Red Cross Needs Holiday Blood

As people go about their annual searches for “just the right gift” for those they love during the Holidays, the Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking for us to give the gift of life – by donating blood. With more people traditionally making travel plans to visit family and friends each…

OH Dept of Education to get an Overhaul

In what some described as “a legislative enema for a notoriously dysfunctional panel,” members of the Ohio Senate have approved a plan that removes much of the power and influence from the state’s Department of Education. By a vote of 22-7, members of the Upper Chamber passed a bill that turns most control of Ohio…

Hot Time on a Transport

Flames erupted on a Stark Area Regional Transit Authority bus along I-77 on Wednesday night – but crews managed to keep them from causing extensive damage to the interior of the transport. Canton Fire crews responded to the scene in the southbound lanes of the Interstate shortly before 9:30PM, when the driver saw the smoke…

SupCo Orders Resentencing for Baby-Killer

Claiming that the judge who heard the original case didn’t take the defendant’s mental state into consideration, a young woman who was handed a life prison term for murdering her baby will be granted a new sentencing hearing. Former Muskingum University student Emile Weaver was handed a life prison sentence without parole in June 2016…

Wanted Driver Busted with Drugs, Guns

A wrong-way driver found himself in handcuffs after a traffic stop in Medina Township this week. Police caught a glimpse of the wrong-way vehicle and lit it up around 3:00AM Tuesday along Medina Road. Once the driver stopped, the computer check revealed he was wanted on previous warrants and he was ordered out from the…

SWAT Team Arrests Armed Man after Standoff

An armed man wanted by authorities holed himself up inside a home on the northwest side of Ravenna – but finally gave himself up after a dose of chemicals. The Portage County Sheriff’s office reports that deputies had gone to a home in the 6400 block of Fairfield Avenue shortly after 9:00AM Wednesday. They had…

More Drama Involving Area Commissioner

A Trumbull County Commissioner viewed by some as a “problem child” with repeated spats among others on the panel is at the center of yet another round of drama…with Commissioner Niki Frenchko claiming she was the victim of an assault at the hand of the County’s interim Director of Human Resources. She claims that she…

Charges Filed for Fatal Crash

Formal charges have been filed against a driver who was involved in a fatal crash last Summer. A Stark County Grand Jury recently returned an indictment against 30-year-old Franco Guidone of Louisville, charging him with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of DUI. The State Highway Patrol reported that Guidone was driving…

MetroHealth Trustee Resigns amid Ongoing Probe

As the former CEO remains embroiled in a dispute over his job termination, a member of the Board of Trustees at Cleveland’s MetroHealth System as abruptly resigned. Hospital officials confirmed that Terry Monnolly had stepped-down this week but provided no explanation for his decision. Monnolly – who up to now had served as Chairman of…

Two Escape from Area Jail

Two prisoners became fugitives from the law after they made a run for it from the Lorain-Medina Community Based Correctional Facility. The Lorain County Sheriff’s office issued a Be On Look Out for Johnny Brooks Jr and Steven Carpenter after they fled the lock-up around 6:30 Wednesday night. Both fled after they reportedly broke a…

Village Seeks Sheriff Patrols in Move to Phase-Out Police Dept

Following a decision by voters in November to reject a levy request for the community’s Police Department, members of Newton Falls Village Council have voted to enter into a contract with the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office. The 3-1 vote calls for deputies to handle street patrols and other duties that until now have been staffed…

Hudson Council Member Swatted for Overstepping Authority

A member of Hudson City Council was the target of a 5-1 censure vote by her peers this week. At-Large Council member Nicole Kowalski raised the ire of the panel after they determined she initiated an investigation and spent city funds on it without going through Council for approval beforehand. Specifically, Kowalski had reportedly responded…

CLE PD wants Witness Protection Program

With a street thug credo that “snitches get stitches” continuing to threaten the lives and safety of witnesses to crimes, Cleveland Police Department is on track toward creation of a witness protection program as a means of getting the upper hand in finding homicide suspects and bringing them to justice. A spokesman for the Police…

UofA to use Grant Funds for Metal Detectors

While the Akron Public School district has begun considering such a move, the University of Akron has already taken a big step in getting metal detectors installed at some of its buildings. The University President has told Trustees that the state of Ohio has issued a grant of nearly 423-Thousand dollars to the school through…

Robbery Suspect Quickly Caught

A suspect in the robbery of a local gas station was caught and cuffed in short order following the crime. Jackson Township Police were dispatched to a business in the 5100 block of Fulton Drive NW around 4:45AM Wednesday, arriving to be told that a man brandishing a firearm had entered the place and demanded…