Akron City Councilman Rich Swirsky takes step back from job duties following cancer diagnosis
Ward 1 Councilman Rich Swirsky announced he has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and began chemotherapy this week.
Suspect arrested in Akron robbery; police seek help with other cases
Akron police have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of stealing a cellphone at gunpoint. On Nov. 27, around 6:20 p.m., officers were sent to investigate a robbery in the 300 block of ...
Akron PD seeks info after 18-year-old woman was shot in face while inside vehicle on E. Tallmadge
Akron police are looking for information that leads to an arrest after an 18-year-old woman was shot in the face while inside a vehicle on East Tallmadge Avenue in Akron Wednesday.
Worker at Akron cellphone store shoots armed robber, police say
A male armed with a handgun attempting to rob a cellphone store in the North Hill neighborhood was wounded when an employee in the store shot him, police say. The robbery occurred at about 7:50 p.m.
Age-Friendly Akron Needs Assessment findings unveiled
The City of Akron Commission on Aging recently revealed the results of the Age-Friendly Akron Needs Assessment. Susan Sigmon, co-chair of the Akron Commission on Aging and senior vice ...
I-77 southbound lanes reopen in Akron following crash; one lane closed as of 6:30 p.m.
Interstate 77 southbound in Summit County near Arlington Road was closed due to a crash around 6 p.m. Motorists were advised to avoid the area. As of 6:30 p.m., one southbound lane ...
New details unfold on the kidnapping and rescue of an Akron area nurse and the murder of her mother
A kidnapped Akron area nurse is safe, but her mother has been murdered, and the man suspected of both crimes is dead after a shootout with the FBI.
Akron Borough Council leans toward police contract with West Earl; no decisions made yet
Council will decide Dec. 14 whether to dissolve its police department, which only has two full-time officers, and sign a contract for policing with West Earl Township. Council members were leaning in ...
Akron mayor Dan Horrigan issues statement following personal experience with COVID-19
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan is opening up after a battle with COVID-19. On Monday, Horrigan's office sent out a personal statement detailing the mayor's personal experience with the novel Coronavirus.
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan tested positive for COVID-19, but city doesn't specify when
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan is among the millions of Americans who have contracted COVID-19. The city of Akron on Monday, Nov. 30, issued a statement from Horrigan in which he disclosed he had tested ...
Akron Children's Prepares for COVID Case Surge, Summit to Move to Highest Risk Level
Akron Children's Hospital is ready to take on more patients, up to age 35, during this spike of COVID-19 cases. Akron Children’s Hospital is not at capacity yet but remains on standby in case Summit ...