The LeBron James Family Foundation, in partnership with WKYC-TV Cleveland and Kaulig Companies Limited out of Hudson, is developing a new high-tech media lab, with live TV broadcasting capabilities. is reporting, that the I Promise School, which is set to open its doors to 3rd and 4th grade students next week and is primarily hands-on and STEM oriented, will teach video editing, TV production, and more in the new lab.

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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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The Summit County Medical Examiner has released the name of the man shot by a Hudson Police Officer Sunday afternoon after fleeing the scene of a car accident on the Turnpike. 

Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, 26, is said to have died as a result "homicide," according to the M.E. report. 

According to the police report, Mubarak Alameri side-swiped a vehicle along the Turnpike and flipped his own car. He then allegedly fled the scene on foot to a residential area near Hudson Aurora Road. An officer in pursuit located Mubarak Alameri near a home and a struggle ensued. The responding officer shot him, killing him on the scene. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating whether or not Mubarak Alameri had a gun. 

Mubarak Alameri, a citizen of the United Arab Emerites, was a student at Case Western Reserve University.  

Below is the official press release from Summit County: 

The individual that was shot in the 3200 block of Hudson Aurora Road in Hudson on Sunday afternoon, following a struggle with a Hudson Police Officer has been positively identified as Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, a 26 year-old male from Cleveland, Ohio.

The autopsy has been completed and the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.  The manner of death is homicide.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will not be releasing any more information at this time.  For any other information regarding this case contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

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Saturday, 19 March 2016 15:40

UPDATE Two People Found Dead in Hudson Home

Police investigating two people found dead in a home in Hudson Saturday afternoon.

The names of the deceased are two adults -- one male and one female and were identified as 53-year-old Stephen Bice and his wife, 42-year-old wife Kristi, according to Newschannel 5.

The bodies were found at 7687 Ravenna Road.

Newschannel 5 reports police are treating the investigation as an apparent murder/suicide and that Stephen Bice first shot his wife and then himself.

No more details were released and the investigation is ongoing.

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The University of Akron hosted area high school students on Friday, as they competed in the 16th Annual Bridge Building Competition.

Students put their engineering skills on display for local engineering consulting firms to judge the aesthetics, or looks, of their bridge and the amount of weight it can hold.

Alan Brubaker, Summit County Engineer, and 16 engineering consulting firms co-sponsored the annual event.

Brubaker said the event has got bigger every year with this year being the biggest.

"Whenever you have a good program that the student advisers feel that is beneficial to the students, it's going to continue to grow."

The students were given three hours to build their bridge The teams built their bridges out of balsa wood and then went their imagination.

Andrew McDonald, a sophomore from Hudson high school, and his teammates took home the first place trophy in their first year competing.

"Coming out here and just seeing our philosophy and design work, it's a very satisfying and just fulfilling experience," McDonald said.

When asked about some of the best parts about the competition, Sam Phillips, senior from Green and Portage Lakes Center, said it was really cool to see students from other schools and to see some of the differences in their bridge designs.

"Meeting new kids from like Hudson, Springfield and another class of schools that you don't really get to see people from and to see what they're thinking and what's they're out-take on this whole perception of building a bridge out of balsa wood."

Students who participated in the event were eligible to receive more than $4,000, as part of the Miniature Bridge Building Competition Scholarship.

Hudson high school won a prize of $100 and two Springfield high school teams brought home a prize of $70 and $50 each for second and third place finishes.

The Portage Lakes Center won the aesthetics award for the best bridge design. Cuyahoga Falls finished in second place.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:53

AUDIO Hudson Looking To Top Mayfield

The Hudson Explorers are looking to keep the ship rolling this weekend against a tough Mayfield team in the Division II Regional Finals at Solon.

Hudson head coach Ron Wright joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the win over Nordonia last week 35-14 and challenges they will face in Mayfield.

"We played pretty well (against Nordonia) in all three phases of the game, the kicking gamw was what I was most worried about, but we did OK there."


Hudson and Mayfield will face off on the gridiron Friday November 20 from Solon at 7:30pm.


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