Aug. 5, 2022

Bringing Bowling Back To Ellet

Bringing Bowling Back To Ellet
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Akron's Night Out

While neighborhoods like Goodyear Heights canceled their nights out celebrations due to safety concerns, the night went off without a hitch (at least that I can see)

Ironically before the night out event a 29-year-old man shot while walking Wednesday evening on Chittenden Street in Akron's East Akron neighborhood around 6:30 PM See Akron Shooting map.

Teenagers with Uzis

A 17-year-old male teen was arrested Saturday night and five guns were seized by Akron police in an incident that involved a crowd becoming aggressive and making threats to officers, police reported.

The police department's Gun Violence Response Team stopped what they called a suspicious vehicle in front of a home in the 1400 block of Minson Way, in the Joy Park area in the East Akron neighborhood, just before 11:30 p.m.

Police said they saw what appeared to be Uzi and AK-47 rifles in the open trunk of a vehicle that had five occupants, all teens between ages 15 and 18.

As they detained the occupants, police said a large crowd formed around the officers and became aggressive and made threats, with officers calling for backup.

Four of the five teens were not charged and released. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was arrested and charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of weapons under disability after two handguns were found in the front seat with or near him, police said

Bra Donations

Tallmadge Hair Service, located at 71 West Ave. in Tallmadge, is participating as a donation site for the 13th Annual Celtic Club Fights Cancer campaign by collecting new and gently worn bras which will be given to battered women's shelters after the Club's fall bridge bra displays.

They have collected over 200 bras and will receive bras at the salon through the end of December. 

Tallmadge Hair Service is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Akron Events Calendar

Keep up with what is going on in Akron, but tickets and more at

The 73rd annual Italian American Festival

Akron's Italian-American Festival is back with the city-sponsored family event Taste of Italia Thursday through Saturday at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. The festival will include authentic Italian food, including pizza, sausage and peppers, espresso, cannoli and Peroni beer. Guests can also enjoy assorted wines and a game of bocci. Admission is free to the event at 200 S. Main St.

The festival will run 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday and Saturday. Entertainment on Thursday will feature Swizzle Sticks at 7 p.m. and the Lights Out Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band at 8:30 p.m.

Small Business Grants

The City of Akron's new Small Business Relief Program will provide eligible small businesses with a one-time $10,000 grant. Applications open 8.15.22 Learn more at

Bringing Bowling Back to Ellet - Fundraiser

I interviewed Amanda Dagostini who runs the Artistic Butterfly in Eastgate Plaza about the opportunity and fundraiser she is organizing to try and re-open Eastgate Lanes as Ellet Community Lanes.

Amanda is to the owner of the Artistic Butterfly where close to 30 local vendors can sell their creative creations. She also has many programs for the community and helps cancer patients.

The fundraiser is under the nameArtistic Butterfly on gofundme every little bit helps.

Clear the Shelters

The Summit County Animal Control has launched our #CleartheShelters Adoption Event! This August, the summer fun continues with adoption costs reduced to $28 for dogs and $5 for cats! Our pups and kittens want you to take them home, so spread the word in #SummitCounty and let's clear our shelter! Call 330-643-2845 now!

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