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Update 7:36 a.m.
The Stark County Sheriff's Office says missing adult Bert Patterson Campbell of Homeworth has been found just after 7a.m. Thursday morning. The 82-year-old was deemed to be OK and was released to his family.
A missing adult alert has been issued for an 82-year-old Stark County man.
Ben Patterson Campbell was last seen at his residence in Homeworth around 6 p.m Wednesday.
Authorities say Campbell suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. He's a white male, about 5' 8" tall, weighs 160 lbs, has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red flannel shirt with a tee shirt and blue jeans and black shoes.
The vehicle he is believed to be in is a gray Ford F-150 with Ohio license plate number PEJ8148.
A picture can be found on AkronNewsNow.com.
News release: A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Stark County Sheriff for Stark County along with the following regions: East Central Ohio, which includes the following counties: Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.
Information as of: May 16, 2013 at 1:50 AM
Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On May 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Mr. Campbell was last seen on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm at his residence and has not returned.
The incident took place in Stark County, OH Union Avenue North East in the city of Homeworth.
The adult's name is Bert Patterson Campbell and the individual is missing. The adult is a White male, age 82, is 5'8" tall, weighs 160 lbs, has gray hair, and has blue eyes. Mr. Campbell was last seen wearing a red flannel shirt with a tee shirt and blue jeans and black shoes. Mr. Campbell suffers from Alzheimers.
The vehicle involved is a gray 2004 2004 F150 with OH plate number PEJ8148. Mr. Campbell's drives an extended cab Ford F150 .
Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.
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Confusion surrounding the federal Affordable Care Act has given scam artists a new angle to try and steal personal information.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says the scammers call up residents and claim they are helping them through the process of the health insurance exchanges.
"We are not aware of any federal or state agency that would or should be calling individual consumers asking for that type of private information over the phone that's related to the ACA," said Taylor.
Open enrollment for the exchange isn't set up to happen until October 1.
"The federal government is running the exchange in Ohio and under the federal rules starting October 1, consumers in Ohio will be able to get onto the exchange and make decisions about the type of health insurance the want starting in January."
Taylor says beware of suspicious or confusing phone calls where representatives are asking for personal information.
DNA evidence helped authorities link two men to a robbery in Green that happened in late March.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office reports Kenneth Simmons, 19, and David Murren III, 19, both of Green, were charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the robbery at Thomas' Drive Thru on South Arlington Road.
Authorities say two masked men robbed two employees at the store and fled with their cell phones and cash.
DNA evidence was taken from the crime scene and sent to the BCI Laboratory in Richfield. The results of the test matched the DNA of an individual in the database.
When deputies searched Murren's residence, they found additional evidence and arrested 18-year-old Brian Rubino of Springfield who was found in possession of hash oil, drug paraphernalia, and currency.
Simmons, Murren, and Rubino were taken to the Summit County Jail.
A three-car crash on SR 14 in Streetsboro sent three drivers to the hospital Friday morning.
Streetsboro police say a car, driven by Bruce Max, 22, of Kent, crossed over into the opposite direction of traffic and struck two vehicles in front of Home Depot before the Ohio Turnpike around 6 a.m.
Max and the drivers of the two vehicles, Erica Lincoln, 29, of Streetsboro and Jessica Long, 33, were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
Traffic was backed up past SR 43 for about an hour until crews cleared the accident.
Richfield police say the driver of a semi-truck that overturned on Interstate 271 was flown to a local hospital early Friday morning.
The Ohio Department of Transportation reported the closure of the ramp from I-271 north to I-77 N around 4 a.m. Crews also closed the ramp from I-77 north to I-271 north.
The condition of the driver is not known at this time.
The semi-truck lost its load of hot dogs when it overturned on the roadway.
One lane of traffic reopened after 9 a.m., according to Richfield police.
It's official - Goodyear has moved. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning for its new headquarters off Innovation Way in Akron.
The new building will serve as the central campus in Akron and as the headquarters for the company’s global operations and its North American tire business. It will connect with Goodyear’s existing Innovation Center.
Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear's chairman and CEO, said the new headquarters represents more than just a building.
