A Geauga County man will spend 30 months in prison for his involvement in a string of crimes in Portage and Summit Counties. 18-year-old Tyler Hodge of Bainbridge Township had previously pled guilty to burglary charges. He was one of three men involved in a rash of break-ins and was ordered to pay restitution to an Aurora couple whose home had been burglarized on July 21. His wallet was found in a stolen car that was recovered that day and police found the keys in his pocket. The others were handed probation for their part during appearances in Portage County Court.
He was waving-around an air soft pistol at a Cleveland recreation center. People were afraid and at least one of them called police. You've heard accounts of what happened next...and Cleveland Police say it was caught on surveillance video...and the recording clearly shows what happened.
Authorities say the orange safety indicator had been removed from the toy gun, which the boy pulled from his waist band after the officer ordered him to put-up his hands. The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, while calling him a “respectful child” who minded his elders, says it plans to launch its own investigation after his death early Sunday from two bullet wounds in the Saturday incident. The family is questioning why the boy wasn’t tased.
Akron police investigating a robbery and that occurred Friday nnight. Police Lt. Rick Edwards says, shortly after 11 p.m., a 23 year-old male and 15-year old female were walking in the 2200 block of 10th Street SW when they were robbed of their belongings.The suspects have been identified, however no charges have been filed at this time.
Streetsboro City officials may prohibit city employees from smoking in city-owned vehicles, even if they are alone. This would update city law to match state law, which already has the smoking rule in place. The Record-Courier reports, for the first offense, the employee would receive a letter of reprimand and for the second, a day off work without pay. The penalty for the third and subsequent offenses would be determined by the mayor, but it would be no less than a day off without pay.
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 10 pm tonight.
Southwest winds will increase to 25 to 35 MPH this afternoon with gusts in excess of 50 MPH possible. The strongest winds will occur with showers moving through the area . Winds will begin to slowly diminish this evening.
The strongest winds are expected this afternoon and evening.
Damaging winds are possible that may bring down trees and power lines.
Thousands of dollars have been raised to help two men who have been exonerated in a 1975 Cleveland slaying after nearly 40 years in prison. Channel 3 news reports donations on public crowd-funding Web pages for 57 year-old Ricky Jackson and 60-year-old Wiley Bridgeman totaled more than $25,000 in just a few days. Jackson and Bridgeman were released from jail last Friday after a judge dismissed the cases against them. The dismissals came after the key witness in the case—a then-13-year-old boy – recanted his testimony last year.
The search continues for the individual who opened fire and killed a pregnant woman, her unborn child along with three others. Authorities say they haven't determined a motive or identified a suspect in the killings that happened Friday night.
A 90-year-old woman died following a crash Sunday afternoon at U.S. Route 62 and Kirby Avenue NE. Authorities tell the record-Courier, Anetta Tolley, of North Canton, was thrown from a minivan in which she was a passenger during a collision with another vehicle around 1 pm Sunday. Tolley was transported to Aultman Hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver of the minivan, 77 year-old Edward Thornton , of Louisville, pulled out from Kirby Avenue NE into the path of a Jeep Liberty eastbound on Route 62. he also was thrown from the van and taken to a hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. The driver of the jeep, her passenger and two small children were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun is dead after being shot by a Cleveland police officer. The shooting happened Saturday after officers responded to reports of a male with a gun. A man who called 911 told dispatchers that the boy was at a recreation center pointing a pistol that was “probably fake” and scaring everyone. Police say the officer fired two shots after the boy pulled the fake weapon from his waistband. The orange safety indicator had been removed from the barrel. Investigators say the boy did not point the fake pistol at officers but reached for it after being told to raise his hands.
Three teenagers were killed Saturday morning after a car and a school bus collided near Minerva during the freezing rain. A vehicle driven by 16 year-old Savannah Russell, of Minerva lost control on the ice-covered roadway and struck the bus. Twp passengers in the vehicle, 19 year-old Storm Angione, of Paris, Ohio and 18 year-old A'Liyia Hancock, of Minerva, were also killed in the crash. All three were pronounced dead at the scene. None of the students on the bus were seriously injured. The accident happened around 9 am Saturday on U.S. 30, west of Lippincott Road, near the Village of Minerva.