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Route 62 Accident Under Investigation

 

Police are continuing to investigate a crash that shut down US 62 eastbound Wednesday morning. The crash happened just before 7:00 on Route 62 at California Avenue NE. Officers say an SUV and a pickup truck collided with the SUV landing on its side in a ditch. No word on the injuries of the crash victims. The lanes were reopened around 7:45 Wednesdsay morning. 

Akron Man Found Guilty in the Murder of Prominent Area Couple

The verdict is in for the man accused of beating a prominent attorney and his wife to death with a sledgehammer. The jury Wednesday found 20 year old Shawn Ford Jr. guilty on several charges including five counts of aggravated murder. Prosecutors say Ford bludgeoned his girlfriend's parents, Jeffrey and Margaret Shchobert to death in their New Franklin home. The Mitigation phase is set to begin on Monday where the jury will determine whether Ford should be sentenced to death. The hearing is set for 9:00 Monday morning.  
 

Police Make Third Arrest in Recent Shooting

Three of four supsects wanted in a Canton shooting are now behind bars. Police say they arrested 25 year old Adrian Evans Tuesday evening in connection with the shooting at Walthers Cafe earlier this month. 22 year olds Antonio Wallace and Justice Hunter were arrested shortly after that shooting. Three men were shot outside of the bar on October 11th, non suffered life-threatening injures. Police are still searching for 22 year old Jermaine Pleasant, described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall roughly 175 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Canton Police Department's Detective Bureau.

Jury Deliberations Continue in Canton Murder Trial

Jury deliberations continued Wednesday in the trial of Marcus Cobb. Cobb is accused of aiding four teens from Cleveland in a robbery that ended in the death of a Canton man. Prosecutors believe the 27 year old Cobb is the man who pulled the trigger and shot and killed 19 year old Michael Sibert in a Canton apartment back in December. Cobb is facing several charges including complicity to murder. The teens reportedly entered into a plea deal for their testimonies against Cobb. Cobb faces  up to 15 years to life in prison if convicted. 

Sharon Budd Welcomed by Family and Friends

         Since July Sharon Budd has been recovering in a Pennsylvania hospital, and today she's back home with her family. Sharon arrived to her Uniontown home Wednesday to find her street lined with family and friends welcoming her home.  Sharon says she believes being back home will help with her recovery.  Sharon's daughter Kaylee says they are so thankful for how the public has wrapped their arms around the entire family. Four teens were charged for throwing the 4 pound boulder from the interstate overpass that crashed through the car windshield, severely injuring Sharon. 

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At debate, Kasich’s absence is chief topic

CLEVELAND — If you don’t come to the campfire, you wind up playing the role of the marshmallow: roasted. Gov. John Kasich was subjected to the fire last night throughout Ohio’s only gubernatorial debate this year, between Democrat Ed FitzGerald and Green Party nominee Anita Rios.

Central Ohio hospitals plan joint response to any Ebola cases

Under an agreement that starts with central Ohio’s first five Ebola cases going to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, Franklin County hospitals will work together to care for patients with the deadly virus should it reach here.

Good defends bonuses to administrators in data-rigging scandal

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good said that state law and board policy required the district to pay bonuses this week to administrators who have been implicated in the district’s data-rigging scandal. Although it was legally the correct thing to do, “I knew in the court of public opinion that this would be problematic,” Good said yesterday.

Hofbrauhaus ready for Tuesday opening at Grandview Yard, down to warmer beer

Nick Ellison, managing partner for the new Hofbrauhaus at Grandview Yard, knows how to appeal to the masses in Columbus. Put a scarlet “Block O” on the wall. The restaurant will open on Tuesday, and much of it is like any other Hofbrauhaus in the chain: wooden bench seating for hundreds in its soaring beer hall, German food by the plateful, huge wooden bar and only house-brewed beers on tap, which are served at 41 or 42 degrees.

NATIONAL NEWS

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City.

Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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