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Conviction in Stabbing, Robbery Trial

Sep 23, 2014 -- 4:04pm

A Stark County Court jury on Tuesday returned guilty verdicts against a man charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and aggravated burglary in the stabbing attack on a Canton woman in June. 46-year-old Donald Williams, who is homeless, will return to court for sentencing on Wednesday...when he could get as much as 33 years in prison. He attacked the woman and stabbed her several times at a house on Flory Court NE on June 29...the victim finally breaking free and running to a nearby house to get help.



Report: Escapees were Cell Mates

Sep 23, 2014 -- 3:55pm

Well, this explains a lot. Prison records released this week show that two prisoners who broke-out of a Lima lock-up last month along with T.J. Lane were cell mates. And, like Lane, Lindsey Bruce and Clifford Opperud had been disciplined on multiple occasions for violating prison rules. Authorities say that Bruce, for example, had a photo of the skull of a five-year-old girl he was convicted of killing. All three were captured just hours after scaling a fence during recreation time on September 11 at the Oakwood Correctional Facility. All three are now locked-away for 23 hours a day in the SuperMax prison facility in Youngstown.



Daddy in Trouble over Son's Fight

Sep 23, 2014 -- 3:03pm

Multiple charges have been filed against an Akron man after he reportedly drove his son around to find a classmate and settle a score. 39-year-old Walter Ganous Sr has been charged with child endangering, complicity to commit an assault and inciting violence. Akron Police say the man drove his 12-year-old son through the neighborhood on September 12 in search of a 13-year-old boy who was reportedly involved in an incident on a school playground. Once he was found at Clifford and Hammel Streets, Ganous allegedly ordered the two to fight...yelling at his son to keep hitting the alleged victim who needed surgery for his injuries. Ganous is free on five-Thousand dollar signature bond awaiting his next appearance in court.



Streetsboro Man Charged in Fatal Crash

Sep 23, 2014 -- 2:37pm

Having recovered well enough from his injuries, a Streetsboro man has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide for a drunk-driving crash in Cleveland that left a passenger in his car dead. 25-year-old Jaspaul Dhesi was charged on Tuesday in Cleveland Municipal Court for the wreck that happened around 9:00PM Sunday at the West 28th Street near Washington Avenue, where his car struck a median wall and guardrail – leaving 33-year-old Michael Schrader Jr of Cleveland critically injured. He died a short time later at MetroHealth Medical Center. Authorities claim Dhesi was drunk and driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the wheel.



Summit BOE Hasn't Resolved Cell Phone Issue

Sep 23, 2014 -- 2:28pm

Members of the Summit County Board of Elections couldn't reach a consensus Tuesday on the issue of employee use of cell phones or other electronic devices on Board property. The Beacon Journal reports that the director of the Board, however, has been authorized to look-into use of social media during work hours by at least one employee. Members voted 2-2 on banning use of personal electronic devices for employees while on the clock. The issue will go to the Ohio Secretary of State's office for a tie-breaking vote.



Preliminary Report Released in Fatal Plane Crash

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:47pm

The Butler County Sheriff's office has released its preliminary report in a weekend plane crash that killed two people on board. The victims were brothers – 49-year-old Steven Krummen of Mason and 40-year-old Jeffrey Krummen of West Chester Township. Witnesses told investigators it appeared the pilot was doing stunts before the plane nosed-down and crashed between two homes in Liberty Township on Saturday morning. Both victims were reportedly experience fliers. The FAA and NTSB are still investigating.



Significant Drop in SumCo Jobless Rate

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:47pm

The jobless rate in Summit County fell by more than a half-percent in the month of August, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The August rate fell to an even five-percent from a July level of 5.6...and a full two points lower than the seven-percent unemployment rate that was documented in August last year. Akron's jobless rate dropped six-tenths to 5.7-percent, significantly lower than last year's 7.8-percent figure. In Stark County, the jobless rate fell from a July mark of 5.7-percent to 5.1 last month, compared to a 7.2-percent level documented in 2013. Portage County logged a 4.6-percent unemployment level while Holmes County was best in the area at 3.4-percent for the month.



