Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed Tuesday night that there were no survivors after a small plane crashed into an apartment building near Mogadore and Skelton roads.

While the identities and number of victims haven't been released, the plane's owner confirmed that there were nine people onboard the 10-passenger plane -- two pilots and seven passengers -- when it took off from Florida. Officials said the plane was reportedly flying from Dayton area to the Akron Fulton Airport. But it is not clear yet if those passengers were on the plane with the pilot and co-pilot when it crashed in Akron.

A flight school at Fulton Airport posted on Facebook that the plane was on approach to the airport, and was a Hawker 800 model.

Officials say no one was in the apartment at the time of the crash.

The investigation continues today with a news conference scheduled at noon.


UPDATE 6:26 PM 11/10/15: Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol have confirmed that there were no survivors in the plane crash. There were nine people onboard the small plane.

UPDATE 5:50 PM 11/10/15: The owner of a private jet that crashed into a small apartment building on Mogadore and Skelton Roads this/Tuesday afternoon is now saying that there were 9 people on the jet - two pilots and seven passengers - and none of those aboard are believed to have survived the fiery crash.

The Beacon Journal reports that the plane's owner, Augusto Lewkowicz, isn't releasing the victim's names pending family notification.

NewsChannel 5 also cites Akron police sources as confirming nine people were on board the plane. It is not yet officially known if all those aboard were on the plane when it crashed in Akron.


(Previous coverage) A small plane has crashed into an apartment building on Mogadore Road, and there are apparently some deaths.

NewsChannel 5 reports, quoting police sources, that two people have died in the crash into the apartment building on Mogadore Road and Skelton, not far from Akron-Fulton Airport in the Ellet area of Akron.

The TV station reports that everyone in the apartment building has been accounted for, and there are no injuries in the building. And the fire is now reportedly out.

A flight school at Fulton has posted on Facebook that the plane was on approach to the airport, and was a Hawker 800 model.


We are sad to report that a Hawker 800 has just crashed on short final at Akron Fulton. We are deeply saddened for the...

Posted by American Winds Flight Academy on Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Power is out for many in the area.

FirstEnergy reports that about 66-hundred customers are out in Summit County, almost all of them in Akron itself. Witnesses say the plane clipped power lines on the way to crashing.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:21

Empty Shelter Refills

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Finding an empty animal shelter is rare, but it is possible. Just ask officials with Summit County Animal Control. The 6th Annual Summit County Adopt-A-Thon over the weekend found a home for every single animal at the shelter.

"We put all of the animals, dogs and cats, up for adoption for $10," said Animal Control Manager Christine Fatheree. "It was a great turnout. We adopted out 93 animals."


Friends, THERE IS NOT A DOG OR A CAT LEFT IN THE BUILDING!There are several dogs on stray hold but the adoption floor...

Posted by Friends of Summit County Animal Control on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Over the past six years, the event has helped to place 809 animals in new homes.

"This is our sixth year doing it and we've never emptied out the facility," said Fatheree. "We've never been able to get every single animal a home."

While the event was a success, Fatheree said everyday brings a new challenge. The shelter has already picked up about 30 animals. Fatheree says the shelter brings in more than a dozen animals everyday.

On the web:

An Akron man will get three-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to felony meth charges.

25 year-old Nicholas Anton was arrested after Akron police were called to apartments on Kimlyn Circle in August - after reports that a one year-old child was walking alone in the complex and eating charcoal.

Police found a number of adults asleep in the apartment, along with a meth lab, some meth and syringes.


(Summit County Prosecutor's Office, news release) Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that Nicholas Anton, 25, of Mogadore Road in Akron, pled guilty to several charges in connection with making methamphetamines.

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Todd McKenney immediately sentenced Anton to three-and-a-half years in prison.

Anton pled guilty to the following charges:

Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs – a felony of the third degree
Aggravated Possession of Drugs – a felony of the fifth degree

Anton was arrested on August 2, 2015, after Akron Police were called to Kimlyn Circle Apartments for reports of a 1-year-old walking alone and eating charcoal. Officers arrived and found several adults asleep in the apartment, as well as a meth lab, a small amount of the drug and syringes.

Monday, 09 November 2015 16:20

Norton Man Gets Prison For Overseas Sex Charges

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A Norton man will spend over 7 years in prison for sexually assulting minors overseas.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Ohio says 25 year-old Corey L. Bryant has been sentenced for sex charges involving three minors in Honduras between 2011 and 2014.

Bryant pleaded guilty to illicit sexual conduct charges earlier this year.


(U.S. Attorney's Office, news release) A Norton man was sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for sexually assaulting minors while in Honduras, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
Corey L. Bryant, 25, pleaded guilty earlier this year to traveling in foreign commerce and engaging in illicit sexual conduct.
Bryant traveled from the United States to Honduras, and engaged and attempted to engage in illicit sexual conduct with three minors at various times between August 2011 and November 2014, according to court documents.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Sullivan and Trial Attorney Amy Larson of the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. The case was investigated by the Cleveland Office of Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from HSI Tegucigalpa and the HSI Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit.

Monday, 09 November 2015 15:17

APD: Home Invasion Leads To Drug Arrests

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Akron police say that a home invasion robbery in East Akron Friday night led them to a drug house.

