Drugs confiscated in Akron traffic stop

Akron police pulled over a vehicle yesterday afternoon and confiscated drugs and cash. Channel 19 reports, officers stopped the vehicle around 4:45 pm in the area of N. Case Avenue and  E. Market Street for an equipment violation. As they approached the vehicle, officers said they got a strong ‘whiff’ of marijuana. During a search…

Job losses mount

Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports, Ohioans filed nearly 26,000 initial jobless claims last week. That’s in addition to more than 404,000 continued jobless claims. The Labor Department’s report this…

Travel advisory limited to 6 states

The Ohio Department of Health released an updated travel advisory map to six states reporting a positive testing rate  of 15% or higher for COVID-19. South Carolina was dropped off the list, but Nevada has been placed back on the list. The six states are Mississippi, Alabama, Nevada, Florida, Arizona and Idaho.  Ohioans are advised…

3 people injured in 2 shootings in Akron

Akron police are investigating two shootings that injured three people Wednesday afternoon. Akron police say, two men were shot at a Kenmore ice cream establishment on East Avenue. The shots fired call came into the police department just after 5 pm. The two men were transported to the hospital with what are being described as…

President Trump in Ohio

President Donald Trump is returning to the Buckeye State for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. Air Force One is expected to land at Burke Lakefront Airport around 1 o’clock this afternoon. The president, after some brief remarks, will then fly to Sandusky County and travel to Clyde by motorcade and speak at the…

School levies on ballot

During this very difficult time, school leaders are still hoping that voters will be generous this fall as a decent amount of school levies in this area will appear on the November 3 ballot. In Summit County, voters in Cuyahoga Falls will be asked to pass a 7.9-mill renewal levy, Stow-Munroe Falls has two renewal…

Gov. DeWine reschedules COVID-19 briefing

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced he will be holding his previously scheduled COVID-19 briefing on Friday instead of today due to President Donald Trump’s visit to the Buckeye State. Trump will be at a campaign fundraiser in Bratenahl today. The fundraiser will be at the Shoreby Club. All attendees will receive COVID-19 tests. DeWine said…

Plans for former local golf course

Plans are in the works for the former Barberton Brookside Golf Course in Norton. The Barberton Herald reports, discussions continue on a 490-home housing development for the former course, consisting of 300 single-family homes and 190 townhouses. The paper says the project has an estimated value of about $99 million. talks continue between the developer…

Cuyahoga Falls woman arrested in carjacking incident

A Cuyahoga Falls woman was arrested after allegedly trying to carjack a motorist at a gas station along the Ohio Turnpike. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 33 year-old Lisa Todaro, is charged with  attempted aggravated robbery with additional charges pending. The patrol says, the incident occurred around 9 am Tuesday at the Erie…

Coronavirus numbers

The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,199 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 96,305. The ODH reported 26  deaths linked to the virus , bringing the overall number to 3,596. As of yesterday, nearly 73,000 Ohioans are presumed recovered from coronavirus.

UofA Staff Reject Renegotiated Contract

  In a split vote among its rank and file members, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors has turned-down the tentative contract agreement that had previously been reached with the University of Akron. By a vote of 184-159, the majority went along with the Executive Committee’s recommendation to reject the renegotiated…

Wanted Man Busted with Loaded Firearm

  Already wanted on an arrest warrant, a driver caught speeding is now facing even more serious charges after being caught packing heat. A Stark County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop for speeding shortly before Midnight Tuesday night in Middlebranch, where a check on the computer revealed the man at the wheel was wanted…

Local Woman Charged in Turnpike Carjacking Attempt

  A local resident was taken into custody after she reportedly tried to carjack someone along the Ohio Turnpike. The State Highway Patrol reports the incident happened shortly after 9:00AM Tuesday at a service plaza in northwest Ohio’s Sandusky County. The alleged victim called 911 to report that he was at the gas pumps when…

Lawyers Rail at OSU Request to Toss Sex-Abuse Case

  Ohio State University is asking a court judge to toss-aside litigation filed by victims of sexual abuse at the hands of a now-dead team doctor…a request that has lawyers for the Plaintiffs hopping mad. OSU attorneys are citing a Statute of Limitations in the request to have lawsuits dismissed, while victims’ lawyers responded this…

Probe Continues after Fatal Car-Pedestrian Incident

  The Summit County Sheriff’s office and the county’s Medical Examiner are continuing their investigation into a fatal car-pedestrian incident that happened on Interstate 77 in Green late Tuesday night. The Sheriff’s office reports that an 18-year-old man from Akron was driving north when he struck the unnamed victim near the 119 Mile Marker around…