DeWine Offers Another COVID Carrot

  Governor DeWine on Thursday took the wraps off his latest idea aimed at getting more people inoculated against the COVID virus. DeWine announced yet another scholarship incentive program – one that he hopes will entice more young people to get in line and get the shots. The previous “Vax-a-Million” Lottery proving itself a bust,…

Health Department to Offer Cash Incentives for Inoculations

  Officials with Stark County Health Department have announced an incentive program aimed at getting more people to accept those COVID inoculations. The Health Department announced on Thursday that people getting their first dose will receive a 100-dollar gift card as incentive when they schedule second-dose appointments at the Department’s Tuesday and Saturday clinics. The…

Head of LeBron’s School Accused of Slapping Student

  The woman who’s been in charge at LeBron James’ “I Promise School” since it first opened four years ago has been placed on leave, pending outcome of an investigation into charges that she physically assaulted a young student. Akron School officials told the Beacon Journal that parents and staff were notified of the move…

High Bond for Accused Killer

  The accused killer in the shooting death of a Garfield Heights woman late last month has entered a not guilty plea to the charges leveled against him. 36-year-old David Lykes of Cleveland appeared in court for a Thursday arraignment on charges of aggravated murder and lesser counts including murder, felonious assault and weapons under…

Farmhouse Destroyed in Flames

  Flames leveled a farmhouse near the Carroll County village of Malvern this week. Firefighters from several departments responded after the 911 call came-in reporting flames in the two and a half-story home in the 9200 block of Lavender Road NW in Brown Township. Once the first trucks rolled-up to the scene on Wednesday afternoon,…

Accused Child Porn Collector Now Faces Federal Charges

  Having been arrested by agents with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force last April, a Youngstown man’s case has been elevated to the Federal level. A Federal Grand Jury has returned a formal indictment against 41-year-old Matthew Lucarell, charging him with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of children, receipt and distribution of visual…

One Hurt in Apartment Fire

  One person required medical treatment after flames broke-out inside an apartment building in Cuyahoga Falls. Fire crews responded to Studio City Apartments in the 2200 block of Winter Parkway around 4:00AM Thursday, when they found the flames had begun in a Fifth Floor apartment. Fire crews gained hose access through a window to douse…

Armed Robber Hits Kenmore Business

  There’s been yet another armed robbery of a business in Akron’s Kenmore neighborhood – which has become a hotbed for violent and criminal behavior. Akron officers responded to a Subway shop in the 1000 block of Kenmore Boulevard just before 9:00PM Wednesday, when they were told that a man brandishing a handgun had walked…

Suspect Arrested after Online Lure to Robbery, Shooting

  Akron Police have announced an arrest in connection with a robbery and shooting that victimized two women last week. Police on Thursday reported that agents with the US Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force made the collar on Wednesday in Toledo. 18-year-old Gavin Williams of East Avenue in Akron was cuffed on…

OH Man gets Federal Prison for Anti-Semitic Threats

  A local resident – a self-described white nationalist indicted on Federal charges who decided to cop guilty pleas in his case on May 26 – has returned before a Federal Court bench to get his punishment. The US Attorney’s office announced that 22-year-old James Reardon of New Middletown appeared in Federal Court for sentencing…

Judge: Time Ran Out for OSU Lawsuit

  A Federal Court judge has decided to pull the plug on some of the largest unsettled lawsuits that had been filed against Ohio State University, involving a now-dead team doctor accused of sexually molesting hundreds of young men. The judge ruled this week in favor of a filing from lawyers for Ohio State University,…

OH Lawmakers Debate Critical Race Theory

  As the issue of teaching what role racism has played over the course of American history continues to be a thorn for some and a battle cry for others, lawmakers in Columbus have begun debate on two bills in the Legislature that would ban teaching of “critical race theory” in Ohio schools. The measures…

Historic Wright Bros Building to be Demolished

  A building with direct ties to America’s aviation infancy is a far cry today from what it had been. Now covered in graffiti, sprouting weeds and having fallen victim to dilapidation, the city of Dayton is making plans to demolish the building that was the home of the first bicycle shop run by the…

OH AG Files Suit against Florist

  What started as a big let-down for a couple on their wedding day has turned into a civil suit filed by the Ohio Attorney General’s office. AG Dave Yost announced the litigation was filed this week in Greene County Court, charging the owner-operator of a flower shop with violating the Consumer Sales Practices Act.…

Police Hunt Caller after Bogus Abduction Claim

  Police in Bath Township are continuing efforts to locate the person who made bogus calls last week, claiming to have kidnapped a student at Revere High school. Both the Police Department and school officials went through a full investigation to determine the call to police was another so-called “swatting” incident. Another call was made…