Senior Golfer Plays for Charity

  An area business owner has chosen to celebrate his 65th birthday next month in unique fashion. Pat Spoerndle, President of 7D Marketing, Incorporated in Medina, will play a little golf and while there’s nothing unique about hitting the course for a round on your birthday, it IS unique when you plan to play 100…

Victim in Fatal SR 8 Crash Identified

  The victim who was killed in a one-car crash on Thursday afternoon near Macedonia has been named. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as 22-year-old Emerson Owen of Akron. Shortly after 12:30PM, Owen’s car was driving south on State Route 8 just past the I-271 Interchange where he lost control of…

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Aid Won’t Resume in OH

  A court judge has ruled in favor of Governor DeWine’s move to put an early stop to those 300-dollar weekly supplemental unemployment payments – dollars that the Governor said kept able-bodied people at home when there are plenty of available jobs to help them make their own way in life. Litigation had been filed…

Two Killed, One Hospitalized after Crash

  Two people died and one was hospitalized following a crash between a small car and a tractor-trailer in Medina County. The State Highway Patrol reports the wreck happened a short time after 3:00PM Thursday at the intersection of State Route 83 and West Smith Road in Litchfield Township. The Patrol reports that the driver…

Get Ready for Parking Fees in Peninsula

  The village of Peninsula plans to capitalize on visitations to the town and adjoining Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Mayor says that Peninsula will convert some 300 parking spaces within the town to paid parking…with an eye toward raising revenue to help fund road repairs, the police department and other public needs of the…

DeWine Won’t Fire Staffers Tied to FirstEnergy

  Though Democratic lawmakers in Columbus are demanding he make the move, Governor DeWine says he has no plans to fire any members of is staff who’ve been tied in some form to Akron’s FirstEnergy Corp amid the ongoing bribery and racketeering case. In specific, some elected officials want DeWine to hand walking papers to…

OH AG Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v. Wade

  The Ohio Attorney General has jumped aboard the bandwagon of lawmakers urging the US Supreme Court to overturn the landmark abortion ruling on Roe v. Wade. Saying the nation’s High Court hasn’t been able to explain the constitutional source of a right to abortion – or find consistent legal standard for determining when it’s…

Defendant Pleads Guilty for Road Rage Beating

  A guilty plea came this week from the defendant in a case involving the brutal beating of an elderly man after a fender-bender accident in Canton. 32-year-old Travonce Backie had been charged with attempted murder and felonious assault, failure to stop after an accident and driving under suspension with a repeat violent offender specification.…

County Council Resumes In-Person Meetings

  Members of Summit County Council will return from Summer Recess in a more normal fashion on Monday. After previous meetings were held in virtual format – remotely through Zoom and live-streamed on Council’s Facebook page – members of the local panel will return for in-person meetings on Monday for the first time since COVID…

Area Contractor Cited by OSHA – Again

  An area contractor with a long record of refusing to comply with Federal safety inspectors has been nailed again by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The US Department of Labor announced the latest round of findings against JMH Roofing of Millersburg this week, noting this is the sixth time in three years the…

Man Killed in Car-Pedestrian Collision

  An elderly man was killed when he was hit by a passing car in a neighborhood south of Ravenna. The State Highway Patrol released details of the incident on Friday, reporting the collision happened around 3:00PM Thursday on Summit Street, just west of South Prospect Street in Ravenna Township. 83-year-old George Howard of Ravenna…

Portage County man struck and killed

An investigation is underway after an 83 year-old man was struck and killed as he was getting the mail Thursday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway patrol says, George Howard, of Ravenna, was hit on Summit Road, just west of South Prospect Street around 3 pm. Troopers say the driver, 24 year-old Alaina Ferry, of Newton…

Portage County teen charged with murder in court

An 18 year-old  Portage County man  is due in court for a competency hearing today for allegedly murdering his 17 year-old girlfriend, Kaylee Frietag. Zachary Blosser was initially indicted on numerous charges including, murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. Investigators allege that the incident happened on Knowlton Road in Nelson Township around 4 pm…

Stabbing suspect shot by police

An investigation is underway after Mansfield police shot an armed suspect accused of stabbing a 31 year-old man  several times before confronting officers with a knife  at an apartment building yesterday. The incident occurred just before 5:30 pm at an apartment building in the 300 block of Wood Street. When officers arrived, they heard someone…

Tickets on sale for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

Tickets for the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland went on sale at 10 this morning. The ticket sales are launching months before the ceremony on Saturday, October 30 at a new location, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. If you can’t score tickets, the ceremony will air on HBO at  a later…