Friday, 19 October 2018 05:47

Drinking Water in Windham OK, Advisory Lifted

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(Portage County Health District) The Village of Windham Water Department in coordination with Portage County Health District and Ohio EPA today canceled the 'Do Not Drink Advisory' for infants under 1-year-old and nursing or pregnant women. 
Following repairs and treatment adjustments at the water plant, sampling throughout the system has shown levels of manganese at safe consumption levels for customers of all ages. 
As the Village continues adjustments to treatment processes, customers may initially see some discoloration of water. Customers should run their tap for 5 minutes to flush their lines. 
Village staff will also be flushing lines at fire hydrants and other locations over the next several days to help improve water color.
Friday, 19 October 2018 05:11

FBI Conducting Multi-State Search for Wisconsin Girl

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(Cleveland Office of the FBI) On Monday, October 15, 2018, at 12:53 AM, a 911 call was received from Barron, Wisconsin. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found two adults deceased, and their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs, missing.

Closs is now considered endangered. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jayme Closs, or if you have had contact with Closs, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Justice Child Abduction Response Team tipline at 1-855-744-3879.

You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Friday, 19 October 2018 05:07

Missing Adult Alert

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Weathersfield Township Police Department for Trumbull County and surrounding counties: Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, and Portage.

Information as of: October 18, 2018 at 10:46 AM



Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On October 18, 2018 at 4:00 AM, Mr. Fusco drove away from his residence and has not returned.

The incident took place in Trumbull County, OH on Lake Shore Terrace in the city of Warren.

The adult's name is Robert Fusco and the individual is missing. The adult is a White male, age 75, is 5' 3" tall, weighs 170 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Fusco suffers from Dementia.

The vehicle involved is a beige 2007 Chevrolet HHR with OH plate number FBB7916. Similar vehicle pictured.

Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

To view photographs, visit the Endangered Missing Adult Alert website at:

To unsubscribe reply to this email with "unsubscribe" as the subject or call (800) 325-5604.

Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:15

Akron Zoo Announces Major Expansion

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The Akron Zoo is set to open two new areas in the next two years. Pride of Africa is scheduled to open in summer of 2019 and Wild Asia will open in summer 2020.

Pride of Africa will include a new, expanded habitat for a pride of African lions, Speke’s gazelles, white storks and a new feeding area for goats. Pride of Africa will immerse guests in the culture of the Maasai living in the Southern Rift Valley of Kenya and the wildlife who share their land. Predators, prey, a special Maasai livestock enclosure called a boma, an expanded train ride and a spray pad will offer a rich learning experience for children and adults alike.

In Wild Asia, a new spacious Sumatran tiger habitat will allow for a pair of tigers. The red pandas will also have a larger habitat that will be home to a duo of red pandas. Due to popular demand, Wild Asia will also welcome a pair of white-cheeked gibbons.

In Pride of Africa and Wild Asia, the zoo expects many species will have breeding recommendations from the Species Survival Plan (SSP) from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The SSP is a scientifically-managed breeding program that works to ensure a healthy, genetically diverse population of critically endangered species.

“With the opening of Pride of Africa and Wild Asia, your Akron Zoo has come full circle,” said Doug Piekarz, president and CEO at the Akron Zoo. “With these two projects comes the renovation of Tiger Valley – the oldest area currently at the Akron Zoo, which opened in 1998. Combined, these two wildlife experiences will be the largest expansion to date. We’re thrilled to offer our guests an opportunity to connect with and learn about new species, as well as current animals in new habitats.”

Together, Pride of Africa and Wild Asia are a combined $17 million project. Thanks to the Akron Zoo’s Summit County levy support, $11 million is committed. The zoo is also raising funds through their ROAR campaign, a comprehensive campaign with contributions from individual donors, corporate partners and private foundations.

The Akron Zoo is approaching $3 million of the $6 million fundraising goal, thanks to support from lead donors, the Lehner Family Foundation and Robert. O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation and many others. The zoo has also received a $500,000 appropriation from the State of Ohio. For more extensive details on both areas, including renderings, visit 

Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/18/2018

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:16 - We’re just a few weeks away from the gubernatorial election in Ohio. Joining us this morning is Betty Sutton, who is on the ticket with Richard Cordray for governor.

8:03 - Stemming from a conversation about Italy, Ray and Tony talked about fun honeymoon for young married couples. As mentioned earlier this week, Tony got engaged over the weekend, and he and his fiancee Leah are open to possible honeymoon ideas.

15:22 - The Cleveland Indians have been eliminated from the playoffs for over a week and a half, but they still have some holes to be filled and questions to be answered. Do the Indians need to sell off a starting pitcher or two for a power bat, and if so, could Corey Kluber be a name?

30:09 - Our master gardener, Jeanne Poremski, joined us on the phone to get us ready before the first frost.

