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Mother says special needs son forcibly baptized; robber calls judge 'slave master'; infant dies at homeless shelter: Overnight News Links
Also, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in latest Ohio poll; Cleveland Beer Week director accused of stealing $40,000 in scholarship money; Avon police sergeant admits having one beer before drunken-driving arrest Featured stories Mother says special needs son was forcibly baptized at Geauga County church (WKYC Channel 3) Bank robber who acted as own attorney calls Lake County judge 'slave master' at sentencing (News-Herald) Infant who died at Dayton homeless shelter was a twin (Dayton Daily News) Crime Cleveland Beer Week director accused of stealing $40,000 in scholarship money (cleveland.com) 'Extremely delusional' North Olmsted youth pastor sentenced for sexual relationship with teen (cleveland.com) Two accused of causing crash while fleeing Eastlake police (photos) (cleveland.com) Berea man sentenced for rape of Soviet-era labor camp survivor (cleveland.com) Garfield Heights detectives arrest suspect in restaurant robberies (video) (cleveland.com) North Ridgeville abduction case may be linked to Elyria, Cleveland (WKYC Channel 3) Lorain County couple arrested in connection with alleged child abuse case (Lorain Morning Journal) Cleveland / Cuyahoga County Cleveland police's proposed use-of-force policy designed to address past issues (cleveland.com) Donald Trump proposes expanded 'school choice' during visit to Cleveland charter school (cleveland.com) No water in a hot Cleveland school? Depends who you ask (cleveland.com) Cleveland artist to live inside giant wooden sphere made from demolished houses (cleveland.com) 10 Cuyahoga County school districts have new taxes on the November ballot: Here's the list (cleveland.com) Local news East 20 Lake County restaurants, other food places with most health inspection violations (cleveland.com) Man worth millions says he needed food stamps (WKYC Channel 3) Vietnam Veterans Memorial traveling wall comes to Geauga County (News-Herald) Local news West Avon police sergeant admits having one beer before drunken-driving arrest (video) (cleveland.com) Florida man dies after crash on Ohio Turnpike (Lorain Morning Journal) Willard man struck, killed on Ohio 61 (Sandusky Register) Akron / Canton area Death of man at Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park ruled suicide by medical examiner (cleveland.com) Akron awarded $5 million to reimagine civic spaces, bring diverse communities together (cleveland.com) State Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in latest Ohio poll (cleveland.com) Retired generals from Ohio stress their support for Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump's Cleveland appearance (cleveland.com) Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio but not much changes for patients (cleveland.com) Ohio lawmaker urges cities not to ban medical marijuana before state sets rules (cleveland.com)  Ohio mine workers seek pension relief on Capitol Hill (photos and video) (cleveland.com) How to build a highway: A tour of an Ohio Turnpike construction zone (cleveland.com)
1 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Greater Cleveland Lorain County Ohio Summit County Ohio Akron Ohio Ohio Lake County Ohio Elyria Ohio
Death of man at Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park ruled suicide by medical examiner
The death of a man found at Brandywine Falls Tuesday has been ruled a suicide by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office. Watch video AKRON, Ohio -- An elderly man found dead at Brandywine Falls Tuesday took his own life, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office. The office identified the man as 71-year-old August C. Voight, of Brecksville. Voight died of multiple blunt force injuries, Gary Gunther, chief investigator with the medical examiner's office, said Thursday. Voight was found at the base of a cliff overlooking a 65-foot waterfall on the eastern edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Sagamore Hills. Previous coverage: Elderly man found dead at Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Voight's death is the third in the area since the falls became part of the national park. In 1995, a man fell over the boardwalk fence and died. There wasn't another death there until May 2011 when a 31-year-old Canal Fulton man died after falling from the top of the falls.    If you wish to discuss or comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section. Like Chanda Neely on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter: Follow @ChandaNeely // !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]>
