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It's never too late to make one of your childhood dreams come true. Just ask Mae Packan.
The New Franklin Fire Department surprised her with a ride in a fire truck for her 99th birthday Tuesday afternoon.
"This is the most fabulous birthday present I could have. Money could not buy this," said Packan.
Kathleen and Bob Pickering, close friends and neighbors of Mae Packan, asked the department if they could grant her the wish.
Lt. Don Burroughs says in the midst of tragedy both locally and across the nation, he's happy the department can give back to the community, even if it's just a smile.
"It's something nice that's happening in the community after some of the events that's happened in the last couple of weeks here," said Burroughs. "The end result will be happiness on her birthday."
With a little help from firefighters, Packan was inside the large fire truck in her driveway shortly after she was surprised by a group of friends outside her home.
The trip around the block only lasted a few minutes, but the memory will last a lot longer for everyone involved.
So, what about her 100th birthday? Packan says she's thinking about a ride in a hot air balloon.
New information in the case of the double homicide of a New Franklin couple.
18- year old Shawn Ford, Jr. of Akron is now facing felonious assault charges in connection with the brutal beating of his girlfriend, 18-year old Chelsea Schobert, the daughter of Jeffery and Margaret Schobert.
Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says Schobert suffered a skull fracture and several stab wounds as a result of the attack.
Ford is also facing aggravated murder charges after Jeffery Schobert and his wife, Margaret were found dead in their bedroom by construction workers Tuesday afternoon.
Lieutenant Edwards says 24-year-old Jamanye Ruiz, who had been charged in connection with the assault has been cleared.
Bond has been set at $2 million dollars for Ford. His next appearance in court is scheduled for April 10th.
Bond has been set at $2 million for the 18-year-old arrested in connection with the murder of a New Franklin couple.
Shawn Ford Jr., 18, of Akron appeared in Barberton Municipal Court Friday morning.
He is facing two counts of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, among other charges for the deaths of Jeffrey Schobert, 56, and his wife, Margaret, 59. Ford was the boyfriend of the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea.
Authorities say Ford used a sledgehammer to kill the couple in their home Tuesday afternoon. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the couple died from blunt impacts to the head.
Ford's next appearance in court is scheduled for April 10 at 1 p.m.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has released the cause of death for the New Franklin couple found dead inside their home Tuesday afternoon.
The report released says the cause of death for both 56-year-old Jeffrey Schobert and 59-year-old Margaret Schobert is blunt impacts to the head. The case is being investigated as a double homicide.
Construction workers found the couple dead in their bedroom at their Rex Lake Drive home Tuesday afternoon. New Franklin police has scheduled a press conference for Thursday at 2 p.m..
Authorities say the couple's daughter was assaulted a week earlier. New Franklin police and the Akron Police Department are working together to determine if the cases are related.
New developments this afternoon in the case of a murdered New Franklin couple.
Newschannel 5 reports that the SUV, belonging to Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert was found at at undisclosed location in west Akron Wednesday afternoon, and is now at the New Franklin Police Department.
New Franklin detectives have confirmed that the 18- year daughter of the couple found dead at their home Tuesday afternoon was assaulted and s tabbed March 23rd at a house on Andrus Street in Akron.
Detectives are working the Akron Police Department to determine if the cases are related.
Officers were called to the home on Rex Lake Drive where they found Jeffrey E. Schobert, 56, and his wife, Margaret, 59, around 2:22 p.m. Construction workers found the two residents in their bedroom before authorities arrived.
The case is being investigated as an apparent double homicide.
Detective Nick Bollas says the department is following up on several leads, but no suspects have been identified.
The cause of death has not been released.
Police are investigating an apparent double homicide after a man and a woman were found dead in their New Franklin home Tuesday afternoon.
New Franklin police say officers were called to the home on Rex Lake Drive where the found the couple dead inside around 2:22 p.m. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victims as Jeffrey E. Schobert, 56, and his wife, Margaret, 59. Jeffrey Schobert is a health-care attorney in the Akron-area.
The case is being investigated as an apparent double-homicide.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office were called to the scene.
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A 20-year old Clinton man was killed in a one car crash early Friday morning on Cleveland-Massillon Road near Luna Lake Drive in New Franklin.
The State Highway Patrol says Aaron Friend of Cleveland Massillon Road was speeding when his car went off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, and then went airborne striking a tree. Friend was dead at the scene.
Friend was wearing a seat belt. It's unknown at this time whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.
The crash remains under investigation.
Firefighters from New Franklin blame an overloaded electrical outlet for a fire at a house on Center Road. Chief Steve Leslie says flames were contained to a second floor bedroom, but there is smoke damage throughout the house. Damage is estimated at $50,000.
Firefighters were called out just after 7:00 A.M. and had the flames extinguished just a few minutes after they arrived at the scene. Clinton and Norton provided mutual aid.
Leslie says one person was treated at the scene for minor injuries, but it sounds like it could have been much worse - there were no working smoke detectors inside the house.
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A driver was injured after his car crashed into two utility poles in New Franklin early Tuesday morning.
News Channel 5 reports the car ripped in half after it struck the poles near Manchester Road and West Nimisila Road around 2:30 a.m.
New Franklin firefighters said the driver was wearing a seat belt and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
One utility pole was reported broken.
Authorities closed Manchester Road between West Nimisila and Pearlman Roads as crews assessed the damages.
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Troopers are investigating a car crash in New Franklin that left one man injured after he was ejected from his car late Thursday night.
News Channel 5 reports the driver went off the side of the road and crashed through two front yards on Center Road around 11 p.m.
The driver was taken to a local hosptial.
Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
A New Franklin man was killed in a house fire Tuesday morning.
Firefighters arrived to the 5000 block of Peggy Anne Drive, where they discovered a house filled with heavy smoke.
John Nerone was found in his first floor bedroom, unreponsive and not breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:30 a.m.
Update: 12;20 Investigators say the blaze apparently centered on Nerone's bed, and he was a smoker. The fire has been ruled accidental.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office and the New Franklin fire department are investigating the blaze.
News release - New Franklin Fire Department
Firefighters from New Franklin and Clinton were called at 10:48 A.M., November 15 for a house fire at 5075 Peggy Ann Drive in New Franklin. The fire was reported by Michael Nerone, the son of the 89 year old occupant. The son arrived at the house to check on his father, John Nerone, and observed heavy smoke in the house when he tried to enter the house. The fire department was contacted. The first arriving police officer reported heavy smoke and also entered the house to try and find Mr Nerone but was driven back by the smoke.
The first fire units from New Franklin Station #1 arrived at 11:52 A.M. and found light smoke from an open door and roof vents. Heavy smoke was observed throughout the inside of the house. There was no visible flame. Mr Nerone was located and removed from the house by the first arriving firefighter. Mr Nerone was evaluated by fire department paramedics and determined to be a fatality. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s office was contacted.
The fire was contained to a bedroom although there was smoke and heat damage through the first floor and smoke damage in the basement of the house. In the room of the fire origin, firefighters found a mattress and bedsprings almost totally consumed. Evaluation of the remains of the mattress suggested that it was a long smoldering fire with minimal flame.
According to the son, Mr Nerone was a smoker. The fire has been ruled accidental. The cause of the fire is undetermined. There were no smoke detectors in the home.
No firefighters were injured.
Assistance from Coventry Township Fire Department was initially requested but the request was canceled.
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