A Cleveland man is being hunted-down by Medina Police in connection with a robbery and beating that happened last month. 33-year-old Antwan Gideon is wanted on charges of robbery, for allegedly assaulting a victim during a fight in the 300 block of West Union Street. Gideon reportedly stole the victim's cell phone during the dust-up, which sent the man to the hospital for surgery.
Authorities say they've cracked a cold case dating back nearly two decades with the arrest of a 70-year-old Ohio man. Robert Honsch of Dalton was charged with murder on Tuesday. Authorities say he shot his 53-year-old wife, Marcia, whose body was found by a hiker in October 1995 near an entrance to a Massachusetts park. A week earlier, the body of a female, also shot, had been found in a parking area behind a strip mall in Connecticut.
DNA testing determined the second victim was Honsch's 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. The family lived in a New York City suburb at the time.
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Almost immediately after the Ohio Supreme Court denied his appeal, the Summit County Prosecutor's office on Wednesday filed a motion to have former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade returned to prison. The former cop had spent 15 years behind bars following his conviction for the 1997 murder of his ex-wife, Dr Margo Prade, until a judge ruled last year that DNA testing on bite-mark evidence raised questions about his involvement. A state appeals court this year said that the DNA evidence only raised more questions than answers, and that Prade's conviction was based on overwhelming circumstantial evidence. Prade is due back in Summit County Court on Friday afternoon.
Two teenagers were booked into Portage County Jail on breaking and entering charges this week, accused of burglarizing at least two locations on East Aurora Road in Twinsburg Township. The Summit County Sheriff says 19-year-old Patrick Keely of Cleveland and 18-year-old Tyley Hodge of Aurora were found around 12:20 Monday morning along with a third person inside a stolen car in Aurora, apparently in the process of burglarizing another home. Keely and Hodge had reportedly burglarized the other homes last Friday and Saturday. Additional charges are expected to be filed and stolen property was recovered by investigators.
An alleged drug dealer accused of supplying a fatal dose of heroin to a 17-year-old girl is standing trial this week in Medina County Court. 31-year-old Heather Graham of Medina was indicted in December on charges including corrupting another person with drugs and heroin trafficking. The body of Brittnee Johns was found in her bedroom in her family's home on Canterbury Lane on May 30 last year...two days before she was to graduate from Medina High School. Graham faces a possible nine-year prison sentence if convicted.
A man having car trouble in Goodyear Heights was robbed at gunpoint this week. The 28-year-old victim told police his car had broken-down on Brittain Road near Newton Street around 10:30 Monday night, where a man approached and began talking with him before he got back into his car, followed by the man and a second suspect. A handgun was pulled and the two demanded the driver's belongings before fleeing the scene with his cell phone, wallet, house key and cash. No suspect descriptions were provided by police.
Investigators looking into the discovery of a missing Fremont man at the Lorain County Landfill say he may have been the victim of a fall into a trash chute at Progressive Field. Cleveland Police say 22-year-old Cory Brown's concert ticket and personal ID were found with his body when it was discovered Tuesday afternoon in Oberlin. They're now considering the possibility that he somehow fell into the chute while at a concert last Friday night, his body falling about six stories below to a trash dumpster that was carried-off to the dump.
A newspaper has ranked Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton as one of the best places in the country to be stationed. The people doing the ratings should know a little about what they report...since the rankings came from the Air Force Times, based on a dozen categories. Ohio's largest single-site employer tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the US. Wright-Patterson tied for the top spot with Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Rankings took into account factors including school quality, cost of living, housing costs and size of the community.
The Hamilton County Coroner says there are no signs of foul play in the death of a University of Cincinnati sophomore whose apparent disappearance triggered a wide search in May. The final ruling says 21-year-old Brogan Dulle died of asphyxiation by hanging from an electrical cord and that he died within minutes. Authorities said a bottle of wine was found near the body, but no note. Dulle was last seen at about 2:00AM on May 18. He left his apartment without wallet or keys, telling friends he was going to look for his cellphone. His body was found May 26 in a vacant building next to his apartment.
Animal welfare advocates are taking issue with a suburban Toledo city's ban on feeding feral cats. City leaders say the law that took effect Tuesday in the city of Sylvania is necessary because of the large population of stray cats.
The issue has now pitted city leaders against animal advocates, who say that feeding feral cats is crucial to being able to trap them for spay-neuter-return programs. Advocates also say a feeding ban could lead to more nuisance complaints as stray cats get into garbage cans and hunt birds, rabbits, squirrels and other wildlife. The city tried a spay-neuter program for stray cats last fall, but residents say the problem persisted because people have continued to feed the animals.
Columbus Police this week arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl. Shevona Whitehead was shot in the upper body at about 10:00PM Monday at a home on the city's south side and was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Two males fled the scene on foot and police later named the 15-year-old boy as a suspect. He was arrested on Tuesday night on a juvenile warrant for murder and reportedly admitted his involvement in the shooting in the city's 56th homicide this year.
A Southwest Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport this week after a fire-indicator light came on. Southwest Flight 424 from Baltimore to Chicago landed safely around 11:30PM Tuesday and passengers were safely evacuated. The plane was inspected and no problems were found.
The State Highway Patrol says an Indiana man and his passenger died and two more drivers were hurt in a three-vehicle crash in southwest Ohio. The wreck happened Tuesday afternoon in Warren County's Clearcreek Township, about 35 miles northeast of Cincinnati, where a 45-year-old Leesburg woman failed to stop her car at an intersection and hit a large truck, forcing it into a head-on collision with a minivan. Two people in the minivan, 66-year-old driver Robert Large of North Vernon, Indiana, and 66-year-old Margaret Large, were both dead on the scene. The driver of the car was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. The Moraine man driving the truck suffered minor injuries and was driven to a local hospital.
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to take the appeal of former Akron police captain Doug Prade, fighting a lower court ruling that reinstated his 1998 conviction for killing his 41-year-old ex-wife, Dr Margo Prade. The court ruled against hearing the case of the man who spent 15 years in prison for the slaying before a judge ordered him released last year on the basis of bite-mark DNA testing. An appeals court said earlier this year the DNA testing raised more questions than answers, and Prade's original conviction for Margo Prade's death was based on overwhelming circumstantial evidence. Douglas Prade is due back in Summit County Judge Christine Croce's courtroom on Friday afternoon, where he's expected to learn whether or not he will remain free from prison.