Killer Pleads Guilty

  A guilty plea came on Friday from a former Ravenna man – a registered sex offender who was accused killing a woman and dumping her body in a creek. 48-year-old Scott Birch was in Stark County Court to cop the pleas to charges of murder, felonious assault, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering…

Akron Seeks Rezoning of Chapel Hill Mall

  With Chapel Hill Mall continuing a downward spiral akin to what happened at Rolling Acres Mall on the west side years ago, the city of Akron is looking to rezoning of the 72 acres that surround the failing retail hub in an effort to avoid repeat failure. The City Planning Commission on Friday signed-off…

Grim Milestone for OH COVID-19 Death Toll

  The death toll for COVID-19 here in Ohio passed a grim milestone on Friday, when the number of dead surpassed the ten-Thousand mark. The Ohio Department of Health reported Friday that 10-Thousand-57 people have lost their lives after being diagnosed with the Coronavirus – including 67 new deaths that were reported for the previous…

Man Struck, Killed by Train

  A man lost his life when he was hit by a freight train on the west side of Ravenna. Police and the Portage County Coroner’s office are investigating after the incident happened around 6:30PM Thursday near the twin rail crossing along West Lake Street, where the Engineer sounded the horn and began trying to…

IRS delays start of tax filing season

The Internal Revenue Service is delaying the  start of the tax filing season to Friday, Feb. 12.  that’s when the IRS says it will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. that process is usually initiated later this month.  the agency announced yesterday that this will allow them to do additional programming and testing…

High court sets date for ancient burial mound case

The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for debate over public access to ancient burial mounds.  A judge in Licking County ruled in May 209 that the Ohio History Connection can reclaim the lease for the 2,000 year-old Octagon Mounds from Mountbuilders Country Club via eminent domain.  the ruling was upheld last year. The…

Traffic construction update

The current status of several construction projects still active in Summit County. –The ramp from I-76 eastbound to State Route 619/Wooster Rd. is closed through summer 2021. the detour is  I-76 eastbound to State Street to Wooster Road.   –The ramp from I-76 westbound to State Route 619/Wooster Road is closed through late fall 2021. …

GM to Invest 12-Million in Mahoning Valley

  The state of Ohio and automaker General Motors have come to terms on an agreement intended to soften the blow after the firm pulled-up stakes in Lordstown. When GM rolled the final Chevy Cruze off the line at the assembly plant in early March of 2019, the Detroit-based firm officially went back on its…

Man Found Dead along Roadside

The investigation continues into the discovery of a man’s body along a road in the Richland County city of Ontario – west of Mansfield. The Sheriff’s office responded to the scene along Lexington Ontario Road near Millsboro Road shortly before 4:00AM Friday, when someone driving through the area noticed the body laying in a ditch.…

Akron Murder Suspect Charged

  A man who was already in police custody has now been charged in connection with a murder that happened in Akron in late-November. Detectives investigating the shooting death of 22-year-old Eugene Davis Jr have tied 30-year-old Darrie Moore to the crime and filed the murder charge against him. On November 22, officers responded to…

Driver Killed in High-Speed Crash

  A driver lost his life in a high-speed crash that happened late Thursday night on Akron’s north side. Police report that a driver heading east on East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue told officers that she saw another car approach at a rapid rate before her vehicle was rear-ended. The car that caused the wreck then…

Wanted Man Shoots Self, Sparking SWAT Incident

  A man wanted on warrants who found himself surrounded by authorities in Euclid on Friday morning reportedly shot himself – sparking a response from a SWAT Team. The US Marshals service had converged on a home along Tungsten Road with a warrant in hand for 36-year-old Dionta Gulley – wanted on firearms charges and…

Governor Sends Even More Guard Troops to DC

  What started as a deployment of 200 Ohio National Guard troops to the nation’s capitol has grown five-fold, with Governor DeWine announcing on Friday that even more Guard members will pack-up and ship-out. On Thursday, DeWine said that another 500 Ohio National Guard solders and airmen were ordered to travel to DC to provide…

Akron Homicide Victim Identified

  There was another homicide in the city of Akron early Friday morning – not far from the University campus and in an area that’s been a hotbed for crime over the past couple of years. Police were called to a house in the 600 block of Sherman Street on a reported shooting just before…

Police Hunt Jewel Thief

  Police in Streetsboro have released surveillance images, asking the public to take a look and drop a dime if they can help identify the suspect in the burglary of a jewelry store. Police report that the suspect captured on camera used a large rock to shatter the door at Collector’s Palace in the 9200…