Akron: Services at Greenlawn Cemetery
- 11:00AM, 2580 Romig Road at Veterans Monument
Jackson Township: Sixth Annual Field of Honor – Field of Heroes
- Safety Center, on Fulton Drive NW
Cuyahoga Falls: Over 400 flags displayed at Northlawn Memorial Gardens
- 4724 State Road
Alliance parade: 10:00AM
- from Linden Avenue and East Main to Alliance Cemetery on West Vine
Aurora: 9:30AM Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park
- 40 West Garfield Road (parade follows to Aurora Cemetery)
- 12:00PM Service at Veterans War Memorial - West Bath and Cleveland-Massillon Roads
Beach City parade: 10:00AM
- from Community Park to Southlawn Cemetery (service follows)
- Pancake Breakfast 8-11AM at Faith United Methodist Church
- Services 11:30AM at Restland Cemetery
Canal Fulton parade: 1:00PM
- from 6845 Erie Avenue North to City Hall (ceremony follows)
- All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 7:30-10:30AM at Fire Station, Main Street
- Parade starts at Fire Station and ends at Clinton Cemetery (ceremony follows)
Copley Township parade: 10:00AM
- at Copley-Fairlawn Middle School to Veterans Cemetery, 3788 Copley Road (services follow)
Cuyahoga Falls parade: 9:00AM
- from Lillis Drive & Portage Trail to Oakwood Cemetery (services follow)
Deerfield Township parade: 9:00AM
- from Fire Station to Deerfield Cemetery
Edinburg Township parade: 11:00AM
- from Edinburg United Church to cemetery on State Route 14
Garrettsville: 9:00AM ceremony
- at Veterans Memorial Chapel, Maple Avenue
- Parade from Baptist Cemetery to Park Cemetery on Center Street (service follows)
Green: Pancake breakfast 7-9AM
- at Fire Station #1, 4200 Massillon Road
- Parade from Green High School followed by service at Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 Steese Road
- from Depeyster & East Main Streets to Standing Rock Cemetery (ceremony follows at 11:00AM)
Lake Township: 1:30PM service
- at All Veterans Memorial, Uniontown Community Park, 3696 Apollo Street NW
Lakemore parade: 1:00PM
- from Tri-County Plaza, 1500 Canton Road to Memorial Triangle at Park & Lake Roads (service follows)
Mogadore parade: 10:00AM
- from James Street & South Cleveland Avenue to Greenwood Cemetery (service follows)
Randolph Township parade: 10:00AM
- from Moyer Field to Town Hall on State Route 44 (ceremony follows)
Ravenna parade: 10:00AM
- from American Legion at Main & Elm Streets to Veterans Memorial on Courthouse Lawn – service at Maple Grove Cemetery
Suffield Township parade: 2:00PM
- from Waterloo & Congress Lake Roads to the Elementary School (services prior at 1:00PM)
Tallmadge parade: 10:00AM
- from Our Lady of Victory Church on North Avenue to Tallmadge Cemetery (services follow)
Wadsworth parade: 10:00AM
- from American Legion & VFW Hall on Main Street to Woodlawn Cemetery (service follows)
The driver died and two of her passengers were seriously hurt in a crash that happened Sunday afternoon in Stark County's Sandy Township. The State Highway Patrol reports the incident happened shortly before 1:30PM on State Route 43, where Yolanda Rymer's car went left-of-center and hit a pickup truck driven by a 64-year-old Carrollton man and an SUV driven by a 25-year-old Canton man. The Canton woman died about an hour later at Mercy Medical Center. Her two passengers, an 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old female, both from Malvern, were taken to hospitals. None of the victims were buckled-up. The man driving the SUV suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A woman who had a warrant on her head for drug charges wanted no part of going to jail. 28-year-old India Scott staged a two-hour standoff on Sunday at a duplex in the 1500 block of Franklin Avenue in Kent before she finally surrendered. Police were trying to arrest the woman when she ran inside the building and those inside said she was holed-up with a gun. Scott eventually gave-up peacefully around 1:00PM and a loaded handgun was found inside the home. She was ordered held without bond in the Portage County Jail.
