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Shots fired during home invasion

Oct 25, 2014 -- 10:00am

Canton police are looking for the masked gunmen who fired shots during a home-invasion robbery this week. Two men kicked open the door of a home on Clarendon Avenue SW , around 11 pm. Thursday, fired several shots and struck one of the three victims in the head with the butt of a gun. The gunmen fled with with car keys, a pack of cigarettes and $63. One of the suspects is described as about 5'5”, skinny, about 125 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask. The other was described as 5'6”, medium build, 22-to-28 years old and wore a black and yellow jacket. 

Ravenna man sentenced on drug charges

Oct 25, 2014 -- 9:50am

A Ravenna man caught making methamphetamine inside his mother's home twice in two months has been sentenced to four years in prison. 44 year-old Michael Wright, pleaded guilty to illegal manufacturing of drugs and immediately sentenced by Judge Laurie Pittman.  

Trick-or-Treat arrives early this year

Oct 25, 2014 -- 9:47am

Trick-or-treat gets an early start this year, so drivers beware!

Akron has scheduled begger's night for tonight, 5-to-7 pm.... Barberton has trick-or treat , tonight, 5-to-7.......Cuyahoga Falls and Green, 6-to-8 tonight....Norton, 5-to-7 tonight.....many communities with trick-or-treat scheduled for Sunday. For more, go to Ohio.com

Barberton man charged with murder

Oct 25, 2014 -- 9:43am

A Barberton man faces murder charges in the shooting death of an Akron man during a party in Edinburg back on Sept. 21. 25 year-old Christopher Kiehl pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in the Portage County jail under $750,000 bond. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13. Portage County Sheriff David Doak said deputies responded to a 911 call around 1 am on Sept. 21. Arriving at the scene in the 3400 block of S.R. 183 near Giddings Road, they discovered 26 year-old Kyle Fox, of Akron, had been shot and killed in the roadway. The argument apparently occurred at a nearby residence. Police say alcohol was a factor in the shooting. Deputies recovered a handgun at the scene. Fox was engaged to be married at the time of his death.

 

 

 

No escape charges filed against T.J. Lane

Oct 25, 2014 -- 9:33am

An Ohio prosecutor has decided against filing charges against convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane for escaping prison because he doesn't want to give Lane another chance to anger the victims' families in court. The Allen County prosecutor talked with the families of the three students killed in the 2012 school shooting before deciding not to charge the 20-year-old Lane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Vinson Ebola free

Oct 25, 2014 -- 9:33am

 

Emory University Hospital officials are confirming tests no longer detect the Ebola virus in a nurse being treated at its hospital near Atlanta. Emory says 29-year-old Amber Vinson is making good progress, and tests no longer detect the virus in her blood. The Dallas nurse was diagnosed with the virus after visiting northeast Ohio earlier this month.

 

Kent Halloween bash

Oct 25, 2014 -- 9:32am

 

Kent police are gearing up for a Halloween tradition that's expected to draw thousands to party in Kent tonight. Kent Police Chief, Michelle Lee says the department is coordinating with several agencies, including Kent State University and State Highway Patrol. Approximately 120 officers will patrol the area by car and foot.

 

 

Big gift to hospital

Oct 25, 2014 -- 9:31am

Akron Children's Hospital has received a record $10 million gift from Kay Jewelers for a new seven-story addition under construction on its main downtown campus. The tower will be named the Kay Jewelers Pavilion in honor of the donation, the largest in the 124 – year history. When it opens in May, Kay Jewelers Pavilion will house the hospital's new emergency department and 100-bed neonatal intensive care unit, along with an outpatient surgery center and labor and delivery unit for high-risk births.

 

Tax deadline approaching

Oct 25, 2014 -- 8:31am

The deadline to pay delinquent property taxes is Nov. 26. Delinquent tax bills are being mailed out this week by the Summit County Fiscal Office as a courtesy. Interest will be charged against any unpaid taxes starting Dec. 1. Third billing payments cannot be paid at a bank. Payments can be mailed, but must be postmarked by Nov. 26, or in-person cash payments can be made through MoneyGram. For more information, call 330-643-2600.

 

 

Mummy Run

Oct 25, 2014 -- 7:30am

 

Area runners can race in their Halloween costumes while raising money to provide free swim lessons to area underprivileged children during the second annual Mummy Run. The 4-mile run will start at 8:30 am Sunday at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School stadium. Registration begins at 7 am.

 

Average gas price dips below $3 mark

Oct 24, 2014 -- 10:40am

Ohio's average gas price has dropped below $3 for the first time in 4 years. According to auto club AAA, a gallon of regular gasoline in Ohio averaged $2.99 today. AAA says it's typical for gas prices to drop during the last months of the year, but other factors have helped bring prices down. The auto group also attributes the falling gas prices to lower crude oil prices at home and abroad, an increase in U.S. Refineries' crude oil supplies to make gasoline and a quiet hurricane season along the eastern coastline. AAA expected gas prices to remain low through the end of the year.

Newspapers endorse Kasich

Oct 24, 2014 -- 10:35am

The daily newspaper in Cleveland and Cincinnati are endorsing Republican Gov. John Kasich for re-election. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland said today Kasich has proven himself an excellent fiscal manager of Ohioans' money. The newspaper said Kasich's bid for a second term has been benefited by the problems within the campaign of Democratic nominee Ed FitzGerald. The Cuyahoga County Executive earlier this year acknowledged that he went years without a permanent driver's license. The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed Kaisch, saying he has done a competent job and overseen a gradual improvement in the state's economy. The newspaper added that Kasich has shown his independence by pushing through the expansion of Medicaid.

Ohio hospitals are prepared for Ebola

Oct 24, 2014 -- 10:12am

The Department of Health says all hospitals in the state have completed Ebola preparedness drills. The health department says the response drills have included training to manage a suspected Ebola-positive patient and the proper use of personal protective equipment. Even though there have been no confirmed cases in Ohio, health officials urged hospitals to be prepared. The state has been on alert since a Texas nurse, 29-year-old Amber Vinson , was diagnosed with the virus after visiting northeast Ohio earlier this month. Vinson helped care for a Liberian man with Ebola who died at a Dallas hospital. Doctors say Vinson no longer has it.

Dozen injured as truck crashes into bar

Oct 24, 2014 -- 8:34am

Authorities say at least a dozen people were hurt, several seriously after a stolen truck crashed through a Westlake bar last night. Around m 9 last night, Avon Lake police began pursuing the stolen pick-up truck. Officers in Avon and Westlake joined the pursuit as the reckless driver continued driving east on Detroit Road. The suspect eventually lost control of the stolen vehicle, crashing into the tavern on Detroit Road. Fox 8 reports, the truck went through the patio area and pinned several people behind the bar.

Akron man sentenced to life in prison

Oct 24, 2014 -- 7:22am

An Akron man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of 27 year-old Marshall Jones.... Prosecutors say, Ronald Bishop Jr., along with Charles Fortson and Devante Scurry, all of Akron, met up with Marshall Jones, a known marijuana dealer, so they could rob him. During the robbery, Jones, who was in the back seat of a car with Bishop, attempted to reach for his own gun when he was shot twice by Bishop. Bishop then pushed Jones out of the car on Noble Road in Akron. The three men drove off leaving Jones to die in the street. Bishop will be eligible for parole in 18 years. Scurry and Fortson, who each plead guilty to Manslaughter and Aggravated Robbery, are awaiting sentencing.

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