Go jump in a lake...or in this case a river. That's what a Cuyahoga Falls man did to try and evade police.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch reports that Bradley Taylor, 20, who had an outstanding warrant and was suspected of drug activity, ran from the cops after being told to stop on Hudson Drive and plunged into the Cuyahoga River.
Authorities told Taylor he was under arrest but say Taylor just kept on swimming . Police finally caught up with him. They say they found some booze and a marijuana pipe in his backpack.
UPDATE Full service was restored to the Canton Service Center after 4:30 p.m.
There is no phone service or power at this hour at the Canton Service Center. Engineering, Parks, Department of Motor Vehicles, Street and Sanitation are all affected.
The outage due to an off site vehicular accident.
While repairs are being made you can contact the Canton Communications Dispatch Center at 330-649-5690.
No word on a restoration time.
Complaints about an Akron Children's Hospital billboard have led hospital officials to drop 'OMG' from future advertising according to WKYC Channel 3 news.
The sign read "OMG! There's an Akron Children's Hospital in Montrose.
At least one blogger felt it was a slam against God and made her thoughts known to hospital officials who say they didn't mean to offend anyone.
An Akron man wanted on suspicion of murder has been arrested.
The U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Terrance P. Minor Jr., 28. in Cleveland Monday night.
He was wanted in the Sunday shooting death of Demetrion Wilson, 20, of Day Street in Akron.
Minor was charged with aggravated murder and booked into the Summit County Jail.
Another mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus, this one in Barberton. The affected insects were collected at the water tower near Oakwood and State Streets.
This is the ninth mosquito pool discovered by the Mosquito Abatement District this year - four each were found in Norton and Doylestown.
Spraying and trapping will continue through the end of the month.
Mosquito Abatement District Press Release:
The Mosquito Abatement District (MAD) has collected its first of positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito pool in Barberton.
The infected mosquitoes were collected August 30, 2011 at the water tower in the north end of Barberton (Oakwood/State Street area). Mosquito samples are collected weekly from each Ward in Barberton. To date, the Mosquito Abatement District (MAD) has found 4 mosquito pools in Norton, 4 in Doylestown and 1 in Barberton that were positive for WNV. There have been no human cases of WNV reported in any of the communities served by the MAD (Barberton, Norton, Doylestown).
The MAD wants the residents of these areas to be informed about the positive WNV collections in their neighborhoods. We are stepping up treatments in these areas. Additional adulticiding and barrier sprayings are being conducted in these areas early in the morning (between 6:00 am and 8:00 am) in addition to the routine evening sprayings. Mosquito spraying and trapping for disease analysis will be continued through September.
Residents are encouraged to take precautions when outside. Use a mosquito repellent, especially on children when playing outside. Wear long clothing and try to stay indoors at dusk and evening – peak mosquito feeding times. Check your property for standing water. If you live in these areas and are experiencing an excessive number of mosquitoes, please contact the Mosquito Abatement District. Our goal is to make sure no one gets sick.
An Akron man who assaulted a fast food manager with a butcher knife during a robbery was sentenced to 15 years in prison by Judge Lynne Callahan.
Georgeo Jacobs, 21, sliced the manager's back as she ran to call 9-1-1 after which he chased a pregnant employee out of the joint and threatened to kill two other male workers who dared to follow him outside.
Prosecutor's say he left the restaurant empty handed then broke into an apartment to shed his mask, sweatshirt and knife and hide from police.
Jacobs earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, felonious assault and burglary for the April incident at a West Market Street McDonalds.
A 78-year old New Franklin resident has died from West Nile Virus Encephalitis.
The Summit County Health Deparment reports that his was one of two human cases confirmed in Summit County since 2002.
A 47-year old Akron resident remains hospitalized from the illness.
There have been 20 infected mosquitoes identified with West Nile this year to to the flooding and frequent rains.
Press Release from Summit County Public Health Department:
Summit County Health Commissioner Gene Nixon announced that two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus Encephalitis (WNV) have recently been reported to Summit County Public Health. These are the first confirmed human cases of WNV in Summit County since 2002. Unfortunately a 78-year old resident of New Franklin expired on September 13, 2011. Our sincere sympathies are extended to his family and friends. The second confirmed human case involves a 47-year old resident of Akron who remains hospitalized.
Due to this year’s flooding and frequent rains, Summit County Public Health has identified WNV-infected mosquitoes in 20 Summit County communities. The Health District has increased surveillance and mosquito treatment activities to address this year’s unusual abundance of mosquitoes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that about 20 percent of people who become infected with WNV will develop West Nile fever. Symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash and swollen lymph glands. While the illness can be as short as a few days, even healthy people have reported being sick for several weeks.
The CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 150 persons infected with WNV will develop a more severe form of disease such as West Nile encephalitis or meningitis or West Nile poliomyelitis: Severe symptoms include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis. Serious illness can occur in people of any age, however people over age 50 and some immune-compromised persons (for example, transplant patients) are at the highest risk for getting severely ill when infected with WNV.
Summit County Public Health encourages the help of residents in preventing illness. Individuals can protect themselves and loved ones from West Nile by taking simple preventive steps such as using insect repellent and eliminating containers that can collect water from your property.
To avoid possible infection from mosquito bites:
Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, shoes and socks when outdoors between dawn and dusk since mosquitoes are most active at this time.
Light colors are least attractive to mosquitoes. Use insect repellent and follow the label directions.
To eliminate mosquito breeding sites near your home:
Remove all discarded tires and other water-holding containers, such as tin cans and unused flower pots, from your property.
Eliminate standing water from your property.
Make sure all roof gutters are clean and properly draining. Clean and chlorinate pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty when not in use and drain water from pool covers.
Change water in bird baths weekly.
Summit County Public Health staff will continue to monitor mosquitoes until the first freeze. Summit County Public Health will continue to work with area physicians and hospitals to quickly identify human cases and determine potential sources of exposure and provide information, education and referral as needed.
For further information, please contact the Environmental Health Division at Summit County Public Health at 330 926-5600 or visit the SCPH web site at www.schd.org
Incumbent Barberton Mayor Bob Genet lost his bid for re-election but says he respects the wishes of the voters.
"Looking back I will be wrapping up 20 years of public service and I am very proud of my record and proud of the programs and items that I was involved in to make this a better community," reflects Genet.
He cites enforcing property maintenance codes and the rental registration program among his accomplishments but is most proud of bringing Stark State and University of Akron college courses to the city. He says the program has grown so rapidly that the city will have a community college campus next Fall.
Genet says he is honored and humbled to have completed 20 years of public service and will turn his attention now to new challenges outside of the political arena.
Genet fell to Barberton Councilman-at-Large William Judge who will face Republican Kevin Mitchell in November.
A car/motorcycle wreck on Route 93 in Lawrence Township killed the bike driver.
The Beacon Journal reports Sean Weber,41, of Rio Grande Circle in Massillon was traveling on Strausser Street in the early morning hours Tuesday when he collided with another vehicle and was thrown from his Harley Davidson.
Authorities believe Weber, who was not wearing a helmet, did not yield at a stop sign and hit the right front of the car being driven by Christine Beck, 53, of Canal Fulton.
Beck and her passenger were treated for non life-threatening injuries at Akton General.
Streetsboro authorities are trying to determine what caused a fatal accident on State Rt 14 at the Lake Rockwell bridge in Portage County over the weekend.
Dennis Zavinski, 68, of Aurora was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday morning after crashing with a semi tractor trailer driven by Freddie Pampley, 54, of Cleveland. Pampley was treated at the scene and released.
State Route 14 between Price Road and Diagonal Road was closed for several hours as a result.
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