Today’s Local News

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A judge has not granted the state’s motion to dis­miss a law­suit from a for­mer Criminal Investigation agent. Larry Hedlund says he has lost his job after pulling over a speed­ing SUV. The SUV had the gov­er­nor inside it. State offi­cials say Hedlund has lost his job because of insubordination.
A pro-​​traditional fam­ily advo­cacy group has launched an email cam­paign oppos­ing a Burger King local pro­mo­tion in San Francisco that fea­tured a spe­cially pack­aged, limited-​​edition gay pride Whopper with a rain­bow wrap­per in antic­i­pa­tion that the fast food chain may go national with the burger. “Even though this pro­mo­tion was at just one loca­tion, as […]
A son of late Penn State foot­ball coach Joe Paterno has sued the uni­ver­sity over his dis­missal from its coach­ing staff two years ago, say­ing he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molesta­tion scan­dal. Former assis­tant coach Jay Paterno and another for­mer assis­tant, Bill Kenney, filed a fed­eral law­suit in Philadelphia on […]
A deci­sion is expected to be deliv­ered by tomor­row as to whether or not a Sunbury police offi­cer was jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing a sus­pect ear­lier this month. Acting police Chief Brad Hare found 22 year old Erik Trometter neat the city on July 8th. He had been wanted in the assault on his grand­mother. Trometter […]
Kentucky is push­ing to dig­i­tize court records and even­tu­ally make them more acces­si­ble to the pub­lic. State Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller says the goal is to get all 120 Kentucky coun­ties and all types of cases oper­at­ing on a sin­gle sys­tem by the end of 2015. Keller, chair of the courts’ Technology Governance Committee […]
A Michigan man is glad to be alive today after he was struck by light­ning yes­ter­day morn­ing while camp­ing with his wife and two chil­dren at Coles Creek State Park. Around 6:30 yes­ter­day morn­ing a thun­der storm rolled through the park area. Christopher Church, who was tent camp­ing with his fam­ily went to secure a […]
Mike Ross is a Democrat run­ning for Arkansas governor,and today he basked for a moment in the media spot­light on MSNBC. Ross was inter­viewed on the cable net­work about his plan to address domes­tic vio­lence in Arkansas. He explained that his plan includes police train­ing, boost­ing fund­ing for shel­ters, and cre­at­ing a pro­tec­tive order database […]
The Cleveland Indians begin a four-​​game series with the Royals in Kansas City tonight. The game begins at 8:10. Coverage on ESPN 970 WFUN begins at 7:37. The Indians begin the day two games below the cut­line for the American League wild card. The Royals sit two and a half back.
The FAA has given its final approval for a new cross­wind run­way at the Belen Alexander Municipal Airport. Mayor Cordova says its some­thing the city has been work­ing on for years, buy­ing the land, and get­ting the money together. He says the new run­way will give pilots an alter­na­tive to land and take off, because […]
A man sus­pected of a rob­bery in Angola, fled to Michigan, where he took a per­son hostage inside an adult nov­elty store near Coldwater. Law enforce­ment offi­cers say the sus­pect was taken into cus­tody in Michigan fol­low­ing a stand­off there at the Lion’s Den Adult Superstore. Nobody was hurt in the inci­dent, which accord­ing to […]
It’s finally offi­cial. After a lot of talk about it, Defiance City Council this week, finally approved a rec­om­men­da­tion to increase util­ity deposits and recon­nect fees on rental prop­er­ties. The move resulted from City offi­cials attempts to get uncol­lected funds for water and sewer ser­vice on rental prop­er­ties. Several rec­om­men­da­tions were made, which coun­cil approved, […]
Members of Quadco Rehabilitation Center’s Administrative and Non-​​Profit Boards heard the yearly audit results at their reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tuesday. Jim Rensi from the Certified Public Accounting firm of Luderman and Konst in Defiance said, “It’s a clean opin­ion, an unqual­i­fied report.“ In his report, Mr. Rensi noted that the cen­ter has had a couple […]
