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The DIY Music Tech Enthusiast Who Builds Custom Guitar Pedals

Jamie Stillman founded Earthquaker Devices to push the boundaries of music technology.
Ankita Rao
12.20.17
we saw this

Akron's Booming DIY Scene Is Best Heard from Its Porches

The city's PorchRokr 2017 festival saw 135 acts play to 12,000 people. For free. We caught it all and spoke to local band Time Cat about the city's scene.
Alex Dorman
10.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Guy Asked the Cops to Send a Drug Dog to Find His Missing Heroin

A local cop said it was "the most bizarre" 911 call he's ever heard after 41 years on the job.
Drew Schwartz
4.27.17
crime & drugs

Ohio town officials apologize to man from United Arab Emirates after Islamic State 911 call

The incident prompted the UAE's foreign ministry to urge its citizens to avoid wearing the white robes, headscarf, and headband of the national dress when traveling abroad.
VICE News
7.3.16
americas

Nine Feared Dead After Private Jet Hits Residential Buildings in Ohio

A private plane that was reportedly carrying nine people crashed into two residential buildings while approaching an airport in Akron, Ohio.
Reuters and VICE News
11.11.15
americas

Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Failed Cognitive Exam For Sheriff Deputy Job

During a job hunt that last more than a year, Officer Timothy Loehmann was rejected from multiple Cleveland area police departments.
VICE News
1.9.15
animal rights

PETA Will NOT Be Turning Dahmer Home Into a Vegan Restaurant

After proposing to convert Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home into a trendy, animal-friendly eatery, PETA has abandoned the project.
Maxwell Barna
4.8.14