The Summit County Sheriff's office and the County Medical Examiner's office are still investigating the deaths of two children and injuries of two more in a car-pedestrian incident in Coventry Township. Authorities say the incident happened shortly after 4:00PM Sunday along South Main Street, where one young girl died on the scene and another lost her life at Akron General Medical Center. The two others were taken to Children's Hospital in Akron, where their conditions were listed as critical on Sunday night. Names of the victims were not immediately released.
One person died and another was rescued from the water after a boat capsized on Lake Erie on Saturday afternoon. Eastlake Fire and Rescue crews went into the water near Lakeshore and Stevens Boulevards after people nearby heard the calls for help. Crews pulled both men from the water and said one was in “grave condition” while the other was suffering hypothermia. They were both taken to Lake Health Hospital where one of the victims later died. Officials say that neither of the men were wearing life jackets when the boat capsized about 50 yards from the shoreline. The Coast Guard says the 17-foot boat may have struck the breakwall before flipping over.
Nearly 50 years after she died, veterans continue to gather at the grave of the only woman in the US Army to die by hostile fire in the Vietnam War. Sharon Lane, a graduate of Canton South High School, joined the US Army Corps of Nurses in 1968 and was just 25 years old when she served at the 312 Evac Hospital and was killed when a VC rocket slammed into her ward near the end of her overnight shift. It was June 8, 1969 when Lane gave her life in service to her country and her fellow soldiers. She was highly-decorated posthumously for her work under fire and is buried at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Canton. Veterans say they will continue to gather and honor her service – to keep her memory alive long after those who knew her have passed.
Both drivers were seriously hurt in a head-on crash that happened on Saturday in Lorain County's Carlisle Township. The State Highway Patrol reports the incident happened around 4:45PM on Grafton Road, where a 44-year-old Elyria woman drove left-of-center north of State Route 20 and crashed into the car driven the other way by a 32-year-old man from North Royalton. Both victims were taken by LifeFlight with “incapacitating injuries” to MetroHealth Medical Center. The man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.
A teenager from Chardon who was critically hurt in a car crash last week died of his injuries. Police in the Cleveland suburb of Hunting Valley say 16-year-old Zachary St Jean was driving along Fairmount Road between Route 91 and Chagrin River Road when he went left-center, then through around 40 feet of split-rail fence on the left side before hitting a ditch and a tree. A part of the fence came through the car's windshield and hit the young driver in the head, sending him to Hillcrest Hospital critically injured. Authorities announced over the weekend that he died later at the hospital.
Things have gone from bad to worse to downright frightening with regard to the number of drug overdose deaths here in Ohio. A survey of county coroners around the state by the Columbus Dispatch reveals that the unofficial number of fatal overdoses documented last year rose another 36-percent from the previous year. Four-Thousand, 149 people died in accidental overdoses last year compared to a little more than three-Thousand in 2015. Ohio led the nation for drug deaths in 2014 and 2015. Final numbers for 2016 are still incomplete – meaning the death toll will most certainly be higher than reported this week.
The Mahoning County Village of Sebring has a new police chief today. Detective Ray Harris has been chosen to take-over the post that was left vacant with the passing of Chief Ray Heverly – who died December 30 after a short illness. Heverly had spent 29 years on the Sebring force, 16 as the Chief, beginning as a part-time patrolman in 1987 and working his way through the ranks until he was tapped for the top job in October of 2000. He was 54 years old when he died. Detective Harris officially became Chief on Sunday.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put the clamps on gas-drilling operations under creeks in southeast Ohio. The agency told Texas-based Energy Transfers that their request to resume horizontal drilling has been denied in both Ohio and West Virginia. The firm's been told it's on the hook for 714-Thousand dollars in civil penalties, connected to problems caused by a 4.2-Billion dollar pipeline project to carry gas from Appalachian shale fields across Ohio into other states. Eight violations are currently under review.
Acme Fresh Market Stores President Jim Trout will be the Grand Marshal for today's Suffield League Memorial Day Parade in Suffield Township. The annual tribute to America's fallen that began in 1965 will be held today with a memorial service and wreath-laying at 1:00PM at the Town Hall, with the parade to follow at 2:00PM. The Portage County Sheriff's office has noted the Suffield Parade is the second-largest in the county, and Acme's Jim Trout is a life-long Suffield resident and former Jaycee who's been a part in the volunteer efforts to stage it over the years. One-Thousand mini American Flags will be distributed to people attending along the parade route.
