The Stow Fire Department says they still don't know what caused the Wendy's on Graham Road to burn to the ground last night.
Firefighters from Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Monroe Falls helped battle the flames for eight hours last night, but were hampered by the cold weather and icy conditions.
No one was hurt, but the building was a total loss.
Ohio Secretary of State John Husted is in Washington today, where the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on whether or not it was legal for his office to purge voter rolls of the names of people who hadn't voted in a few years, and who couldn't be found to confirm their home addresses.
Husted contends it was legal, opponents claim it was not. Now it's up to the Supreme Court to decide.
The city of Akron is keeping three community centers open later than usual through the holiday weekend, to help people who need somewhere warm to stay.
They are Mason Park, Patterson Park, and Summit Lake community centers--all staying open until 10 PM, because of the cold weather--even on New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Also, Haven of Rest reminds anyone who is homeless, and needs a place to stay, that they're open 24/7, and available for shelter during cold weather. Haven of Rest is located at 175 East Market Street in Downtown Akron.
The Coventry Township woman who is alleged to have killed her husband, then to have lived in her home with pieces of his dismembered body in bags and boxes, for months---has been indicted on four felony charges.
49 year old Marcia Eubank of Linda Street, is charged with Aggravated murder, murder, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse, in connection with the death of her husband, 54 year old Howard Eubank.
She'll be arraigned on the charges next Friday, January 5th, and is currently being held in the Summit County Jail.
Summit County is suing 11 drug manufacturers and 3 distributors for their part in creating the opiod epidemic that has killed over a thousand people in our area over the past 5 years. 21 other communities and government agencies have joined in the suit as well, including Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Norton, and Green.
Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro, says county will spend a quarter of a billion dollars on dealing with the issue over a ten years, and although they are asking for monetary compensation; it's about more than just that. "We want these practices to stop", she says.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking the public's help to find missing 16-year-old Jordan Lindsey of Tallmadge.
She was last seen December 16th. Reports indicate she may be riding in a black, 2009 Hyundaie Sonata with Ohio plates DZV-2645 that has a Miami Dolphins plate cover.
Lindsey's 5 foot, 7, about 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She also wears glasses. Anyone with info is asked to call Tallmadge Police.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.