Crime

SPELMAN CHAPEL AME CHURCH / FACEBOOK

A African-American church in Kent has been vandalized for the second time within the last few months.

The Spelman AME Church was covered in hateful messages and ‘satanic’ and ‘graphic’ images earlier this month according to the Rev. David Dawson.

This follows an incident in August where the front door window was broken.

Akron is Seeking Comprehensive Youth Violence Solutions

Mar 14, 2017
James Hardy
City of Akron

The city of Akron will begin looking for data-driven solutions to youth violence. City officials are starting their first comprehensive study of the issues facing Akron’s young people. 

NATE MANLEY / KENTWIRED

The man allegedly involved in a hostage situation in Kent has been identified as 27-year-old Kent resident Christopher Carter.

Kent police arrived at the Villages at Franklin Crossings apartment complex around 12:30 Sunday afternoon following reports of drug activity.  Carter fled to a basement laundry room where he allegedly held a woman at knife-point.

Cleveland.com reports state investigators recovered a knife from the scene.

More Killings Reported in Northeast Ohio Cities This Year

Dec 29, 2016
WKYC

Homicide rates this year in many Northeast Ohio cities will top last year.  And law enforcement officials are looking for answers.

Duane Deskins
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Cleveland now has a cabinet-level chief to guide its new youth-violence prevention team.

Today Mayor Frank Jackson announced the appointment of Cuyahoga County’s lead juvenile division prosecutor, Duane Deskins, to the position. As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, Deskins will run a program that will attempt to cut youth violence by coordinating new and existing resources.

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