Update: Michael Cleveland was arrested at a motel in Middleburg Hts. Tuesday.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Michael Cleveland. Cleveland is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for violating the terms of his bond in federal court.
On February 8th a warrant was issued for Cleveland after he failed to report to a halfway house for drug treatment. Cleveland’s bond violation stems from being charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Cleveland is a 34 year old white male standing approximately 6’00” and weighing 180 pounds. He has blond hair and hazel eyes.
Cleveland is believed to be hiding in the west side of Cleveland and possibly in Parma. If you have any information in reference to Michael Cleveland, 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.
UPDATE Cuyahoga Falls police report Weygandt was found last night.
Cuyahoga Falls police are hoping the public will help them find a missing 75-year old Cuyahoga Falls woman missing since this morning. Police report Juanita Weygandt was last seen in Pinebrook Trail; she suffers from dementia. Weygandt was last seen in a 2016 white Hyundai Elantra with license plante number GRC 3330. Anyone spotting the vehicle or Weygandt can dial 9-1-1 and direct police to the sighting.
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(Ohio Missing Adult Alert System) A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department statewide.
Information as of: March 20, 2017 at 4:42 PM
Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On March 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Ms. Weygandt left her residence and failed to return.
The incident took place in Summit County, OH On Pinebrook Trail in the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
The adult's name is Juanita Weygandt and the individual is missing. The adult is a White female, age 75, is 5'06" tall, weighs 148lbs, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Ms. Weygandt suffers from Dementia.
The vehicle involved is a white 2016 Hyundai Elantra with OH plate number GRC3330.
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.
Ohio U.S. Representative Jim Renacci has put the speculation to rest, confirming his entry into the 2018 Ohio Governor's race Monday morning.
The announcement that he's filed the official paperwork with Secretary of State Jon Husted's office came in the 9 a.m. hour.
In a release, Renacci said, "For far too long, career politicians in both Washington and Columbus have been looking out for themselves, not us, and now more than ever we need a serious, conservative outsider to lead our state who will always put Ohio first. We need a leader who will end the “pay to play” sweetheart deals that have corrupted Columbus. We need a leader who truly understands what it takes to keep and attract good paying jobs to Ohio and who knows how to simplify our tax code for Ohio families and businesses. And we need a leader who will put an end to the over-regulation that continues to hold Ohio’s economy back."
See the Renacci Campaign video:
Barberton municipal court Judge Jill Flagg Lanzinger will be moving over to Summit County Common Pleas Court in April, filling the vacancy left as Judge Tom Teodosio now serves on the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals.
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(Governor's Office) Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Jill Flagg Lanzinger of Barberton (Summit Co.) to serve as a judge on the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. Lanzinger will assume office on April 3, 2017. She must run in November 2018 to retain the seat for the full term commencing May 17, 2019. Lanzinger is replacing Judge Thomas A. Teodosio who has been elected to Ohio's Ninth District Court of Appeals.
Lanzinger received her bachelor's degree from Heidelberg University and her law degree from University of Akron. She currently serves as a municipal judge presiding over the Barberton Municipal Drug Court. She is a member of the Akron Bar Association, the City of Green Opiate Task Force and a board member of the Portage Lakes Advisory Council.
Akron Police are looking for the public's help identifying two thieves who muscled their way out of the Sally Beauty Supply after helping themselves to a few items from the store.
The incident in question happened back on February 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the seemingly crowded store. The man and woman in question were caught on camera, and the female suspect is seen pushing an employee out of the way before the two left in a black SUV.
See the surveillance video below. Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police.
For the first time since 2008, the Golden Flashes are dancin'!
As a 14-seed, Kent State men's basketball team drew a first round match-up with number 3 seed UCLA. They're playing in the South bracket, which for some reason is playing their games out in California.
The Golden Flashes and the Bruins tipoff at 9:57 p.m. EST, Friday night. While a few from the local fan base were able to make the trip to Sacramento for the first round game, the majority were not able to.