45 points by The Plain Dealer | Ohio and Erie Canal Cuyahoga Valley National Park Summit County Ohio Akron Ohio Death Brecksville Ohio Cuyahoga County Ohio Life
Millionaire collected food stamps, prosecutor says; proposal would make abortion murder; officer's neck broken by teens: Overnight News Links
Also, shooting in parking lot of Cleveland police station wounds 1; Tamir Rice 911 call taker disciplined for 'rude, unprofessional' behavior in recent incident; Northeast Ohio schools closed Thursday due to heat Watch video Featured stories Raid targets Geauga County millionaire on food stamps (WKYC Channel 3) Proposal would brand abortion as aggravated murder in Ohio (cleveland.com) Corrections officer's neck broken during teens' breakout (Canton Repository) Crime Shooting in parking lot of Cleveland police station wounds 1 (cleveland.com) Cuyahoga County Jail sergeant disciplined in excessive force case (cleveland.com) Avon police officer on leave after drunken-driving arrest (cleveland.com) Cleveland woman accused of forcing homeless woman into prostitution (cleveland.com) One injured in afternoon shooting near University of Akron (cleveland.com) Cleveland Heights police officer accused of holding gun to his wife's back during domestic dispute (audio) (cleveland.com) Cuyahoga Falls man gets five years in prison for shaking infant (cleveland.com) Cleveland hip-hop artist on house arrest taken into custody after someone shot up his house (cleveland.com) Death penalty trial begins for man charged in Warrensville Heights barbershop slayings (cleveland.com) Felon tied to Cleveland smash-and-grab ring (cleveland.com) Three teens charged in separate robberies in Cleveland Heights (cleveland.com) Detroit-area trucking company owner sentenced to nine years for dealing club drugs (cleveland.com) Two charged after Cleveland federal agents seize more than 200 pounds of cocaine (cleveland.com) Four shot in three hours in Cleveland, including teen (cleveland.com) FBI expands search for man they believe abducted one girl, tried to snatch another (WEWS Channel 5) Sheffield Township man arrested after Lorain shooting (Lorain Morning Journal) Cleveland / Cuyahoga County Tamir Rice 911 call taker disciplined for 'rude, unprofessional' behavior in recent incident (cleveland.com) Northeast Ohio schools closed Thursday due to heat (cleveland.com) How hot is too hot for school when there's no air conditioning? (cleveland.com) Donald Trump to appear at Cleveland charter school Thursday (cleveland.com) Monument company to review vandalism damage at historic Cleveland cemetery (cleveland.com) Cleveland paints over accidental bike lane on Ontario (cleveland.com) Jack Cleveland Casino revenue rebounds in August (cleveland.com) More RTA service cuts go into effect Sunday (cleveland.com) Local news East John Carroll University closes 2 dorms because of power outage (cleveland.com) Local news West Elderly man found dead at Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (cleveland.com) Akron / Canton area Newly merged Cleveland Clinic Akron General names president (cleveland.com) State Sen. Rob Portman launches investigation into EpiPen pricing (cleveland.com) The most famous person from each county in Ohio (cleveland.com)
2 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Greater Cleveland Akron Ohio Ohio Cleveland Summit County Ohio Cuyahoga River Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Falls man gets five years in prison for shaking infant
A Cuyahoga Falls man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for shaking his girlfriend's baby, Summit County prosecutor's said. AKRON, Ohio -- A Cuyahoga Falls man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for shaking his girlfriend's baby, Summit County prosecutor's said. William Jobe, 29, of Second Street, pleaded guilty to child endangering last month. He was arrested in August 2015 after he admitted to police that he shook the 8-month-old baby, prosecutors said. The infant suffered temporary paralysis, according to prosecutors. Jobe, who was home alone with the baby when the incident took place, called 911 and said the girl was having a hard time breathing. The baby was admitted to the Akron Children's Hospital's intensive care unit with serious injuries. Previous coverage: Man charged with shaking, injuring infant in Cuyahoga Falls If you wish to discuss or comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section. Like Chanda Neely on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter: Follow @ChandaNeely // !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]>