The robbery happened at about 9:30 on Friday night at the home on Concord Avenue. One 19 year-old man was shot in the left forearm and to that side of his body, and was taken to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers responding to the robbery and shooting say they saw narcotics in plain sight...and recovered marijuana, scales and a bong after serving a search warrant.

Three suspects are being sought in the robbery.

Five people living in or visiting the house were charged with occupying a drug premises.

Monday, 09 November 2015 09:10

UPDATE 27-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Green

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The shooting death of a 27-year-old man over the weekend in Green is under investigation.

The Summit County Medical Examiner reports the man, identified as Corey S. Seibel of Green, was shot at his home in the 2700 block of Long Road around 11 o'clock Sunday night. 

The Summit County Sheriff's Office reports Seibel suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene about an hour and a half later.

Details related to a possible suspect or motive were not released.

Monday, 09 November 2015 08:40

Trial Begins For Medina Father

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The trial of a Medina father whose one-year-old daughter's body was found dead in her crib begins today.

Eric Warfel, 35, of Medina, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He's accused of putting trash in a room to cover up the smell of the decomposing body of Ember Warfel.

The baby's body was found by a cable installer in late July.

Warfel has been charged with child endangering, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and possession of cocaine.

Previous Coverage: 

More Charges For Medina Father Who Left Dead Daughter In Crib

Medina Dad Pleads Insanity

Father Of Dead Baby Indicted By Grand Jury

$1 Million Bond For Medina Father Accused In Toddler's Death


Saturday, 07 November 2015 09:14

Woman From Green Arrested For Kidnapping

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A woman from Green has been arrested for kidnapping a young child.

27 year old Olivia Remenyi, who reportedly has a history of psychotic episodes and drug use, took her two-year old cousin to the store on Friday and did not return. The parents of the child called the Summit County Sheriff's Office who then issued an AMBER Alert.

The child was found around 9:00 PM at a suspected drug house left with an unknown person on the porch. Remenyi took off on foot, but was captured after a short chase. She admitted to keeping the child longer than permitted by his mother and even to taking him along on a drug run.

The two-year old was evaluated by the Akron Fire Department and released to his parents.

Remenyi was booked into the Summit County Jail.


(Summit County Sheriff's Office) On November 06, 2015, Olivia Remenyi watched her 2 year old cousin at his residence in the City of Green. Olivia was provided consent from the child's mother for her to take the child to the store. She was instructed to return the child within the hour. Several hours later, she had not returned and she was not answering her telephone. The child's family contacted the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Olivia has a history of psychotic episodes and drug use. Her vehicle was tracked by phone to the area of Simmons Court in the City of Akron. Witness information indicated she fled the vehicle on foot with the juvenile. The Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert and BOLOS were sent out in an effort to locate Remenyi and the child. The Sheriff's Office began a search of the area with deputies, detectives, and the assistance of the Akron Police Department.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., the child was located at a suspected drug house. Remenyi left the child with unknown persons on the porch. She then fled on foot and was apprehended after a short chase. The child was treated and evaluated on the scene by Akron Fire and released to his parents.

Olivia Remenyi was interviewed and admitted to taking the child longer than permitted by his mother. Remenyi took the child with a friend to 6 different locations in the city to purchase drugs. She consumed crack cocaine in the presence of the child and at the last house, she used drugs and left the child on the porch.

Sheriff Steve Barry commented, "This was an entire agency effort with wonderful results. I am very proud of our agency. Thanks to their determination to quickly follow every lead and evaluate any and all information, this child was found safe and the suspect was apprehended."

Olivia Remenyi, age 27 of Green was arrested and charged with Kidnapping (F-2) andChild Endangering (M-1). She was booked into the Summit County Jail.

Saturday, 07 November 2015 08:14

Fatal Car Accident In Stark County

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car accident that happened in Stark County Saturday morning.

30-year old Danielle Johns of Tuscarawas was driving southbound on State Route 21 in Bethlehem Township around 1:40 AM. Officers say she lost control of her car and went off the roadway. She then struck a tree, a fence, and then another tree. Johns was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt while driving. It's not yet known if alcohol was involved in the crash.

Saturday, 07 November 2015 06:38

High School Playoff Scores: Round 1

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The first round of the high school football playoffs kicked off last night for Divisions II, III, V, and VII. Here are the area scores...

Division II:

Nordonia 39, Aurora 37

Hudson 45, Copley 20

Avon 49, Highland 20

Pataskala Licking Heights 27, Wooster 0

Division III:

Archbishop Hoban 35, New Philadelphia 21

St. Vincent-St. Mary 49, Canfield 28

West Geauga 35, Buckeye 28 (3OT)

Louisville 42, Poland Seminary 7

Division V:

Swanton 38, Waynedale 28

Division VII:

Mogadore 63, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 20


Divisions I, IV, and VI will play tonight. Here are the area match-ups...

Division I:

Berea-Midpark at Stow

Canton McKinley at Toledo Whitmer

GlenOak at Mentor

Division IV:

Oberlin Firelands at Woodridge

Cortland Lakeview at Crestwood

Division VI:

Smithville at Columbia Station Columbia



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