A video on YouTube por­trays a Cleveland Browns fan uri­nat­ing on the grave of for­mer Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell in Maryland. It shows the man peel­ing off a Ravens jer­sey to reveal a Browns jer­sey, and then appar­ently using a catheter to relieve him­self on Modell’s final rest­ing spot. Many Browns fans remain upset […]
Authorities are look­ing for a man who escaped from the cus­tody of the Lincoln County Regional Jail by walk­ing off from a com­mu­nity ser­vice work detail. Jailer David Gooch says Kenneth Shaffer walked away from the detail at the Garrard County Recycling Center yeser­day. Gooch says Shaffer was serv­ing a 45 day sen­tence for driving […]
New K-​​9 hires will soon start train­ing to join the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. The County com­mis­sion­ers okayed spend­ing 14 thou­sand dol­lars to buy and train a blood­hound and a drug sniff­ing dog. The money comes from money seized in drug busts. Sheriff Lovin says the blood­hound can’t be beat in search­ing for lost people, […]
Farmfest starts today in Hayesville. It starts with the Hayesville Evening Market which is every Thursday and runs the next two days. In addi­tion to the mar­ket, it fea­tures music includ­ing coun­try and moun­tain music, and food pro­vided by ven­dors such as County Mounties, Rib Country, and the American Legion. Cooking demos, too.
A Murphy man and woman will have a court appear­ance next month on charges of grow­ing mar­i­juana. Sehriff Lovin says a deputy went to the Tabby Lane home of Chester and Collete Mann, ages 39 and 50, as a process server to deliver a civil sum­mons, when he observed mar­i­juana plants grow­ing on the property. […]
At the Wall-​​Mart Supercenter in Murphy Tuesday night a young girl told oth­ers a man had exposed him­self to her in the toy aisle. When the first offi­cer arrived the man was already gone from the scene, but law­men were shown the secu­rity video and from the pho­tographs iden­ti­fied the sus­pect as Isaac Wade Traub, […]
The Tribe lost to the Twins in Minneapolis yes­ter­day 3 to 1. Trevor Bauer fin­ished 6 innings for the 11th time in 14 starts but lost for the first time in 5 July starts. The Indians are at Kansas City tonight and that game can be heard live startng at 7:37 on ESPN 907 WFUN. […]
A man who lives at the Eastlake Terrace apart­ments on 337th Street returned home and opened his door to find a man inside who jumped out the win­dow to escape. But the res­i­dent rec­og­nized the man as some­body he knew and police arrested 18 year-​​old Anthony Hupp for bur­glary. He will appear at a hearing […]
Sentencing will come next month for the Mentor man found guilty last week of fatally inject­ing a female friend with heroin. 25 year-​​old Michael Zusman was found guilty on all counts in the invol­un­tary manslaugh­ter case. The jury was most influ­enced by his not call­ing 911 after Danielle Spisak became unresponsive.
Bad crash in Madison Township yes­ter­day totaled two cars and sent their occu­pants to hos­pi­tals. The two cars appear to have hit head-​​on on Green Road near the Green Commons entrance.Two adults were sent to Lake Health’s Madison Emergency Campus and another was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
It’s back to school sup­plies sea­son, and Verizon stores are giv­ing away back­packs fill with sup­plies. In Geneva the TCC Cellular Connection Store on South Broadway will be giv­ing away one back­pack per child August 2 a week from Saturday. Verizon is giv­ing away 100 thou­sand back­packs coast to coast.
Ashtabula is bring­ing back the pop­u­lar Megabucks Fundraiser in the fall to raise money to rehab the Greenway. The out­door event with cov­ered seat­ing will fea­ture music, a bar­be­cue din­ner, and a 2 thou­sand dol­lar cash prize based on the results of that night’s Lottery Pick 3. It’ll be at the Western Reserve Greenway’s Lampson […]
There wll be a pre­trial hear­ing today in Conneaut Municipal Court for a man who bar­ri­caded him­self in his house early this week. A friend had called to say 31 year-​​old Joshua Ghanimifard was sui­ci­dal but when offi­cers arrived there was a gun­shot and for hours a SWAT team sur­rounded the house and finally talked […]