Jeanne Destro

Jeanne Destro

The 49 year old Coventry Township woman who is alleged killed and dismembered her husband, appeared in Barberton municipal court yesterday, and plead not guilty to one count of murder.

Authorities allege Marcia Eubank shot and killed her 54 year old husband, Howard, last June, that she dismembered him, and that she's been living with pieces of his body in bags and boxes in her house since then. Her 23-year old son reported the alleged crime last weekend, and claims she told him she killed his Dad.

Her case will next be presented to the county grand jury on December 22nd, and her next court appearance will be in Summit County Common pleas court, on January 3rd.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:34

Details on Akron Police Standoff Released

Akron police releasing details of what led to a four-hour standoff with a SWAT team on Dennison Avenue this morning.

They say officers attempted a traffic stop on I-77 North about 2:30am, and when the driver refused to pull over, they gave chase--with speeds up to 80 miles an hour on the highway. During the chase, they say the driver called police dispatch, said he had a gun, and threatened to kill both himself and a passenger.

The driver then bailed from the car, after crashing through a chain-link fence on Ripley Avenue in Akron, and ran through back yards until he got to the 200 block of Dennison Avenue, where he barricaded himself in an abandoned house.

Four hours later, after fruitless pleas from police to turn himself in, they say they shot him with a non-lethal round, he surrendered, and was taken to the hospital.

Now, the suspect, 27 year old Steven Weddle, is under arrestand will be booked into the county jail.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 06:16

Endangered Missing Adult Alert Cancelled

UPDATE: 12-12-17 (11:33 AM)

The Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued earlier today, has been cancelled for Anatole Kurkov, an 81 year old man from Rocky River, who had suffered a stroke in the past, and police were concerned for his safety.

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Endangered Missing Adult Alert

A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Rocky River PD for the following regions: Central & East Lakeshore, which includes the following counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, and Medina.

Information as of: December 11, 2017 at 11:17 PM

Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On December 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Mr. Kurkov left his residence and has not returned home.

The incident took place in Cuyahoga County, OH On Inglewood Ave in the city of Rocky River 44116.

The adult's name is Anatole Kurkov and the individual is missing. The adult is a White male, age 81, is 5'11" tall, weighs 170 lbs, and has brown hair and green eyes. Mr. Kurkov has suffered from a stroke in the past and law enforcement is concerned for his safety.

The vehicle involved is a silver 2007 Mazda MZ3 with OH plate number GKU2264. Vehicle pictured is not vehicle involved.

Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

To view photographs, visit the Endangered Missing Adult Alert website at: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Local-Law-Enforcement/Missing-Adult-Alert

To unsubscribe reply to this email with "unsubscribe" as the subject or call (800) 325-5604.

UPDATE: James "Bubba" Schmidt was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia early Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, Marshals spotted Schmidt leaving a pawn shop in the Gallipolis Ferry area and Schmidt tried to run. He was arrested, police say, in a stolen car with Ohio plates.

Since Tuesday morning's chase and shooting, it has been revealed that a woman was with Schmidt when the chase started. The unidentified woman was arrested at the scene of the crash, but Schmidt fled on foot.

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There's a statewide manhunt on this afternoon, for an armed suspect who led Wooster police on a car chase, fired shots at officers, crashed his car,  ran away, broke into a house, stole another car, then backed it out, straight through a garage door.

They say the suspect, 33-year-old James Bubba Schmidt, is armed and dangerous, and believed to be driving the stolen grey 2006 GMC Envoy.  Anyone with information or who has seen Schmidt is asked to call 911. 

Bridgestone Invitational officials not commenting directly on reports they may move the PGA Tournament event out of Akron after next year. Instead, they're saying they're "focused" on the August tournament, which will be held for the 65th year in August, 2018.

In response to a report published by Crains Cleveland Business that said 2018 may be the last year for the event here, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan released a statement that says in part, "For one week every summer, the eyes of the golf world are on Akron, and it is truly an honor for our community to welcome some of the world's greatest athletes and 30 thousand visitors to our celebrated Firestone Country Club." (Full text of Mayor's Statement, below)

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Statement from Akron Mayor, Dan Horrigan:

For one week every summer, the eyes of the golf world are on Akron, Ohio.  It is truly an honor for our community to welcome some the world’s greatest athletes and 30,000 visitors to our celebrated Firestone Country Club each day of the Bridgestone Invitational.  Not only does this tournament generate hundreds of jobs and tens of millions of dollars in economic activity for local restaurants, hotels, and businesses; it also raises more than a million dollars in charitable support for beloved local organizations like Akron Children’s Hospital and the LeBron James Family Foundation. 

However, this event is about more than its financial impact—hosting the Bridgestone Invitational is a point of pride for the Akron community.  Watching the world’s best golfers compete in this championship on our home turf is a personal privilege for me, both as Mayor and a lifelong fan of the game.  The City works closely with the Tournament each year to encourage our residents and employees to volunteer and participate in the event, and we look forward to continuing to build on our distinguished 50+ year history with the World Golf Championships.  While the current agreement ends in 2018, we will work in coordination with our local business community, our partners at the PGA, and tournament stakeholders to do all we can to ensure that Akron and the historic Firestone Country Club remain the home of this premier event for many years to come.” -  Mayor Dan Horrigan

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 05:42

You Can Help Solve Cold Case Murder Mystery

State and local law enforcement authorities are asking for the public's help in solving a cold case--a really cold case--as the murder victim died in Twinsburg, more than 35 years ago.

But--through the use of facial reconstruction technology; they now they have an image of what the 20 to 30 year old black man who's skeleltal remains were found in a shallow grave in a wooded area behind a factory on Cannon road.

