Akron Zoo wrapping up construction on Wild Asia area for tigers, red pandas, white-cheeked gibbons
The Akron Zoo is nearing completion on its Wild Asia area, which is set to open in the spring as a home to Sumatran tigers, red pandas and white-cheeked gibbons.
Akron man who died twice during battle with COVID-19 finally home with his wife and kids
AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - 2020 has been a rough year for all of us, but for one Akron family, their nightmare started back in 2019 when Angel Whorton was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Akron’s first pickleball courts installed at Waters Park
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has dedicated six pickleball courts at Waters Park on the city’s North Side. Horrigan, along with a representative from the U.S. Pickleball Association, unveiled the outdoor ...
Two Akron men plead not guilty to charges in unrelated fatal shootings
Two Akron men pleaded not guilty during video arraignments Wednesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court to charges stemming from unrelated shootings. Nelson Becton, 40, and David Brown, 26, are being ...
Akron officer suffers minor injuries when cruiser is struck during pursuit
An officer suffered minor injuries when his cruiser was struck by a driver fleeing police. Akron police said the pursuit started about 3 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 8 at Glenwood Avenue on North Hill.
Akron Art Museum is Overcoming Pandemic-Induced Financial Difficulties, Attracting New Visitors
In the middle of a pandemic and after a change in leadership earlier this year, the Akron Art Museum says it's in a good financial position and does not expect additional layoffs. The COVID-19 ...
Army veteran killed in hit-and-run crash in Akron, family pleads for driver to come forward
An Akron family hopes justice is eventually served to an unknown driver who hit and killed a grandfather who served our country.
Board of Education for Akron Public Schools vote to keep student remote, add in-person services
Board of Education for Akron Public Schools vote to keep student remote, add in-person services ...
Akron Public Schools vote to stay in remote learning for the rest of the calendar year
The Board of Education voted unanimously to continue remote learning for the second quarter of the school year.
Akron Public Schools Will Stay Remote, Add Limited In-person Learning
The Akron Board of Education has approved a plan to keep students remote for the time being but allow for small groups of students to receive in-person learning. The “Remote Plus” plan keeps five days ...
University of Akron launches new scholarship for aspiring educators
A new scholarship at the University of Akron is aiming to put more teachers in the city's public school district. The Harrington Scholarship, named for alumnae Madge Harrington, will provide one ...
At 8-0 and unscored upon, Akron field hockey leans on youth
Mary Borden had no communication with the Akron field hockey team this summer. She couldn’t call her players, coordinate offseason workouts or even send text messages with conditioning instructions.