AKRON, OH (WOIO) – The Akron Fire Department said crews are on the scene of an explosion and fire at Emerald Performance Materials, a chemical facility. The fire department said the incident happened at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday at 240 West Emerling Avenue. Fire officials say Emerald Performance Materials has multiple chemicals on site. City officials evacuated […]

What if we told you french fry oil could cure baldness? Researchers say a chemical used to keep fry oil from bubbling over can do just that. Scientists at Japan’s Yokohama University have found dimethylpolysiloxane can grow hair on bald mice and they think it could do the same on bald humans. According to the study, hair follicle germs […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – By now most people realize we’re not talking about something soothing for the bathroom when we talk about bath salts. Bath Salts are a banned drug, also called “K2” or “Spice.” Cleveland Community Activists were making rounds this morning at area gas stations to make sure that the new law is being […]

STREETSBORO, OH (WOIO) – In Streetsboro, a road closed for a hazmat incident. Frost Road is closed between Page and Elliman Roads. Just before Noon, firefighters were called to a home in the 1900 block of Frost Road for a person having trouble breathing from an unknown chemical. The Portage County Hazmat team is now […]