Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Copley Township Police Officer Ben Campbell was honored Monday at the Radisson Hotel.
Copley Township Police Officer Ben Campbell received the Congressional Badge of Bravery on Monday for his actions in a mass shooting Aug. 7, 2011. The award was presented by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. In May 2012, Campbell was also honored as a Top Cop by President Obama. Campbell was the first officer on the scene the morning of Aug. 7, 2011, when Michael Hance shot eight people on Schocalog Road and Goodenough Avenue. Seven died instantly. "Without waiting for backup, Officer Campbell searched for the shooter, placing himself in danger to protect the community and end the killing. Officer Campbell encountered the shooter and issued commands for him to drop his weapon," a release from Copley police says. Hance failed to obey, instead …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
You won't have to wait much longer; Zoup! is slated to open in January.
Pretty soon the Montrose area will have a place for diners who can't get enough of soup — Zoup! Zoup! reports its opening date as early 2013 at 3900 Medina Rd., location, next to Hudson's. Workers are detailing the interior of the building as we speak. We haven't heard back from Zoup! management yet, but here's a little roundup from its website: Obviously, we're talking soup here. Not only that, but the restaurant carries salads, grilled sandwiches and lots of baked goods and drinks. There are hundreds of soups to choose from (about 12 choices a day), and employees will encourage you to sample — can't argue with that, right? If you want to learn more before the opening, just check out the restaurant's website.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The couple was found by family members this morning.
An elderly Copley couple was found dead in their bed on Tuesday morning, in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. News Channel 5 reports the couple is 89-year-old Genevive Wellspring and husband, 86-year-old Dayton Wellspring. The Summit County Coroner said both people died of gunshot wounds. They lived on Aberth Drive in Copley Township. Copley police Chief Michael Mier told Channel 5 the couple left behind a note to the family, and that both victims had health problems.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Construction will begin in the coming weeks.
Gordon Food Service is opening a new store in Copley next to Best Buy and HHGreg on Rothrock Road, according to Copley Township Trustee Helen Humphrys. The 15,888-square foot building will cost $1.7 million and construction will start in the coming weeks, said township Planning Director Matthew Springer. "We are pleased to have GFS open a store within our community," Springer said. "A $1.7 million infrastructure investment is good news in today’s market. GFS sells products in quantity and is therefore ideal for special events/parties."
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Fairlawn officials announced Rothrock Road would close at Sawgrass Drive, which met opposition from Copley Township administrators.
Copley Township officials filed a preliminary injunction in Summit County Common Pleas Court Friday against Fairlawn, Mayor William Roth and Summit County Executive Russ Pry, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Township officials filed over Fairlawn's change of plans to close Rothrock Road on April 10. Roth announced Wednesday that all access to Rothrock would be cut off at Sawgrass Drive with a concrete barrier. Read more about the injunction here.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Struggle is over which area gets mega retailer, and whether the loser should bear increased traffic.
A Summit County Court will decide whether Fairlawn has the right to close a road to commercial traffic anticipated by a planned move of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores from Fairlawn to Copley Township. At issue is the city’s specific plan to erect a gate to stop commercial traffic from driving through a Fairlawn neighborhood to get to the new stores – a development that will result in the loss of two major retailers in Fairlawn and an economic gain for Copley Township. The plan has been approved by Fairlawn City Council, but Copley Township has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to stop the road closing. Both sides finished arguments last night (Aug. 24) and await a ruling from Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty. The Plan …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Glenn Burbridge, 86, admitted shooting his wife of 67 years.
According to the Summit County Prosecutor's office, Glenn Burbridge of Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley, pleaded guilty to the Murder of his wife, 83-year-old Alice Burbridge. He was immediately sentenced by Judge Lynne Callahan to 15 years to life in prison. In March, Burbridge told a 911 operator that he had shot his wife, Alice, and was going to kill himself. Mrs. Burbridge was hospitalized, but died soon after of gunshot injuries the face and head. Police have said the shooting stemmed from a day-long argument.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
In wake of Copley Shootings, High School Principal Cameron Ryba and staff talk about tragedy, teenagers and how to spot signs of potential trouble.
Last Sunday (Aug. 7) seven victims were shot to death in a spree that left the tight-knit community of Copley Township shocked and grieving. Among the dead were three children, an 11-year-old from Kentucky and two Copley High School students, 16-year-old friends Autumn Johnson and Amelia Shambaugh. Copley teachers and administrators opened their doors to students and the grieving community early last week (classes officially begin Aug. 25). In the following discussion, Copley High Principal Cameron Ryba, guidance counselors Toni Ehrman, Jenny Morganti, Corinne Magensky and school district psychologist Larry Watson talk about about grief and what signs might signal potential trouble as students deal with the loss of their classmates. The …
Monday, August 15, 2011
News and features you may have missed in the past seven days.
Here’s a roundup of news and features to help you start the week caught up with what's been going on in the local news. Copley Tragedy -- It's been eight days since eight people where shot and killed, including gunman Michael Hance in a shooting spree Sunday in Copley Township. Read a roundup of the coverage, and see a photo gallery here. Summit County Council Threat -- Many Bath Township residents and officials oppose a plan by Summit County Council to split Bath Township into two County Council districts and pair it with Akron and Cuyahoga Falls. Now police in Bath Township and the Summit County Sheriff's Department are investigating a possible threat to a county councilman over the proposed plan. Read the full details here. Dr. …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Here's where you can donate to surviving family members of Sunday's mass shooting
Dieter Family Benevolent Fund c/o First Merit Bank 2801 Copley Road Copley, Ohio, 44321 Donations in the name of Scott Calvin Dieter c/o YMCA Camp Ernst Camper’s Scholarship 7615 Camp Ernst Burlington, KY 41005 Donations in the name of Craig Dieter c/o Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue Payton’s Place 2524 Jett Hill Road New Richmond, OH, 45157 The Michael Johnson Benevolent Fund c/o First Merit Bank 832 West Maple Street Hartville, Ohio 44632 The Shambaugh Family Benevolent Fund c/o First Merit Bank 2801 Copley Road Copley, Ohio, 44321