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Akron-Canton Airport continues to expand, offering customers a new long-term parking lot.
Kristie Van Auken, senior vice president, said the airport plans to open the new 'Super Saver' parking lot on June 1.
"We needed to add a little more parking. We've grown so much over the last couple of years that the automobiles parking out on our lots started to outnumber the number of spaces we had," said Van Auken.
The new 750 space lot will be off Lauby Road across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn.
About 500 spaces will be open in June and the additional 250 spaces will open in mid-July.
"It will be our most economically priced lot. It's going to be priced at $6 a day. So, it's actually going to be our lowest priced option on the airfield and cheaper than anything we have right now," said Van Auken
Passengers will be offered a free shuttle service to the airport from the parking lot.
A car crash in Kent sent three people to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Police say the vehicle overturned after the driver lost control of the car on River Bend Boulevard near Rustic Bridge Drive shortly after 2:30 p.m.
The driver and two passengers were taken to Akron area hospitals for treatment.
News Channel 5 reports the three victims were students at Kent Roosevelt High School.
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Police are investigating an early morning shooting on the city's west side.
Detectives say Wayne L. Harris, Jr., 35, of Barberton, was shot multiple times near the intersection of Fern Street and Vernon Odem Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition.
No suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Police are still investigating the shooting.
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A crash between an SUV and an ambulance killed one person near Akron General Hospital early Thursday morning.
Akron police said the SUV collided with an American Medical Response ambulance near the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Cedar Street around 3:30 a.m..
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports the passenger inside the SUV, Collins D. Green, 57, of Akron, was taken to Akron General Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead around 3:45 a.m.
Police said Green was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
The driver and two other occupants in the SUV suffered minor injuries. The driver and passengers in the ambulance were not injured.
Police said some traffic lights were out due to a power outage and it could have lead to the collision
Authorities are still investigating the accident.
A student was found outside of Garfield High School with a two guns and a knife Tuesday afternoon.
Akron police reports a school resource officer arrested 18-year-old Clay Lucas in the parking lot shortly before 2 p.m.
A teacher noticed Lucas showing his gun to other students. Officers found two handguns and a buck knife.
Lucas has been charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm in a school safety zone and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon for having the knife.
He was booked into the Summit County Jail.
The 17-year-old Stow teen charged in the deadly Craigslist robbery scheme will now be tried as an adult after he waived a hearing in juvenile court.
Brogan Rafferty appeared in Summit County juvenile court Wednesday morning.
The move will clear the way for juvenile court charges in the deaths of two men to be merged with adult charges originally from Noble County in the death of a third man and an attack on a fourth victim.
Rafferty has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
He is suspected of helping Richard Beasley, 52, of Akron, lure victims with bogus Craigslist job offers. Beasley has pleaded not guilty.
An Akron murder suspect entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing Tuesday morning in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man.
Anthony Hill Jr., 20, of Akron, is charged with murder and felonious assault . He is currently being held on a $1 million cash bond.
Authorities used tips and scanned hours of surveillance to track down Hill. Police found him outside a home on East Avenue at 6 p.m. Monday.
On Saturday morning, Richard A. Coryell was discovered on the sidewalk with a fatal gunshot wound outside of Old Haunts Tavern off of East Market Street.
Hill's next court appearance is set at 8 a.m. May 4th in Summit County Common Pleas Court. ..
Barberton school board members have agreed to layoff 28 teaching positions in the district.
Superintendent Patricia Cleary said the move was made to help cut spending along with the consolidation of four elementary buildings.
"It truly does break our hearts. These are wonderful teachers," said Cleary. "The kids of the district will suffer for not having these people in the classrooms."
The cuts were made in order to cut about $3 million a year.
Cleary said the school district also plans to reorganize and cut several administrative positions.
"We tried to get creative about, not only the curriculum side of the administration, but also the operational side of the administration."
Residents voted against a levy in November.
The board will discuss placing another levy on the August ballot next Monday.
Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Akron over the weekend.
The Akron Police Department and the U.S. Marshals’ Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Anthony T. Hill Jr., 20, of Akron, after following up on a tip and hours of surveillance.
Hill was found outside a home on East Avenue around 6 p.m.
Richard A. Coryell was shot and killed early Saturday morning during a fight in the parking lot of Old Haunts Tavern on East Market Street.
Hill has been charged with murder and felonious assault. He is scheduled for an arraignment hearing in Akron Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
An Akron man was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car early Saturday morning.
Jackson Township police said Jeremy R. Harper, 32, of Akron, drove off in a stolen car at a Marathon gas station on Wales Avenue NW around 3 a.m.
According to police, Harper was traveling nearly 100 miles per hour as he led officers on a chase into Akron.
He was arrested shortly after he abandoned the car near the intersection of Litchfield Road and Pilgrim Street.
Harper has been charged with grand theft auto, failure to comply and theft.
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