A former cafeteria worker will be spending some time in prison for sending nude photos of herself to male students.
WKYC-Channel 3 News is saying that 35-year old Stacy St. Jean-Barton will be serving 22 months in prison on charges of disseminating material harmful to juveniles. She worked in the cafeteria at Massillon's Washington High School.
She pleaded guilty to the charges last month.
St. Jean-Barton will be eligible to apply for early release after serving six months of her prison term. She will be on probation for five years after she is released.
On the www.wkyc.com
Mayor Plusquellic ranking near the bottom when it comes to social media after a "response test" conducted by WKYC Channel 3. They asked public officials and agencies questions through social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, then tracked how long it took to get an answer.
Of those answering, Akron's Mayor came in last at nine days, five hours and 21 minutes.
UPDATED 4:47 p.m.: Stephanie Post York, speaking for the Mayor's office, noted Channel 3 posted a question on Plusquellic's campaign website and not the social media sites used by the City. Plusquellic was re-elected last year and the campaign website has, for the most part, been dormant since then. York told AkronNewsNow.com. She said responses to questions and comments on City-maintained media is more timely since those sites are checked more frequently.
Cleveland's police department was tops at 14 minutes; ODOT Akron ranked fourth at just under two hours. Others making the top ten rankings included Secretary of State Jon Husted (two hours, 24 minutes); Senator Rob Portman (two hours, 55 minutes); and the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles (one day, four hours and 35 minutes).
At least Plusquellic and the others responded, either personally or through staff assigned to social media outreach.
Among those not responding, a pretty lengthy list including Governor Kasich, Senator Sherrod Brown and his election opponent State Treasurer Josh Mandel and Cleveland's congressional delegation of Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge and Dennis Kucinich. Mandel's press spokesperson told WKYC he's accessible as shown by knocking on doors during campaigns and giving his cell phone number out.
On the Web: WKYC http://www.wkyc.com/news/politics_government/article/245697/130/How-fast-does-our-government-reply-on-social-media
WKYC-TV reporter Eric Mansfield has accepted a new job at Kent State University.
On his Facebook page, Mansfield announced he will fill the newly created position of executive director of media relations. He will begin his new job on June 1st.
The Akron native joined WKYC (Channel 3) in 1994 as an Akron bureau reporter and worked as an anchor for PAX 23 News, according to WKYC.com.
He is currently a reporter and weekend anchor for WKYC.
Mansfield also hosts NewsNight on PBS 45/49 which features a roundtable discussion about local and state news.
He is scheduled to graduate this fall with a masters degree in public relations from Kent State University.
Akron Police are on the lookout for a suspected thief or thieves who stole items from a self-storage unit including a Purple Heart.
WKYC-TV reports a unit inside the Boyle Street Self-Storage was pried open and several items were turned up missing including purses, a DVD player, a 40-inch TV, an American flag, various family photos and the Purple Heart according to police.
Authorities say the name of the unit's owner has not yet been released at this time.
The Purple Heart is awarded to U.S. military veterans who are wounded by an enemy's instrument of war. It is also given posthumously to close family members in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.
On the Web www.wkyc.com
The military record of a Hudson mayoral candidate continues to be questioned and now a Cleveland television station is being sued over its stories about him.
A Channel 3 News investigation showed that David Hack continued to suggest that he was a retired Army Ranger, even after admitting that he never finished the training. At a press conference Monday, only Hack's attorney commented.
"His military career is what he said it is and it's been extremely painful to him to have to justify what he did 45 years ago," said attorney Dean Hoover.
Reporter Eric Mansfield tried to get the veteran to explain during and after a Monday press conference, but he was met only with silence.
Mansfield also reported that Hack filed a lawsuit against WKYC, Hudson Mayor Bill Currin and others, yet to be named.
On the Web: www.wkyc.com
Think you got game? The Cavs new NBA Development League franchise will be giving people a chance to showcase their skill on the court.
WKYC-TV is reporting the Canton franchise will hold open player tryouts in Canton and Cleveland.
A team spokesman says the NBA lockout does not affect the NBDL and that the tryouts will continue.
The Cleveland tryout starts Oct. 8 and will continue on Sunday Oct. 9 at St. Ignatius High School. The Canton tryout will begin on Oct. 15 and continue Oct. 16 at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse.
The tryouts will offer players the opportunity to showcase their talents as well as earn an invitation to the team's training camp in November.
Information about the tryouts, registration forms and payment options and instructions are available online at CantonNBA.com or at Canton Memorial Civic Center office.
The D-League season tips off November 25th.
On the Web www.wkyc.com
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