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Akron courts closed Monday amid power outage

'Those impacted will be contacted later this week about rescheduling.'
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AKRON, Ohio — Summit County Common Pleas Court, Probate Court and Akron Municipal Court are all closed Monday due to a power outage that’s impacting the city.

Offices located in the Ohio Building, which include the Executive and Fiscal departments, are offering limited services along with “several Akron municipal offices.”

Domestic Relations Court and the County Clerk of Courts offices are both open for full service.

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The closure of Akron Municipal Court was announced Sunday evening, citing the power outage and a lack of heat in the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center. Court officials say no hearings – including arraignments – will be held.

“If someone is nervous because they were supposed to be in court today and they got there to see a note on the door that the courthouse was closed due to a power outage, not to worry, but to definitely reach out to the court as soon as possible so that we can get a new date set," advises Akron Municipal Court Judge Jon Oldham.

“Those impacted will be contacted later this week about rescheduling,” according to a statement from court officials. “If court users have questions, they are instructed to call the Akron Municipal Court at 330-375-2120 and leave a message for the corresponding courtroom/department. Messages will be returned once the courthouse reopens.”

"Everyone will get new dates. Life will definitely go on, it’s just, we couldn’t pivot and Zoom our entire docket," explained Oldham.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on Jan. 24, 2022, regarding a gas outage in Akron.