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Northeast Ohio woman dismisses abortion lawsuit
Ohio
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio woman has dismissed a lawsuit against an Akron clinic after she underwent an abortion but still gave birth to a healthy child. The attorney for 23-year-old Ariel Knights of Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Falls says a confidentiality agreement prohibits him from saying whether ...
September 17 2014
Music festival in Boardman benefits Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Ohio
COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.
September 17 2014
Summit County Public Health offering pet vaccines
Ohio
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Public Health (SCPH) will sponsor a rabies clinic for dogs and cats Sept. 6. Vaccinations will be administered from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St.
September 13 2014
Akron man gets life in prison for role in ex-Ellet athlete’s slaying
Ohio
An Akron man was described in victim impact statements in court Friday as “a terrorist in our community.”
September 06 2014
Harry Jacob guilty on five counts; Cuyahoga Falls murder suspect's court appearance postponed;
Ohio
Also, Brecksville man arrested at Hopkins Airport for having gun in carry-on bag; jury selection starts for second time in Akron capital murder trial; Highland Heights man pleads guilty to mailing IRS letter filled with white powder; Euclid cracking down on income tax delinquents; North Ridgeville named among safest Ohio cities to live in; and Montrose Auto Group pauses advertising campaign ...
September 04 2014
Jury selection begins in Ohio townhome slayings
Ohio
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jury selection is continuing in the death-penalty trial of the second defendant in a northeast Ohio quadruple homicide last year. Individual questioning of jurors is expected to start Thursday morning in Akron in the aggravated-murder trial of 22-Deshanon Jammal Haywood.
September 04 2014
Akron Children’s Hospital
Ohio
AKRON — Local members of the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital, a dedicated fundraising group for Akron Children’s Hospital, are selling raffle tickets as part of the 53rd annual Harness Race Rally, which will take place Aug. 8 at Northfield Park. Tickets are being sold at various locations throughout Northeast Ohio and will be sold through the night of the race.
August 27 2014
Summa President Strauss to retire at end of year
Ohio
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summa Health System President and CEO Tom Strauss is retiring at the end of the year. Strauss served as president and CEO of Summa for 15 years, guiding the health system through some of the most challenging and tumultuous times in health care, according Summa officials.
August 27 2014
Medical officials urge parents to vaccinate their schoolchildren
Ohio
Staff and wire reports The Ohio Department of Health and local medical officials are urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year. Dr. Hanna Lemerman, of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Medina, said getting children all of the vaccines Read More... The post Medical officials urge parents to ...
August 21 2014
New trial date set for co-defendant in quadruple homicide case
Ohio
A new trial date has been set in the capital murder case of a 22-year-old Akron man under indictment for a quadruple homicide.
August 12 2014
Frank Kostecki
Lagrange, ohio
Frank Kostecki, 81, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Akron General Visiting Nurse Hospice Care in Copley, after a long illness. Frank was born April 24, 1933 in Nova, Ohio – after which, at 14 years of age, the family moved to Spencer. He graduated from Spencer High (now Black River District). Read More... The post Frank Kostecki appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram . Click here ...
August 07 2014
Douglas Prade returned to custody
Cleveland, Virginia
DOWNTOWN AKRON — On July 25, Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce ordered Douglas Prade returned to custody. On July 23, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear the former Akron Police Department captain’s appeal and denied his motion to extend his stay.
July 31 2014
Services set for former Dover woman who died after crash
Ohio
Services will be at noon today in Dover Alliance Church for Christina M. Barkett, a former Dover resident who died Saturday in Akron General Hospital from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Stark County.
July 31 2014
Akron capital murder trial on hold; decision about jury pending
Ohio
The capital murder trial of a 22-year-old Akron man is on hold until next week while a newly appointed judge decides whether to continue the case with the present jury composition.
July 30 2014
Ohio man gets life for killing mother and living six months with body
Ohio
Michael Petrie, 33, of Barberton, a suburb of Akron, was found guilty of murder and abuse of a corpse after a short trial in June. Prosecutors said Petrie killed his 67-year-old mother in October 2012 by stabbing her in the face, neck and heart with a sai, a traditional Asian martial arts weapon. Petrie continued to live with his mother in her home until April 2013 when police found her body ...
July 30 2014
Judge steps aside in Akron slayings case
Ohio
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Akron accused of bias by county prosecutors has voluntarily stepped aside in a pending death-penalty case. The Akron Beacon Journal ( http://bit.ly/1tZw3xE ) reports that Summit County Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands on Tuesday notified the Ohio Supreme Court of her withdrawal from the case of an Akron man facing aggravated murder charges in the drug-related slayings ...
July 30 2014
Prosecutor say Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands asked for them not to seek the death penalty for the qu
Ohio
Summit County Prosecutors are asking that a judge be removed from a quadruple murder case because she is biased against the death penalty. Prosecutors have asked that Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands be removed from the aggravated murder trial of Deshanon Haywood of Akron.
July 28 2014
Ex-Ohio officer returned to jail in murder case
Ohio
A former Akron police captain will spend the next 30 days in jail while he awaits a decision about whether he should receive a new trial in the 1998 slaying of his ex-wife, a judge ruled Friday.
July 26 2014
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
Ohio
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
Ohio
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
Ohio
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
Ohio
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
Ohio
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
Ohio
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
Ohio
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
Ohio
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
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