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Canton Apartment Fire UPDATE

Apr 19, 2014 -- 12:00pm

Three people were taken to the hospital after flames broke-out Saturday morning in a Canton apartment building. Crews were dispatched to the 100 block of 25th Street NW around 7:25AM when the smoke was seen. Firefighters rescued one person from the three-story building and reportedly had most of the fire under control within 20 minutes. More than 40 other residents managed to escape, with two of them jumping from windows on the second and third floors. Initial damage estimates were set at 450-Thousand dollars and the fire remains under investigation.

 

 

High-End Meth Lab in High-End Home

Apr 19, 2014 -- 11:52am

A Sheffield Lake homeowner has the dubious honor of creating a first-of-it's-kind meth lab...in a Million-dollar home. Authorities call the set-up a “Thionyl method” - the first found in Ohio and an elaborate set-up that was still in progress when the Lorain County Drug Task Force swept-in and busted 51-year-old Madhu Dutta at his expensive home on East Lake Road. The house is across the street from a police officer's home. In addition to the meth lab, authorities also confiscated eleven firearms.

 

 

Two Hospitalized after Apartment Fire

Apr 19, 2014 -- 11:51am

At least two people were taken to the hospital after flames broke-out Saturday morning in a Canton apartment building. NewsChannel 5 reports that crews were dispatched to the 100 block of 25th Street NW around 7:25AM when the smoke was seen. Firefighters rescued one person from the three-story building and reportedly had most of the fire under control within 20 minutes. Several other residents managed to escape. The cause and damage estimates are so far unavailable.

 

 

“Inseparable” Couple Dies Hours Apart

Apr 19, 2014 -- 11:50am

They were married on February 20, 1944 and raised eight children together. They held hands at breakfast even after 70 years of marriage. Their children say 91-year-old Kenneth and 92-year-old Helen Felumlee of Nashport in central Ohio met as teenagers and had been inseparable ever since. When Helen died last Saturday, Kenneth told his kids he didn't want to leave her by herself. He began to fade and died just 15 hours after losing his wife. Their daughter said the kids always knew that when one passed-away, the other was going to go.

 

 

Who's been sleeping in my bed?

Apr 19, 2014 -- 8:24am

A former Ravenna Township man has been sentenced to 7 years behind bars after pleading guilty to breaking into a mobile home in August 2013, then falling asleep until the resident came home and woke him up. The Record-Courier reports, 32 year-old Dustin Applegate was arrested after deputies responded to a report from a resident of the 6300 block of Jean Drive in the West Park Estates Mobile Home Park that had found a man asleep in his bed. Applegate was wearing the homeowner's clothes, and had the homeowner's shotgun next to him on the bed and some items in a backpack close by. Sheriff Dave Doak says, Applegate forced his way into the home, gathered up some of the homeowner's belongings before falling asleep on the bed. 

Summit County OVI checkpoints

Apr 19, 2014 -- 8:16am

The Summit County OVI Task Force conducted two sobriety checkpoints last night, both in Akron. The results of the checkpoint at 1561 Brittain Road : 145 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, 3-people arrested for OVI and 6 -people arrested for Driving under Suspension. The results of the checkpoint at 975 Tallmadge Avenue: 181-vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 3-people arrested for OVI.

Search continues for missing boaters

Apr 19, 2014 -- 8:02am

The search continues for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered. The search gets underway this morning for the missing men, who are presumed dead. Authorities don't think they could have survived days in frigid waters.

 

 

Blimp Name List Narrowed

Apr 18, 2014 -- 5:27pm

Goodyear's New Technology blimp will soon have a name...and the list has been narrowed from 15-Thousand suggestions to the top ten. They're taking votes until May 9 on which name to place on the tail fin.