36 points by The Plain Dealer | Summit County Ohio Akron Ohio Ohio Cuyahoga Valley National Park Akron metropolitan area Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Ohio and Erie Canal Stow Ohio
Utah inmates transferred after allegations of mistreatment
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah authorities have removed 80 inmates from a rural county jail while officials can investigate claims of possible prisoner mistreatment. The Utah Department of Corrections said a statement Friday that the inmates were temporarily relocated from the Daggett County Jail, a facility that sits along ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Utah Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah United States Prison Coroner Summit County Utah Draper Utah
Teen skier who died after Winter Park tree crash from Texas
WINTER PARK, Colo. (AP) - A 17-year-old girl who died after hitting a tree at a Colorado ski resort was from Texas. Alicyn (Al-is-son) Mitcham of Colmesneil (KOHL'-mis-neel) - a small city near the Louisiana border - crashed on a run called Forget-Me-Not in the Parsenn Bowl on Wednesday afternoon. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Autopsy Summit County Colorado Colorado municipalities Suicide Coroner Utah Breckenridge Ski Resort Death
Barberton to host Better Block to help brand business district
With an active arts and entertainment district, the city of Barberton is now looking to brand its downtown business district with the help of a Better Block festival set for this summer. AKRON, Ohio - With an active arts district, Barberton is looking to brand its downtown business district with the help of a Better Block festival this summer. To learn what residents want in the Second Street business district, the Barberton Community Foundation, working with the city, the South Summit Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Barberton Merchants Association and other groups, will host a community meeting 6-8 p.m. March 2 at the Active Adult Center at the YMCA. The best ideas will be activated during the Barberton Better Block to see if they're doable in the long run. Better Blocks, which have taken place in North Hill, Middlebury and Cuyahoga Falls, are festivals that showcase and reactivate neighborhoods, while introducing amenities that help them become more vibrant communities. Previous coverage: Welcome to Better Block North Hill, Akron's burgeoning international district (photos) "We don't want to just guess what everyone wants on Second Street; we want to hear different ideas and opinions," said Amber Genet, the foundation's marketing and communications director. "The merchants association is excited to hear those ideas so they can build upon what they're already doing downtown." With Lake Anna in the center of town and the Magic Mile -- a mile-long connection from downtown to the Towpath Trail -- bikeabilty and walkability are among the city's top amenities, said Jim Stonkus, president and CEO of the community foundation. "About 300,000 people go down the Barberton stretch of the Towpath," he said. "There's so much opportunity here and you hear that from people starting to rediscover the city." With Lake Anna in the center of town and the Magic Mile -- a mile-long connection from downtown to the Towpath Trail -- bikeabilty and walkability are among the Magic City's top amenities. Barberton Community Foundation  The Magic City's arts district on Tuscarawas Avenue is increasingly active, with the newly renovated Magical Theatre Company, one of only six resident children's theaters in the country, plus art galleries, restaurants and shops. Barberton also hosts the annual spring Cherry Blossom Festival, and the fall Mum Festival. A series of well-attended Fourth Friday events, inspired by Barberton high school students, helps draw residents to downtown. The city hopes to draw more of that energy to Second Street. To assist, the foundation is contributing $32,000 toward the Better Block, as well as two new bike initiatives: A bike share program - Launching in early summer, the bike share will build upon a program piloted in by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition in Akron last year. The bike share will have three stations, each equipped with four bikes, helmets and locks. Bikes can be used free up to three hours at a time. Switching Gears - An Active Transportation Conference hosted by the Akron Metropolitan Area Transit Study, Switching Gears will take place July 26 and feature Jason Roberts of the Better Block Foundation and Charles Marohn of Strong Towns. The conference will focus on techniques that promote walking, biking and transit use in the city and lead to more vibrant neighborhoods. Another popular Barberton bike event is the annual Bike 2 Barberton, a day of live music, food and bike education. Formerly the Larry Bidlingmyer Bike Ride, in memory of a Barberton teacher, the event helps raise funds for the community foundation's Bike Ride Fund, which pays for kids to attend a Barberton City Schools outdoor education camp Bidlingmyer started more than 35 years ago. Want more Akron news? Sign up for cleveland.com's Rubber City Daily, an email newsletter delivered at 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave
586 points by The Plain Dealer | City Summit County Ohio
Cleveland-area home sales dipped slightly in January, but prices were up (interactive maps)
Northeast Ohio home sales started 2017 on slightly softer footing, but January prices were up notably from a year before. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Northeast Ohio home sales started 2017 on slightly softer footing, but January prices were up notably from a year before. Across 18 counties, sales were down 1.5 percent from January of 2016, according to fresh figures from the Northern Ohio Regional Multiple Listing Service. That's a difference of only 39 properties, most of them condominiums. // var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1487028787539'); var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0]; vizElement.style.width='100%';vizElement.style.height=(divElement.offsetWidth*0.75)+'px'; var scriptElement = document.createElement('script'); scriptElement.src = 'https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js'; vizElement.parentNode.insertBefore(scriptElement, vizElement); // ]]> Prices, meanwhile, were up when compared with last year's levels. The average sale price for a house in the region was $140,765 in January, a 5.6 percent jump from the first month of 2016. At $125,711, the average sale price for a condo was 15.7 percent higher than a year before, the listing service reported. Sales and prices both dipped from December to January, but that's typical at the turn of the year. Among counties with at least 100 transfers in January, Lorain County experienced the steepest annual sales gain - 18 percent. The county's average sale price was up by 8.4 percent, to $149,487, when compared with a year before. In Cuyahoga County, sales topped their January 2016 levels by 1.5 percent, with 852 transactions. The average sale price posted a 4 percent annual gain, reaching $142,720 in January. Sales were essentially flat - down 0.5 percent - in Summit County, home to Akron. But the average sale price, at $138,405, was up 12 percent from a year before. The listing-service data captures most local residential real estate transactions. // var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1487028807457'); var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0]; vizElement.style.width='100%';vizElement.style.height=(divElement.offsetWidth*0.75)+'px'; var scriptElement = document.createElement('script'); scriptElement.src = 'https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js'; vizElement.parentNode.insertBefore(scriptElement, vizElement); // ]]> In January, Geauga County had the highest average sale price in the region, at $271,203. Jefferson County, home to Steubenville, had the lowest average sale price, at $80,435. Homes in the region sold for as little as $800 and as much as $2.4 million during January, the listing service reported. The National Association of Realtors and Ohio Association of Realtors are scheduled to release their January home-sales reports on Feb. 22.
25 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Greater Cleveland Geauga County Ohio Summit County Ohio Lorain County Ohio Akron Ohio Ohio counties Cuyahoga Valley National Park
RTA riders rally to reopen Public Square to buses; 'whistleblower' targets Pilot Flying J: Overnight News Links
Also, RTA riders rally for reopening of Public Square to buses; Cleveland Teachers Union leaders and school district reach a possible contract; Prosecutors uncover dozens of uncharged juvenile cases, including rape Watch video Featured stories RTA riders rally for reopening of Public Square to buses (cleveland.com) Pilot of 48 years, on Cessna disappearance: Not likely weather-related (WOIO Channel 19) 'Whistleblower' claims Pilot Flying J fraud cheated federal government (WKYC Channel 3) Cleveland Teachers Union leaders and school district reach a possible contract (cleveland.com) Crime Prosecutors uncover dozens of uncharged juvenile cases, including rape (cleveland.com) Prosecutors will seek death penalty against suspect in Alianna DeFreeze killing (cleveland.com)  Heartless