Ten Hospitalized in Columbus Fire

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:46pm

Fire tore through a 32-unit apartment complex on the north side of Columbus on Tuesday morning, sending ten people including four children to area hospitals. The fire broke-out at Victoria Village around 8:15AM, and authorities say two residents suffered serious injuries after being forced to jump to safety. All ten victims were also hospitalized for smoke inhalation while ten others were treated on the scene. The cause remains under investigation.



Prisoners may get New Menu

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:45pm

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections is working with a privately-owned food vendor to come-up with new menus for feeding prison inmates. The state recently conducted a survey among prisoners and staff members, asking them which foods they would like added or removed from the menu. Philadelphia's Aramark Correctional Services has also agreed to provide eight-hour training programs for company supervisors. The changes result from recommendations made by an oversight committee after Aramark was fined 272-Thousand dollars for violating its contract with the state.



Fight over School Equipment heard by High Court

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:45pm

Both sides in a battle between charter schools and Akron-based White Hat Management offered their arguments this week during a hearing in the Ohio Supreme Court. The schools claim that items including textbooks, computers and furniture that were purchased with taxpayer dollars are now the property of the schools...and that they shouldn't be forced to pay the management firm for the items. Attorneys for White Hat argued that public money it receives for operating schools becomes private when the company takes possession of the funding. The schools involved in the suit are no longer under White Hat control and the company has demanded payment for the equipment and materials...even though the items had already been paid-for with the public funding provided.



Passenger Dies in One-Vehicle Accident

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:44pm

A woman is dead following a Monday-evening SUV crash in Paris Township. The Stark County post of the State Patrol says 37-year-old Sabrina Clark of Minerva was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Justin Keister, also of Minerva. Investigators say the driver lost control around 6:30PM on State Route 183, south of Marvindale Street and the SUV left the road, flipping several times before coming to a stop. Clark was not buckled-up and died of her injuries at Aultman Hospital. Keister was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Aultman with minor injuries. The State Patrol says this is the 28th fatal accident in Stark County this year.



Gunman gets Prison for Shooting

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:43pm

A Cleveland Heights man who changed his plea to no contest after one day of testimony was sentenced this week to eight years in prison by a Medina County judge. 22-year-old Gregory Prince was found guilty last month in the April 15 shooting that wounded Jose Algarin at Medina’s Union Square Apartments. Prince was convicted on counts of attempted murder and felonious assault, both with gun specifications. He could have gotten as much as 14 years behind bars.



Not Guilty Plea in Baby’s Death

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:43pm

An Akron woman charged with murder and other counts in the death of a seven-week-old baby pleaded not guilty during an arraignment in Akron on Monday. 49-year-old Laura Flores-Santillan of Chalker Street remains in Summit County Jail under a one-Million dollar bond, charged with two counts each of murder and child endangering and one count each of felonious assault and involuntary manslaughter. Emily Cortes died September 8 after she was removed from life-support, her death attributed to blunt force trauma to the head. She was under the care of the accused when a neighbor found the infant unresponsive and called 911 on September 4.



Algae Subsides on Lake Erie

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:42pm

The algae levels on Lake Erie have improved enough that officials don’t anticipate a repeat of the water contamination problem that happened in the Toledo area earlier this year. Scientists keeping an eye on the blooms in the western basin say that while the algae will continue through October, the odds of toxins getting into the Toledo-area water supply are growing dimmer by the day. Some 400-Thousand people were left without safe drinking water for more than two days beginning August 2.



High Bond for Alleged Killer

Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:41pm

Bond was set at one-Million dollars for a Barberton man during his first appearance in Portage County Municipal Court, following a fatal shooting that culminated an argument during a weekend party in Edinburg Township. 25-year-old Christopher Kiehl faces a murder charge for the shooting that took the life of 26-year-old Kyle Fox of Akron. Kiel pleaded not guilty and will see his case reviewed by a Grand Jury. Fox died after being shot during the fight that happened shortly before 1:00AM Sunday in the 3400 block of State Route 183 near Giddings Road.



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