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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.
(Left Photo: Artist Rendering of new Acme Fresh Market in Green. Credit: Albrecht, Incorporated)
Can you imagine paying more than $5,897.89 for a college textbook?
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.
The reward has been doubled for information that leads to locating 19-year-old Taylor Robinson of Akron who has been missing for more than three months.
The additional funds collected by SACS Consulting & Investigative Services and Accurate Investigative Services in Akron doubled the initial reward of $2,000 offered by Summit County Crime Stoppers to $4,000.
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Tim Dimoff, president of SACS Security, said he has teamed up with Tom Fields of Accurate Investigative Services in Akron to help find Taylor.
"There's no reason for the people out there to not come forward," said Dimoff. "We know for a fact that several people know what happened."
Taylor was last seen on the night of May 3. She was dropped off at a house on Kipling Street where she went to work as a home health care aide.
Carmilla Robinson, Taylor's mother, made another emotional plea for help in in the search for her daughter.
"If you were in my position, you would want me, if I knew anything, to call," said Robinson.
Dimoff is hoping someone will come forward with information that will help the case.
"People are tight-lipped and we need people to loosen up and say 'hey it's more important to talk about Taylor than it is about keeping a secret,'" said Dimoff.