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    Lawsuit: Black donor’s sperm mistakenly sent to same-sex white couple

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio woman is suing a Chicago sperm bank after she said she was inseminated with a vial from an African-American donor despite ordering a vial from a white donor. According to the lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner, Amanda Zinkon, who live in Uniontown, say one of their biggest fears is the life experiences their now two-year-old daughter, Payton, will undergo in what they describe in […]

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    ME’s Office releases sketch, asks for help identifying body of man found in lake

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for help identifying the body of a white male found in Lake Erie back in May. All attempts at identifying have been unsuccessful, according to a press release. The release states that the body had been in the water for several months before it was found, “likely since early last winter or earlier.” The man had a past fracture of the nose and left cheek. He also did not […]

  • Stefani Schaefer reveals uninvited house guest…you’ll cringe at what happens next!

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fall is here…that means bugs are looking for warmer places to hide! Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer found and captured an uninvited house guest at her home last night. She brought it into the studio this morning to ask Fox 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol to identify the species. He nailed that down, and then something unexpected happened right on the set… Watch it unfold in the video player above.

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    Columbia Gas: Customers threatened with service termination in phone scam

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Columbia Gas of Ohio is warning its customers of a telephone scam that’s surfaced in several areas of the state over the past week. According to a release from Columbia Gas of Ohio, the scam targets both individuals and small businesses. A caller claiming to be from Columbia Gas tells the customer that they owe money from their past bill and must pay immediately or they face termination of service. Business owners are instructed to make the […]

  • Do you believe? Fox 8’s Dick Goddard gives this year’s ‘woollybear winter forecast’!

    VERMILION, Ohio — Last winter was harsh and seemingly unending for Northeast Ohio. At Sunday’s 42nd Woollybear Festival, Fox 8’s Dick Goddard gave the ‘woollybear winter forecast’ for this coming winter. According to legend, the size of the stripe on a woollybear determines the harshness of the winter ahead. A lot of orange predicts a mild winter, while a little line forewarns severe conditions. Goddard said the predictions made over the years with woollybears have been remarkably accurate — that’s […]

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    Man dies when SUV explodes into flames after crash, 1 arrested

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man was killed when his SUV erupted into flames after a crash on Valley Road early Sunday. According to Cleveland police, it happened in the 4200 block of Valley Road at just after 1 a.m. The preliminary investigation indicates that a 45-year-old male driver was driving a 1998 Toyota 4Runner SUV southwesterly on Valley Road in excess of the 25 mph speed. The driver failed to negotiate the curved roadway on Valley Road, going off the […]

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    Suspect in custody in stabbing, assault of 93-year-old woman

    CHESTER TWP., Ohio — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect is in custody in the stabbing and assault of a 93-year-old Chester Township woman. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the woman’s home in the 5400 block of Bates Road shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, she described the suspect as a young white male who was driving a red vehicle. She said he’d come to the door asking for gasoline, and when she […]

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    Michigan is melting! OSU marching band wins again with ‘Wizard of Oz’

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Ohio State Marching Band wins again, this time with a halftime show performance of scenes from Wizard of Oz. The Buckeyes battled Cincinnati Saturday night, winning 50-28. The show included a twister, Dorothy and Toto and even a dig at their biggest rival — the Wolverines. Watch it all in the video player above. For more from the OSU marching band, click here.

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    Cavs, ‘Big three’ kick off new season with first practice

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — All eyes of the basketball world were on Cleveland Saturday as the Cavaliers kicked off their season with their first practice. Coach David Blatt joked that the biggest difference between his new team and the European teams he’s coached before is that the men on the Cavs’ roster are bigger, faster, stronger and they jump higher. That might be the least of his concerns right now. Blatt has the task of getting the new big three — […]

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    Police investigate after Richland County prosecutor dies

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Police are at the scene of an apparent shooting at the home of Richland County Prosecutor James Mayer Jr. A spokesperson from the coroner’s office said Mayer died in his home at about 5:45 p.m. Friday. Police say the shooting was not a homicide and was an “isolated incident.” Mayer’s home is located on Dickson Parkway. Police would provide no further details.

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    Scores & snapshots: High school football week #5

    We are very close to the halfway point of the regular season of the high school football season, and the hard-working crews of Friday Night Touchdown have you covered with lots of hard-hitting action and tons of highlights. All told, crews were at 25 games throughout Northeast Ohio Friday night. Several more games are happening Saturday. **Get your updated scores here** The Friday Night Touchdown Game of the Week involved one of the Fox 8 Top 8 teams, Massillon Washington. […]

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    GMO wheat discovered when plants sprayed with weedkiller would not die

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the U.S., this time in Montana. According to NPR, the wheat was found when workers attempted to clear a field using weedkiller, and some of the plants would not die. It was because of a gene inserted into the plants that gives them a tolerance to an ingredient in the weedkiller. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming. […]