Akron police detectives investigating two homicides over the weekend. Officers received a call of a vehicle that crashed into a building at Osage Alley and Park Street Friday around 8:15 pm. On scene, officers found the man slumped over the wheel, dead of a gunshot wound. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy. The victim's name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notification.
Last night around 8:40 pm, officers responded to the 700 block of Merton Avenue after receiving several 911 calls referencing a shooting. On scene, they discovered three victims with gunshot wounds. One of the victims was inside a car and found to be deceased. A second victim, a 17 year-old male, was located at Inman Street and McKinley Avenue suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. The third victim, 17 year-old male , was also found with a non life-threatening gunshot wound and transported to the hospital. A fourth person was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but was unharmed. No arrests have been made.
The FBI has joined local law enforcement in the search for a couple who went missing earlier this year in eastern Ohio. 64 year-old Brian Goff and 55 year-old Joni Davis were last seen June 10th leaving a restaurant in Bridgeport. Security camera footage showed their car heading north on Ohio Route 7 along the Ohio River. Relatives say the Martins Ferry couple followed a strict daily routine, which makes their disappearance even more baffling. Goff became Joni Davis' caregiver after she suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of an 18 year-old woman Sunday evening in the city's Glenville neighborhood. Fox 8 reports Cleveland EMS and police were called to the area of East 105th Street and Superior Avenue around 6:30 pm for a woman who had been shot. She was transported to a Cleveland-area hospital in critical condition. No word on her condition this afternoon. No suspects have been arrested.
The state has suggested a shuttered injection well linked to two small earthquakes in northeast Ohio could resume operations if the owner submits an acceptable plan.
The Vindicator reports the Ohio Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management has urged Ohio's Supreme Court not to hear an appeal from American Water Management Services regarding its well near Youngstown. The state told the Supreme Court in an October filing the case doesn't present issues of statewide interest and the well could re-open if a comprehensive plan is submitted for safely restarting it.
The well pumped wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations. The division shut it down after earthquakes were detected below ground in 2014. The company argued the state abused its discretion.
The 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed the state's position.
Records show Ohio didn't hesitate to spend the first round of federal funding targeting the country's opioid crisis, unlike other states, to expand Medicaid under the national health care law.
State officials spent $19 million, or about 73 percent, of the money it received last year as part of the two-year, nearly $1 billion grant program from the 21st Century Cures Act.
An analysis by The Associated Press of the grant spending found states that expanded Medicaid reported spending less of their allocations than those that didn't expand the health insurance program to poor, childless adults.
The state's Mental Health and Addiction Services agency says Ohio used Cures Act dollars to fill gaps in the state's response to the opioid crisis not covered by Medicaid expansion.
The Ohio hometown of the first man to walk on the moon has begun a months-long celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's achievement.
The Wapakoneta (wah-puh-kuh-NET'-uh) native stepped onto the moon July 20, 1969. Cleveland.com reports an official with the Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau says a community-wide celebration began last week in Armstrong's western Ohio hometown.
The bureau's executive director says the observance kicked off with a red-carpet preview showing of "First Man." The film recounts Armstrong's role in the space race.
Wapakoneta isn't in the movie, but community leaders hope the publicity will attract people to the town of about 9,800.
Officials say several dozen bus tours prompted by the anniversary already are scheduled to stop in the town beginning in the spring.
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One person is dead and two others are hurt after a shooting in Akron last night. Akron police say four people were in a vehicle when it happened. According to authorities, the shooting happened near Baird Street and Merton Avenue. No names have been released. No arrests have been made.
Dick Modzelewski, a star defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants in the 1950s and '60s, has died at 87. He died Friday at his home in Eastlake, outside Cleveland. No cause was given. Modzelewski spent 14 years in the NFL, eight with the Giants, including six title games. He teamed with Andy Robustelli, Rosey Grier and Jim Katcavage on one of the great defensive lines. Modzelewski also appeared in two championship games with the Cleveland Browns. He joined the NFL with Washington in 1953 and also played for Pittsburgh, never missing a game in his career. He starred at Maryland in college and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He coached in the NFL for 22 years, including the 1978 season as the Giants' defensive coordinator. Modzelewski is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Jane, and four children.
A small child was among four people who died in a two-vehicle crash late Friday night in Ashtabula. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened around 11:30PM at the intersection of West 58th Street and Adams Avenue, where a 48-year-old Ashtabula man blew the stop sign before his pickup collided with the victims’ car, driven by an 18-year-old Ashtabula man. Also inside the car were a 47-year-old woman, the driver’s 19-year-old wife and the couple’s 22-month-old son. All four died at the scene of the crash and the driver of the pickup collided with a utility pole and a tree before he stopped. He suffered minor injuries and the Patrol says that alcohol or drugs appeared to be a factor in the incident. Charges are expected to be filed.
The investigation continues following the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a passing vehicle in Akron’s Goodyear Heights on Friday night. Police report the incident happened around 7:00PM in the 1300 block of Brittain Road, south of Tallmadge Avenue. Police say the man was apparently trying to cross the busy road when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a young woman. The driver stopped and cooperated with responding officers. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene and his name was withheld for family to be notified.
More than a year after the baby’s death, the mother of a 13-month-old girl who was raped and killed in Conneaut has been charged in connection with the crime. Kelsie Blankenship was arrested on Friday, booked into Ashtabula County Jail on charges of murder, felonious assault, child endangering and domestic violence. She joins her boyfriend, Joshua Gurto, behind bars in connection with the slaying. Gurto was arrested in Pennsylvania after trying to flee capture. His trial on charges of aggravated murder, rape, felonious assault and domestic violence is due to begin April 2 next year. Sereniti Sutley was taken from her home along Clark Street on October 7 last year after she was found unresponsive…and was pronounced dead at UH Conneaut Medical Center. The autopsy showed she had been raped and died from blunt force trauma to the head and body.
The rider was killed when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Canton on Friday night. The Stark County Coroner’s office reports the incident happened at the intersection of 22nd Street and Endrow Avenue NE. Around 6:30PM, the motorcycle collided with an SUV at the intersection and the victim was thrown from his seat. He was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he died. The name of the rider wasn’t immediately released and the crash investigation is ongoing.
A total of 18 people were arrested on various charges during a pair of OVI Checkpoints conducted on Friday night by the Summit County OVI Task Force. A total of 340 vehicles passed through the checkpoints that operated between 10:00PM Friday and 3:00AM Saturday in the 900 block of West Waterloo Road and 2300 block of Manchester Road, both in Akron’s Kenmore district. One driver was arrested on OVI charges, while a total of 14 others were caught driving under suspension. Three more were collared on charges including outstanding warrants, drug possession and operating without a license. Two vehicles were impounded in the process.
(AP) - The second of three planned debates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign is set for Saturday night.
Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see) will meet at WOSU-TV on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus.
Brown and Renacci sparred over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control during their first debate last Sunday.
A third and final debate will be Friday at Miami University in Oxford.
Renacci has aligned himself during the campaign with President Donald Trump, who urged Renacci to enter the Senate race after state Treasurer Josh Mandel dropped out because of his wife's health.
Brown is a longtime fixture in Ohio politics and is viewed as a potential candidate for the 2020 presidential ticket.
The Summit County OVI Task Force conducted two sobriety checkpoints overnight. The checkpoints at 947 W. Waterloo Road and 2324 Manchester Road in Akron.
The results of the checkpoints-
340 vehicles passed through the checkpoints in total.
32 vehicles were directed to the diversion area for further investigation.
1 -person arrested for OVI
1- person arrested on an outstanding warrant
1-person arrested for drug possession
14 people arrested for driving under suspension
2 vehicles were impounded
(AP) - Investigators say a high school student's essay about overcoming obstacles has led to an Ohio man pleading guilty to raping three sisters years ago.
Detectives in northwest Ohio's Sandusky County say they began investigating after school officials alerted a children's services agency and the sheriff's office.
Sheriff Sgt. Kenneth Arp says one of the sisters wrote in the essay that she'd been sexually abused as a child.
He says the victims were at first reluctant to come forward, but all three told of being raped. He says the youngest girl was 7 when she was first sexually abused.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced 43-year-old Anthony Knight to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony rape charges.
ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
15-23-53-65-70, Mega Ball: 7, Megaplier: 2
(fifteen, twenty-three, fifty-three, sixty-five, seventy; Mega Ball: seven; Megaplier: two)
A southern Ohio woman whose one-month-old daughter died of asphyxiation last year now faces a murder charge for the death of her one-month-old son. 27-year-old Samantha Donohoe of Zanesville was arrested this week after her infant son was left alone in a car on a 90-degree day. The infant was found unresponsive and died on the scene when Muskingum County Sheriff deputies responded to the call from an apartment building on September 4. In addition to the murder charge, Donohoe faces counts of felonious assault, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. Her first baby’s death had been ruled accidental.
A two-year-old southwest Ohio boy who was given an early Christmas has died of brain cancer. Brody Anderson’s father says his little son died Friday morning with his family at his bedside. Last month, efforts to provide him an early Christmas drew national attention when a pair of teenage vandals cut-up the inflatable decorations in the front yard of the family’s home in Colerain Township. Days later, Brody was the Grand Marshal for a Christmas parade held in his neighborhood.
The Browns are trading-away running back Carlos Hyde to the Jaguars in exchange for a future Fifth Round draft pick. The most productive player in Cleveland’s backfield gained 382 yards and scored five touchdowns this year. That leaves Nick Chubb to take-on the majority of the carries…though his productivity so far this year is 173 yards on 16 carries for two touchdowns.