Animal abuser headed back to jail in Northeast Ohio
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by Justin Dennis
7h ago
[Watch previous FOX 8 News coverage in the player above.] CLEVELAND (WJW) -- A man jailed for torturing and killing his girlfriend's puppy has received another jail sentence for violating his probation. Phillip E. Savelli, 37, of Mentor, repeatedly submerged a 10-month-old Yorkie named Coco in water then put the dog in a freezer until it died, a humane worker said. It happened June 3, 2021, in Highland Heights, FOX 8 News previously reported ..read more
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Flock cameras help find missing teens in Mentor
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by Justin Dennis
3d ago
[In the player above, watch previous FOX 8 News coverage on license plate-reading cameras.] MENTOR, Ohio (WJW) -- License plate-reading cameras helped Mentor police find two missing juveniles ..read more
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The Human Bean opens new NE Ohio location
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by Danielle Langenfeld
1w ago
[Editor's Note: In the video player above learn about another coffee shop, Luna Bakery & Cafe, brewing up coffee and so much more.] MENTOR, Ohio (WJW) - The Human Bean has opened its newest Northeast Ohio location. The growing drive-thru coffee chain has gone from a single location in Oregon to a nationwide brand known for serving a signature chocolate-covered espresso bean on top of many drink orders ..read more
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Mentor school bus driver accused driving students to school while intoxicated
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by Jordan Unger
1M ago
***Video above: How Ohio schools are graded.*** MENTOR, Ohio (WJW) - Mentor Public Schools and law enforcement are investigating after a district bus driver allegedly drove students to school while under the influence of alcohol last week. Mentor Public Schools confirmed to FOX 8 Thursday night that the bus driver is no longer working with the district. Suspect tries to rob Sandusky bank using translator app As detailed in a letter sent to parents, school officials say a district employee first noticed that the bus driver seemed intoxicated in the morning on Friday, April 5 and reported it. Sc ..read more
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Tragedy strikes group of local friends leaving concert
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by Paul Kiska
1M ago
*The above video shows the most dangerous highways in Ohio, according to state officials* BUFFALO, New York (WJW) -- One friend was killed, another is fighting for his life, and another friend has serious injuries after a crash caused by a speeding driver struck the rideshare car the friends were riding in, according to authorities. The group of friends involved in the crash are from Chagrin Falls, Mentor and Chesterland. The 27-year-old man who was driving the rideshare, Nasir Musazada, was also killed in the Buffalo crash, police said. 'Thankful’: Life-changing gift for local bus driver They ..read more
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Police: Porch pirate 'sunk' by doorbell, traffic cams
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by Justin Dennis
2M ago
MENTOR, Ohio (WJW) -- A resident's doorbell camera spotted a porch pirate earlier this month, then a license plate-reading camera directed police to his location. On March 11, the Ring app notified a Mentor resident that her Amazon package had arrived. Soon after, another notification showed it being stolen by a man, according to a Tuesday news release from Mentor police ..read more
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Should Mentor keep these books on library shelves? School board votes
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by Suzanne Stratford
2M ago
MENTOR, Ohio (WJW) - It was standing room only inside the Paradigm building on the Mentor Schools campus for the Mentor Schools Board of Education meeting.  Students, parents and concerned citizens came out to voice their opinions about two books which are available inside school libraries that some in the community would like removed, but others support keeping. “Empire of the Storms” is a fantasy fiction book by Sarah Maas that is currently available inside the high school library. Those opposed to it feel it is age inappropriate due to violence and sexual content. Buying a home in ..read more
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New area code for Northeast Ohio begins Friday
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by Danielle Langenfeld, Celeste Houmard
2M ago
[Editor's Note: You can watch previous coverage in the video player above.] (WJW) – If you live in 'The 440' starting today (March 1) a new area code is coming to the region. For years, the 440 area code has served, and will still serve, the northern portion of Ohio, including Ashtabula, Eastlake, Elyria, Lorain, Mentor, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, North Royalton, Parma, Parma Heights, Rocky River, Solon, Strongsville, Westlake and Willoughby. But, due to a projected "third quarter 2024 exhaust of the 440 area code" -- a new one was needed. Local library no longer charging overdue fines T ..read more
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Ex-Cleveland cop sentenced for strangling woman
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by Justin Dennis
3M ago
[In the player above, watch previous FOX 8 News coverage on Ohio's anti-strangulation law.] CLEVELAND (WJW) -- A former Cleveland police officer who pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in May 2023 has been sentenced to two years in prison. Kevin Stanard, 61, of Mentor, was indicted in August 2023 on felony counts of assault, strangulation, aggravated robbery, illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor-permitted premises and using weapons while intoxicated, as well as a misdemeanor count of using weapons while intoxicated ..read more
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Man gets jail for assaulting officer in traffic stop
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by Justin Dennis
3M ago
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (WJW) -- A man who admitted to assaulting a Willoughby police officer who pulled him over for speeding in September 2022 is now headed to jail. David S. Koubeck, 65, of Mentor, was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail, followed by three years of probation upon release ..read more
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