If you can identify the man pictured here, please contact Detective Sgt.Craig Bremner,with the Twinsburg Police, at 330-425-1234 or call the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Missing Persons Unit at 855-224-6446.

Monday, 20 November 2017 11:43

Bank Robber On the Lam in Akron

Akron police looking for your help are finding the bank robber who hit the Fifth-Third Bank branch at 656 West Market Street on Saturday.

They say he passed a note to a teller demanding money, and saying he had a gun. No one was hurt.

More details below, from Akron police report.

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Around 12:30pm Saturday afternoon, officers responded to a bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank, located at 656 West Market Street. Employees reported the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The suspect threatened the teller that he had a gun, however, no gun was seen. The teller handed the suspect an unreported amount of cash and the suspect fled. The suspect was last seen on foot eastbound on West Market Street then southbound on Beck Street before getting into an unknown car.

The suspect is a white male, 30 – 40 years old, 5'7" – 5'9", 170 – 190 lbs., light
brown or blonde hair, slight mustache, and was wearing a black knit hat (like a
boater's hat), a black and gray scarf, red jacket, gray cargo pants, gray and black hiking boots with black and orange soles. He was carrying a blue checkbook in his hand.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our department.

 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 13:12

OSHA Investigating Tree Trimmer Electrocution

The Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration--OSHA--is looking into Tuesday's fatal tree trimming accident in Akron, when two people were electrocuted when the cherry picker in which they were working, came into contact with high voltage wires, on Coventry Street.

Police have identified the worker who died, as 38 year old George Csiskos, of New Franklin, Ohio, and the woman he was working with, as Jessica Richmond. She's listed in serious condition at Akron City Hospital, after being thrown to the ground by that massive jolt of electricity.

Police say Csiskos and Richmond were apparently hired by a homeowner to trim trees on his property, and Scott Allen of OSHA says they're looking into whether they were actual employees, or not. If they weren't, he says--then OSHA would not have any jurisdiction in the case.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 19:56

State & Local Election Results 2017

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has declared a victory, and is celebrating the passage of the  City's .25% income tax increase.

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As of 10:46 PM

Results on Akron/Summit County races and issues include:

Issue #3: Summit County DD (4.5 Mills tax levy renewal, 6 years)

Yes: 74,818 (71.97%)

No: 29,141 (28.03%)

Issue #4: Akron Charter Ammendment (.25% City Income Tax Increase)

Yes: 20,318 (69.84%)

No: 8,775 (30.16%)

Akron Municipal Judge Races:

Annalisa S. Williams (running unopposed): 27,855

(100%)

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Kathryn Michael: 19,791 (60.39%)

Elisa Hill 12,980 (39.61%)

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Nicole Walker: 17,436 (53.16%)

Ann Marie O'Brien: 15,364 (46.84%)

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Ron Cable:  21,063 (62.24%)

Jason Adams: 12,778 (37.76%)

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Akron Municipal Court Clerk

Jim Laria: 18,364 (50.84%)

Jeff Fusco:  17,757 (49.16%)

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Cuyahoga Falls Mayor

Don Walters (Dem)  6,396 (66.42%)

Susan Hale (Rep) 3,233 (33.58%)

(For more local results, follow this link: http://www.summitcountyboe.com/ElectionResults/Results/elect110717G.htm)

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And here are the results from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office on Statewide Issues.

 State Issue 1 Rights for Crime Victims
 
YES: 1,790,276 (82.59%)
NO: 377,488 (17.41%)
Total Votes Cast: 2,167,764
 
State Issue 2 To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law
 
YES: 439,546 (20.29%)
NO: 1,726,905 (79.71%)
Total Votes Cast: 2,166,451
 
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 05:41

Power Outage Prompts Polling Location Changes

Today is election day, and because of continuing power outages--mostly in the Northern part of Summit County--the board of elections is moving some polling locations in Reminderville and Twinsburg.

See below for details.

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SUMMIT COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ANNOUNCES POLLING LOCATION

CHANGES FOR THE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 GENERAL ELECTION, DUE TO

POWER OUTAGES FROM SUNDAY’S STORM

(Summit County) – Last evening’s severe weather left parts of Northern Summit County without power.

After a thorough review of all polling locations in Summit County, the following polling locations are being

relocated for the November 7th General Election ONLY.

Precint Previous Location New Location

Reminderville Village:

Reminderville Village A Heritage Hall Reminderville Fire Dept

3601 Glenwood Blvd 3382 Glenwood Blvd

Reminderville, OH 44202 Reminderville, OH 44202

Reminderville Village B & C Reminderville Municipal Center Reminderville Fire Dept

3382 Glenwood Blvd 3382 Glenwood Blvd

Reminderville, OH 44202 Reminderville, OH 44202

Twinsburg City:

Twinsburg 1-A & 1-C Bissell Elementary School Twinsburg Community Center

1811 Glenwood Dr 10260 Ravenna Rd

Twinsburg, OH 44087 Twinsburg, OH 44087

Twinsburg Township:

Twinsburg Township B Pinewood Gardens Twinsburg Twp Trustees Office

8788 Ray Ct 1790 Enterprise Parkway

Twinsburg, OH 44087 Twinsburg, OH 44087

“The Board unanimously voted today to relocate polling locations without power, to ensure all Summit

County voters have access to safe, secure polling locations in the closest proximity possible to the voters’

current polling locations,” said Director Joe Masich.

Media contacts: Director Joe Masich (330)643-5345 or Deputy Director Paula Sauter (330)643-

5339; by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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