A former Akron Police Captain is heading back to prison. Douglas Prade was released from prison last year after serving 15 years for his estranged wife Margo's murder in 1997. The release came after Judge Judy Hunter ruled there wasn't enough evidence linking him to the crime and that he'd been wrongfully convicted. In March however, the Ninth District Court of Appeals overturned Judge Hunter's ruling, and the Summit County Prosecutor filed a motion that Prade be returned to prison. The appellate court still has not decided whether Judge Hunter's order for a new trial is valid, but Prade remains in custody at this time.
Counterfeit money is being used in a local community. North Canton Police Chief, Stephen Wilder says they are investigating several incidents in which counterfeit 50-dollar bills are being used to purchase small amounts of merchandise in order to get the change back in legal currency. Wilder says the incidents began on July 12th with the last being reported on July 17th. The locations reporting the crime include Walgreen's on Market Avenue North, Marc's on North Main Street, Discount Drug Mart on North Main, Lucky Star Restaurant on East Maple Street and Smokers Outlet on North Main Street. Wilder says they are looking for a white male in his late 30s or early 40s. Of medium build, with tattoo sleeves on both arms .Wilder says the suspects right forearm has a flaming skull tattoo. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the North Canton Police Department.
Neither bighead nor silver Asian carp were found in the Muskingum River and two other rivers after fishing crews searched extensively for the invasive, unwanted species, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said today. The departmentâs Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dispatched crews to search for live Asian carp in June after water samples taken previously from the Muskingum River showed traces of the carpâs environmental DNA.
When Columbus police officers descended on a South Side shooting scene last November, they found a young man in the street, bleeding from bullets in his chest and right arm.
When the house next door was left vacant five years ago, Susan Peters worried it would hurt her Franklinton propertyâs value.
The state has issued its first toxic algae warning along Lake Erie this summer. The warning was issued at Maumee Bay State Park after samples collected on July 21 showed high concentrations of microcystin, a liver toxin associated with blue-green algae.