Local police officials are investigating a seven-car accident on I-77 northbound at Portage Street. Few details are available, but officers say the call came into the Jackson police department around 7:40 Sunday evening. The crash happened on the Portage exit ramp. No word yet on how serious the crash was or if there are any injuries.
There's still a chance that the Thistledown Racino will move closer to Canton. When Rock Ohio Caesars struck the deal to put the racino in, that deal allowed for the company to move Thistledown to an area within a 12 mile radius of the Akron Canton Airport. Some say that would be more profitable because right now Thisteldown is sandwiched between Horseshoe Casino Cleveland the the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield. A company official told the Akron Beacon Journal they have no idea when a decision will be made or what that decision might be. They have until June to decide.
Mary Petrella has seen potholes patched and speed bumps raised in her 25 years on Hiawatha Street in North Linden, but she has never seen a road crew grind away the imperfections and lay down fresh pavement.
By this time next year, high schools across the state might be pining for the simplicity of the good old Ohio Graduation Test. The one that just takes a week. The one that starts on Monday in most districts. Yes, schools have to perform some logistical gymnastics for the test as it exists now.
A gunman opened fire inside a northern Ohio nightclub early today, killing an off-duty police officer and two other men and wounding a fourth man. Detectives worked to identify the gunman at the Last Call Bar in Fremont, which is about 35 miles southeast of Toledo. No arrest has been made.
Police have identified the man found dead early this morning in a hotel parking lot on the Far North Side as Dinkisra Mengistu, 19. Mengistu was found dead inside a vehicle near a Sheraton and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 175 Hutchinson Ave. about 12:30 a.m. today. The hotels are just east of N. High Street and north of I-270.