…

Driver Hunted after Fatal Hit-Skip

  Akron Police are on the hunt for the driver involved in a fatal hit-skip incident that happened on Monday night. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Manchester Road near Summit Lake around 6:15PM, when 70-year-old James Cosgrove was crossing the street before he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling south. Cosgrove…

Jury Deliberates Woman’s Fate in Murder Trial

  A woman accused of conspiring with her then-husband to kill his former girlfriend during a custody dispute over the daughter they shared was waiting on Tuesday for word from the jury about her fate. Testimony and closing arguments complete, the jury that heard the case of 37-year-old Erica Stefanko of Rittman began deliberations on…

Jury Trials Halted in Cleveland

  Due to the most recent jump in reported COVID-19 cases in the region and throughout Ohio, judges with Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court have decided to slam the brakes on any jury trials for the time being. After previously suspending the hearings until December 1, they took another look at the situation this week…

Get Fido’s Tags

  The time has come for you to get those tags for your pooch. The Summit County Fiscal Office announced this week that Dog Licenses will go up for sale on December 1. Dog owners can purchase a one-year License for 18 dollars, a three-year tag at 54 dollars or lifetime License at a cost…

Accused Killer Faces New Murder Charge

  Previously indicted for one murder in Akron, the accused killer is now facing a fresh round of charges in the slaying of a second man. 31-year-old Jason Shockley of Akron was previously charged in the April 8 stabbing murder and robbery of 69-year-old Benjamin King, who was killed in his home along Kent Court…