Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:44

Gymnastics Coach Gets Probation for Imposition

Derek Waskowski, 30, of Stow, was sentenced to five years probation Wednesday, after pleading guilty to inappropriate contact with a 10-year-old girl while he was a gymnastics instructor.

The incident happened back in 2015 when Waskowski worked for Little Leapers in Hudson. A Hudson Police report details the contact made on February 4, 2015. 

Waskowski pleaded guilty to one 3rd-degree-felony count of gross sexual imposition on August 7th. He was originally charged with three counts of imposition, but the other two charges were dropped. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands suspended a 42-month jail sentence; he was facing a maximum five years in jail. 

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 11:57

Toxicology Report Released In Hudson Shooting

The toxicology report is back on Saif Alameri, the Case Western Reserve student from the United Arab Emerites who was shot by a Hudson Police Officer after a car-chase and foot-chase back in early December.

The Summit County Medical Examiner determined that Marijuana was the only drug found in his system.

After crashing his car on the Turnpike, Alameri fled to a nearby neighborhood. After a reported struggle with Hudson Officer Ryan Doran, who fired 5 shots, killing Alameri.

The investigation into whether or not Doran was justified is ongoing.

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The publisher of a Cleveland business newspaper is facing a second set of public indecency allegations.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that 46 year-old John Campanelli faces charges of exposing himself to a woman delivering the Beacon Journal to his Hudson home last month.

The woman says he met her at the end of his driveway as usual, but that Campanelli was exposing himself through his pajamas.

The woman says he didn't make any sexual or suggestive gestures, but decided to make a statement after she learned of Campanelli's previous public indecency charges out of Aurora.

Crain's Cleveland Business has suspended Campanelli, saying it would conduct an internal review of the accusations.

Campanelli apologized in a statement posted on social media.


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