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Ohio Man Convicted of Killing Mom, Keeping Body
Akron, Ohio
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio man faces a life prison sentence after being convicted of fatally stabbing his mother then living in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months. A jury in Akron on Thursday found 33-year-old Michael Petrie guilty of charges including aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse. He had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The Barberton man was ...
July 26 2014
Former Akron Police Captain is 'still a convicted murderer' in the death of his ex-wife, ac
Akron, Ohio
In a hearing today, former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade was sent back to prison, pending a ruling on a new trial in the 1997 murder of his ex-wife.
July 26 2014
Judge in Akron disputes bias claims by prosecutors
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Akron disputes claims from prosecutors that she was biased in a death penalty murder case and says she shouldn't be disqualified from presiding at trial.
July 25 2014
Murder trial today, InfoCision settles telemarketing lawsuit, Akron General ranks as top medical ce
AKRON, Ohio -- The second man facing charges for an execution-style murder stands trial Thursday. Dashanon Haywood, 23, could be sentenced to death if convicted of aggravated murder. His co-defendant in the crime, 22-year-old Derrick Brantley, was sentenced to four consecutive...
July 24 2014
Judge's removal requested in NE Ohio murder case
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors in Akron have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to remove the judge slated to preside over the aggravated murder trial of a man charged in the drug-related slayings of four people.
July 24 2014
Ohio Supreme Court turns down Prade's latest appeal in the murder of his estranged wife
Prade was convicted of killing his estranged wife. He claims the case was a setup, and DNA evidence clears him. A Summit County judge has scheduled a hearing for Friday afternoon to decide if former Akron Police Capt. Douglas Prade will go back to prison.
July 23 2014
Barberton man accused of killing mom, living with corpse
Michael Petrie’s trial on charges of aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse began Tuesday in Akron.
July 23 2014
Supreme Court refuses to hear case of former cop cleared in wife’s death
A former Akron police captain freed in his ex-wife’s death appears headed to prison -- or a new trial -- after a divided Ohio Supreme Court refused today to hear his appeal. Douglas Prade served nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife’s murder, but was freed by a trial-court judge who found he was wrongly convicted based on faulty DNA testing on a bite mark found on his ex-wife’s lab coat.
July 23 2014
Massillon man convicted of mercy killing dies
Akron, Ohio
A Massillon man who fatally shot his hospitalized wife has died of cardiac arrest while awaiting a clemency hearing.
July 18 2014
9th District Court of Appeals affirms conviction of Akron woman
DOWNTOWN AKRON — On June 30, the 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Jessica Thomas, of South Akron, for aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Thomas’ trial took place before Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty.
July 17 2014
Man convicted of killing ailing wife dies in prison
The Massillon man found guilty of killing his wife inside an Akron General Hospital room died in a prison medical facility, according to the state prisons department. John Wise was serving time in Columbus
July 16 2014
Should teens who commit crimes with guns be tried as adults?
Akron, Ohio
Advocates for children, including youths who carry guns and commit serious crimes, contend that they deserve a judge’s discretion on whether to send those accused to juvenile jails or hand them off to do hard time in adult prisons. Thus a state law requiring 16- and 17-year-olds to be tried as adults for serious crimes involving the use of guns is unconstitutional, the Ohio Supreme Court was ...
July 13 2014
Ohio GOP sues Ed FitzGerald; court bailiff facing rape charge fired; two tornadoes hit Medina Count
Also, nine arrested in fatal shooting of Elyria man; jury selection starts in murder trial for second defendant in Akron quadruple homicide; Wooster police investigate armed robbery at hotel; tornado damages homes in Canfield area; Sandusky Central Catholic athletic director believes he was unjustly fired; and Ohio Supreme Court publicly reprimands Akron Municipal Judge Joy Oldfield.
July 09 2014
Life in Prison for Ohioan in Quadruple Slayings
Akron, Ohio
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A judge has handed down four consecutive life sentences to a man convicted of killing four people in a crime rooted in Ohio's growing heroin epidemic. Defendant Derrick Brantley had been convicted of aggravated murder in the April 2013 slayings of the young adults, who were shot in their heads during a drug-related robbery of an Akron townhome. Summit County Judge Mary ...
