Saturday, March 31, 2012

UPDATE: The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells AkronNewsNow that the closed section of U.S. 224 in eastern Summit County is once again open.
There's a Frost Advisory in effect for most of Northeast Ohio, including Akron and Canton, from midnight until 9 AM Sunday...
Authorities tell us there are no large vehicles (trucks, etc.), just cars, and no reports of any fatalities in the US 224 crash at 532.
US 224 is still closed due to a 6 car accident at Ohio 532 on Summit/Portage Co. line. East Waterloo Road can be quick alternate.
Er, we meant East Waterloo Road is separate from U.S. 224 between Neal Road and 532.
Oh, and East Waterloo Road is separate from 532 at that point, and can get you around locally...though it's probably somewhat busy.
U.S. 224 ACCIDENT has road closed from Ohio 532 to Neal Road. I-76 would be your obvious east/west alternate.
AVOID U.S. 224 AT OHIO 532 (Summit/Portage Line). Officials say as many as 6 cars in an accident there has forced closure of 224.
AVOID U.S. 224 AT OHIO 532 (Summit/Portage Line). Officials say as many as 6 cars in an accident there has forced closure of 224.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Streetsboro: evacuations of residents at Camelot Village Park, gas leak on Frost Rd. Camelot Village Community Center serving as shelter.
BREAKING FirstEnergy to take over major sponsor role for All-American Soap Box Derby.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The closure at Ohio 303 and old Route 8 - ODOT tells us it is a traffic crash. It'll be closed until about 6 PM, per ODOT.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

TRAFFIC: Akron police advising drivers to AVOID Glenwood Ave. at Dan St./Fouse Ave. due to traffic accident. Detour to E. Tallmadge Ave.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

First small group of showers/storms heading into Akron looks like it has weakened somewhat. Heaviest stuff still Mansfield/Ashland/Bucyrus
Urban/small stream flood advisory for Cuyahoga County and flood advisory for Lorain County. All of us under flood watch until 11 PM...
Spotty showers and storms approaching the Akron area at this hour. Flood warnings far off to west. Doesn't look that heavy on radar here.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Brown Street is about to be closed for one block: Lindenwood to Reed, due to the fire on Reed. Just don't go south of N. Firestone Blvd...
Firefighters on the scene on Reed Avenue about 5 blocks from I-77. Sounds like everyone is out of the house.
A garage fire at a home in Firestone Park is reportedly sending visible smoke to I-77 nearby...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The roundup is DONE! Horse found, no traffic dangers, all is well in Remsen Corner.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TRAFFIC: SR 21 northbound to I-76 eastbound exit ramp is CLOSED due to a crash. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
TRAFFIC: Overturned semi on 76 West near Route 21. Motorists are advised to avoid that area if possible.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Buckeyes are seeded #2 in East Regional (Pittsburgh). Will play 3/15-16. Loyola is 15 seeds.
NCAA: Ohio State Buckeyes will meet Loyola (MD) in the East Regionals. Oh, MSU opens up their play...against Long Island, in Columbus...
Ohio State loses Big Ten championship to Michigan State... Spartans 68, Buckeye 64...
OSU loses to Michigan State 68-64 -- figure the NCAA won't forget the Buckeyes when those bracket drawings start falling.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ohio Bobcats drop Zips 64-63.
Firestone falls to Medina 60-55; congrats tho to Coach Dave Milo and the Falcons, and good luck Bees!
Congrats to the Dragons! East tops NDCL 68-52. Indians on 1590 WAKR v Padres then Firestone-Medina tipoff 7p.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TRAFFIC: Left lane blocked on 76 EB before the Central Interchange due to an accident.
TRAFFIC: US 422 eastbound near Bancroft Road in Portage County is currently CLOSED due to a crash. The detour is SR 282 to SR 305.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nearly final returns: Woodridge schools emergency levy, Norton Fire/EMS levy both fail, Falls schools renewal passes.
Falls, Manchester schools up but Woodridge down by 199 with 3 precincts to go.
Steve Barry (SC sheriff Dem winner): "I appreciate the trust and faith voters put in myself, look forward to this challenge."
Updating County Council races: Kurt, Comunale. Congrove-Feeman and Crawford-Suboticki now too close to call with 19 precincts left total.
Done: Sykes, Colavecchio skate to easy primary State Rep wins.
AP projects Josh Mandel as winner of Republican U.S. Senate nomination in surprise. Mandel vs. Sherrod Brown in Nov...
Some Norton precincts now in...EMS/Fire levy is way too close to call.
Summit County: Walsh, Barry, Kurt, Comunale, Congrove, Crawford with more than 50% in.
Note: as of yet, no non-absentee returns still in Norton.
Statewide results on US Senate race no surprise; it'll be Brown v Mandel come November.
Summit County school issues: too early, just trickling in now for Woodridge, Falls, Manchester & Norton Fire Levy.
Half Summit vote in: Walsh, Barry, Sykes, Kurt, Comunale, Congrove on a roll. Ohio GOP lead held by Santorum but very close.
About half the vote counted in Summit County's primary election at this hour, and earlier trends continue to hold up.
Follow the Summit County results as they come in:
Some issues: Norton EMS/Fire too close to call, but only absentee ballots still in from Norton at this hour.
Summit County sheriff (D): Still Barry over Martucci, 53-46%, about 8% of the vote in.
Summit County Council: Ex-member Congrove leads over now-incumbent Jerry Feeman in Ward 6. Crawford, Comunale, Kurt all lead.
Summit County absentee results are in...complete list here:
ABC News says it's too early to call an Ohio Republican presidential winner, but "it's a two man race" (Romney/Santorum, obviously).
Still waiting for Summit County's first absentee results. They're usually in around this time, so it should not be much longer.
The AkronNewsNow election coverage team is at the ready tonight: Larry States, Amani Abraham, Aaron Coleman, Mike Ward and Matt Hartong...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Akron school board has indeed voted to close Rankin, Barrett and Essex elementary schools (the news from ANN's Aaron Coleman).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Light snow showers here in West Akron this afternoon...maybe an inch of snow today, a little more overnight. And baseball on 1590WAKR today!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Springfield superintendent: hated sending kids home for this, but better safe than sorry.
Springfield HS students can be picked up at Assembly of God 1551 Canton Rd. - school closed after threat, threat not credible at this point.
Springfield High students heading home; no classes rest of the day after threat, even though deemed "not credible" at this time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Prosecutors: 3 agg murder charges, 2 attempted agg murder, 1 felonious assault against accused Chardon shooter TJ Lane.