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  • Massillon student arrested after making threats against high school

    MASSILLON, Ohio — Police say a student was arrested and suspended Tuesday after allegedly making threats involving Massillon Washington High School. According to Massillon police, authorities were made aware of the threats at around 3:45 p.m. Police and school officials immediately began to investigate. At around 5:30 p.m., the suspect from whom the threats originated was arrested. The suspect claimed the threats were a joke and were not intended to be harmful. A post on the police department’s website says: […]

  • Jackson Local Schools reopening today, parents have choice to keep kids home

    JACKSON TWP., Ohio — Jackson Local Schools will reopen Wednesday, the day after authorities say a seventh grader shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School.  Police say Tuesday morning, a student shot himself in the men’s bathroom. The school was put on lock-down as police, Stark County Sheriff’s deputies and federal authorities swept the school. They discovered a rifle and other distractionary devices in the boy’s backpack. Jackson school officials say they are resuming classes Wednesday to maintain the normalcy […]

  • Seen on TV: 2/20/18

    Here are the web links for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018: Click here for Westerville police GoFundMe Click herefor more on the hotline to report Cleveland woman’s fake pregnancy/cancer claims Click here for number to call for St. Jude Dream Home tickets Thursday Click here if you would like to help Ohio 4th-grader buy door barricades for school district Click here for more on Boss Pro-Karting Click here for organ donation info from LifeBanc. Click here for more information on the FASTER program Click here for City of […]

  • Missing: Frederick Jessmer

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — FOX 8 continues our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Frederick Jessmer, 17, was last seen Feb. 11 in Cuyahoga Falls. Frederick is 5’4″ tall and has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Cuyahoga Falls police at 330-928-2181. You can see the daily missing persons segment with Amanda Berry on FOX 8 News at […]

  • Jackson Local Schools students being released to parents after student shot self on campus

    JACKSON TWP., Ohio — Jackson Local Schools are on lockdown after a 7th grader apparently shot himself in a school building. The district posted this message on its website after the incident: “A Jackson Memorial Middle School student suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound this morning. Safety Services are on the scene at this time. The Middle School and High School are on lockdown at this time. Students will be released to their parents in the near future. All four elementary […]

  • I-Team Update: 7th grader who shot himself on campus had ‘distractionary-type devices’

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Jackson Township police say they found “distractionary” devices after a student shot himself at  Jackson Memorial Middle School Tuesday morning. Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said it was not a bomb. “Something that will make some smoke, make a bang,” Brink said. Earlier Tuesday, the Fox 8 I-Team learned the 7th grader may have had explosives in his backpack. Multiple sources told the I-Team that bomb dogs were sent to the school to search after the incident. […]

  • Seen on TV: 2/19/18

    Here are the web links for Monday, Feb. 19, 2018: Click here for Westerville police GoFundMe Click here for number to call for St. Jude Dream Home tickets Thursday Click here if you would like to help Ohio 4th-grader buy door barricades for school district Click here for more on Boss Pro-Karting Click here for organ donation info from LifeBanc. Click here for more information on the FASTER program Click here for City of Cleveland vehicle damage claims Click here for more information on […]

  • Man accused of murdering 4-year-old girl appears in court

    AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man accused of shooting and killing a 4-year-old girl who was in a car with her three sisters appeared in court Tuesday. Police say Darnell Bitting, 31, fired an assault rifle at the car following a fight with his girlfriend at a Mercer Avenue home on Friday. The bullet hit Janaya Swain, who was in the backseat of the car. Officers arrested Bitting Saturday. He had several guns in a duffel bag. He faces several […]

  • Found: Austin Soinski-Deluca

    **This person has been found STREETSBORO, Ohio — FOX 8 continues our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Austin Soinski-Deluca, 15, was last seen Feb. 8 in Streetsboro. She is described as being 5’1″ and weighs about 85 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Streetsboro police at 330-626-4976. You can see the daily missing […]

  • Seen on TV: 2/18/18

    Here are the web links for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018: Click here for Westerville police GoFundMe Click here for organ donation info from LifeBanc. Click here for more information on the FASTER program Click here for City of Cleveland vehicle damage claims Click here for more information on dog food pulled over concerns about euthanasia drug Click here for ‘Sickweather’– flu tracking app Click here to find help for someone contemplating suicide Click here for more on the recreation activities at the Cleveland Metroparks Click here for man […]

  • Seen on TV: 2/17/18

    Here are the web links for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018: Click here for Westerville police GoFundMe Click here for organ donation info from LifeBanc. Click here for more information on the FASTER program Click here for City of Cleveland vehicle damage claims Click here for more information on dog food pulled over concerns about euthanasia drug Click here for ‘Sickweather’– flu tracking app Click here to find help for someone contemplating suicide Click here for more on the recreation activities at the Cleveland Metroparks Click here for man […]

  • Seen on TV: 2/16/18

    Here are the web links for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018: Click here for Westerville police GoFundMe Click herefor more information on Ozzy Osbourne concert tickets Click here for organ donation info from LifeBanc. Click here for more information on the FASTER program Click here for City of Cleveland vehicle damage claims Click here for the Furby organ Click here for more information on dog food pulled over concerns about euthanasia drug  Click here for more on Merwin’s Wharf at the Cleveland Metroparks Click here for ‘Sickweather’– flu […]