Saturday, December 8, 2012
Check out this week's most popular crime stories.
Crime is one of the most read sections on the site each day. In our Week's Best in Crime column, I feature the three most popular stories this week, in case you missed them. 1. A mother was caught driving drunk with her 13-year-old daughter in Bath Township. See just how drunk she was here. 2. A man has been riding the bus into Montrose from Akron and wandering the streets, according to Bath Township Police. Find out what happens when he walks into stores. Spoiler alert: You might cringe. 3. Two people were arrested this week for accusing cashiers of short-changing them when they pay for a small purchase with a big bill. Click here to find out the man's story, and click here to read about the aggressive Toledo woman who was also busted. …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The condition of Michael Grajzl was not available. Information provided by State Highway Patrol.
The 18-year-old Revere grad who flipped and rolled his car on Nov. 11 was more than twice the legal alcohol limit, said Highway Patrol Lt. William Weirtz. Michael Grajzl was heading south on Hametown Road in Bath Township and went off the right side of the road, over-corrected and went off the left side. He hit a concrete embankment and his car overturned, hit a tree, rock wall and a fence. Grajzl was taken the Akron General Medical Center in downtown Akron where he was in the intensive care unit for several weeks. His condition was not available today. Weirtz said alcohol and unsafe speed are all factors in the accident, which is still under investigation. Pending charges include driving under the influence.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Michael Grajzl has been in serious condition since the accident.
On Nov. 11, Granger Township teen Michael Grajzl flipped and rolled his car in Bath Township at the intersection of Colony Hills Drive and North Hametown Road. Since then, the 18-year-old Revere grad has been listed in serious condition at Akron General Hospital in downtown Akron, according to nursing supervisors. Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. William Weirtz said troopers are still investigating the crash but they suspect alcohol consumption and unsafe speed are factors in the cause of the crash. Weirtz is waiting for blood test results to come back from the hospital. With every update I've written, more and more well wishes for Michael Grajzl's recovery comes from the community. Here's what you're saying on the site and on the Fairlawn-Bath …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Information provided by the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Information provided by the Ohio Highway Patrol and Bath Township Police.
A man driving a 2012 Ford pickup truck pulled over near the rest area on Interstate 77 south in Bath Township around 11:54 a.m. Tuesday and shot himself, according to Bath Township Police Chief Michael McNeely. Richfield Police were also on scene. William P. Mattingly, 50, died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to a Highway Patrol report. He was from North Perry in Lake County, according to Highway Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston. A call came into dispatch about a man slumped over in his car, according to a report. Social media interactions with Fairlawn-Bath Patch on Twitter said traffic was down to one lane on the highway around that time. More information was not available at the time of publication. For updates throughout the day, be…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it will announce the location the morning of the operation.
There will be an OVI checkpoint somewhere in the area this week, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not announced the location yet or day yet. The patrol announced in a press release Monday morning from Ravenna that sometime in the next seven days a sobriety checkpoint will be set up to "deter and intercept impaired drivers." The day before the checkpoint is set up, the county where it will take place will be announced. The morning of the checkpoint, the location will be announced. "If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired," a press release stated. Wherever the checkpoint is…
Monday, January 2, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA
This winter weather has been a bust so far, but you all know that we're going to get blasted eventually, and there's nothing better than being prepared. Ohio Highway Patrol reports from December 2010 through March 2011, 37,429 crashes happened on snow, ice or slush covered roads, killing 46 people and injuring 7,844. Speed was reported as the main cause in 77 percent of these crashes. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in case of an emergency. • Allow extra time to get to your destination, maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the traffic ahead, pay close attention to bridges and overpasses …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Random inspection revealed small amount of noxious chemicals. No injuries reported.
A rest area on Interstate 77 has been closed since 11 a.m. after an inspector smelled the odor of hydrochloric acid coming from a truck. Bath Township Fire Department Lt. George Seifert said the Ohio Highway Patrol officer who smelled the vapor coming from a tanker truck was hospitalized briefly, but was not injured. "He was under the truck and wasn't able to get out right away, so we did that as a precaution. The tanker was empty, he just smelled a little bit of the acid coming from a hose. There was only a little left -- less than a cup." Seifert said the OHP was conducting random truck inspections today. The rest area was closed after the acid was discovered. It should reopen by 2 p.m. Bath Township Fire Department responded to the …