Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:22

Newcomerstown Officer Shot, Suspects Loose

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Newcomerstown Police have issued a statewide Blue Alert after an officer was shot Tuesday morning around 10:15 at Johnson Hill Road SW and Post Boy Rd. SW in Tuscarawas County. 

Police are looking for two male suspects driving a black Geo Tracker with the windows heavily tinted and no plates. Both men are believed to be armed and dangerous. 

Information has been released on one of the suspects. His name is Chaz Gillilan, 28. He's listed at 5'11", 185 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. A photo of Gillilan was release (see above). 

Anyone who sees the suspects is asked to immediately call 911. 

The name or condition of the officer has not been released as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

The following is a Facebook post from the Canal Fulton Police Department: 

A Newcomerstown police officer was involved in a shooting as the victim. The officer is reported to be driving himself to Newcomerstown Fire Department for assistance. The shooting took place close to the Newcomerstown Corporation near the bridge over the Tuscarawas River. There are two male subjects fleeing the scene headed South on Johnson Hill Road in a Black Geo Tracker. All available area law enforcement officers are searching for them. The passenger named as Chaz Gillilan was reported to be the shooter, using a handgun.
Subjects believed to have a shotgun in the vehicle also bottles appearing to be part of a 'Rolling Meth Lab' was also reported seen inside.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:14

APD Sgt. Pleads Guilty In Crash That Injured Wife

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Akron Police Sgt. Vince Yurick has resigned his position with the City after entering a guilty plea in court last on charges he was driving under the influence when he crashed his car last August. 

The accident happened August 7, 2016, around 9 p.m., when police say Yurick, 46, went left of center, struck a curb, and smashed into a tree on Canterbury Circle. His was was a passenger in Yurick's vehicle and suffered a brain injury in the crash. 

Yurick plead guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth degree felony, and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which is a first-degree misdemeanor. After 19 years with the police, Yurick was forced to resign. He is due for sentencing in Summit County on April 28; he's facing 18 months in jail. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:34

Charges Mixed Up In Akron Bar Shooting

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The Summit County Prosecutor's Office says they charged the wrong man with murder in reference to the shooting death of the bouncer at teh Game 7 Bar and Grille on South Arlington Street back in March. 

It's being called a clerical error, and now the case is going back to the Grand Jury. 

Thomas Dunn III had been charged obstruction of justice, while his co-defendant, Anthony Cox, was facing aggravat4ed murder, murder, and obstruction charges. Since the error has been uncovered, the charges have been flip-flopped, and now Thomas Dunn is facing the murder charges. 

On March 4th, Dunn and Cox were denied entry into the Game 7 Bar and Grill. They returned and shot the bouncer, Daneil Turner. 

Friday, 07 April 2017 09:28

Body Found At Akron Recycling Center

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Employees at the Greenstar Recycling Center on Exeter Road in Akron made a grisly discovery while sorting through recyclables: a dead body. 

The body was found Thursday during the morning shift about 7:30 a.m. at Greenstar on a conveyor belt.

On Friday morning, the Summit County Medical Examiner came back with a positive ID on the body. He has been identified as 52-year-old David Moran of Akron. They are still working to determine the cause of death.  

Friday, 07 April 2017 06:55

Hopefuls For 35th District Line Up

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Statehouse Democrats have the weekend to review resumes and applications from those interested in replacing Greta Johnson as the 35th District's representative covering parts of Summit County. The District includes Barberton and Akron's wards 6, 7, 9 and 10.
Johnson stepped down to take a job with the County. 
Among the applicants: Summit Council's Tim Crawford of Norton, although he's not in the district. Summit County Magistrate Tavia Galonski, who would have to leave her job with the court under judicial rules and Barberton council members Frederick Maurer and Shannon Conrad-Wokojance.
Others include lawyers Adam VanHo, Bradford Carlton and marketing executive Aimee Cooper, Tallmadge teacher Lori Michalec, and Akron city worker Susan Culver. 
Interviews will be held in Columbus next week.
Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:53

Norton PD Issues Missing Adult Alert

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Norton police issued a Missing Adult Alert for an 89-year old man yesterday after he failed to come home Monday night. Police say Allen Combs left his Marnie Street home in a white 2003 Ford F-150; the family says he suffers from Dementia and Alzheimer's.