Your options:

Adventurer

Ambassador

Commitment

Excursion

Explorer

Goodwill

Inspiration

Pride of Goodyear

Resolute

Wingfoot One

 

Click the link to cast your ballot:

www.goodyear.com/en-US/company/blimp

 

 

Police Warn of Utility Scam

Apr 18, 2014 -- 4:32pm

Akron Police are asking residents to be wary of scam artists working the area and posing as employees from the Water Department. At least one imposter managed to get inside a residence in the 1000 block of Hampton Ridge Road, telling the person inside the home there were possible problems with underground pipes. Once inside, the perp kept the victim distracted while an accomplice ripped-off money and valuables. Police say you should never let anyone into your home without an appointment...and if you encounter these people, call Akron Police immediately at 330-375-2181.

 

 

Robart takes Leave from State Job

Apr 18, 2014 -- 4:00pm

Amid the claims that questionable items were found on his city-owned computer, former Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart has voluntarily taken an unpaid leave of absence from his job as a liaison for the Ohio Secretary of State's office. The Beacon Journal reports that Jon Husted's office was getting heat from Democrats for not having removed Robart from the post immediately after the allegations came to light. A spokesman for Husted's office told the newspaper that the Secretary of State wants to be sure all the facts have been gathered before any formal decision is made about Robart's future in his current post. Robart has denied any wrongdoing.

 

 

Akron Man Convicted on Child-Rape Charges

Apr 18, 2014 -- 3:52pm

A Summit County Court jury on Friday convicted an Akron man on charges involving the rapes of two young girls. 54-year-old Jeffery Burks of Baird Street was found guilty on four counts each of rape and gross sexual imposition. The four-day trial ended with the jury taking just one hour to decide the man's guilt. He sexually assaulted the girls, who were six and eight years old at the time, on three occasions in 2012 and last year. He will be sentenced at a later date.

 

 

Authorities: No Damage to Boat

Apr 18, 2014 -- 2:47pm

While searchers continued to look for the bodies of two missing men, a mystery is developing around what happened to the four people who were on board a 21-foot boat found several hours after it was reported missing on Lake Erie. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says an examination of the boat, found partially submerged off-shore near the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday morning, had no structural damage. A spokesman says the safety gear was still on board along with a marine radio and extra life jackets. The bodies of two females wearing life jackets were found within hour after the boat was located, but two men who were aboard were still missing and presumed dead on Friday afternoon.

 

 

Armed Robber at Large

Apr 18, 2014 -- 2:46pm

Police in Alliance are still looking for the man who held-up a convenience store earlier this week. Surveillance video shows the bandit brandishing a handgun and pointing it at the clerks at a Circle-K in the 1100 block of Harrisburg Road. The gunman entered the store around 10:30PM Tuesday, aiming at both employees and forcing them to empty their registers before fleeing the scene on foot eastbound with the cash. Anyone with information, call Alliance Police at 330-821-9140.

 

 

Mother Convicted in Baby's Death

Apr 18, 2014 -- 2:46pm

The jury didn't buy her story and on Friday convicted a Toledo woman for murder in the death of her six-month-old son. After 13 hours of deliberation, 26-year-old Amanda Bacon was spared an aggravated murder conviction while the jury found her guilty of murder and child endangering in the December 18 2012 death of the baby. She told the court this week that it was her live-in boyfriend who fatally injured the child, and that the man had forced her into prostitution. The jury agreed with prosecutors that Bacon threw the baby against hard surface, causing skull fractures that led to the victim's death two days later.

 

 

Mumps Found in School District

Apr 18, 2014 -- 2:45pm

Delaware County health officials are investigating another possible cluster of mumps cases, after two were reported in one school building and 25 cases have been diagnosed in the area. A spokesperson for the county's Health District says any students who have not been properly vaccinated for mumps will not be allowed to attend the school where the cases were reported, and have been ordered to stay home for 25 days or until they get the shots. The Delaware County school outbreak is related to the ongoing issue involving more than 230 mumps cases including neighboring Franklin County, also involving 149 people at Ohio State University. Authorities did not identify the school building where the latest cases were reported.

 

 

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