July 04 2014
Jury deliberating case of suspect accused of murdering Salem man
Akron, Ohio
The jury is weighing the evidence in the case of a Salem man accused of murder in Columbiana county. The prosecution and defense presented closing arguments Tuesday in the trial Christopher Miller.
July 02 2014
24YO guilty of murder from May 2013 incident
Akron, Ohio
A Summit County judge found 24-year-old Kyle Spy guilty of murder from an incident that happened May 2013 on Wildwood Avenue.
June 25 2014
Akron Children’s to Operate Pediatric Unit, Special Care Nursery at St. Joseph Health Center
Canton, ohio
St. Joseph Health Center and Akron Children’s Hospital have signed an agreement for Akron Children’s to operate the pediatric unit and special care nursery at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. (PRWeb May 29, 2014) Read the full story at
June 19 2014
Great place to work
Great place to work AKRON Becker’s Healthcare has selected Akron Children’s Hospital as one of
June 18 2014
Man accused of grabbing boy in Grove City Wal-Mart headed for trial
Akron, Ohio
The man accused of grabbing a 9-year-old boy at a Wal-Mart in Grove City faces a judge.
June 18 2014
Father kills 2-year-old son; man killed in knife fight; Akron cousins guilty in murder case: Northe
Also, Kevin Knoefel will not testify in his own defense; former Elyria city worker pleads no contest to theft charges; ex-Wadsworth woman receives four years in prison for arson; Richmond Heights schools to borrow $1.5 million from First Merit Bank; Lorain police chief can't determine source of leaked information; and Southwest Airlines adding several flights at Akron-Canton Airport.
June 18 2014
Jury convicts man of slaying 4 in townhome
Akron, Ohio
AKRON, Ohio – A 22-year-old man could face the death penalty after a jury convicted him of aggravated murder in the slayings of four people in a northeast Ohio townhome last year.
June 16 2014
18-year-old shot, killed after ongoing feud with suspect
AKRON, Ohio — An arrest has been made after an 18-year-old male was shot to death in Akron Wednesday night. According to police, it happened at 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Cole Avenue. Donald D. Carter Jr., 18, was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Akron General […]
June 16 2014
Cleveland Clinic to acquire minority stake in Akron General
The Cleveland Clinic has reached a tentative deal to acquire a minority stake in Akron General Health System.
June 14 2014
VIDEO: Deputy Struggles with Pill-Popping Suspect
AKRON, Ohio– Surveillance video from Summit County Domestic Relations Court shows Siobhan Householder, 35, entering a prisoner holding room where...
June 14 2014
Austen BioInnovation, OMNOVA Solutions Launch Joint Project to Tackle Healthcare Infections
Teams at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and OMNOVA Solutions today began working on a pioneering project to explore the interactions between disinfectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing solutions that effectively minimize the risk of infection while preserving physical assets. (PRWeb June 06, 2014) Read the full story at ...
June 11 2014
Austen BioInnovation Institute, OMNOVA Solutions Launch Joint Project to Tackle Healthcare Infectio
AKRON, Ohio, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and OMNOVA Solutions today began working on a pioneering project to explore the interactions between disinfectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing solutions that effectively minimize the risk of infection while preserving physical assets. The ...
June 11 2014
Akron Children’s opening pediatric unit and special care nursery in Warren
A 33-year-old Youngstown man has been convicted of firing the shots that killed 74-year-old Thomas Repchic of Youngstown and wounded his wife on Youngstown's south side in September 2010.
June 11 2014
Maryland man hospitalized after rollover accident
Gordon Runyon III, 36, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., was discharged Monday from Akron General Hospital where he had been taken following a single-vehicle crash in Dover Township at 7:29 p.m. Sunday.State troopers of the Ohio Highway Patrol post in New Philadelphia said Runyon was driving south on I-77 when his car went off the roadway, hit a sign and a culvert and overturned.Runyon was extricated ...
June 09 2014
Convention and Visitors Bureau names Zenith Awards winners
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) celebrated the 31st annual National Travel and Tourism Week May 3-11. According to CVB officials, travel and tourism is a $1.12 billion industry annually in Summit County and employs more than 19,000 hospitality professionals.
May 24 2014
Lucas teen flown to hospital after Coshocton Co. crash
An 18-year-old man was flown to an Akron hospital Sunday morning after the vehicle he was driving went off the left side of the road and hit a guardrail, according to a Coshocton County Sheriff's Office report.
May 14 2014
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