Amani Abraham

Amani Abraham

Amani Abraham is the morning web editor and also tracks morning drive traffic for 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX during weekday mornings and is a reporter/anchor. She's no stranger to AkronNewsNow.com, having worked as an intern with Rubber City Radio Group as a producer for the Daily Vodcast and other video projects.. Amani is a 2011 graduate with a Communications degree from the University of Akron, where she excelled in her work on the student radio station WZIP-FM and Z-TV, the University's television program. You can reach Amani through the newsroom 330-864-6397 or by email aabraham@rcrg.net

Thursday, 12 September 2013 07:12

Tool Box Used As Towel Holder

Found this picture on Pinterest and I had to share this wonderful idea. Need I say more?
Tool Box Used As Towel Holder
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/betsywright/upcycled/

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Thursday, 12 September 2013 07:09

More Ways To Use A Fork

More Ways To Use A Fork
Who knew a fork could be used in so many ways, just by bending the ends. Click here for a list of ideas.
More Ways To Use A Fork
Source: http://nhatdanghn.blogspot.com/2012/05/13-amazing-diy-fork-transformation.html

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 10:37

Woman Robbed At Traffic Light

Akron police say a 30-year-old woman was robbed while stopped at a traffic light early Wednesday morning on the city's west side.

Captain Dan Zampelli says it happened in the 700 block of Edgewood Avenue shortly after 1:30 a.m.

The woman told police that she was stopped at a traffic light in the 700 block of Edgewood Avenue where a man stood in front of her car and told her that she had a flat tire.

When the woman stepped out of her car to check the flat tire, the man grabbed her purse and fled the scene. A description of the suspect was not available.


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Monday, 09 September 2013 10:57

One Injured After Car Hits Home, Trees

Akron fire officials say one person was sent to a hospital after a car struck a home and two trees in Akron Monday morning.

Fire Captain Al Bragg says they first received a call that a vehicle struck a home in the 1800 block of Wiltshire Road around 9:30 a.m. He says it appears the same vehicle struck two trees after it struck the home.

Bragg says one person was taken to a local hospital. The condition of the victim is not known at this time.

"There is damage to the home that's being assessed as we speak," said Bragg. "We do not have those estimates at this time."

The incident is still under investigation.

Friday, 06 September 2013 12:01

Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Rape

A 28-year-old Northfield Village man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping a teenage babysitter.

The Summit County Prosecutor's Office reports John M. Muzic will also be labeled as a Tier III sex offender, which requires him to register his address and employment with the Sheriff for the rest of his life.

In late January, Muzic stopped by his neighbor's house while a teenage babysitter was there and brought the girl back to his house to see his dogs. He then dragged the girl to his bedroom and threatened to kill her, and then raped her. Muzic’s DNA was found on the girl.

On August 28, a jury found Muzic guilty of rape, kidnapping, and gross sexual imposition.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:56

Akron Zoo Holds Naming Contest For New Octopus

The winning name last year was Cora. Now, the Akron Zoo will be holding another contest to name the zoo's newest addition.

The new giant Pacific octopus, also a female, joined the zoo after Cora passed away in July. The contest kicks off Thursday, September 5 and will run through Friday, September 13. The person who submits the winning name will receive an octopus prize pack and a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo’s Journey to the Reef exhibit.

Click here to submit a name in the contest.

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(Press Release: The Akron Zoo) The Akron Zoo will hold a naming contest for its new female giant Pacific octopus. The contest will start Thursday, September 5, 2013 and conclude on Friday, September 13, at 5 p.m. The person submitting the winning name will receive an octopus prize pack and a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo’s Journey to the Reef exhibit.

People can vote for a name online at www.akronzoo.org. The zoo will narrow the names down to three and then present them in the tank to the octopus and let her select her own name.

The new octopus has been on exhibit since mid-July. She was acquired after the zoo’s original octopus, Cora, passed away due to an age related illness. Cora, whose exact age was unknown, arrived at the zoo as an adult. Typically the life span of a giant Pacific octopus is about 3-5 years. A naming contest for Cora was conducted after her arrival in 2008 and drew 2,220 name suggestions.

Giant Pacific octopuses can be found in the Northern Pacific Ocean from southern California, north along the coast of North America's Pacific northwest and south to Japan. They live in rocky areas, caves and kelp forests, from the shores to depths of more than 500 feet. They eat fish, shrimp, crabs, scallops, clams and other shellfishes. They are considered mollusks and are related to clams, oysters, squid and snails.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. The Akron Zoo hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults, $8.50 for senior citizens, $7 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $2. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation Zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the Zoo strives to provide a dynamic, financially responsible, guest centered animal experience that is energized by innovation and fun. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 07:17

Magnetic Organization

You can probably tell that I'm obsessed with home decor. Magnetic strips are a great way to keep your knives organized in your kitchen. You can purchase a variety of the strips online. For a list of prices click here.
Magnetic Organization
Source: http://www.redbookmag.com/recipes-home/tips-advice/organizing-ideas-knives#slide-20

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 07:13

Beach Memory Box

If you have ever taken sand from a beach vacation to keep as a memory, try this easy way to freshen up your home decor. Simply take a shadow box and place a picture of the beach in the frame and fill up the bottom portion of the box with the sand. It's a personal touch to lasting memories.
Beach Memory Box
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Thursday, 05 September 2013 07:10

Olive Oil/Herb Tray

Need to whip up a tasty meal without spending the time buying the herbs to spice up your dish each time you create a meal. Try freezing herbs and olive in an ice tray to keep your meals fresh! Courtesy of joyzz.com.
Olive Oil/Herb Tray
Source: http://www.joyzz.com/article-1191.html

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:08

Street Renamed 'Akron General Avenue'

Akron General Health System marked its 100th anniversary Wednesday morning by renaming the street that leads to the front entrance of the medical center to Akron General Avenue.

"That name, the name of our organization, is immediately identified with the group of deeply caring and compassionate people who do our most honorable thing, take care of the health care and sick care needs of our neighbors," said president and CEO Dr. Thomas "Tim" Stover. 

Mayor Don Plusquellic and Summit County Executive Russ Pry joined Stover at a celebration ceremony Wednesday morning in front of the entrance of the medical center where they unveiled the new street signs.

"In Akron, for a hundred years, Wabash Avenue has been a thoroughfare of caring and a gateway to healing for millions of people seeking help, and that also includes me," said Stover.

Akron City Council recently approved the street name change. Akron General owns the property on both sides of the street along the entire stretch of Wabash Avenue. The hospital is the only business on Wabash Avenue.

The 100th anniversary celebration will continue through 2014 with a series of events. A major community gala is planned for August 23, 2014.

The new address of the medical center is 1 Akron General Avenue.