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  • Keith Urban visits fan in hospital before Ohio concert

    TOLEDO, Ohio —  Keith Urban‘s “number 1 fan” got a visit from the country music star on Thursday. According to WTOL, nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo posted on social media, hoping the singer would be able to take a moment of his time to visit Marissa Matthews, 25, in the hospital. The nurses say Marissa, who suffers from several health conditions including an inoperable cyst on her brain and cerebral palsy, had tickets for the Toledo show […]

  • Wadsworth Walmart back open after ‘hazmat situation’

    WADSWORTH, Ohio — Wadsworth police said the city’s Walmart was closed for a time on Wednesday due to a “hazmat situation.” In a Facebook post, police said there were no reported injuries and the building was safely evacuated. A cause was not given. A short time later, police updated everyone and said the store was back open.

  • Some Akron Fright Fest employees fired after visitors say they experienced mock rape

    AKRON — Several Akron Fright Fest employees have been fired after some visitors said they experienced a mock rape at the haunted house. According to Jeremy Caudill, managing partner of Melanie Lake Inc. at Kim Tam Park, they have parted ways with the fright master and operater who provided and oversaw all the haunted house acts and activities at Akron Fright Fest. Employees who worked in the area where the incident allegedly occurred have also been fired. In a statement, Caudill […]

  • Cool sight! See why some were spotting ‘sun dogs’ in the sky

    Some of our FOX 8 viewers saw a pretty cool sight in the sky on Sunday. A phenomenon known as a ‘sun dog’ occurred. According to Cleveland State University research astronomer Jay Reynolds, sun dogs happen when the sun is 22 degrees above the horizon. For some, it appeared to look like an upside-down rainbow; for others, it was a bright spot. Reynolds says sun dogs can happen any time of the year. Did you happen to see one? You […]

  • Some Akron Fright Fest employees suspended after visitors say they experienced mock rape

    AKRON,Ohio– Action has been taken after some Akron Fright Fest visitors said they experienced something horrific at the haunted house. Akron Fright Fest is promoted as an extreme haunted house experience. Located on the grounds of the Melanie Lake at Kim Tam Park recreation area in Uniontown, it includes six haunted houses of varying degrees of intensity. For three of the haunted houses, visitors are asked to sign waivers with the understanding that they can get physical. But some visitors […]

  • Plane makes emergency landing at Mansfield airport

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — The FAA is investigating after an aircraft made an emergency landing at the Mansfield Lahm Airport on Tuesday. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Beechcraft Baron had to land without its landing gear down. A family of five was on the plane. They told FOX 8 News they left Dayton on their way to Arlington for a veteran’s funeral. They knew something was wrong upon takeoff so they made an emergency landing in Mansfield. No one was […]

  • Anheuser-Busch sends 300,000 cans of drinking water to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Michael

    Anheuser-Busch has sent 300,000 cans of drinking water to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Michael. According to the company, six truckloads of emergency canned water were taken to communities in Florida and Georgia. The water was transported from the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, which, according to the company, sometimes pauses its beer production to can drinking water to help those who may need it. Anheuser-Busch says for over 30 years it has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide […]

  • Drinking water warning issued for Village of Windham residents

    WINDHAM, Ohio — The Village of Windham late Monday night issued a water advisory due to the presence of manganese in the water system. According to a release from the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management,  infants (one year and younger), and nursing or pregnant women should not drink the water. Here is what you need to know: Infants and nursing or pregnant women should not drink the water. An alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant […]

  • Man charged after 39-year-old dies from multiple stab wounds in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio — Police are investigating a stabbing homicide that occurred in Parma Friday night. Police said they responded to the 6700 block of Brownfield Drive at 11:57 p.m. to reports of a suspect with a knife who had stabbed someone. Officers said the 39-year-old victim, Jason L. Masters, was found in a basement and had suffered multiple stab wounds. Officials reportedly tried to provide aid to the victim, but were unsuccessful.  The victim was pronounced deceased on scene. Police […]

  • Cleveland police looking for suspect in murder of man shot while sitting in car

    CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Cleveland police are looking for a man who they say is wanted for aggravated murder. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, Jeremy R. Crawford is wanted for the murder of Gary Dickens. Police say Dickens was shot multiple times while sitting in a vehicle on Storer Avenue on August 19.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Crawford is asked to call homicide investigators at 216-623-5464.    

  • Man calls 911, says he does not ‘feel good’ after smoking crack and marijuana

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Westlake police say a man recently called 911 and told them he had been smoking crack and now did not “feel good.” According to the Westlake Police Department blotter, the call came in on October 4 at around 4:50 p.m. The man told police he had been driving to work in Westlake when he began to feel sick, so he pulled off the road. Officers found the 33-year-old Woodsfield, Ohio, man in his running vehicle on Bonny Bank […]

  • Community rallies behind cancer survivor who says he was told to cover his face

    WALTERBORO, S.C. — A community in South Carolina has rallied behind a cancer survivor who said he was told to cover his face while at a store in Walterboro. Kirby Evans, who lost his nose and one of his eyes during a battle with cancer, told WCSC he was asked  to cover up if he wanted to eat at the store and gas station called the Forks Pit Stop. “It hurt deep inside. I’ve never been treated like that. Never,” […]