A local woman is acquitted on charges that she knew her husband was being restrained with a straitjacket during home-based care. The woman had been charged with complicity to unlawful restraint and she waived a jury trial. Now, back in may Jacqueline Bennett of Washington Twp was sentenced to five years probation and 2 months in jail for restraining the man with a straitjacket. She'd been caring for him as he suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Bennett pleaded guilty to several charges including patient abuse, a fourth-degree felony. She'd explained to investigators that she made the chose to use a straitjacket because she was worried about his safety.
A Canton man is accused of shooting into a car full of his family. Police say 49 year old Harrison Keith is facing several charges after brandishing a firearm and firing into the vehicle where five of his family members were seated. Several of them were injured by broken glass, but police say no one was shot and no one was seriously injured. During the shooting Keith allegedly called other family members on the phone and threatened to kill those he'd just shot at. There's no word as to why Keith started shooting. He's being held on $120,000 bond.
Residents that could be affected by the Hall of Fame Village asked for a chance to talk to project officials and they got it ►. Kevin Shiplett, HOF VP of Operations/Facilities joined other officials in addressing a crowd of roughly 60 concerned residents as they packed the corner of Blake and Woodward yesterday evening. But, not everyone was happy with the answers they were getting ►. Major concerns seemed to be the lack of communication with HOF officials, an actual time line of when everything is supposed to happen and what the actual plan is. VP of Communications Pete Fierle explained ►. Although the discussion did turn heated at times, several residents seemed to appreciate officials for taking the time to speak with them directly. Now, the HOF is holding another meeting at the hall on July 8 and residents from that area are encouraged to attend to hear more about the project and how it impacts them (CLICK ARROWS FOR SOUND).
Alliance Police have two people in custody following a home invasion robbery that took place early this morning. The two teenagers led police on a chase before crashing their vehicle into a utility pole. Police say the teens kicked in the door of a home in the 100 block of Franklin Avenue about 5:30 Wednesday morning. Police said the teens took the prescription medicine of the 71-year old man who lived in the home, a flat screen TV and an entertainment center. They threw the items in the back of the homeowner's pick-up truck and drove away. But, the homeowner went to a neighbor's home and called police. Alliance authorities arrested the suspects a short time later after their vehicle crashed at State Route 619 and North Rockhill.