MC Rider Killed in Head-On Crash

A head-on crash claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Friday night in Wayne County. The State Highway Patrol reports the wreck happened just before 10:00PM along Carr Road near Welty Road in East Union Township where an 81-year-old man from Apple Creek went left-of-center while passing a bicyclist and his vehicle slammed into the…

Bid to Roadblock OH Heartbeat Bill Denied

Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court on Friday sided with the State Attorney General, the Governor’s office and others – denying litigation filed by abortion providers and pro-choice activists to throw a roadblock into enacting the state’s “heartbeat law.” Approved in 2019 and held-up until the US Supreme Court ruled to toss the landmark Rowe…

Killer Sentenced for Double-Murder in Akron

Having chosen to take a deal with prosecutors last week to avoid his trial, 22-year-old Steven Hayes returned to Summit County Court on Friday for sentencing. The judge ordered Hayes to serve life in prison, though he’ll get a chance at parole after spending 23 years behind bars. He pled guilty to aggravated murder charges…

CLE Man gets Prison for OD Death in Cuyahoga Falls

A Cleveland man will spend dozens of years in a Federal Prison facility, his penalty after being convicted in Cleveland Federal Court on charges for the overdose death of a victim in Cuyahoga Falls. The US Attorney’s office announced that 26-year-old Devonte Fellows was ordered to spend 27 years in prison following his conviction on…

Man Hospitalized after Canton Shooting

A man who had been shot several times was still able to drive himself to a hospital to seek help. Canton Police report the gunfire happened shortly before 6:30PM Thursday near the intersection of Second Street NW and Junction Court NW, where the 911 calls brought officers to the scene to be told three males…

Sentence Affirmed for OH Death Row Inmate

An Ohio Death Row inmate who’s been trying to get his sentence overturned for decades has lost his latest bid in a court decision rendered this week. In a 6-3 ruling from the US Supreme Court, his request to be removed from Ohio’s list of condemned inmates was denied for 55-year-old Danny Lee Hill. He…

Cedar Point Abandons Private Police Department

Issues involving its private police force have led officials at Cedar Point Amusement Park to abandon the force – choosing instead to hand-off patrols and activities to Sandusky Police. There have been a number of incidents over the past several months at the park…but getting information through Public Records requests led to litigation over the…

Accused Killer Takes a Plea Deal

An Akron man avoided the start of his trial in Summit County Court by taking a plea deal with the prosecution in his murder case. 27-year-old McKenzie Dixson pled guilty to reduced charges of manslaughter, tampering with evidence and violating his probation and in exchange, more serious charges of murder and felonious assault filed against…

One Killed, Two Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash

One driver died and two others were left seriously hurt in a three-vehicle crash that happened late Thursday afternoon in Osnaburg Township. The Stark County Post of the State Highway Patrol reports the incident was caused by a driver who tried to pass another vehicle in a No-Passing Zone just before 6:00PM. 25-year-old Kenneth Wolfe…

Rider Killed in MC-SUV Crash

The rider lost his life in a crash involving his motorcycle and an SUV in Stark County’s Osnaburg Township. The State Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred shortly before 4:45PM Thursday on State Route 44 near the 6 Mile Post, where 54-year-old Christopher Metzger of Paris Township was riding northbound as he went left-of-center on…

Prison Ordered-Up for Driver in Fatal Crash

A man who previously pled guilty to charges in his case has been sentenced to prison time for a fatal crash that took the life of a former Youngstown State University football player. 20-year-old Adrienne Washington of Youngstown appeared in Mahoning County Court for sentencing on Thursday, when the judge ordered him to serve indefinite…

11 NEO Residents Charged with Bank Fraud, Stealing Mail

Nearly a dozen residents of northeast Ohio – including two local residents – have been named in a five-County indictment issued by a Federal Grand Jury. The US Attorney’s office alleges that 11 co-defendants are charged with conspiring to steal US Mail to get checks enclosed in the envelopes, then alter, forge or duplicate the…

Arson Officials Offer Rewards in Two Cases

Reward money is being offered to help locate and arrest the people responsible for two separate arson fires – both in Trumbull County. The State Fire Marshal’s office announced that its Blue Ribbon Arson Committee has five-Thousand dollars on the table for whomever can lead them to the firebugs. On June 24, flames brought fire…

Judgment Day for Man Convicted in Toddler’s Bathtub Death

A 10-year prison term has been imposed on a man in Cleveland, following his conviction on charges stemming from the death of a one-year-old child who was left unattended in a bathtub. 26-year-old Ellis Brown previously pled guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter in Cuyahoga County Court, where he returned this week to get his…

Convicted Rapist gets New Trial

A legal Faux Pas that happened during a rape trial has resulted in a new round of proceedings being ordered for the man convicted of the crime. Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on Thursday that 36-year-old Theodis Montgomery of Canton was denied his right to a fair trial. In March 2018, Montgomery…