Felon gang member pistol-whipped, shot Cleveland teen at close range, police say (cleveland.com) Computer stolen at gunpoint in Akron Craigslist robbery (cleveland.com) Four robbed in 12 days at Cleveland State, university says (cleveland.com) Five Cuyahoga County banks robbed in one day, FBI says (cleveland.com) Man wanted in 2015 fatal Akron gas station shootout arrested (cleveland.com) Cleveland man who ran online child porn sharing group pleads guilty (cleveland.com) Cleveland man charged in fatal shooting in city's Clark-Fulton neighborhood (cleveland.com) Cleveland man shot while running from drive-by shooting (cleveland.com) Thieves steal $4,500 Boy Scout trailer with pinewood derby track inside (WOIO Channel 19) Lorain fatal shooting under investigation (Lorain Morning Journal) Lorain man sentenced for 2015 fatal crash (Lorain Morning Journal) Cleveland / Cuyahoga County FAA releases air traffic control audio in Lake Erie plane crash that killed 6 (cleveland.com) Allegiant Air launches service in Cleveland; 4 things to know about Hopkins' newest carrier (cleveland.com) Missing Cleveland man has been found, police say (cleveland.com) Local news East Colleges work together to improve Lake and Geauga counties (cleveland.com) Local news West Avon infant beats odds, gets new heart (WKYC Channel 3) Bat species could be latest roadblock in NEXUS pipeline through Northeast Ohio (WEWS Channel 5) Amish buggy driver has survived 14 accidents (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram) Akron / Canton area Gov. John Kasich appoints two judges to Akron Municipal Court (cleveland.com) City passes $966 million in 2017 spending plans (Akron Beacon Journal) Cuyahoga Falls offers safe exchange location for craigslist, Facebook purchases (cleveland.com) State 'Right-to-work' bill introduced in Ohio House (cleveland.com) Trump administration pulls back federal stance on transgender restroom use (cleveland.com) President Donald Trump cancels planned visit to Northeast Ohio (cleveland.com) Opioid addiction means more Ohio kids in protective custody (cleveland.com) Josh Mandel, gearing up for 2018 Senate run, has recruited campaign leaders in all 88 Ohio counties (cleveland.com) How technology could change Ohio, according to Gov. John Kasich (cleveland.com)
2 points by The Plain Dealer | Ohio Greater Cleveland Akron Ohio Cuyahoga River Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio Cuyahoga Valley National Park Summit County Ohio
16 travel options for skiers who don’t want to drive to Colorado’s slopes
A new online guide, put together by the CoPIRG Foundation and Snowriders International, was announced Tuesday and includes information about 16 ways to get to ski country without driving. Those options include trains, buses, ride-share services and shuttles from Denver International Airport.
342 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Glenwood Canyon Summit County Colorado Colorado municipalities Ski areas and resorts in Colorado Bus Denver Denver International Airport
Akron Roller Derby kicks off 6-game home season in February
A pair of roller derby teams have merged to form Akron Roller Derby, which kicks off its home season this month. AKRON, Ohio - A pair of local roller-derby squads have joined forces to form Akron Roller Derby, which begins a six-bout home season this month. Previously, NEO Roller Derby and Rubber City Roller Girls skated. The merger actually has resulted in two teams - Akron Roller Derby All Stars is the A team, and the AK Rowdy Rollers is the B team. While roller derby in Akron is "full contact," the team promotes the sport to be "family-friendly," player Mae B. Hazardous says. "We're nothing like the elbows throwing of the past." The 501-c3 organization falls under the Women's Flat Track Derby Association and maintains a pay-to-play structure, with money raised for women's, children's and animal charities, she said. Schedule All games are on Saturdays. The home schedule: * Feb. 11, John S. Knight Center. * March 25, John S. Knight Center. * April 15, John S. Knight Center. * May 20, Summit County Fairgrounds. * June 17, Summit County Fairgrounds. * July 8, Summit County Fairgrounds. Where they play The Knight Center is at 77 E. Mill St., Akron. The fairgrounds are at 1100 North Ave., Tallmadge. What it costs Tickets are $10 (presale), $15 (at the door), free (kids 4 and under), $5 (ages 5-12). When it is Juniors skate 4-6 p.m. Main event is 6 p.m. and takes about 90 minutes depending on injuries or play stoppage. The B team plays after that. "It's a different crowd for different people they want to see," Mae says. More info Go to akronrollerderby.net for ticket and details.