On what should be a great day to be outside, the owners of Canal Fulton Canoe Livery and Campground are hoping for a nice run on boat rentals. That's because 10 dollars from each rental at the livery will go to help military families – veterans who've come back sick or injured from active duty. Livery President Paulette Snyder tells WNIR News that this fundraising effort is different from most – since almost all of the dollars go directly to those in need. Snyder, whose own son served overseas in the Middle East, is behind the effort to help support “Operation Purple,” a program sponsored by the National Military Family Association. Canal Fulton Canoe Livery has been donating 10 dollars from every rental throughout the holiday weekend in an effort to raise funds for needy veterans' families.
Governor Kasich will join a delegation of Ohio officials and business leaders on an economic development trip to Japan later this week. By invitation of the state's privatized economic development agency JobsOhio, Kasich and the entourage will depart Wednesday, then meet over four days with Japanese firms about development opportunities in our state. Officials say there are more than 300 Japanese-owned companies in Ohio, with Japan the top source of international investment that leads to job-creation.
Cedar Point in Sandusky is all prepped and ready for the onslaught of summertime visitors. The resort's water park will be welcoming day-trippers and vacationers with a revamped water park - with new slides and a new name. Officials at the park spent several months doing a make-over at the old Soak City along Lake Erie...adding a new six-slide tower and water slides that feature a nearly vertical free-fall. The water attraction, now called “Cedar Point Shores,” also has a new restaurant and several new food options. The gates opened on Saturday.
According to a report, most of the resident ER doctors at Summa who were forced to find new places to train will scattered throughout the country to pick-up where they left-off. The Beacon Journal reports that four of the 21 Emergency Room doctors will stay in town and continue their work at Akron General Medical Center...but the rest will move-on to other facilities in Ohio and nine other states. Their moves come after Summa management severed its long-running agreement with an emergency room physician group on January 1, opting instead for a new staff based in Canton and run by a CEO who's married to the woman who served as the Chief Medical Officer at the time. Six of the former Summa ER residents will take-up their new tasks at other facilities in Ohio outside of Akron.
Following his indictment by a Grand Jury on a murder charge last week, a Warren man remains in Trumbull County Jail under a two-Million dollar bond. 37-year-old Jimmy Stella Jr was fingered as the gunman involved in the October 17 incident last year that killed 66-year-old Mark Cleveland. The victim was standing near a window to his home in Warren Township when gunfire caught him in the leg, severing a major artery and causing him to bleed to death on the scene. Stella was charged while already in jail following his arrest in February on a list of felony charges for an assault on his wife. In addition to the murder charge, Stella faces felony counts of discharging a weapon and weapons under disability. He's due back in court June 8.
Yet another accused drug supplier has copped a plea deal to lesser charges following an overdose death. 28-year-old Andrew Bourassa of Hudson was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and other counts, but instead took a deal and pleaded guilty to a count of attempted corrupting another with drugs in Portage County Court. What could have been an 11-year prison sentence has been whittled-down to one-to-three...with the judge considering placing Bourassa into a drug treatment center. Charges filed against him came following the death of 27-year-old Scott Haney of Aurora, who died of a heroin overdose on November 11, 2015.
A Portage County Grand Jury recently indicted a Randolph Township man on charges he raped a young child. 46-year-old Richard Doak was named in the filing this month on counts including rape and gross sexual imposition. Doak was accused of attacking a seven-year-old girl on April 19 last year in a case that was investigated by the Portage County Sheriff's office. He was ordered held in the Portage County Jail under a 500-Thousand dollar cash bond following his May 17 arraignment. He pleaded not guilty and saw his trial date tentatively set for August 1.
After being a summertime staple for generations of families in the area, Kim Tam Park on Canton Road will reportedly remain closed for the time being, with an uncertain future following the death of the man who built it and the property put-up for sale. The Beacon Journal reports that when Bill Patton died in December, his daughter decided to sell the property while his grandson fought a losing battle to keep it in the family. An attorney for Patton's daughter says that a potential buyer is in line with hopes of making improvements to the already-popular local destination. Until ownership is finalized, the 13-acre park will remain closed.