Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

Law enforcement officers are killed each year by felonious and accidental incidents in the line-of-duty. A program was implemented to help train and provide officers with data as they protect the community. Reports say that thirty-three officers were fatally wounded in 2019; two being ambushes and four unprovoked attacks. “Whether it’s getting kicked, or getting hit, or getting bit seems to happen more frequently than you might think, even quite honestly somebody spits in our face” says Captain Shearer. Lieutenant…

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As Distracted Driving Continues to Rise, Solutions Must be Created

As Distracted Driving Continues to Rise, Solutions Must be Created

Everywhere you look someone is on a smart phone. Smart phones and the easy access to information have made us almost dependent on them. One place where you don’t want to catch someone using them is behind the wheel of a car. However distracted driving accidents continue to rise. Sergeant Jim Hentosz works for Akron Police Department and says he sees instances of distracted driving every day. The law is not a primary offense in Ohio which means he cannot…

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Conflict Arises from Streetsboro’s Pay to Play Policy

Conflict Arises from Streetsboro’s Pay to Play Policy

In May 2008, Carmen Laudota and her family had moved to Streetsboro where she became a city council member up until August 2019. “When I first moved to Streetsboro, there was no pay to play and then we had repeated levy failures,” Laudota said. Soon after, the district scheduled a Board of Education (BOE) meeting where the pay-to-play policy was introduced. Laudota and others approved the policy in hopes that it could buy the district some time to resolve their…

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Cars illegally passing school buses in Kent

Cars illegally passing school buses in Kent

“It’s a huge issue. The issue is we got cars going through our reds when we stop to pick up or disembark students,” said Transportation Supervisor for Kent City Schools, Rick Lewis. It’s an issue happening everywhere in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 800,000 cars illegally pass stopped school busses in America daily. “It’s almost every day one goes through the bus stop sign and they just put on the horn and they…

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Kent health professionals discuss overcoming anxiety in competitive society

Kent health professionals discuss overcoming anxiety in competitive society

Madison Tromler Professional Licensed Mental Health Counselor Joan Lucci can remember having one form of anxiety as kid.   “I recognized, ‘Oh my gosh,’ I had social anxiety when I was young, and I had no idea,” Lucci said. She’s not alone. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder and only about 37 percent seek treatment. The World Health Organization reports anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder worldwide. Kent…

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Concussions: The Harsh Reality of Football

Concussions: The Harsh Reality of Football

Over the last decade, the NFL has made progressive advancements to equipment, technology, and even league protocols for players who suffer concussions in games or practices. Although these advancements have reduced the number of concussions overall in the league, it’s still an issue across not only the NFL but college, high school and even youth football players. The world knows about players like Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012 as a result of suffering from CTE, a progressive degenerative…

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