Second Teen Busted for Canton Shooting Death

The second of two teenagers named suspects in the shooting death of a man in Canton has been captured. The US Marshals Service announced that members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force located 17-year-old Ajani Smith early Tuesday morning in the 200 block of Edwin Ave. SE in Massillon. He and 16-year-old Craig…

OH Secretary of State has COVID

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is the latest of our state elected officials to be diagnosed with COVID-19. His office announced that LaRose tested positive on Monday, despite having received the inoculations and booster shot. The positive hit came just days after he had joined members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission for last Saturday’s…

Businessman to be Remembered with Tow Truck Procession

The owner of a towing firm in northern Summit County is about to get an appropriate send-off in the aftermath of his death. Twinsburg Fire Department has announced that a special funeral procession will be held on Thursday for Donald Rist – the owner of D&L towing in Twinsburg who died in Florida on January…

Thieves Rip Off Mail Drop Boxes

Those blue neighborhood boxes used by the US Postal Service for people to drop items for delivery without visiting a post office have reportedly become a frequent target for thieves. According to a report on a Cleveland TV station, the criminals have been taking the entire contents of the boxes. A City Councilman told the…

Vacant House Burns

A home under renovation was burned in a fire that broke-out early Tuesday morning in Cleveland Heights. Firefighters responded to the house in the 1300 block of Westover Road shortly after 1:30AM after someone passing by noticed the smoke and flames. While much of the fire was put-down quickly, flames had also spread to concealed…

Doc Pleads Guilty to Illegal Rx, OD Deaths

An area doctor has pleaded guilty in Federal Court to charges of illegal distribution of drugs – resulting in the deaths of two of his patients. The US Attorney’s office announced the guilty pleas came from 58-year-old Martin Escobar of Youngstown on multiple charges in addition to patient deaths…including sale of controlled substance to a…

Saga of Greedy Treasure-Hunter Continues

The long-running case of a former deep-sea treasure hunter marking his sixth year in jail has hit yet another roadblock. Defendant Tommy Thompson has been held in contempt of court since mid-December 2015. That’s when Columbus Federal Judge Algenon Marbley found Thompson violated a plea deal by refusing to respond to questions about the whereabouts…

Man Rescued from Roof of Burning House

A man had to be rescued from the roof of his home on Akron’s west side after flames began spreading – with him unable to get downstairs to escape. Akron Fire crews were called to a home in the 1200 block of Orlando Avenue – across the street from Stoner-Hawkins Park – just after 2:30…

Four Homeless after House Fire

A family of four is in search of a new place to live after flames damaged their home on Akron’s west side. Fire officials report the flames broke-out in a home in the 300 block of West Exchange Street just before 1:30 Monday afternoon, bringing first responders to the scene to report smoke and flames…

Akron, Canton Warming Centers to Remain Open

The cities of Akron and Canton will continue to provide people with a place to get out of the cold and warm-up. In the city of Akron from now through Saturday, all four of the city’s community centers will operate on extended hours to provide shelter for those in need. The centers on Lawton Street…

OH to Consider More Medical Marijuana Conditions

Another new list has been forwarded to the State Medical Board of Ohio, asking the panel to consider expanding the list of qualifying conditions for use of medical marijuana. A total of nine petitions were recently delivered to the Medical Board, asking them to expand the current list of 25 conditions that have been approved…

Work Continues to Restore Gas Service Downtown

Work to eliminate water from the natural gas lines in Akron’s downtown district was taking much longer than originally anticipated – although Dominion Energy announced on Monday that some of the 100 commercial and residential locations that were affected had been restored to service. Early Saturday morning, a 94-year-old, 16-inch water main broke in an…

Plow Damages Dozens of Vehicles, Causes Wrecks on Pike

The driver of a highway snow plow is in some trouble after an incident that happened during the height of the Sunday snow storm on the Ohio Turnpike. The State Highway Patrol is involved in the follow-up after some 40 vehicles were damaged in the incident that was caught on video…as the plow driver raced…

USMS wants Help Finding Missing Girl

The US Marshals Service and Perry Township Police are asking the public for help locating a missing teenage girl and returning her to her Stark County home. The Federal agency has listed 16-year-old Angel Grose-Bloir as an Endangered Missing Juvenile, reporting that she left her home on January 15 and hasn’t been seen since. Authorities…