Part of South Main Street closed in Akron

Starting today, South Main Street will be closed to northbound traffic between Selle Street and Cedar Street to allow contractors to finish work in the intersection. At W. Bartges Street, the westbound traffic will be detoured using W. Bartges Street and Dart Avenue to W. Cedar Street and the eastbound traffic will be detoured using…

Man charged in Turnpike knife attack

Authorities say a Wisconsin man has been charged with murder in what authorities believe was a random knife attack that killed a man and injured another at a service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike. The victims were attacked on Tuesday morning. A deputy shot and injured the suspect after trying to stop him by firing…

Drug Take-Back Day This Weekend

The 21st annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day happens this weekend – a chance for people to go through those medicine cabinets and get rid of unused, expired or unwanted medicines. The nationwide event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration traditionally happens between 10AM and 2PM – a time in which people can drop-off…

Tallmadge Man ID’ed as Bank Robbery Suspect

Tips from the public have led to an arrest in connection with last Friday’s robbery of a bank in Akron’s Chapel Hill neighborhood. Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of 21-year-old Jamaryon Frazier of Tallmadge, reporting that he was identified by tipsters after surveillance photos were released involving the hold-up that happened last Friday morning…

Woman Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

A woman is recovering from her bullet wound after being targeted in gunfire that happened on Akron’s near-north side late Tuesday night. Police report the incident happened around 11:15PM at North Howard Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, where the 34-year-old woman told officers a man in another vehicle pulled alongside hers and he began…

OH may Make Referee Assaults a Crime

With a continually rising trend of referees being accosted and at times assaulted during sporting events, lawmakers in Columbus are considering legislation that would impose criminal charges against anyone who decides to get huffy with the zebras. Members of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee have been studying a bill aimed at defining assaults on referees…

Driver Indicted for Fatal Car-Pedestrian Incident

A Trumbull County Grand Jury has returned a formal indictment against the driver involved in a fatal run-down in the driveway of a Liberty Township home. 26-year-old Alexandria Morales of Hubbard has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI, stemming from an incident that happened outside a home along Sampson Road around 3:30AM August…

Murder Trial Continues in Canton

The trial of a man accused of shooting his former girlfriend to death at a Canton restaurant earlier this year continues in Stark County Court. 55-year-old Richard Nelson of East Canton is up on aggravated murder charges, accused of chasing 38-year-old Rebecca Rogers through a restaurant along Lesh Road NE on April 16 and shooting…

Retrial Begins for Elderly Man Convicted for Wife’s Murder

It’s been over 46 years since Isiah Andrews was convicted and sent to prison for the 1974 murder of his wife…and although the man was ordered released from prison on a technicality and is now 83 years old, Andrews returned to Cuyahoga County Court on Tuesday for the start of his retrial in the case.…

Stabbing Murder Suspect Shot at Turnpike Plaza

The suspect and victims have been identified after a man wielding a knife stabbed one person to death and wounded another before he was shot at a Service Plaza along the Ohio Turnpike early Tuesday evening. The State Highway Patrol and the Sandusky County Sheriff’s office were called to Erie Islands Service Plaza shortly after…

Power Outage Proved Lengthy

A fire on a utility pole became a major problem for residents in Cuyahoga Falls on Tuesday – spawning a city-wide power outage that had just about everyone in the city without electric until Wednesday morning. City Hall issued a statement on social media after the system went down shortly before 4:00PM, explaining that an…

Man Shot to Death, Girlfriend Arrested

A man was dead and his girlfriend was taken into custody following a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning in Cleveland. Officers arrived on the 911 call from a home along Crestwood Avenue around 1:20AM, entering the home to find the 30-year-old man down and unresponsive in the living room. His 31-year-old girlfriend reportedly admitted…

Loaded, Stolen Gun Taken from School Kid in Cleveland

A Ninth Grade student at a school in Cleveland has been arrested on felony charges, having been caught bringing a loaded, stolen handgun into the building on Tuesday morning. In what became the second incident in which a handgun was confiscated from a Cleveland school student this year, the X-Ray scanner at an entrance to…

Driver Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges after Fatal Crash

Already facing charges in connection with a fatal crash, a man who was out on bond in that case has been hit with a fresh round of charges filed against him for leading a police chase. 20-year-old Adrienne Washington of Youngstown appeared in Mahoning County Court on Tuesday, entering not guilty pleas to multiple charges…

Remains of Area WWII Soldier Identified

Remains of an American soldier that were unearthed from a World War II cemetery in France more than two years ago have now been positively identified as those of a US Army Private from Dover…and will finally be laid to rest near his hometown next month. The Defense Department’s POW-MIA Accounting Agency announced this week…