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'Mock rape' allegations spark police investigation at Akron Fright Fest haunted house

"Investigators are in the very early stages of fact finding and determining if any laws have been violated," Springfield Township Police Sergeant Eric East said. "We take all allegations seriously, and will investigate these claims in an expedient manner."

WKYC - 2018-10-17 16:22:29

Wadsworth Walmart closed due to hazmat situation

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Wadsworth police say the city’s Walmart is closed until further notice due to a “hazmat situation” on Wednesday.In a Facebook post, police say there are no reported injuries and the building was safely evacuated.Both police and fire are still on-scene. No further details were give

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8 - 2018-10-17 20:34:19

Report of jaguar escape from Akron Zoo turns to panic on social media

A Facebook post, which has now been shared nearly 400 times, falsely reported a jaguar escaped from the Akron Zoo.

CLEVELAND19.COM - 2018-10-17 16:39:00

Woman (30s) arrested in connection with Jamie Tighe Ennis murder - Independent.ie

Jamie Tighe Ennis (24) was gunned down in front of his friends on Moatview Avenue in Coolock in the early hours of Saturday October 28, 2017.He was a close associate of the chief suspect in the double killing of mother-of-six Antoinette Corbally (48) and innocent locksmith Clinton Shannon (30) in Ba

INDEPENDENT - 2018-10-17 12:20:34

Bullet fired into Akron woman's bedroom wall Tuesday afternoon

AKRON, Ohio - A woman was lying in her bed when she heard a pop sound Tuesday afternoon. That’s when she noticed a hole in her bedroom wall and a bullet on the floor.Akron police responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of Kipling Street at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.The victim reported he

NEWS5CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-10-17 14:35:06

Man sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole for deadly shooting outside Akron bar

AKRON, Ohio - A man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for a shooting outside an Akron bar that killed one person and injured another last October, the Summit County Prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday.

NEWS5CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-10-16 18:22:30

Advocates for homeless sue Akron seeking protection for tent city

AKRON, Ohio - Sage Lewis and his nonprofit Homeless Charity, which runs a tent encampment for the homeless in the Middlebury neighborhood, sued the city Tuesday in a bid toallow the homeless to stay on the property.

CLEVELAND.COM

WATCH | Jeffrey Scullin reaches plea deal in Strongsville murder case

Scullin, 21, also lived at the home as he has a daughter with Pleskovic's daughter. The two were scheduled to be married just days after Pleskovic's death. Instead, Scullin was a pallbearer at her funeral that day.

WKYC - 2018-10-17 13:00:36

2 teens, ages 13 and 17, accused of armed robbery in Akron

According to police, the man was walking to a friend's home at about 10 p.m. Friday on the 800 block of West Market Street in the Highland Square neighborhood when the two teens, ages 17 and 13, approached.

CLEVELAND.COM

Woman misunderstands text lingo for a drive-by shooting: Highland Heights Police Blotter

Officers responded to the Marathon parking lot Oct. 11 for a report of a man and woman fighting in a car. The Cleveland man, 21, and woman, 19, said they had been arguing, but neither wanted to pursue the matter. They were both cited for disorderly conduct.

CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-10-17 14:16:00

Wellington student receives prestigious scholar award

WELLINGTON — When state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, found out that an Ohio student recognized as a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar lived in the district she represented, she was astonished.

CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM - 2018-10-17 01:16:01

Gibbs, Harbaugh to debate Oct. 29 in Ashland

"I'm disappointed that it took this long. I'm disappointed the Gibbs campaign has delayed as long as they possibly can," Harbaugh said. "But we got our debate. By we, I mean all of us-- the VFWs, the Legion halls, the unions, the student groups that have been pushing for it."

RICHLANDSOURCE.COM - 2018-10-17 12:00:00

Wellington District student earns prestigious honor

The Wellington Exempted Village School District has announced McCormick Middle School eighth-grader Maya Feron, 14, has been selected as a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.She is one of just 50 students out of the 2,600 talented students who applied from across the c

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 01:39:00

Springfield Township police launch investigation into ‘mock rape’ allegations at Akron haunted house

Earlier this week, accusations were made against the Akron Fright Fest, which is promoted as an extreme haunted house experience.

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8 - 2018-10-17 17:55:32

Some Akron Fright Fest employees suspended after visitors say they experienced mock rape

"The only thing we saw walking past was a guy jumps out from under the bed and we said, 'Hey, that's neat,' and then as I'm walking by the guy grabs me and throws me on the bed," said Carr.

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8

Akron council votes down bill that would have allowed jail time for dog barking

The council supported a tougher penalty, but felt the fourth-degree misdemeanor went too far, the Journal reported. Councilwoman Marilyn Keith would not support the legislation without adding an educational program to instruct the public about dog barking complaints.

NEWS5CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-10-16 15:25:29

Concerns surface over Akron's 'R-rated' haunted house

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — An Akron haunted house is under the spotlight over concerns its “R-rated” attraction may have gone too far.The concerns were made on theMelanie Lake Inc at Kim Tam ParkFacebook page citing a "mock rape" scenario that was set up inside one of the haunted houses at Akron Fright

WKYC

Ozzy Osbourne experience coming to Akron

AKRON, Ohio - All aboard the crazy train!The Land of Ozz - The Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne experience is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre.The show is a reproduction of Ozzy's solo material, focusing on the classic Randy Rhoads era as well as the prime Jake and Zakk years.The performance is Jan. 19 at 8

NEWS5CLEVELAND.COM

Clinton-Massie school board president says anti-tax leaflet has ‘misinformation’ - Wilmington News Journal

Some information in the flyer is false or misleading, Lamb said at Monday’s board session, while some of it is true — though some correct information is used in comparing apples with oranges rather than with other apples.

WNEWSJ.COM - 2018-10-16 20:22:19

A couple says they were mock raped at a haunted house in Ohio without permission or a waiver

AKRON, Ohio — One couple is accusing a haunted house in Akron, Ohio of subjecting patrons to a mock rape scene without asking their permission or having them sign a waiver.

WTMJ.COM