With that in mind, Kent State University is hosting an official "watch party" on campus. The official "Hoopin' at the Hub" watch party will be held at the KSU Student Center and will feature giveaways, music, and of course cheering on the Flashes in round 1 of the tournamnet.
The University says multiple big screens will be set up around the Student Center and there will be plenty of room for everyone to comforatably watch.
Plain Township Fire Department, with the help of North Canton's department, battled a fire at the Cathedral of Life Ministries at 4111 38th St. NW, Wednesday morning.
At just about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, fire crews arrived to a fire that had already torn through a portion of the second floor of the building, where it is believed to have started, and then down to the first. Classrooms are housed on that second floor and some damage was reported; no word on the extent.
While clergy do live on the grounds where the building is located, no one was inside the building at the time of the fire.
According to the Canton Repository, fire crews were still on scene at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Stark County Sheriff's Office was also on scene assisting with area traffic.
Winter appears to be far from over as we in Northeast Ohio were brutally reminded this week.
One hopeful sign that perhaps the worst is behind us: the National Weather Service's Winter Weather Advisory expiration was moved up from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. and forecasters call for the snow to taper off by mid-afternoon.
But that doesn't mean the cold is going anywhere. The high temperature for Wednesday is only 27* and was already reached by noon. Factor in the wind chill and some areas could be hit with what feels like -2*, according to the National Weather Service.
Road conditions progressively got better throughout the morning commute Wednesday, but Brent Kovacs with ODOT tells the Ray Horner Morning Show that trucks will continue to treat the roadways overnight into early Thursday morning to prevent any freezing when temperatures continue to drop.
For those who may not have anywhere to go when the cold bites as it has this week, Haven of Rest Ministries reminds all residents that their doors are open. They have enacted "Code Zero" and are accomodating their facility at 175 E. Market Street.
Highland School District is looking for input from local residents on what to do with four aging buildings in the district.
Three elementary schools and one middle school are due for some major upgrades, as they've been for a long time; one as long as 95 years. The schools are listed below:
You can participate in the survey online by clicking here.
Dominion East Ohio customers in Barberton may be getting calls in the next few weeks from the company letting them know their gas may have to be turned off for a few hours, and inspections done of gas lines on their property.
That, because the company is starting a $1.84 mmillion dollar project, which will replace nearly 18 thousand feet of bare steel pipeline, with corrosion-resistant, plastic pipe. The project gets underway this week.
Read the press release from Dominion below:
Dominion East Ohio is investing $1.84 million this summer in Barberton to replace 17,935 feet of bare steel pipeline -- with corrosion-resistant, medium-density plastic pipe. The work area includes East State and 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th streets, and Grace, Homewood, Grandview, Fairview, Taft, Wilson, Harding and Highland avenues. Construction is scheduled to begin March 13, with completion scheduled for July 1, weather permitting.
The pipelines slated for replacement were originally installed between 1926 and 1955. The project is part of Dominion East Ohio’s overall Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement program, launched in mid-2008. The $4 billion, 25-year project will involve the eventual replacement of more than 5,500 miles of the company’s 22,000-mile pipeline system.
During construction, the company or its contractors will need to turn off natural gas service to 308 customers for a short time, generally one to three hours, for replacing service lines. The service lines connect the Dominion main line to the customer’s home or business. As part of PIR, Dominion will assume responsibility for the service line, which formerly had been a customer responsibility.
The company will attempt to notify affected customers 24 to 48 hours prior to this to arrange access. The company may need to perform additional work at customers’ homes or businesses, at no charge, including:
· Inspecting and testing any interior service lines
· Verifying the reading on an inside meter
· Replacing the service line, which delivers natural gas from the main line to the gas meter
· Changing the gas meter
Dominion East Ohio personnel, or a qualified contractor working for Dominion East Ohio, will relight customer appliances once work is complete. If a problem is discovered with any of the house lines, which run from the gas meter to the natural gas appliances, it is the responsibility of the property owner to have the repairs made by a qualified plumber or contractor.
