Delivery Driver Robbed in Akron

Two men wearing ski masks robbed a delivery driver at gunpoint on Monday afternoon on Akron’s east side. Police on Tuesday provided details, reporting the 52-year-old victim was dropping-off items for delivery at a neighborhood market in the 1000 block of Lovers Lane when the incident happened. Standing near the back of the box truck…

Area Cop Convicted in Child-Sex Case

A former Euclid Police officer has decided to plead guilty to charges in a child-sex case. 49-year-old Donald Ivory appeared in Cuyahoga County Court to plead guilty to charges including attempted assault, attempted disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and child endangering. He was also convicted on counts of intimidation of a crime victim and attempted…

Jury Scam Alert

The Summit County Prosecutor’s office has issued a warning to the public to beware the most recent Jury Duty scam that’s been making the rounds. Officials report there’s been a growing number of phone calls recently made to Summit County residents, with the caller claiming the targeted person had missed jury duty and that an…

MC Rider Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash

The pilot of a motorcycle lost his life in the crash between his machine and an SUV in the Trumbull County community of Champion. The State Highway Patrol reports that 53-year-old Patrick Riley Jr of Warren was riding east along State Road near Nutwood Avenue a short time before 3:00PM on Monday – when his…

Illegals Found in Traffic Stop

A couple of illegal immigrants were taken into custody following a traffic stop in Portage County. The Sheriff’s office reports the encounter happened along Interstate 76 in Rootstown over the weekend, when a 34-year-old woman had been found operating without a license. As a deputy was questioning the woman, a 36-year-old man also stopped his…

Murder Defendant Avoids Trial, Cops Plea Deal

The Defendant in a local murder case decided to avoid the start of his trial by taking a plea deal with prosecutors. 82-year-old Richard Stevenson of Newton Falls had been charged with murder and felonious assault in connection with a shooting death on Thanksgiving Day 2020. Stevenson called 911 on November 26 that year, telling…

Boil Advisory around Akron’s West Border

A precautionary Boil Water Alert remains in effect for a portion of west Akron and the adjoining suburbs of Fairlawn and Copley Township. The Akron Water Division issued the Alert around 9:00 Monday night after making repairs to a 36-inch water main…resulting in low pressure for customers in the affected area. If you live in…

HS FB Coach on Leave after Player’s Death

The head football coach at Ellet High School has been placed on administrative leave by the Akron Public School District, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation into the drowning death of one of his players last month. The move was made this week in connection with the incident that happened at a swim park…

Portage County has Confirmed Monkeypox Case

With all the noise in the national media about Monkeypox this year, the illness has now been confirmed locally. Portage County Health officials have confirmed the County’s first case and say the resident who’s been diagnosed with it is in isolation to reduce the chance of spread. They added that risk to the general public…

More Boom-Booms at Camp JAG

The Ohio Army National Guard is giving fair warning – although residents and business owners in the area should be accustomed to the noise by now. The Guard says there will be increased noise from explosions at Camp James A Garfield Joint Military Training Center on Wednesday and Thursday this week. It’s all part of…

Accused Killer Won’t Testify at Trial

In his bench trial held in Portage County Court, an accused killer decided against taking the stand in his own defense. The Record-Courier reports that 24-year-old Colton Gavin of Aurora has chosen to refrain from taking the stand. He pled not guilty by reason of insanity to charges for the 2018 stabbing death of his…

Man Killed in Hit-Skip Crash during Chase

An area resident was killed in a hit-skip incident that happened during a police pursuit over the weekend. Garfield Heights Police identified the victim on Monday as 26-year-old Cameron Crews of Maple Heights. Officers had seen a car speeding along Turney Road and making a U-Turn to head north and when police attempted the traffic…

Feds Grab Big Bucks Restitution in Stock Fraud Case

A defendant convicted in Federal Court in 2016 in a securities fraud case has been forced to hand-off hundreds of Thousands of dollars in restitution to his victims here in Ohio. The US Attorney’s Office announced that prosecutors with the Northern District of Ohio collected restitution totaling more than 624-Thousand dollars from Justin Esposito of…

AAA: Fuel Prices Falling, But Fewer People Filling-Up

Although fuel prices are continuing a downward trend, fewer people chose to gas-up and go somewhere last week. Auto club AAA reported that this week’s average price for a gallon of Regular gasoline declined by another 21 cents compared to the week-ago average posted in the Weekly Pump Price Report for the East Central Region…

Accused Killer’s Trial Delayed

The trial of an East Cleveland man accused of killing his girlfriend last year has been pushed-back to later this Fall in Cuyahoga County Court. Proceedings were to start on Monday in the case of 28-year-old Lexx Meeks, who was indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of aggravated murder and lesser counts including murder,…