Reward offered in firefighter’s death; Canton man gets life sentence; Warren Schools defend game cancellation: Northeast Ohio News Links

Top stories:

Cleveland mayoral candidate Ken Lanci offers
a $10,000 reward for tips that lead to the capture of suspects
involved in Sunday’s shooting death of an off-duty Cleveland firefighter. (Cleveland.com)(WJW
Channel 8
)

A Canton man has been sentenced to life in
prison without parole in the death of a severely burned 29-year-old woman who
was found wailing along a rural road near Zanesville. (Associated
Press
)

Warren Schools Superintendent Michael
Notar said the cancellation of Friday’s Warren G. Harding football game against
Lorain was not a reflection of problems within the school but rather within the
community. (Warren
Tribune-Chronicle
)

Area
crime news:

Jury selection begins today in the
Akron trial of 68-year-old John Wise of Massillon, who faces life in prison for
killing his wife as she lay debilitated in a hospital bed last year. (Associated
Press
)

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task
Force is offering a reward for tips that lead to the capture of a fugitive
wanted for burglary and heroin possession. (Cleveland.com)(WOIO
Channel 19
)

A Youngstown man pleaded guilty today
in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to charges of attempted murder,
aggravated robbery and a firearm specification. (Youngstown
Vindicator
)

Two drivers were injured when they
collided head-on in a wrong-way crash on North Lakeland Boulevard in Euclid
early this morning. (WEWS
Channel 5
)

Willoughby police are
investigating who is responsible for illegally killing a deer and sawing off
its antlers. (News-Herald)

Local news – east:

Retired Shaker Heights Fire Lt. Shaun Probert
died Saturday after a four-year battle with muscular dystrophy. He was 44. (WEWS
Channel 5
)

More than 500 signatures have been gathered over the past
two days for an online grassroots petition to hold a Warren pride night to
replace the Warren G. Harding football game, which was canceled Friday night. (Warren
Tribune-Chronicle
)

Lake
County officials are pleased with the progress made by Ohio Senate Bill 200,
which may eliminate the need for the county to purchase 54 additional voting
machines before the end of the year. (News-Herald)

Local
news – west:

Lorain city officials aren’t demanding
immediate closure of the St. Joseph’s Overnight Homeless Shelter if it fails
today’s fire code inspection by the state fire marshal’s office. (Elyria
Chronicle-Telegram
)

Brunswick City Council members are
meeting with five candidates for the job of city manager in the next two weeks.
(Medina
County Gazette
)

Avon Lake businesses are joining forces
for a month-long race to raise funds and food for Second Harvest Food Bank of
North Central Ohio. (Lorain
Morning Journal
)

Akron-Canton
news:

A rare pygmy slow loris has been born
at the Akron Zoo for only the second time in its history. (WKYC
Channel 3
)

The mile-long Sandy Creek slices the
village of Malvern in half and is creating financial stress for several village
residents, some of who are trying to change a recent flood plain
designation. (Canton
Repository
)

Therapy dogs usually visit sick children in
hospitals, but Sunday, several therapy dogs sat still and listened to children
read them books at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. (Akron
Beacon-Journal
)

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