Local Crime

Beware of scammers claiming to be Ohio Homeland Security

COLUMBUS  The Ohio Department of Public Safety has received reports of a possible scam being perpetrated on Ohioans from scammers claiming to be from Ohio Homeland Security, according to a news release. Ohio residents have reported receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from OHS and informing the call recipients that their identity had…

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Smithville man arrested after 15-hour standoff

A hearing has been set for next week for a Smithville man who was taken into custody on a federal warrant Tuesday after a 15-hour standoff. The Cleveland Division of the FBI, Canton Resident Agency’s Child Exploitation Task Force, announced Tuesday the arrest of Dennis E. Horn, age 69, of Smithville. A federal arrest warrant…

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FBI asks for public’s help in locating Smithville man with warrant for child exploitation

Dennis E. Horn, 69, of Smithville has a federal arrest warrant for child exploitation. (Photo provided by FBI) The Cleveland Division of the FBI, Canton Resident Agency’s Child Exploitation Task Force, is seeking the public’s assistance in the location of Dennis E. Horn, 69, of Smithville. A federal arrest warrant for knowingly receiving and distributing…

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Patrol seeks assistance with Saturday Amish buggy crash in Berlin

The Ohio Highway Patrol provided this photo which is believed to be of the at-fault vehicle, a newer gray Subaru Impreza, which reportedly struck an Amish buggy from behind Saturday morning in Berlin and left the scene. The buggy driver was not injured but the horse had to be put down at the scene. The…

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AREA NEWS: Stark County Sheriff’s deputies investigate suspicious death

  PLAIN TOWNSHIP (Stark County,Ohio)  A 29-year-old Canton woman was found dead inside a vehicle in a driveway from an apparent gunshot wound early Wednesday. At 6:24 a.m., Stark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for a suspicious death in the 6000 block of Frazer Avenue NW in Plain Township, Stark County. On arrival, 29-year-old Morgan Ashlye…

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Hearings set for Orrville couple involved in 81-year-old’s death

ORRVILLE  Edwin H. Eberle was often seen by residents walking or biking in the city. Tarah Haskins, an extended family member of his from Massillon, described her great-uncle as a prominent member of the Orrville community. “He considered everyone he met a friend and saw the good in everyone,” she told The Dalton Gazette &…

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Second suspect arrested for involvement in 81-year-old man’s death

Ricky Ball Stephanie Marks ORRVILLE  A second suspect has been arrested for his involvement in the death of Edwin “Shorty” Eberle.   Ricky Ball was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals at about 6 p.m. Tuesday on an arrest warrant issued by the Wayne County Common Pleas Court. Ball was a passenger on a bus destined…

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