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    Kent State football coach speaks about unexpected loss of student-athlete

    KENT, Ohio — Kent State’s head football Coach Paul Haynes spoke at a press conference today about the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly Wednesday. Bitsko, 21, was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday. He was about to begin his fourth year on the football team and would have been the starting center for the upcoming season. At the press conference, Haynes said Bitsko’s death was profound and that his […]

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    Police: Man induces panic on school bus, shouts ‘Don’t shoot, this is not Missouri’

    NORTON, Ohio — A Navarre man who said he was a substitute teacher in Stark County has been arrested, accused of inducing panic on a school bus carrying several elementary school students. Police say it happened Wednesday afternoon, the second day of the new school year. Norton police said kids were getting onto the bus around 3:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Elementary School, when 67-year-old Kenneth E. Renner tried to walk onto one of the buses with his granddaughter. He said […]

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    Large crowds expected as 3 teams host games downtown this weekend

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Large crowds are expected in Cleveland this weekend with the Browns, Indians and Gladiators hosting games downtown. The Browns are hosting the St. Louis Rams, the Indians are hosting the Houston Astros, and the Cleveland Gladiators are hosting the Arizona Rattlers for the ArenaBowl championship. With so many fans out and about, there could be traffic delays both coming into the city and leaving downtown. Cleveland Police have the following tips: Arrive downtown early. Utilize public transportation […]

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    Ouch! Watch ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ fails

    Millions of dollars have been raised for charity through the viral Ice Bucket Challenge movement. The challenge is simple. Participants dump a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads and post the video to social media, challenging three others to either do the same within 24 hours or make a donation to the ALS Association. People have found endless ways to pull off their challenges — but they don’t always go off as planned. Sometimes it’s the dumper’s fault; sometimes […]

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    Teen arrested in child porn investigation

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A Cuyahoga Falls teen faces several charges in a child pornography investigation. According to police, authorities executed a search warrant at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Stow Avenue. The warrant was part of a child porn investigation, which was initiated after information was provided to detectives by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force. The task force indicated that child porn was being downloaded at that location. The task force also provided investigators […]

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    Police: Missing adult returned home

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police said Monday that a missing adult had returned home. Prior to his disappearance, Frederick Maynard was last seen Friday around 9:45 a.m. There was concern about Maynard because he reportedly had Alzheimer’s and had also recently fallen and hit his head. The Cleveland Division of Police said he returned home Friday around 9 p.m. Other details were not released.  

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    Police: 1 teenage boy, 1 woman drown at Euclid Beach Park

    EUCLID BEACH PARK — One teenage boy and one female adult drowned at Euclid Beach Park Sunday, according to authorities. Authorities tell Fox 8 this may be another case where a good Samaritan tried to step in during an emergency. Cleveland police said the male teen was struggling in the water around 4:15 p.m., and a woman saw what was going on and ran in the water to help him. Cleveland MetroParks leaders explained the water is about 10-12 feet […]

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    Power surge strands visitors on rides at Cedar Point

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — Some visitors to Cedar Point were stranded on rides after the park experienced a small “power bump” Sunday night. Cedar Point spokesperson Bryan Edwards said it happened at around 7:30 p.m. He said some visitors were stuck on rides, but park officials were able to get everyone off safely and quickly. Edwards is not sure for how long they were stranded. He said all ride safety systems worked as they were supposed to, and there were no […]

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    Photos: Dogs suit up, take a dip in Parma pool

    PARMA, Ohio — It was a day for the dogs Sunday in Parma. Walter’s Grove swimming pool opened its doors to the public’s four-legged friends. Dogs were permitted to swim in the pool — some even wore life jackets. The event was put on by the Parma Animal Shelter. It was the eighth year for the event. For the humans, there were vendors and a cook-out.

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    Manziel, Hoyer ready to face Redskins on Monday

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sunday was an off-day for the Cleveland Browns ahead of Monday’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins. All eyes continue to be on the men “under center.” Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer have been locked in a competition to be Cleveland’s starter for weeks, and the second preseason game against the Redskins could determine which of them starts the season opener at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. Manziel said Saturday that he’s “not ready for Pittsburgh […]

  • Iraqi War veteran, kids refused entry to Six Flags over shirt

    AVENEL, New Jersey — An Iraqi War veteran wanting to celebrate his twins’ birthdays at Six Flags didn’t have much to celebrate when he got to the park recently. According to WNYW, Mario Alejandro said it was all over his T-shirt, which shows an assault rifle and the saying, “Keep calm and return fire.” It supports a military foundation. When he went to the park with his 10-year-old sons, they were asked to leave even after he explained that he […]

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    Caught on camera: Officer’s heartwarming act to help man in wheelchair

    STREETSBORO, Ohio — Photos posed to a local police department’s Facebook page shows a heartwarming act by a local police officer. According to the Streetsboro Police Department’s Facebook Page, police received several calls of a man in a motorized wheelchair trying to cross State Route 14 near Kmart. Officer Tom Ondecker responded, and found the man getting ice cream at Strickland’s. Ondecker learned that the man lived at a nearby care center. He walked with the man from Strickland’s back […]