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If you've been waiting to get your hands on Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver's book, No Mopes Allowed, you're in luck.
Fans of Chief Oliver can now pre-order an autographed copy of the book, which is described as the "greatest hits" of all of his famous rants on the popular Facebook page of the Brimfield Police Department, according to the publisher, Gray and Company.
The proceeds from the book will go to the Chief Oliver Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that provides financial support to child survivors of sexual assault through dance, music and the visual and performing arts, according to the organization's Facebook page.
The book will debut at this year's Brimfest on September 21.
On the web: www.grayco.com/nomopes
Crews are working on the cleanup and restoration process following the removal of two dams in the city of Cuyahoga Falls. But Service Director Valerie Wax Carr says it's still a construction zone and she's asking the public to resist getting into the water between Water Works Park and Prospect Bridge.
She says there are many things in the water including rebar, glass and rocks that can cause injury to those who get in the water.
"Plus, there's just so much industrial waste. We are just amazed by some of the things we are pulling out of the water everyday," said Carr. "You really just need to be cautious down there."
Below is a two-minute time lapse video of the dam removal process released by the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
Teenagers have also been known to jump of the Doodlebug Bridge in the summer, but that activity is now dangerous because the water level is only 6 feet deep.
The first official river cleanup, with the help from the public, is scheduled for September 28.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday morning for new addition of Acme Fresh Market and retail space in the city of Green.
The new Heritage Crossings of Green development will feature the 77,500-square foot grocery store in addition to 30,000 square feet of small shop retail and restaurant space.
The development off Massillon Road sits near the newly remodeled Giant Eagle. Green Mayor Dick Norton believes it will bring "fierce" competition between the two grocery stores, but he also believes it is a good move for the city.
"I believe the market can support two of them easily," said Norton. "Because of our location, access to the highway, we draw from a further distance."
(Left Photo: Artist Rendering of new Acme Fresh Market in Green. Credit: Albrecht, Incorporated)
Norton says the new grocery store it set to bring about 250 jobs to the city, which doesn't include the number of jobs that are expected to be added into the new retail and restaurant space.
Can you imagine paying more than $5,897.89 for a college textbook?
That's the price for a used Principles of Chemistry book from the seller Books-FYI on Amazon.
The good news is the actual price for the textbook, which is required for a course at the University of Akron, is only about $140, according to the university's online bookstore. Another seller on Amazon has the used book priced at around $100.
An attempt to contact Books-FYI was made through the seller's contact information on Amazon.com to determine if the price listed was a mistake. A return email stated that the seller would return the email within 24 hours, but that didn't happen.
Books-FYI still has the textbook listed at $5,897.89, plus $3.99 for shipping. In case you were wondering, that's more than the cost of a single semester at the University of Akron, which currently stands at about $4,800.
According to the university's website, students will spend about $450 for books per semester.
(Below is a screenshot of the price listing for the used textbook on Amazon.com)
A 30-year-old Canton man is dead following a double shooting early Monday morning.
The Canton Repository reports that Jamar Johnson, 30, was shot in the chest, apparently by one of two suspects in the middle of a robbery.
One of the alleged robbers, Nicos Elder, 27, suffered a bullet wound in the leg.
Police told the newspaper that the two men were trying to rob an apartment in the 1900 block of 6th Street NE when the shootings occurred. Police say the second suspected robber the victim's purple 1996 Chevrolet two-door pickup truck with an Ohio license plate that reads FYD 7927.
On the web: www.cantonrep.com
Bath police say a seat belt saved the life of an 18-year-old Akron woman after her vehicle rolled over on Interstate 77 Thursday evening.
Police say the driver lost control after being forced off the roadway near Ghent Road. Her vehicle went up a hill causing the rollover crash.
"This proves the point that seat belts are very important to wear," said McNeely.
He said the woman walked away from the crash with minor injuries.
"If she had not had the seat belt on, she would have probably been ejected and that's when you see the severe injury or traumatic death."
Canton police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened overnight.
It happened in the 900 block of 7th Street N.E. shortly before 12:30 a.m.
Captain Dave Davis says one person was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Further details have not been released. No suspects have been identified in the fatal shooting.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Canton Police Detective Bureau at (330) 489-3144.
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