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(Missing Adult Alert) The Norton Police department is trying to find missing 89-year-old Allen Combs. Combs was last seen on April 3rd. He left his home on Mamie Street in Norton around 10 p.m.

He is described as:

  • White male
  • 89-years-old
  • 5'9"
  • 200 lbs.
  • Gray hair
  • Blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing jeans, a button-up long sleeve shirt, a baseball cap and boots. Combs also suffers from Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and may be confused.

The vehicle involved is a white 2003 Ford F-150 with OH plate number DFE8933, his vehicle is a Lariat Edition. The vehicle show in the story is not the actual vehicle involved.

If you see the adult or the vehicle you are asked to call 911.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:55

UPDATE: Amber Alert: Two Small Children Found

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1:39pm Update on Amber Alert:

The Amber Alert has been cancelled and the children were located safely. The suspect in this case remains at large.


An Amber Alert has been issued out of Willoughby Hills, OH.

Willoughby Hills police are looking for a man accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun, and taking her vehicle--with two children inside.

Be on the lookout for Clarence Davis, who police say is armed and dangerous. He's driving a dark blue HUN-DAY, and has a three and five year old girl with him. 

Davis is described as a 5'9, 215 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, and is driving a dark blue 2013 Hyundai Sonata with license plate GWS5908. A front license plate has BOB written on it.


Tuesday, 04 April 2017 07:54

Pharmacy Board Approves New Opioid Limits

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It didn't take Ohio's Board of Pharmacy to implement Governor Kasich's desire to cut down on opioid prescriptions. New rules were approved a week after Kasich announced efforts by the regulatory boards overseeing doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists to use "commonsense" limits on using opioids to treat acute pain. Supporters hope to cut the number of doses in Ohio by more than 100 million annually.

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(Ohio Pharmacy Board) The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced the approval of rules to help implement proposed limits on opiate prescriptions for acute pain. Announced by Governor Kasich and leaders of Ohio's healthcare regulatory boards last Thursday, the rules will support efforts by the Medical, Nursing and Dental Boards to place commonsense limits on the use of opiates for the treatment of acute pain.

"The Board is proud to play its role in helping to reduce opiate prescribing in Ohio" said Steven Schierholt, Executive Director of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. "It is estimated that the state could see an annual reduction of 109 million opiate doses once the new limits are in effect."

The rules adopted by the Board will require prescribers to include a diagnosis or procedure code on every controlled substance prescription. This information will then be entered into Ohio's prescription monitoring program, known as the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS), by dispensing pharmacies to monitor compliance with the limits.

The rules will follow the Board's standard rule adoption process, including input from stakeholders and the public.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 06:20

VIDEO Remembering WAKR's Bob Allen

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For generations Bob Allen was a fixture on WAKR, as the co-host of the "Adam and Bob Show" from 1978 to 1991 that woke up Akron to later in his career as the solo morning host and program director on 1590 WAKR.

Bob retired from WAKR in 2010 and recalled an entire show broadcast from the Goodyear Blimp over Akron as one of his most memorable broadcasts. He was 77 years old.

Allen, who's real name was Gordon Van Waes, died yesterday according to family members. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.



Tuesday, 04 April 2017 06:14

Akron Man Makes Most Wanted List

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An Akron man is the latest to make the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive most wanted list. Police are looking for 26-year old Jevonte Walker for aggravated robbery for holding a woman at gunpoint as she was sitting in her car last month. He's also facing various parole violations.

Walker is hard to miss; he has tattoos on his neck and face, and is believed to be hiding out in the Akron area.

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(US Marshal) The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Jevonte Walker.

Walker is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Akron Police Department for aggravated robbery and having weapons while under disability. He is also wanted by the Adult Parole Authority for various parole violations. On March 12 of this year, Walker allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint while she was sitting in her car. He then fled in a silver car.

Walker is a 26 year old black male standing approximately 5'08" and weighing 170 pounds. He has brown hair and browneyes. Walker also has numerous tattoos on his neck and face. Walker is believed to be hiding in the Akron area.

If you have any information in reference to Jevonte Walker, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411) Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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