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  • Jason Bitsko

    Kent State student-athlete dies unexpectedly

    KENT, Ohio — A Kent State student-athlete died unexpectedly from what was believed to be an undetermined medical issue, the university said Wednesday. Jason Bitsko, 21, was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. He was about to begin his fourth year on the football team and would have been the starting center for the upcoming season. Members of the football team were told of Bitsko’s passing during the end of the morning practice.  […]

  • My Grand-daughters 1st day back too school.

    Share your back-to-school snapshots

    A new school year is upon us and that comes with a lot of pride and excitement! Whether you’re starting Kindergarten or college, share your back-to-school pictures here by clicking the ‘submit’ button. Study hard and good luck!

  • Lake County General Health District to close for months after fire

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio — The Lake County General Health District in Painesville will be closed for 4-6 months following a fire Wednesday. Painesville Fire Chief Mark Mlachak said it started sometime around 6:30 a.m. “The problem is you’ve got a steel roof and about three to four inches of foam insulation, and a lot of the fire is between the two so we have to pull all of that roofing off,” he said. It’s unclear what caused the fire, but it […]

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    Rare bride rolls with wedding photo mishap

    A bride and groom in California were enjoying their wedding reception when they took a moment to pose for a few more pictures before their photographers left. Belinda Mayberry, of Pinky’s Pix, wanted to get a few shots of the newlyweds as the sun was setting. The beach photo session started off just right, with romantic lighting setting the tone. After about 15 minutes, Gina, the bride, decided to move to another spot, and her new husband, Sergio, followed. Without […]

  • Cleveland Browns Brian Hoyer

    Hoyer beats Manziel in quarterback competition

    CLEVELAND — When it came down to it, Browns head coach Mike Pettine went with experience and leadership. Those were two of the deciding factors in naming Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback over rookie Johnny Manziel. “He was the clear leader from the beginning,” Pettine said of Hoyer. “We’ve maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his […]

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    2 people killed in Ashland County crash

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two people in another vehicle were killed when a driver went through a stop sign, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The crash happened at US 42 and State Route 302 in Jackson Township, Ashland County around 7:42 p.m. Tuesday. A 37-year-old Michigan resident was at the wheel of the car that failed to stop and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to authorities. The car hit a minivan carrying four people and […]

  • Browns training camp 8/1/14; FOX 8 photo

    Armchair analysts tweet about Browns QB

    CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer was the clear leader from the beginning, Browns head coach Mike Pettine said, and named no. 6 the Browns’ starting quarterback over rookie Johnny Manziel. The news came Wednesday, giving Hoyer and the offense plenty of time to prepare for the regular-season opener on Sept. 7. The armchair analysts of social media offered their take on the pick. View the story “Browns name Hoyer starting QB” on Storify  

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    Many don’t have any friends, survey finds

    If you have at least one friend, consider yourself luckier than millions of people. The Guardian published details of a survey done by relationship support organization Relate. It found one in 10 people in the UK do not have a close friend. The study also found one in five people feel unloved. Click here for more.

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    Seen on TV: 8/20/14

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Wednesday, August 20: Click here for ‘Shaking With Laughter: A funny fundraiser for Parkinson’s’ Click here for Lake County General Health District relocation info Click here for PlayhouseSquare 2014-2015 season Click here for Kimbrulee.com Click here for Impossible Deceptions, Charles Peachock and Jason Alan Magic Click here for Corona beer recall Click here for more on the blind runner raising money for cystic fibrosis Click here for Adoption Network Cleveland Click here […]

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    Update: VA hospital gas leak capped

    CLEVELAND — A gas leak at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center on East Boulevard prompted some evacuations Tuesday, but it was capped as of 11:55 a.m. and was not considered a threat. The Cleveland Division of Fire said a construction crew outside of the hospital punctured a line in the street which created the low pressure leak. It was reported around 10:38 a.m. The hospital activated its emergency operations plan.  Some employees were forced to evacuate and the […]

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    Westlake man accused of stabbing parents

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — A hang-up call to 911 set the wheels in motion for authorities to arrest a man accused of stabbing his parents. The call was made from Southbridge Drive in Westlake Monday around 10:18 p.m. When dispatchers called back, they found a 58-year-old man and his 56-year-old wife had been stabbed, allegedly by their 22-year-old son. The Westlake Fire Department took the victims to St. John Medical Center.  They were then airlifted to MetroHealth Medical Center. Kim Jaworski […]

  • (Richfield Township service garage fire on Aug. 19, 2014/Credit: SkyFOX)

    SkyFOX shows smokey remnants of service garage fire

    RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A number of service vehicles were damaged when a fire tore through a service garage in Richfield Township, Summit County. The garage is located on Boston Mills Road. A dispatcher said the fire was reported at 5:50 a.m. Multiple agencies were working to control the fire. By 8 a.m., SkyFOX showed the smokey remnants from above. No injuries were reported. Other information was not immediately released. Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates.