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  • More than 2,000 people turn out for Gift of Life Walk and Run held at Blossom

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — More than 2,000 people turned out for the Gift of Life Walk and Run at Blossom Music Center. The fundraiser benefits the non-profit Lifebanc, which helps facilitate organ, tissue and eye donations. Those in attendance included family members of donors along with recipients. According to Lifebanc, 162 organ donors here in Northeast Ohio saved the lives of 434 people last year. Today, 1,800 people remain on transplant waiting lists. To learn more about becoming a donor, […]

  • It’s time to ‘Clear the Shelters!’ Discounted adoption fees at many shelters this weekend

    It’s time to ‘Clear the Shelters!’  Hundreds of shelters across the country on Saturday will take part in the nationwide pet adoption drive in an effort to find homes for thousands of animals. Many shelters are offering reduced adoption prices and other incentives. CUYAHOGA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER Adoption fees will be $20 between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. That includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchips, heartworm testing, deworming and a 2019 license. The requirements and other information is as follows: CITY […]

  • Investigators hope new DNA testing could help finally solve the cold case of Barbara Blatnik

    CUYAHOGA FALLS — More than 30 years after her unsolved murder, the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and The Porchlight Project have teamed up to help track down a local teen’s killer. The body of 17-year-old Barbara Blatnik was found naked alongside O’Neil Road near Blossom Music Center Dec 20, 1987. Blatnik was last seen alive the night before. She had been dropped off by a friend at the corner of Warner Road and Grand Division in Garfield Heights around midnight. […]

  • US Customs is experiencing a nationwide computer issue, airports say

    The US Customs and Border Protection computer system is down, according to tweets from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Los Angeles International Airport. JFK said the impact is nationwide, while LAX tweeted the issue affects multiple airports. “Just to let you know Customs is experiencing a system shutdown nationwide,” the airport tweeted in reply to a customer. “They are processing passengers manually until the system comes back online. Thanks for your patience.” The tweet from the […]

  • Vandals cause $25,000 damage to Sunny Side Park playground; search for suspects continues

    LORAIN- The Lorain Police Department is searching for the suspects who caused $25,000 damage to the playground at Sunny Side Park. Authorities say someone damaged the park between August 13 and August 15. The damage included three plastic slides and dozens of plastic ground barriers that were pulled out of the ground. Police continue to look for the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Lorain police.

  • Couple accused of faking baby’s birth, death to scam gifts

    FRIEDENS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family. State police on Thursday charged Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Authorities say the couple posted a photo on Facebook of a baby. They said the child was born July 3 but died hours later. Authorities say the photo matched the appearance of a […]

  • Cuyahoga County adds 36 correction officers to jail staff

    CLEVELAND- Cuyahoga County has announced 36 correction officers have been added to the jail staff. The news comes after months of problems and internal investigations regarding the conditions and treatment of inmates at the jail. In a news release, Armond Budish said, “Over the last two weeks, we have brought on 27 new hires and transferred 9 officers to the downtown jail, thereby increasing our total CO staffing to 626 as of today, believed to be our highest total ever. […]

  • Police: Alcohol suspected in deadly head-on crash in Cleveland Heights

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS-Cleveland Heights police are investigating a deadly head-on crash involving a suspected drunk driver. It happened around 11:00 p.m. Thursday at Mayfield and Taylor Roads. Police say a vehicle was driving westbound on Mayfield when he ran a red light and struck a vehicle traveling south through Taylor. Shortly after the crash police say the driver,  who ran the red light, had been drinking and attempted to leave the scene. Two eye-witnesses were able to detain him until officers […]

  • Clinical trial to implant chip in overweight people’s brains to zap them when they think about food

    It sounds like an extreme way to lose weight.  Six morbidly obese people have signed up to be part of a clinical trial that will implant a chip in their brains and zap them when they think about food. According to the publication, Elemental, the chip, known as a responsive neurostimulation system (RNS,) was developed by the medical technology company Neuropace. It was originally developed to treat people with epilepsy. Once the chip is implanted, it records the brain’s activity […]

  • Massive bloom of algae on Lake Erie can be seen from space

    A bloom of algae on Lake Erie was so massive it could be seen from space. According to NASA Earth Observatory, in July, the severe bloom of blue-green algae began spreading across the western half of the lake. On July 29, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported unsafe toxin concentrations in Lake Erie and advised people and their pets to stay away from areas where scum is forming on the water surface.  According to NASA Earth’s Facebook post, “the […]

  • Elizabeth Smart’s father announces in emotional letter that he is gay, divorcing his wife

    Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, announced in a letter via Facebook that he is gay and divorcing his wife, Lois, TODAY reports.  He also announced he is leaving The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. TODAY reports Ed Smart shared his Facebook letter with them. A portion states: “It is with this same spirit that I wish to share the news that I have recently acknowledged to myself and my family that I am gay. […]

  • Kings Island announces plans for newest coaster; Orion will be 10th fastest in world

    MASON, Ohio — Kings Island have announced plans for their newest coaster, Orion, which will be one of only seven giga coasters in the world when it opens in spring 2020. Giga coasters are a class of roller coasters with a height or drop of 300 to 399 feet. The park said the ride will be the 10th fastest coaster in the world. Kings Island on Thursday said the ride will be themed to the park’s new Area 72. According […]

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