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  • Some Akron Fright Fest employees fired after visitors say they experienced mock rape

    AKRON — Several Akron Fright Fest employees have been fired after some visitors said they experienced a mock rape at the haunted house. According to Jeremy Caudill, managing partner of Melanie Lake Inc. at Kim Tam Park, they have parted ways with the fright master and operater who provided and oversaw all the haunted house acts and activities at Akron Fright Fest. Employees who worked in the area where the incident allegedly occurred have also been fired. In a statement, Caudill […]


  • Man arrested for driving drunk 10 times

    Stark County – A car crash led to a man’s drunk driving arrest. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Canton Post says it is Sean Ray McMaster’s 10th offense. According to their report, on Sunday he was driving on Cleveland Avenue at Heckman street and turned left in front of another car. That caused a crash. Investigators say he tried to leave, but someone who saw the accident happened to follow him. Eventually McMaster returned to the crash scene. McMaster’s was […]


  • MLB says the Astros were definitely not cheating

    CLEVELAND  — Major League Baseball has closed its investigation into cheating allegations against the Astros in the American League Division Series with the Indians. After MLB says it investigated  two incidents involving someone with the team using a cellphone to take photographs of the visiting dugouts in Cleveland and Boston during games this October. But in a statement, it says they “consider the matter closed.” The statement says their thorough investigation showed the person who was...


  • Drug-resistant salmonella hits Ohio

    At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported. The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety […]


  • Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book

    There is no God — that’s the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday. The book, which was completed by his family after his death, presents answers to the questions that Hawking said he received most during his time on Earth. Other bombshells the British scientist left his readers with include the belief that alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans and time travel can’t be ruled out. Hawking, considered one of...


  • Springfield Township police launch investigation into ‘mock rape’ allegations at Akron haunted house

    AKRON- The Springfield Township Police Department is now investigating an alleged mock rape at a haunted house in Akron. Earlier this week, accusations were made against the Akron Fright Fest, which is promoted as an extreme haunted house experience. ***Watch our previous story in the video player story above*** Located on the grounds of the Melanie Lake at Kim Tam Park recreation area in Uniontown, it includes six haunted houses of varying degrees of intensity. For three of the haunted houses,...


  • Seen on TV: 10/17/18

    Here are the web links for Wednesday, October 16, 2018: Click here for more on how you can help the pets rescued during Hurricane Michael Click here for more on how to become a Red Cross volunteer Click here for list of Sears, Kmart locations which are closing Click here to vote on the Rock Hall induction Click here for Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center Click here for trick-or-treat times in Northeast Ohio Click here for tickets to the Wayne Dawson Celebrity Bowlathon Click […]


  • Prosecutor: Strongsville teacher stabbed 36 times, killer planned crime weeks in advance

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Prosecutors say Jeffrey Scullin Jr. shot and stabbed his future mother-in-law after several weeks of staging  burglaries in her neighborhood. They also gave details on the motive Wednesday in court after Scullin pleaded no contest to several charges including aggravated murder, murder and tampering with evidence. He previously pleading not guilty in the October 2017 murder of beloved Strongsville teacher, Melinda Pleskovic, 49. Prosecutor Christopher Schroeder said Wednesday...


  • One confirmed case of polio-like virus in Ohio

    The Ohio Department of Health says it has one confirmed case of a polio-like virus in Ohio this year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis. Acute flaccid myelitis, also called AFM, is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system and causes the muscles and reflexes to suddenly become weak. Specifically, the disease affects the area of the spinal cord called gray matter. Because […]


  • One confirmed case of polio-like virus in Ohio

    The Ohio Department of Health says it has one confirmed case of a polio-like virus in Ohio this year.  The virus is called acute flaccid myelitis. University Hospitals confirms they have treated two likely cases of AFM, but they do expect the patients to recover. They are currently treating a possible third case. UH is still waiting for the CDC to officially confirm the cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under […]


  • Puppies rescued from Hurricane Michael relocated to Parma

    PARMA — 36 puppies and kittens rescued from Hurricane Michael are being cared for in Parma. The Northeast Ohio SPCA of Parma received the animals this morning. These animals were brought here because their shelter in Albany, Georgia, was damaged in the storm. The shelter lost power and was operating off off generators. The shelter partnered with Puppy Pipeline Rescue of Georgia and the Northeast Ohio SPCA to get the animals here safely. The animals will be examined, spayed or […]


  • Puppies rescued from Hurricane Michael up for adoption soon

    PARMA — 36 puppies and kittens rescued from Hurricane Michael are being cared for in Parma. The Northeast Ohio SPCA of Parma received the animals this morning. These animals were brought here because their shelter in Albany, Georgia, was damaged in the storm. The shelter lost power and was operating off of generators. The shelter partnered with Puppy Pipeline Rescue of Georgia and the Northeast Ohio SPCA to get the animals here safely. The animals will be examined, spayed or […]