138 points by The Plain Dealer | Akron Ohio Summit County Ohio The A-Team Ohio and Erie Canal Tallmadge Ohio Portage County Ohio Ohio Akron metropolitan area
Driver killed after falling from cliffs on Ptarmigan Trail road onto Interstate 70 near Silverthorne
A driver died late Thursday morning after plunging more than 100 feet from the cliffs on Ptarmigan Trail Road in Silverthorne. The vehicle rotated in the air and landed on its roof on westbound Interstate 70 about a mile east of the Silverthorne exit.
86 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Road Summit County Colorado Interstate 70 Maryland Traffic Interstate 70 in Colorado Interstate Highway System
Cleveland-area home sales slowed in October; prices continued to rise (interactive maps)
Home sales slowed across Northeast Ohio last month, easing from their September pace and failing to reach the levels they hit a year before. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Home sales slowed across Northeast Ohio last month, easing from their September pace and failing to reach the levels they hit a year before. Sales of new and previously owned homes were down 3.5 percent from October 2015, based on listing-service data spanning 18 counties. House sales were off by 3.1 percent, while condominium sales slipped by 7 percent. When compared with September's tally, October sales were down by more than 7 percent, according to the Northern Ohio Regional Multiple Listing Service. Even with the recent slowdown, sales are up substantially this year. Across the region, buyers purchased more than 40,700 houses and condos between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31. That's an increase of more than 3,000 houses over the same stretch of 2015. For the year, sales are up 11.4 percent in Cuyahoga County; 11 percent in Lorain County; 4.2 percent in Summit County; and 6.4 percent in Stark County. // var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1479330605604'); var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0]; vizElement.style.width='100%';vizElement.style.height=(divElement.offsetWidth*0.75)+'px'; var scriptElement = document.createElement('script'); scriptElement.src = 'https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js'; vizElement.parentNode.insertBefore(scriptElement, vizElement); // ]]> Prices, meanwhile, continue to rise at a steady pace. The average sale price for a single-family home in Northeast Ohio was $151,791 last month, up 4.4 percent from a year before. The average sale price for a condo, $131,660, fell slightly. But condos are a tiny piece of the local real estate market, which is dominated by single-family homes. Ten months worth of data show that regional home prices are up roughly 4 percent this year, when compared with January through October of 2015. Geauga County has the highest average sale price, at $296,538 in October. With an average sale price of $90,889, Ashtabula trailed the pack last month. The Ohio Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors are scheduled to release their October home-sales reports next week. // var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1479330648227'); var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0]; vizElement.style.width='100%';vizElement.style.height=(divElement.offsetWidth*0.75)+'px'; var scriptElement = document.createElement('script'); scriptElement.src = 'https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js'; vizElement.parentNode.insertBefore(scriptElement, vizElement); // ]]>
33 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Real estate Greater Cleveland Summit County Ohio Geauga County Ohio Apartment Ohio counties Lorain County Ohio
Legionnaires' disease in Lake County; infant mortality rate up in Ohio; Brookpark official accused of shoplifting: Overnight News Links
Also, state crime lab finishes testing nearly 5,000 older Cuyahoga County rape kits; Clevelanders react to city's decision to permanently ban buses from Public Square; Oberlin College fires professor who published anti-Semitic posts on Facebook Featured stories One dead, 10 sickened in Lake County Legionnaires' disease outbreak (cleveland.com) Infant mortality rate jumps in Ohio, Cuyahoga County, racial gap continues to widen (cleveland.com) Brook Park councilwoman charged with shoplifting at Target (cleveland.com) Crime Akron man receives one-year sentence for fatally shooting robbery suspect (cleveland.com) Stepmother, witnesses paint bleak picture of barbershop shooter's childhood (cleveland.com) Cleveland brothers convicted in gang shooting remain defiant during sentencing (cleveland.com) Cleveland police search for Subway armed robbery suspects (cleveland.com) Drug-dealing owner of defunct downtown Cleveland strip club sentenced (cleveland.com) Akron pizza delivery driver assaulted, threatened in robbery (cleveland.com) Cleveland man accidentally shot while group mourned friend's fatal shooting (cleveland.com) Man shot, killed in Cleveland's Edgewater neighborhood identified (cleveland.com) Lorain couple's cat put down after being shot in back (cleveland.com) Twinsburg: babysitter arrested for fraud, forgery (WJW Channel 8) Police: Elyria man tied up and robbed at gunpoint (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram) Father of unsupervised Sandusky baby charged with misdemeanor (Sandusky Register) Cleveland / Cuyahoga County State crime lab finishes testing nearly 5,000 older Cuyahoga County rape kits (cleveland.com) Clevelanders react to city's decision to permanently ban buses from Public Square (cleveland.com)  Judge John Russo re-elected Cuyahoga County administrative judge (cleveland.com) Cuyahoga County inmates landing post-release jobs after culinary program debut (cleveland.com) Local news East Shaker Heights High reverses discipline of student after political social media posts, ACLU says (cleveland.com) Kent State basketball players honor unity, diversity during national anthem (cleveland.com) Hathaway Brown named best private high school in Ohio: See the top 5 (cleveland.com) 'Lil John' Rinaldi closing jewelry store in Solon (cleveland.com) Local news West Oberlin College fires professor who published anti-Semitic posts on Facebook (cleveland.com) Lorain police officer suspended after handling of stabbing arrest (cleveland.com) Red Cross will have free smoke alarms Saturday in Olmsted Township (cleveland.com) Akron / Canton area Quotes from 7 Akron anti-Trump protesters at Highland Square rally (cleveland.com) 84-year-old woman killed in Cuyahoga Falls crash (Akron Beacon Journal) State Ohio Democrats want Steve Bannon fired as Donald Trump's White House adviser (cleveland.com) In the search for a new DNC leader, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper wants 'conversation' - not coronation (cleveland.com) Drug makers line pockets of Ohio politicians (WKYC Channel 3) Suspect accused of attempting to join ISIL may be mentally ill, documents say (10tv.com) Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in south Columbus (10tv.com)
2 points by The Plain Dealer | Greater Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio Ohio Akron Ohio Cuyahoga River Summit County Ohio Cleveland Lorain County Ohio
Elderly man found dead at Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
An elderly man was found dead Tuesday at the base of a cliff at Brandywine Falls, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office. Watch video SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio -- An elderly man was found dead Tuesday at the base of a cliff at Brandywine Falls, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office. The man had not been identified, Gary Guenther, chief investigator with the medical examiner's office, said Wednesday morning. He was found at the base of a cliff overlooking a 65-foot waterfall in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Investigators are still trying to determine how the man died. "Circumstances are still unclear," Guenther said. Law enforcement and firefighters responded to a report of a park visitor falling around 12 p.m. Tuesday. The 65-foot waterfall is a popular destination on the eastern edge of the national park. Tuesday's death marks the third in the area since the falls became part of the national park. In 1995, a man fell over the boardwalk fence and died. There wasn't another death there until May 2011 when a 31-year-old Canal Fulton man died after falling from the top of the falls.  Previous coverage: at Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Like Chanda Neely on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter: Follow @ChandaNeely // !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]>
107 points by The Plain Dealer | Ohio and Erie Canal Summit County Ohio Death Cuyahoga Valley National Park Akron Ohio Cuyahoga County Ohio Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Brecksville Ohio
Akron police search for Labor Day burglary suspect
Akron police are looking for a person who may have stolen three guns from a home in a Labor Day burglary. AKRON, Ohio -- Akron police are asking for the public's help to identify a possible suspect in connection with a Labor Day burglary. The burglary took place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the 1100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue, near East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue, according to an Akron police news release sent Friday. The burglar forced open the house's front door and stole three guns, police said. A possible suspect in the burglary was caught on a residential surveillance camera. The man is estimated to be between 18 and 23 years old, has a goatee and tattoos on his arms and legs, police said. The burglar should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone with information about the suspect's identity and whereabouts is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2552. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section.
15 points by The Plain Dealer | Ohio Cuyahoga River Summit County Ohio Cuyahoga Valley National Park Greater Cleveland Theft Akron metropolitan area Cuyahoga Falls Ohio