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Principal pleads guilty to sexual battery of student; animal control officer accused of illegal seizures of dogs: Overnight News Links

July 18, 2018 GMT

Principal pleads guilty to sexual battery of student; animal control officer accused of illegal seizures of dogs: Overnight News Links

Featured stories

Principal pleads guilty to sexual battery charges for relationship with student (WEWS Channel 5)

Middleburg Heights animal control officer accused of illegally seizing and holding dogs (WKYC Channel 3)

Cleveland police officer charged with sending lewd photograph to teenage girl (cleveland.com)

Crime

Man charged in 3 armed robberies now charged in robbery turned shootout in Cleveland (cleveland.com)

Man charged in double fatal shooting on I-90 at West 117th exit (cleveland.com)

Man swallowed opioids, smuggled them into U.S. prior to arrest at Elyria motel, police say (cleveland.com)

Elyria mother and grandmother charged after toddler found asleep alone (WKYC Channel 3)

Man and woman steal $200 worth of NyQuil at gunpoint from Akron Family Dollar (WEWS Channel 5)

Teens use hammers to smash cases, steal jewelry from open Copley store (WEWS Channel 5)

Men arrested for Elyria Stadium thefts (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)

Police look for suspect in North Ridgeville bank robbery (Lorain Morning Journal)

Cleveland / Cuyahoga County

Investigation into sexual harassment at Cleveland police commission yields insufficient evidence, report says (cleveland.com)

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley recommends cementing inspector general’s authority in charter (cleveland.com)

Cuyahoga County Council considers $500,000 loan to bring mining company headquarters to Independence (cleveland.com)

New acting EPA head is Ohio native, Case Western Reserve University graduate (cleveland.com)

Councilman Basheer Jones’ ‘big impact’ idea would extend development benefits to neighborhoods: Cleveland City Council summer recess (cleveland.com)

Reward for information in case of man who went missing from concert increased to $50,000 (WJW Channel 8)

UH lawyers seek gag order in dozens of fertility clinic lawsuits (cleveland.com)

Hue Jackson cuts the ribbon on his Human Trafficking Survivor’s Residence in Cleveland (cleveland.com)

Phantasy Nightclub nears sale: A look at club, shows that made history (photos) (cleveland.com)

Local news East

Police release names of driver, victims in fatal Mentor Walmart accident (cleveland.com)

West Nile Virus found in Lake County mosquitoes; no human cases reported (cleveland.com)

Shaker Heights school board facing tough decisions after Fernway school fire (WJW Channel 8)

Appraisal finds Spire is too big for Ashtabula (Ashtabula Star Beacon)

Local news West

Lorain police remove 21 dogs from filthy conditions (WEWS Channel 5)

Strongsville residents flood City Hall with emails opposing demolition of historical Strong House (cleveland.com)

Akron / Canton area

Woman dies a day after being rescued from Akron house fire (cleveland.com)

3 former Summit County deputies accused of providing false information on inmate’s attempted suicide at jail (Akron Beacon Journal)

Akron to give Main Street a $31 million makeover to attract more people downtown (cleveland.com)

Three people hospitalized from ‘substance’ found at Akron home (cleveland.com)

Ohio & Erie Canalway Association awards $140K to 4 Summit County projects (cleveland.com)

State

Most Ohio congressional Republicans avoid sharply criticizing Trump over Russia comments (cleveland.com)

House Freedom Caucus members applaud President Donald Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin (cleveland.com)

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct (cleveland.com)

Ohio House scheduled to meet next week, decide payday lending (cleveland.com)

Ohio facility wants to be part of federal automated vehicle testing program (cleveland.com)

Hottest temperature ever in Ohio is 113 degrees; where was it? (records for 64 cities) (cleveland.com) 

First phase of Ohio’s new Jesse Owens State Park and Wildlife Area opens (cleveland.com)