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  • Oh really, Chicago Cubs? We’ve got an answer for you

    CLEVELAND – The 12-8 Cleveland Indians are getting ready to take on the 10-9 Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field Tuesday evening. The last time the teams met in Cleveland was for Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. You know, THAT Game 7. Game time Tuesday is 6:10 pm. But the Cubs just couldn’t wait to express their excitement about being back in town, and tweeted out this earlier in the day: Hello, Cleveland. It’s fantastic to see you. […]

  • Favorable ruling: Barberton senior wins contest to have Judge Judy speak at graduation

    BARBERTON, Ohio – For anyone who watches “Judge Judy” on Fox 8, you’ll know that the judge has a sharp mind and an even sharper wit. One Barberton High School senior caught her attention recently, and now she’s speaking at the school’s graduation. Barberton’s Nicholas Ratay is a long-time Judge Judy fan. Each year, she sponsors an essay contest for high school seniors. The prize? She’ll speak at their graduation ceremony. Nicholas’ essay on the history of Barberton won the […]

  • Streetsboro police investigating after juvenile dies in shooting

    STREETSBORO, Ohio – Streetsboro police have confirmed they are investigating after a juvenile sustained a fatal gunshot wound. Police say just after 9:30 p.m. Monday, they and the Streetsboro Fire Department  responded to Alden Drive for a report of a juvenile with a gunshot wound. Paramedics transported the juvenile to a hospital where the juvenile was pronounced dead. Another juvenile is being questioned by investigators at this time and the cause of the gunshot wound is still under investigation, according […]

  • Sandusky council approves ban on tobacco in city parks

    SANDUSKY, Ohio –  Sandusky’s city commission has voted to ban smoking, smokeless tobacco and vaping in all city parks. The ban passed by a 5-2 vote Monday evening. The ban includes the piers, plazas, bike paths, city golf courses and marinas. Anyone caught smoking will be subject to a misdemeanor charge. The ban goes into effect on May 23rd. A current city ordinance, passed in 2016,  bans smoking within 25 feet of playground areas in city parks. “The only thing […]

  • Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    HOUSTON, TX -Former President George H.W. Bush is hospitalized in critical condition, according to a spokesman. The statement, released by Jim McGrath Monday evening, says that President Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appeared to be recovering Monday evening. When Bush was admitted to the hospital he was suffering from an infection that led to sepsis, which can be life-threatening, according to a […]

  • Firefighters battle flames for hours in Canton recycling company warehouse fire

    CANTON, Ohio – A recycling company warehouse was destroyed Sunday in a late night Stark County fire. Firefighters from Canton and surrounding communities battled the flames at the  Slesnick Paper and Plastic Recyclers on 3rd St. SE starting at around 10 p.m. Sunday. The warehouse held tons of paper and plastic that fueled the flames, which had a head start since the business was closed and no  one was there to fight the initial blaze. Fox8’s Jack Shea has details […]

  • Remembering Barbara Bush: thoughts and condolences pour in on passing of former First Lady

    HOUSTON – Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the first), Bush was seen as a plainspoken public figure who was instantly recognizable with her signature white hair and pearl necklaces and earrings. She became a major political figure as […]

  • Reward offered in robbery of Streetsboro gun store

    STREETSBORO, Ohio – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, are offering a reward in conjunction with the robbery of a Streetsboro gun shop. Top Shot Firearms, on State Route 14, was robbed at about 11:30 pm on April 15. At least two suspects forced their way into the store and left with 10 firearms. The ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500. This is being matched by the NSSF, making […]

  • Official statement: Former First Lady Barbara Bush passes away

    HOUSTON – Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92. Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018 Family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed the death in a statement. The cause wasn’t immediately known. Her son, former […]

  • 84-year-old Middleburg Heights woman found

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio – Police are no longer searching for a missing Middleburg Heights woman. The Missing Adult Alert that had been issued Monday night was cancelled just before midnight. Police said Barbara Peterson, 84, left her home on Pine Valley Trail in Middleburg Heights at about 10:24 am Monday. She did not return to her home. She was last seen in Cleveland at Mayfield and Superior Road by law enforcement. Police told Fox 8 News she was found late […]

  • Akron council votes to raise tobacco purchase age to 21

    AKRON, Ohio – Akron City Council voted on Monday to raise the age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 years. The legislation was sponsored by Councilwoman Linda Omobien and passed with a majority of votes. “I’m proud that, tonight, Akron City Council joined me in choosing a healthier future for our next generation,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. “While I respect opinions on all sides of this issue, I know this legislation puts Akron on the right side of history.” The […]

  • I TEAM: Cleveland wants to hire more top police bosses

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating a proposal to hire more top-level Cleveland Police supervisors. It has us looking into what this means for safety on your streets, since we’ve shown you the police department has been short-staffed and struggling to get officers to 9-1-1 calls. The Mayor’s office sent a “proposed charter amendment” to city council that would need approval from Council and voters. The mayor and chief told the I TEAM it would allow for […]