An Akron man died early Friday morning after a tree branch fell onto his car while he was driving along Front Street near 2nd in Cuyahoga Falls. 

According to the Summit County Medical Examiner Gary Gunther's press release, 60-year-old Robert Musch was driving near the Gorge Metro Parks at around 5:50 Friday morning when a large branch from a tree snapped off and came crashing down on his vehicle. The 911 was placed at 5:52 a.m. and Cuyahoga Falls Police, Fire and EMS responded to the scene. 

Mr. Musch was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead, just about a half hour later at 6:23 a.m. 


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Monday, 25 September 2017 11:36

Woman Found Stabbed in Falls Apartment, Dies

Cuyahoga Falls Police are investigating the second murder in the city within the past two months. 

The Medical Examiner's Office and Police say a 27-year-old woman was found stabbed inside an apartment in the Falls in the 1000 block of Howe Avenue about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds, according to the ME's report. She died about 30 minutes later, according to the report. 

Positive identification of the victim has not been released, pending an autopsy and notification of next-of-kin. 

Prior to the shooting death of Kevin Tiearney back in early August, the last murder recorded in the Falls was the 2014 stabbing death of Amanda Russell outside her home on Eighth Street. Her former boyfriend, Jeffrey Conrad, is serving a life sentence for her murder. 

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Monday, 20 March 2017 16:51

Falls PD Looks For Missing Woman

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.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:29

Falls High Commotion Results In Teen Arrest

A combination of problems led Cuyahoga Falls High School to keep students in classes for about an hour earlier this morning, but one of those problems was not an actual gun.

Cuyahoga Falls superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols says despite what was rumored on social media, it wasn't a real gun spotted among other situations at Cuyahoga Falls High School.

Cuyahoga Falls police say they were called to the high school for a "disorderly student" at just before 9:30 AM, but learned from the school of the 16 year-old student with a weapon "believed to be a gun".

Police say that device found in a backpack turned out to be pruning shears wrapped in electrical tape, with a Swiss army knife taped to the outside.

Dr. Nichols sent out a call to parents this afternoon, saying students were kept in their classes for a while, but that no one was hurt, or in danger.

Police say the student faces felony charges of Illegal Possession of a Weapon in a School, and misdemeanor Inducing Panic, and was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

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A Cuyahoga Falls man shot in a dispute at a home near Woodridge High School two weeks ago is now facing his own charges.

The Beacon Journal reports that Fred Fleischer faces child endangering and drug-related charges.

38 year-old Jason Beavers of Ravenna was arrested earlier for shooting and wounding Fleischer, in an apparent dispute over marijuana growing equipment.

Police looking into the shooting found evidence of a grow operation at the house on Quick Road.

They say Beavers used to live there, but didn't remove the growing equipment.


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Cuyahoga Falls police say a man was found shot after an apparent dispute at State and Quick Roads.

Woodridge Schools had a short lockdown, after Falls police told them about the shots fired call.

Woodridge superindentent Walter Davi tells that the lockdown at Woodridge was lifted 20 minutes later, about 5 minutes before scheduled dismissal, and students were dismissed as scheduled.

Falls police say the shooting victim was conscious when they arrived, and named a suspect.

He's now in custody, and charges are pending.

Police say the shooting was apparently due to the dispute, and that no one else is in danger.


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Friday, 06 November 2015 17:12

Falls Police Find Car, Teens, Air Guns

Cuyahoga Falls police say that spotting a suspicious car Monday night led them to three young people and two air guns with the orange tip removed.

Falls police say that Akron PD said the car was on their stolen list.

When Falls police caught up with the car at just before midnight Tuesday on Billman Place, a 17 year old and a 14 year old got away on foot.

A 13 year-old boy was taken into custody, and police say he had two black air guns without orange tips.

He'll face a felony charge of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor charge of possessing air guns.

The case is still under investigation.

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