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    Officer and K9 partner make huge meth bust in Montville

    MONTVILLE, Ohio – A Montville police officer, working as part of the Medina County Criminal Patrol Task Force, made a traffic stop on I-71 over the weekend…and wound up taking over $35 thousand worth of drugs off of the streets. Officer Ryan Gibbons and his K9 partner Blek, stopped a grey Volkswagen for an equipment violation Sunday, January 15. While questioning the people in the car, Officer Gibbons noticed some “criminal indicators” and Blek gave an alert to the presence of […]

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    Mansfield bank robbed by man who claimed to have a bomb

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Mansfield police are looking for a man who robbed a First Merit Bank Tuesday, claiming he had an “explosive device.” The suspect walked into the bank shortly after 1 p.m. and told a bank employee that he had an explosive device. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and left the building. The suspect drove away in an older-model, black sedan – possibly a Ford LTD or a Lincoln. The car drove east on Park Avenue […]

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    Formerly conjoined twins leave Columbus hospital for their home in Uganda

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two-year-old Acen and Apio Akello were born conjoined, but they are now two happy, healthy and independent little girls, thanks to the staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. The girls were born joined at the spine and hip region and came to Columbus from their home in Uganda in September of 2015.They underwent a 16-hour separation surgery on September 3. On February 8 of 2016, they were discharged to the Columbus Ronald McDonald House as they […]

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    City to end search and recovery efforts for plane missing from Burke Lakefront Airport

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland has made the decision to end recovery efforts in the search for the plane that went missing over Lake Erie.  Underwater Marine Contractors’ Salvage Chief, its crew and a crew from Cleveland Fire Department were out on the water Tuesday. Two large pieces of debris were located and recovered, as well as a number of small pieces that were not recovered. No human remains were found Tuesday. The decision to end the search was not […]

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    Councilman Jeffrey Johnson to run for mayor of Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Ward 10 Cleveland councilman Jeffrey Johnson has announced that he will be running for mayor of Cleveland. In a post on his Facebook page Monday, Johnson says that he “will spend the next 8 months working hard to gain the support of the majority of voters by focusing on where Cleveland is today and where I believe we have to be tomorrow.” Johnson has served on city council since 2009 and before that he represented the area in the […]

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    ITEAM: more charges expected in arrest of Cleveland police officer

    PARMA, OH – The Fox 8 ITEAM has obtained more information about the arrest of a Cleveland police officer. Parma police say that they arrested a 51-year-old Parma man for allegedly beating and sexually assaulting his girlfriend on Saturday, January 14. The victim told police that the suspect entered her State Road home in the early morning hours and attacked her while she was sleeping. The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the victim, hit her with it and then […]

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    Cleveland school district employees scammed out of over $100-thousand in paychecks

    CLEVELAND – Sixty one employees of the Cleveland Municipal School District had to be issued paper paychecks after their direct deposit checks were spammed to a third party. The school district became aware of the problem on the 13th, and according to CEO Eric Gordon, has taken steps to prevent “additional malicious activity, reported this incident to law enforcement, and have called in experts to help resolve this problem now and for future pays.” The employees were victims of an email […]

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    Body found in wooded area just outside Doylestown in Wayne County

    DOYLESTOWN, Ohio – A woman out walking her dog came upon a body in a wooded area just outside the village of Doylestown. The discovery was made at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The body is that of an unidentified male, and no identification has been made. The Wayne County Sheriff’s department reports that the death is being investigated as a homicide. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Wayne County Coroner are also working on this case. Fox 8 […]

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    Double homicide under investigation in Mansfield

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Police responding to a call of shots fired on a street in Mansfield discovered two homicide victims outside of a home there. Two men, dead of gunshot wounds, were discovered at around 3:30 Sunday morning on Helen Avenue. Mansfield police collected evidence and are continuing their investigation which includes looking for a motive for the shootings. They are asking anyone with information on the crime to call Detective Frank Parrella at 419-755-9740 or Detective William Bushong at 419-755-9432.  

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    Tribe’s Ryan Merritt, fiancee send thank you notes to every fan who gave them wedding gift

    CLEVELAND – Back in October, during game 5 of the ALCS, Tribe rookie pitcher Ryan Merritt had an amazing outing for the Indians. Merritt, 24, had three strikeouts and allowed two hits in four innings in Game 5. And that was the game the Indians clinched the ALCS and went on to the World Series. It was during that game that fans discovered Merritt’s wedding registry online and as a thank you to the pitcher, started buying everything on it! And […]

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    ‘Circle the City with Love’ goes international after CLE beginnings

    CLEVELAND  – In July of 2016, as a welcome to the Republican National Convention, a local group held a “Circle the City with Love” event on the Hope Memorial Bridge.  Thousands gathered to hold hands and pray or reflect in silent meditation for the well-being of the city and the nation as the convention kicked off. The idea for the event originated with Sister Rita Petruziello, of the congregation of St. Joseph. “By standing in unity and intentional silence, we will embody […]

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    Family who has dog says they believe Army private gave up rights to him

    CLEVELAND – A local family who now has a dog that is at the center of a criminal charge of petty theft tells Fox 8 that they believe an Army private gave up rights to the dog. Christina Grapo said her family adopted Buck and adores the Bloodhound. “We fully believe that Buck was knowingly and willingly relinquished by his previous owner due to the fact that she could no longer care for him, and we are confident that the […]