DeWine Sets Attendance Limits for Indoor, Outdoor Entertainment

  Governor DeWine on Thursday offered only a few details on how the state will begin transitioning back to allowing attendance at entertainment venues and sporting events. In rambling and meandering announcement that was short on details, the Governor said that directives to be released at some point following his press briefing would allow attendance…

Akron Homicide Victim Identified

  A man who was shot to death on Akron’s west side on Wednesday afternoon has been identified. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday afternoon named the victim as 37-year-old Antwaine Bethune of Akron – reporting that he died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds and officially labeling his death a homicide.…

Panel Approves John Glenn Statue at OH Statehouse

  A bipartisan panel of both Democrats and Republicans in Columbus managed to agree on something on Thursday, when they voted unanimously to approve allowing a statue of the late NASA astronaut and US Senator John Glenn to be displayed at the Ohio Statehouse. Beginning next month, a seven-foot-tall, 600-pound bronze likeness of America’s first…

Semi Crash Closes Interstate

  Interstate 271 South was reduced to one-lane travel following the crash of a semi tractor-trailer on Thursday afternoon. The Peninsula Police Chief tells WNIR News that the incident happened at 2:00PM, when the driver lost control of the wheel and went off the side…then about 250 feet down a long embankment just before State…

OH AG Sues Biden Admin over Delayed Census Data

  The state of Ohio has filed a Federal lawsuit against the Biden administration – seeking to compel the US Census Bureau to release the delayed population data from the most recent headcount. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost alleges the Federal government is continuing to drag its feet – deliberately delaying Census data instead of…

Thousands More OH Jobless Benefits Flagged for Fraud

  The problem of fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits continues to be a big one here in Ohio. The Department of Job and Family Services reports there were more than 101-Thousand initial claims for jobless benefits filed for the week ending last Saturday – a big jump from the previous weekly pandemic-related claims that had…

Bill Aims to Toughen Food Stamp Eligibility

  State lawmakers in Columbus will examine a proposal aimed at making the standards more stringent for getting Food Stamp and Medicaid benefits. The measure sponsored by Republican Senator Tim Schaffer of Lancaster would step-up monitoring of income among Food Stamp recipients and require photos on EBT cards. Schaffer also favors adding some level of…

Momma Arrested – AGAIN – after Leaving Kids Alone at Home

  For the second time this month, a young mother in the area has been arrested on charges that she abandoned her kids inside their apartment. Police in Warren whipped-out the handcuffs again for 27-year-old Brayasha Clark on Wednesday afternoon – once they found her. One of the six kids left alone in the home…

Teens Charged after Fire Destroys Historic Building

  Two teenage boys have been slapped with charges in the aftermath of a massive fire that destroyed a historic building in the city of Elyria on Wednesday night. Fire crews were called to the vacant structure along Kerstetter Way in downtown around 8:00PM to find heavy smoke and flames showing. Some 15 area departments…

Defendant gets Prison after Latest OVI Conviction

  A guilty plea following his seventh arrest on OVI charges has earned an area man some time behind a prison wall. 63-year-old Daniel Stout of Warren was pulled-over by police in Hubbard on January 25 last year and found to be driving while inebriated. Stout appeared in Trumbull County Court to accept the terms…

Cold Temps + Sweaty Driver = Drug Bust

  A State Highway Patrol trooper who encountered a nervous and sweaty driver at the wheel of his car saw enough to raise his level of suspicion – resulting in a huge cocaine bust near the border of Portage and Mahoning counties. The trooper took note of the fact that a Jeep was creeping-along about…

Odd Rescue in Medina

  Firefighters responding to an incident in Medina on Wednesday wound-up dealing with not-so-ordinary victims to be treated at the scene. Crews were called to the report of a shed on fire during the afternoon hours at Turtle World of Medina, arriving to find a shed filled with smoke. After quickly snuffing the flames, they…

Prosecutor wants Accused Killer to get Death Penalty

  The County Prosecutor who announced charges against an accused killer in southwest Ohio wants the defendant to go to Death Row if convicted as charged. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the Grand Jury indictment filed against 21-year-old Desean Brown – who’s been formally charged with two counts of aggravated murder and additional charges…

OH House Mulls Restrictions on Governor’s Health Orders

  With the Ohio Senate having overwhelmingly passed a measure last week to restrict the public health orders coming from the Governor’s office amid the pandemic, members of a committee in the Ohio House were looking at a similar proposal on Wednesday. A growing number of state lawmakers want to limit Governor DeWine’s authority and…

Police Hunt Suspect after Akron Homicide

  The suspect remained at large on Thursday following Akron’s latest homicide. Police responded to the 1000 block of Vernon Odom Boulevard on the west side around 2:30PM Wednesday to find a 37-year-old man on the ground in a driveway after he had been shot multiple times. Witnesses told police at the scene that the…