Once the work is complete, restoration will begin as soon as weather permits, including sidewalks, driveways and approaches. Typical yard restoration is limited to grading and seeding.
Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,400 megawatts of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers. For more information about Dominion, visit the company’s website at www.dom.com.
When a weather event such as the "Winds-day" storms sweep across the area and knock out power by the thousands, exactly what goes into the process FirstEnergy, like other electric utilities, use to restore service?
FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin says it starts with the obvious "9-1-1 calls" with immediate safety concerns posed by live wires falling from utility poles. A complicating factor is crews don't always know before they are dispatched whether the downed lines are for electricity, cable television, telephone or fiber optic use but either way restoring service starts with cleaning up downed lines. Then the utility works with local agencies such as police and fire to safely reopen streets which may have been closed due to downed lines.
Getting service restored to critical organizations comes next: that list includes hospitals, nursing homes and critical care facilities along with police, fire and emergency responders. Then the condition of the electric grid is analyzed to determine where the quickest work can more efficiently restored to the greatest number of customers. Durbin says residential customers with health devices can also call the utility and be placed on a database list, although those customers are best advised to have some form of power backup such as a generator to make sure critical service is uninterrupted.
Then the utility focuses on service impacting smaller numbers of outages, such as the one or two houses immediately impacted by falling trees. And it's the trees that pose the biggest issue on the restoration landscape; Durbin notes that while much of the charm and beauty of northeast Ohio is found in the woodlands we all enjoy, those same tree-shrouded walkways and streets are a liability not only when lines are taken down by fallen limbs but also in allowing for quicker response by utility crews needing to move equipment in and out of storm-ravaged areas to attack the outage.
The victim of a deadly shooting of a bouncer at Game 7 Bar and Grill on South Arlington Rd. in Akron Saturday night has been identified as 33-year-old Daniel Turner.
Initially, Thomas Dunn III, 19, and Anthony Cox, 21, were charged with Obstruction of Justice, but the charges have since increased. Dunn is charged with Murder and Cox charged with Complicity to Commit Murder.
Saturday's incident is the second deadly shooting at Game 7 in just over a month, and now residents are calling on local officials to do something about it.
Back on January 28th, 2017, 23-year-old D'Cortez Taylor was found shot to death in his car that was parked in the Game 7 parking lot.
Residents of the area have called on Akron City Council to do something about the area. Councilwoman Tara Mosely-Samples is suggesting making that area a "Dry Zone," or free of alcohol. She tells WKYC-TV that she's not sure if that's the final answer, but she thinks it could help the situation.
Not many details are available just yet, but traffic was tied up and I-71 South closed at State Route 3 in Medina County for roughly four hours early Tuesday morning.
According to multiple police reports, a chase began in Strongsville after a white passenger van didn't pull over along Pearl Road when instructed to around 2:30 a.m. A chase lead police to I-71 where a Strongsville Police Officer reportedly opened fire, hitting the suspect who was driving, and then causing the subsequent crash at 71-South and SR 3 near I-271.
Multiple police units from surrounding cities and counties replied, including Medina City Police, Medina County Sheriff's Office, and Strongsville Police. Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has since taken over the investigation.
BCI has reported that in addition to the suspect, who was driving the van and was killed at the scene, a woman and three children were also in the van. It is not known the relation between the suspect and the others, nor have their ages been released.
WAKR.net has made a call to Ohio BCI.
Akron Police are looking for help for a suspect they say punched and then shot a man he was arguing with Saturday morning.
It happened around 2 a.m. inside a home on West Crosier St. According to the police report, John R. Meeks, 28, was involved in an argument with the 41-year-old victim. It turned physical and Meeks allegedly punched the victim in the face. Then, police say, Meeks pulled out a handgun and shot the victim "several times" in the abdomen. Meeks then fled the season.
The victim was later transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital with potential life-threatening injuries. There's been no update on the victim's status.
Meeks is charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to not approach him and to call 911 immediately.