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Fire investigators have determined that arson is to blame for a weekend house fire in Cuyahoga Falls.
Officials say the intentionally set fire caused extensive damage to the home in the 600 block of Madison Avenue.
The information was released Thursday afternoon on the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department's Facebook page.
A reward of up to $5,000 from the Ohio Blue Ribbon Arson Committee is being offered to anyone who can provide information that results in an arrest and a conviction.
Kellogg's issued a voluntary recall of some of its Mini-Wheats cereal due to the possible presence of flexible metal fragments from a faulty manufacturing part.
The recall includes Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the "Best If Used Before" dates on the boxes.
Consumers with affected products should contact Kellogg's using the "Contact Us" page on Kelloggs.com or call 800-962-1413 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Click here for a full list of cereals that have been recalled.
The son of InfoCision's founder has been named the new chief executive officer and president of the company.
Craig Taylor will replace Carl Albright at the end of this year. For the past eight years, Albright was working with the family-owned teleservices company on a succession plan.
(InfoCision Press Release) Craig Taylor son of InfoCision founder Gary Taylor was officially named CEO this week.
Carl Albright, InfoCision President and CEO for the past eight years has been working with the Taylor family who own the company on a succession plan. The goal for some time has been for Craig Taylor to take a direct role in the overall management of the company. Carl will continue to work with Craig along with Chair of the Board Karen Taylor through the end of the year to accommodate the transition. Carl’s desire has been to spend more time with his family and this change allows him this opportunity.
Steve Boyazis was also promoted to the role of President. Steve has been a key contributor to InfoCision’s growth and success since joining the leadership team as Executive Vice President in 2005.
You may want to check your freezer. Orrville-based Smith Dairy is recalling several types of their ice cream due to the recent national peanut butter recall.
The company has recalled its Smith Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream, Acme Peanut Butter Twist ice cream, Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie ice cream.
The recall was initiated by the company that makes the peanut butter candy pieces in the products, Pecan Deluxe, after the FDA expanded its investigation concerning salmonella conamination in peanut butter products produced by Sunland, Inc.
There have been no reported illnesses related to the Smith's, Ruggles or Acme products.
Smith Dairy is notifying customers by phone and in writing of the recall. Consumers with product listed above should return the package to place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-776-7076. Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bath police are investigating a string of burglaries that happened in the southwest part of the township since last month.
In a post on the department's Facebook page, Bath police say someone is disabling home alarm systems by cutting telephone lines. There have been three burglaries or attempts since early September, according to police.
Several items were reported stolen including jewelry, televisions and even a vehicle.
Police are urging residents to report any suspicious activity.
A tentative agreement that was reached last week between the city of Akron and all four labor unions will offer pay raises for the next three years and could include lump-sum payments for employees.
The Beacon Journal reports the agreement would include a 2 percent raise in 2013 and a 1 percent raise in 2014 and 2015. The bonuses would be connected to the city's income tax revenue in 2014 and 2015.
The agreement has been presented to union members at informational meetings. The unions are expected to vote within the next week.
On the Web: www.ohio.com
Several roads will close today in Cuyahoga Falls as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a campaign stop outside the Natatorium.
Motorists may experience some traffic delays when the motorcade arrives in the areas of Portage Trail, Second St., Third St. and Fourth St.
The rally is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Nature's colorful transformation has made an appearance a little earlier than expected this fall.
Casey Burdick with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says sunny days, cool evenings and moderate rainfall has been the perfect recipe for vibrant colors in October.
"We're seeing a lot of color because we had a hot and dry summer and some of the trees are stressed out which is causing them to change a little earlier," Burdick said.
Credit: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Start marking your calendars. Burdick says the best days to view the fall colors are quickly approaching.
"The second and third weekends, full weekends, in October are really going to be a great time to get out," Burdick said. "Northern Ohio usually peaks first and then it fades to Southern Ohio towards the end of October."
ODNR is keeping up with the fall season this year through blogs and updates on their website. They have even provided a link with a list of the best driving routes for viewing the fall season.
Click here to view ODNR's fall website.
Click here to view the best driving routes in Ohio.
View Northeast Ohio Fall Foliage Driving Tours in a larger map
A police chase ended with a collision in Canton Saturday night, sending seven people to the hospital.
The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol reports the collision happened when a police cruiser was chasing a vehicle for a traffic violation at 17th Street and Clarendon Avenue shortly before 7 p.m..
The cruiser did not make a complete stop at the intersection which caused it to collide with a minivan that was driving through the intersection. The minivan was not involved in the police chase.
The two officers in the police cruiser along with the two adults and three children in the minivan were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
The officer who was driving the police cruiser was cited for failure to yield.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. No further details were released
Akron police have two suspects in custody after two separate shootings in Akron.
A 29-year-old Akron woman was arrested after firing her gun during an argument with a neighbor Thursday evening.
Akron police say the bullet struck the victim's apartment in the 800 block of Barbara Avenue at the same time her two children were inside the building around 6 p.m.
Officers arrested Tara R. Walker of Akron and charged her with four counts of felonious assault, improper discharging of a firearm and tampering with evidence. Walker was book into the Summit County Jail.
Shortly after midnight, an Akron resident curious about the noises he heard outside of his house was surprised to find a man rummaging through his truck in the 1200 block of Kansas Avenue.
Police say the suspect, Ryan Strausser, 20, of Akron, fired a shot at the victim's direction before fleeing.
Officers caught up with Strausser a short time later on East Avenue. He is now facing a list of charges including aggravated robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with evidence. Officers also recovered a .32 caliber revolver behind a business where the suspect was apprehended.
No injuries were reported.
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