"It represents the culmination of what we've been working towards, not only physically in the building, but how we're going to transform our company," said Kramer.
The company spent more than 100 years at its previous location off East Market Street.
Kramer says the new campus will attract innovative workers and ideas.
"What you need to attract those people is to have a work environment that is conducive to collaboration and what it takes to drive that innovation going forward," said Kramer.
In attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic.
"I was born and raised in Akron. So, when I think about Akron, I think about Goodyear," said Taylor. "When I think about Goodyear, I think about Akron."
Plusquellic spoke about Goodyear's iconic presence in the city.
"This new headquarters is a strong symbol of Goodyear's continuing presence in Northeast Ohio," said Plusquellic. "As if the blimp isn't enough by itself."
Northeast Ohio Medical University named its first-ever mascot Wednesday. "Nate" - the walking whale.
He was welcomed by several familiar mascots including Zippy from the University of Akron, Kent State University's Flash and Magnus, the mascot for Cleveland State University. (Photo courtesy of Northeast Ohio Medical University.)
There were more than 100 ideas for the university's first-ever mascot, including the Rising Phoenix which was near the top of the list.
It's a perfect fit for the university because officials say the now-extinct creature that could swim and walk was discovered in Pakistan by a NEOMED scientist.
(Press Release) Who says you have to have a sports team to have spirit? Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), a health sciences university that may be one of the only public universities in the nation without athletics, introduced “Nate,” the Walking Whale, as its first-ever mascot during an all-campus picnic on Wednesday, May 8. Nate was greeted by more than 300 faculty, staff and students, as well as mascots from neighboring universities.
“There is so much enthusiasm, camaraderie and spirit on this campus, and the Walking Whale is a perfect embodiment of that,” said Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., president of NEOMED. “We focus on scientific and medical research, training the nation’s future physicians, pharmacists and health researchers, and improving the quality of health care in our communities—and we feel all of those initiatives are symbolized in an official University mascot that encompasses our history and represents where we’re headed in the future.”
For his first appearance, Nate was greeted by area mascots including: Flash (Kent State University), Zippy (The University of Akron) and Magnus (Cleveland State University).
The Walking Whale mascot will make regular appearances on campus and will help roll out the University’s 40th anniversary celebration and the unveiling of the new campus expansion projects, including the University’s first-ever residential housing village; health, wellness and medical education complex, medical office buildings, and more.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WALKING WHALE
The Walking Whale is better known as Ambulocetus natans, an early cetacean that could walk as well as swim. It is the only species classified under the genus Ambulocetus and is a transitional fossil that shows how whales evolved from land-living mammals. It was discovered in Pakistan in 1993 by NEOMED scientist Dr. Hans Thewissen. The mascot represents the great scientific discoveries made at the University, and in the fields of medicine and pharmacy, and helps NEOMED stand out as a center of academic innovation and discovery. The Walking Whale also represents NEOMED's impact on not only our own community, but also the world community. While Walking Whales no longer exist, they have evolved into some of the most elegant and majestic creatures that this world has seen. And no matter what trials, tribulations or successes have arisen, the Walking Whale serves as a reminder that there are always great things lying ahead.
THE MASCOT CONTEST
University constituents were asked to brainstorm ideas for an official mascot they felt embodied the characteristics of the University most important to them. More than 100 ideas were submitted, and a committee of faculty, staff and students selected four candidates which were narrowed down to two (Walking Whale and the Rising Phoenix) though a 'primary' vote by students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees. The two top finalists then went head to head in an important campaign, complete with public debates.
To learn more about the mascot contest, visit www.neomed.edu/mascot.
Northeast Ohio Medical University is a community-based, public medical university with a mission to improve the quality of health care in Northeast Ohio working in collaboration with its educational and clinical partners. With a focus on scientific and medical research, and the interprofessional training of health professionals that is unique to the state of Ohio, the University offers a doctor of medicine (M.D.) and a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, in addition to graduate-level coursework and research opportunities leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in other medical areas. Northeast Ohio Medical University is a founding member of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. Visit www.neomed.edu.