39:02 - Nick Bosa had surgery several weeks back, and rather than rehab his groin and get on the field for the Michigan game and beyond, he’s choosing to forego and enter the NFL Draft. Is this a good decision, and how is Buckeye Nation treating this?

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:42

Still No Mega Millions Winner

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Still no winner in the Mega Millions after Tuesday night's drawing, and with that the jackpot has jumped another $201 Million to roughly $900,000,000, and is expected to grow even larger with increased Lotto sales. 

The winning numbers for Tuesday's $667 Million pot were 3-45-49-61-69 and Mega Ball 9. 

As for the Powerball, the jackpot has ballooned to roughly $345 Million for Wednesday night's drawing.  

Tuesday's jackpot broke the previous Mega Millions record of $656 Million back in March 2012.

The largest lottery jackpot in the U.S. was a $1.586 Billion Powerball prize that was claimed in January 2016.


Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:26

Life Sentence in Halftime Pub Double Shooting

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Queitin Tyler, 34, of Akron has been sentenced to life in prison by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty for the fatal shooting of Darian Hardison outside of the Halftime Sports Pub in Akron on October 20, 2017. 

According to court documents, Tyler got into an argument with Derrick Comby outside of the Halftime, after which he went back inside the bar and got a gun from a friend, walked outside again, and fired several shots. Comby, the original target according to reports, was hit in the stomach and survived. Hardison, a friend of Comby's, was shot and killed at the scene. 

Tyler claimed self defense in the shooting, but on September 24th, was found guilty by a Summit County Common Pleas Court jury of two counts of murder with gun specifications, two counts felonious assault, and carrying a concealed weapon charge. Meanwhile, 32-year-old Le"Zonn Gervins of Akron, pled guilty back in July of 2018 to obstructing justice and is due for sentencing later in October. 

Tyler is not eligible for parole for 23 years. 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/16/2018

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:17 - One of the big talking points in Akron these last few weeks has been a proposed ordinance to fine and even jail residents who have incessant barking dogs. Well, city council shot down Russ Neal’s proposal, and he joined Ray to discuss what’s next.

10:17 - Time now for our Academic Exam, sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Matt and Katelyn from East Community Learning Center squared off a day earlier than normal, as we’re live at Goodyear Hall tomorrow.

23:00 - The devastation continues in the gulf of Florida, as the panhandle looks to rebuild what was torn up from Michael. The tornado-like winds damaged the power structure and grids need to be rebuilt. Mark Durbin from FirstEnergy gave us some education on what needs to be done.

30:52 - The Browns came out flat in Sunday’s contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. What needs to be done to rectify both sides of the ball to get back to .500? Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report gave his thoughts on the game and looked ahead to Sunday in Tampa.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:12

CONTAMINATED WATER: Village of Windham

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(Portage County Health) The Village of Windham is issuing a water use advisory for sensitive populations experiencing discolored water.  Infants (one year and younger) and nursing or pregnant women should not drink the water.  

Bottled water is available at the Windham Fire Station. If you are unable to pick up water, please call the Windham Fire Station at 330-326-2225.

What should I do?

 INFANTS (less than 1 year) AND NURSING OR PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRINK THE WATER; An alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice, and preparing food.

 Healthy adults may continue to drink the water, use the water for bathing, washing hands and washing dishes. The water may be used for flushing toilets.

 Bottle fed infants and children younger than school age must be supervised while bathing to prevent accidental ingestion of water.

 Do not boil the water. Boiling the water will not destroy manganese.

 Consuming water containing manganese may result in damage to the central nervous system.


What happened? What is being done?

The Village of Windham is providing bottled water which is available at the Village Fire Station for pickup.  Village officials are taking the necessary steps to correct the problem as soon as possible.

Manganese has entered the distribution system at amounts above health advisory levels due to inadequate treatment.  The Village of Windham water system is making adjustments to its treatment processes to help reduce manganese levels. Officials are working closely with local and state public health agencies to address and resolve the situation. Officials will keep residents informed as the situation is resolved.

For more information, please contact the Village Utility Clerk at 330-326-2622.

Monday, 15 October 2018 12:42

UPDATE: MAPS Theft Suspects Arrested

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested two men accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and other items from the MAPS Air Museum in Green. 

The alleged theft happened back on October 3rd, when the two teenages walked in, one acting as a lookout and the other stuffing things like helmets, goggles, oxygen masks, and more in a bag.

A press release was sent out Monday and the suspects' pictures were posted to social media. Later in the day the two were arrested. Their names haven't been released.


The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking for help finding two suspects (pictured) that walked into the MAPS Air Museum for a tour back on October 3rd and walked out with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the facility. 

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According to Inspector Bill Holland's press release, the museum, located at 2260 International Parkway in the City of Green, reported several missing items, including helmets, goggles, oxygen masks, helicopter controls, and other irreplaceable items. 

The suspects were captured on security footage, and now detectives are asking anyone who might recognize them or have more information to please contact them at 330-642-2131. 

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