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  • Calling all ghosts and goblins! Show off your favorite Halloween costumes

    Calling all ghosts and goblins — we want to see your favorite Halloween costume. It can be a flashback photo from your childhood or a favorite one you’ve worn recently. We also want to see your pets all decked out in their costumes! Share your photos with us by clicking the ‘submit’ button, below, or email us at We may share your photo as a special shout-out on FOX 8 Extra with Stefani Schaefer. It airs weekdays at 11 […]

  • Jury recommends death for man convicted of killing teen siblings in Garfield Heights

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — A jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for the man who was convicted of killing two teenagers in Garfield Heights in 2018. Matthew Nicholson, 30, killed Manuel Lopez, 17; and Giselle Lopez, 19, the prosecutor’s office said. On Oct. 11, the jury found Nicholson guilty of aggravated murder for the deaths of the two teenagers, and attempted felonious assault on their mother. According to the prosecutor’s office, on Sept. 5, 2018, Nicholson got off work […]

  • Soldiers with Ohio Army National Guard to deploy for Operation Spartan Shield

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio — A call to duty ceremony was held Thursday afternoon in North Canton for soldiers deploying for Operation Spartan Shield. About 30 soldiers from the Ohio Army National Guard’s Detachment 2, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), are scheduled to mobilize this month. According to a press release, Company C is a medevac support unit deploying to the U.S. Central Command region located in Southwest Asia. It’s this detachment’s first mobilization.  

  • Little boy makes ‘absolute best out of having disability’ when he dresses as Carl from ‘Up’ for Halloween

    CANTON, Ohio — One little boy’s first Halloween costume is an absolute hit, for so many reasons! Brantley Morse, who is 2½ years old, dressed as Carl from “Up.” His mom, Brittany Morse, of Canton, posted the photos on Facebook, and everyone absolutely loved them. She wrote, “Brantley’s first Halloween costume was a SUCCESS! He’s the perfect Carl ❤ Brantley is just over here making the absolute BEST out of having a disability, and rocking his medical equipment with his awesome […]

  • 15-year-old charged with aggravated murder after grandfather dies from injuries sustained in fire

    AKRON, Ohio — Akron police say a 15-year-old boy has now been charged with aggravated murder following the death of his grandfather from a September fire that authorities say the teen intentionally set. Akron police say on October 11, the victim, identified as Thomas Allen III, 71, died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the fire.  Allen, who used a wheelchair, was trapped in the home. His grandson has also been charged with aggravated arson and cruelty […]

  • Students relieved to hear man showing up nearly naked at Kent State sororities has been arrested

    KENT, Ohio — Kent police on Friday said the suspect accused of showing up nearly naked outside of Kent State University sorority houses is now in custody. The Kent Police Department said it worked with the U.S. Marshals office, and learned of the suspect’s identity Friday evening. An arrest warrant was obtained for Steven Franzreb, 43, of North Royalton. Franzreb was arrested without incident at around 10:30 Friday evening. He’s being held without bail and will be in custody through […]

  • ‘Hollywood comes to Wellington’: Lorain County village preparing for filming of new Liam Neeson movie

    WELLINGTON, Ohio — Wellington is ready for its “brief minute of fame.” Liam Neeson will be coming to town Thursday to film his new movie, “The Minuteman.” And, the small Lorain County village is ready. In a post on Facebook, the police department wrote, “Tomorrow, Hollywood comes to Wellington.” There will be traffic and parking restrictions on West Herrick between Main Street and Depot Street. Police said officers will be at those locations from 8 a.m.  until 8 p.m.  They […]

  • Cleveland school mourning loss of 6-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting

    CLEVELAND — A Cleveland school community is mourning the loss of  a “beloved” first-grader who was killed in a drive-by shooting as she slept inside her home early Saturday morning. Six-year-old Lyric-Melodi Lawson was a student at Hannah Gibbons-STEM School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In a letter released to staff, Principal Greg Adkins said a Rapid Response team will be at the school Monday to provide “needed supports for our scholars and staff sure to be affected by […]

  • 2019 Woollybear Festival: Check out photos of the largest one-day festival in Ohio

    VERMILION, Ohio — It’s the largest one-day festival in Ohio — so many people look forward to it every year. We’re talking about the Woollybear Festival in Vermilion. The 47th annual festival was held Sunday. **Check out the photos, above; share yours by clicking the ‘submit photo’ button, below, or you can email us at**

  • Mitchell’s celebrates its birthday with gift to you: $1.65 single scoops

    Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream is celebrating its 20th birthday — with a gift to all of its customers. According to a post on the shop’s Facebook page, it’s offering $1.65 single scoops of ice cream TODAY ONLY: Sunday, October 6! Mitchell’s says you can get any flavor, and it’s while supplies last at any of its locations in Northeast Ohio. **Find a  location** The ice cream shop says the $1.65 price is the original price when it opened its first […]

  • Seen on TV: 10/6/19

    Here are the web links for Sunday, October 6,  2019: Click here for Woollybear Festival schedule of events Click here for more on the Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign Click here to send shout-outs, story ideas for FOX 8 Extra with Stefani Schaefer Click here for more on Topgolf jobs Click here to submit entry for gender reveal Click here for more information on Fat Bear Week Click here for more on the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Click here  to send a news tip […]

  • Lake County Sheriff’s Office locates missing 13-year-old boy

    LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — A missing 13-year-old Concord Township boy has been found. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday asked for the public’s assistance as it investigated a missing teen. According to a post on Facebook, Dominic Jason Gould, 13, of Concord Township, was last seen by his parents on Tuesday, October 1 at 9 p.m. As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff said on Facebook Gould had been located and is home with his family.

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