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    Police warning: Common yard work scam leads to theft in Mentor

    MENTOR, Ohio — Behind on yard work? According to a post on the  Mentor Police Department’s Facebook page, a resident recently reported being scammed when she thought she was hiring a crew to complete her’s. It happened Oct. 23 in the 7600 block of Johnnycake Ridge Road and Brentwood Road. Two men in a large white car reportedly pulled into her driveway. One of the suspects stayed in the car, and the other spoke with the older resident who lived […]

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    Want to meet Ed O’Neill? ‘Modern Family’ star part of fundraising effort for Traficant movie

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ed O’Neill is supporting an effort to raise funds to complete a documentary about a colorful congressman in his native northeast Ohio. Filmmaker Eric Murphy says he has a crowdfunding campaign to raise $17,500 to finish production and add a new ending to “Traficant: Congressman of Crimetown.” **Watch a promotion included on the campaign website in the video player above** Former Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. died last month at age 73 following a tractor accident […]

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    Oops! Actress mistaken for Nobel Peace Prize winner

    Well-known actress Mindy Kaling, writer of “The Mindy Project,” had an awkward moment earlier this month. While hanging out at an event after The New Yorker Festival, a man congratulated her on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the New York Times. He also commented on how well she’d recovered from being shot by Taliban. He had mistaken Kaling for Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. At 15, the Pakistani girl had become an international […]

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    Call & Post associate publisher and editor Connie Harper passes away

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Constance “Connie” Harper, associate publisher and editor of the Call & Post, has passed away. According to a statement from Harper’s family, she passed away peacefully surrounded by family and close friends Friday night. The statement says: “(Her) greatest joy was sharing with others the success, concerns and struggles of Cleveland’s black community as associate publisher and editor of the Call & Post Newspapers…the entire Harper-Trumbo family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at […]

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    Troopers find $23K worth of cocaine in man’s cooler cup

    ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — A Cleveland man was arrested after being found with nearly $24,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a 2010 Ford Fusion for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike eastbound just after 11 p.m. Oct. 22. A drug-sniffing canine alerted to the car, and a probably cause search revealed 283 grams of cocaine in a cooler cup on the rear floorboard. The cocaine has a street […]

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    Scores & Snapshots: High School Football week 9

    Week 9 of Friday Night Touchdown had some great battles for fans to take in. More than 20 high school games were covered by the hard-working Fox 8 camera crews all over Northeast Ohio Friday night, and many more games were on tap for Saturday. GET A COMPLETE LIST OF UPDATED SCORES The Friday Night Touchdown Dodd Camera game of the week featured Chippewa against Hillsdale. Hillsdale beat Chippewa, 18-15. *SEND your snapshots by clicking here*    

  • Undersized is perfect size for football team’s freshman star kicker

    HUDSON, Ohio — A freshman kicker is helping his football team to a perfect record this season. Grant Gonya, No. 96, may be one of the smallest players on his team, but the undersized ninth grader has been almost perfect when it comes to knocking the ball through the goal posts. Grant is 5 for 6 in field goals with the longest being 43 yards, plus he’s 29 for 29 in extra points. He’s been kicking a football his whole […]

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    3 juveniles lined up, threatened with gun outside store; police search for suspect

    AKRON, Ohio — Police are asking for help finding a man suspected of being involved in an incident involving three juveniles outside of a convenience store last week. It happened around 8 p.m. on Oct. 17. An unknown number of suspects — including the one pictured in the surveillance video above — followed three juvenile males out of Reem’s Market, 1825 13th St. S.W. The suspects lined the three males up and indicated that they had a gun. One of […]

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    Seen on TV: 10/25/14

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Saturday, October 25: Click here for more on Ebola Click here for TouchedByCancer.org Click here for more information on local fall festivals Click here for more on the two ferns skit Click here for Avengers: Age of Ultron Click here for defective air bag information Click here for LoganStiner.org Click here for I-77 Ramp Reconfiguration information Click here for Cavs’ home opener party information Click here for Amherst company bottled water recall […]

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    Fox 8’s own switch roles, serve as celebrity bartenders for a good cause

    TWINSBURG, Ohio — Fox 8’s Matt Wright, Peggy Gallek and Todd Meany switched roles Friday night. They served as celebrity bartenders at Brewster’s Cafe Bistro Pub in Twinsburg. It was all part of a special event, and the money raised at the event goes to the Twinsburg VFW.

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    Charges filed against driver accused of plowing into bar, injuring several patrons

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — The man authorities say stole a truck, led police on a high-speed chase and then plowed into Dover Gardens Tavern is in the hospital but faces several charges. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, faces charges of grand theft, attempted theft, criminal tools and breaking and entering after the incident, which injured more than a dozen people, including himself. ‎ The chase ‎‎all started around 8:45 p.m. Thursday in Avon Lake when the truck was allegedly stolen from […]

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    Police arrest woman, accomplice wanted in Elyria bank robbery

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria police say they’ve arrested a woman suspected of robbing a bank Friday afternoon. According to police, it happened at about 1:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank, 455 Midway Blvd. Police say the suspect demanded money and threatened bank personnel. She was then given money and fled the bank. Photos of the suspect were dispersed to surrounding law enforcement agencies and media outlets. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Elyria police arrested the suspect, Courtney Browne, at the Red Roof […]