An announcement is expected soon on whether or not a Portage County site has been selected for a missile defense site. The Youngstown Business Journal reported yesterday that the decision could come within the next three weeks. The Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center is one of three finalists to be selected for a $3.6 billion project. If selected, the base would employ more than 800 civilians and would require an additional 2,000 workers during construction.
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The Summit County OVI Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints across Summit County tonight and tomorrow morning.
Also, in Stark County, members of the OVI Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints Saturday in Navarre. Officers will conduct a roadside check of drivers for alcohol and drug impairment. Officials strongly recommend to those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements.
At least two people were injured in a house explosion in Columbus. The blast leveled the two story home at North 20th Street and Atcheson Street. The Columbus Dispatch reporting, two residents were taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical condition. Officials say the explosion is being blamed on a gas leak at this time.
Barberton police not releasing many details about a workplace shooting, which occurred earlier this morning. The shooting happened at JR Engineering in the 700 block of Wooster Road in Barberton. Channel 5 News in Cleveland reports, one person was taken to the hospital. Unclear if the person transported to the hospital was shot. An investigation is underway.
Fox 8 in Cleveland reports, at least one juvenile has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 9 year-old girl earlier this week. Saniyah Nicholson, of Maple Heights, was shot and killed near a shopping center at the intersection of Lee Road and Harvard Avenue. Police say the little girl was sitting in the car with her sister while her mother was running errands. Police say the girl was shot when a group in a car traded gunfire with a group on foot. The arrested juvenile is scheduled to be in court later today. More arrests are expected.
Looks like voters in the Tallmadge Local School District may be asked to pass a 7.4 mill, five-year operating levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. The Tallmadge Express reports, the Tallmadge Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution this week asking the Summit County Fiscal Office to certify the tax valuation of the school district. If passed, the levy would generate just over $3 million a year and cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $259 a year. Board Treasurer, Jeff Hostetler said the loss of the tangible property tax is a big factor in why the district is asking voters to pass a levy.
A Stow man claims he was robbed of $8,000 in cash . Police are investigating after the man said two unknown men stole an envelope filled with the cash back on June 9. The Mac Drive man said he was robbed at gunpoint at his home during the early evening hours and the suspects took the money and fled on foot. The victim provided a very limited description of the suspects.
The U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels are set to soar over Ohio this weekend for this year's Dayton Air Show.
The Dayton Daily News reports the fighter jet team is headlining the event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Dayton International Airport.
It marks the return of military demonstration teams after performances were scrapped the past two years. Last year, the Thunderbirds canceled their show after a jet slid off a runway at Dayton International Airport and crashed, injuring the pilot. The Blue Angels canceled in 2016 after a crash killed a pilot during a practice show in Tennessee.
This year's show will also feature stunt planes, the U.S. Army Golden Knights skydiving team and a re-enactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Information from: Dayton Daily News