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  • Decomposed body found near Steelyard Commons

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are investigating a body that was found in a wooded area Wednesday evening. The decomposing body was found on the outskirts of Steelyard Commons. There was no indication from police if the body was male or female, and a department spokesperson says that the circumstances surrounding the death are “unknown.” This is a developing story, we will have more on it as details become available.

  • Emerald Performance Materials issues thank you to Akron first responders after explosion, fire

    AKRON – The all clear was given just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday following a chemical plant explosion in Akron. Those people who had to leave their homes or businesses were told they could return, the City of Akron said. Firefighters struggled to battle the blaze at Emerald Performance Materials following the explosion, which happened at about 1 p.m. at the plant, located at 240 West Emerling Ave. Mitch Beard, who works at a plant behind Emerald says they realized quickly they […]

  • Mother arrested, grandmother cited after Elyria 2-year-old found sleeping in park

    ELYRIA, Ohio – An Elyria woman was arrested and her mother cited after a 2-year-old girl was found sleeping on a playground in the early morning. A day care worker called police on the morning of July 16 to say that a man had knocked on the door of the day care center to tell her that there was a “suspicious lump” in the middle of the playground. When the employee went out to check,  she discovered that the lump […]

  • Rocker Alice Cooper loves pinball, golf and Cleveland!

    CLEVELAND – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame used some super star power to unveil their latest interactive exhibit today. It’s called “Part of the Machine, Rock and Pinball.” The one and only shock-rocker, Alice Cooper and his bassist Dennis Dunaway  were in  town to christen their pinball machine. They were inducted into the Hall in 2011. Alice told Gabe Spiegel how his pinball machine is extra loud and animated, but added that parents should still love it. “If […]

  • Shuttered Rolling Acres Mall to undergo massive redevelopment

    AKRON, Ohio – A developer has plans to redevelop the former Rolling Acres Mall by turning into a commercial building. According to documents,  Akron Romig Road LLC of Delaware, will buy the site for $600-thousand and build a 600-thousand square foot commercial building on the land. The project is estimated to cost $100-million or more. Akron City Council approved the sale and redevelopment Monday evening. The new business is expected to create at least 500 new jobs in the area […]

  • Wounded Ohio Army hero moves into his new smart home

    RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio – An Ohio Army Captain who lost both legs while deployed in Afghanistan has a brand new, state-of-the-art home, thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation. Captain Nick Vogt grew up near  Shelby, attended the United States  Military Academy at West Point and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He stepped on an IED, losing both legs at the hips, suffering severe brain injury and developed a seizure disorder. The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program built him, his wife […]

  • Police: 13-year-old shot on Cleveland’s east side

    CLEVELAND –  Cleveland police were called out to the shooting of a young teen Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Cleveland Police reports that the 13-year-old teen was the victim of a gunshot wound on Newman Avenue. It happened at 1 p.m. There were no other details available. Fox 8 and Fox8.com will have updates as they are released.

  • Stark County Sheriff identifies victim in hit-and-run fatality

    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Stark County Sheriff’s office has released the identity of the victim in a fatal hit-and-run accident Saturday evening. Sheriff’s deputies were called out to Mapleton St. SE and Dalemont Ave. SE at 11:15 p.m. after someone saw a woman on the side of the road there. She has been identified as Brianna Marie Lilly, 30. She had been walking in the area when she was hit by a vehicle that left the scene. Lilly died […]

  • Two people shot and killed on I-90 at W 117th

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are on scene at a double homicide on I-90 west and West 117th. A police spokesperson confirms that the victims were shot in the head and body. A  third victim was grazed in the stomach further down at W 117th and Franklin. They were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. It is not known what vehicle this third person was in or if they were in a vehicle at all. No other details were shared at the […]

  • Suspected impaired driver arrested after hitting motorcycle, killing one

    DANBURY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A Lorain woman is dead after being thrown from the motorcycle she was riding on in a two-vehicle crash Saturday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells Fox 8 that Shelby Hufeld, 28, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan was in a private driveway when she failed to yield as she pulled out onto State Route 269 just before 4 p.m. Her Jeep hit a motorcycle driven by Keith Tressel, 47, of Lorain. His passenger on the cycle was […]

  • One man dead, woman injured after Elyria water and cliff rescue

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Elyria firefighters have confirmed to Fox 8 that one man is dead and a woman hospitalized after a water and cliff rescue on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called out to the rear of a home on Harrison Street. That’s where they discovered the two people at the bottom of a 50-foot embankment along the Black River. Firefighters had to rappel down the cliff in order to coordinate the rescue. The woman was eventually lifted to safety in […]

  • Elyria police: third suspect in murder-for-hire still at large after using fake name

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Elyria Police are still looking for the third suspect in a murder-for-hire plot after it was determined the actual suspect had used another man’s name. Police were originally looking for Saint-Velle Pruitt, 18, for aggravated murder in the death of Willie Fisher, 47. Pruitt turned himself in to police Monday after learning that he was wanted. Police say that Pruitt was adamant that he was not involved in the murder in any way. He also told police […]