Monday, April 15, 2013
Traffic delays are expected. Look at a live traffic map of Cuyahoga Falls for alternate routes.
Riverview Road from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning Monday, April 15, according to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park website. Lane or road closures are possible and delays are expected. Detours will be posted. Work should be completed by Memorial Day weekend, according to this update.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit officers arrested David Weir last August for growing several of the illegal plants in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
David A. Weir, 50, of Cleveland, was sentenced to two years of community control, or probation, after he was caught with 20 marijuana plants last August in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Weir admitted to growing the illegal plants in December, pled guilty and was sentenced on Jan. 31 by Judge Alison McCarty in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, according to April Wiesner, chief spokeswoman of the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. Weir was charged with cultivation of marijuana, a third-degree felony; however, a possession of marijuana charge, also a third-degree felony, was dropped against him, reports the Falls News-Press. The plants, which were outfitted with an irrigation system, were located near Bath Road and Riverview …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A federal judge sentenced three men on Tuesday in connection with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park bridge bomb plot.
A federal judge has sentenced three of the men involved in a plot to blow up the State Route 82 bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The following information was provided by the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio: All three men were charged for one count each of attempted use of an explosive, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction to destroy a highway and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. The three men originally pleaded not guilty, but changed their pleas to guilty in September. The representative of the court also said that the men would be under lifetime-supervised release after serving their sentences and the special assessment cost for all three was $300. The sentences for each …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Three of the men could receive stricter sentences because of the ruling.
An Akron judge has decided the bridge bomb plot should be treated as a terrorism attempt, the Associated Press and NewsNet5.com report. That means that Brandon L. Baxter, of Lakewood; Connor C. Stevens, of Berea; and Douglas L. Wright, of Indianapolis could receive stricter sentences than previously thought. The three pleaded guilty in September. A fourth suspect, Anthony Hayne of Cleveland, pleaded guilty in July and agreed to testify against the others if necessary. The four men, along with Joshua S. Stafford, of Cleveland, were arrested after attempting to blow up the state Route 82 bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on April 30. NewsNet5.com reports that the “terrorist enhancement” could mean that Baxter, Stevens and …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fall's vivid colors are on full display in the expansive Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Click through the slideshow, see for yourself and add your own pics to the gallery.
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Sunday, September 16, 2012
The locomotive, weighing in at 234,000 pounds, steamed through Cuyahoga Valley National Park last weekend and be heard from miles around.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad welcomed the Canadian 4-6-2 No. 1293 steam-powered locomotive on Saturday, Sept. 8. The locomotive, brought to the Cuyahoga Valley by the generosity of the Age of Steam Roundhouse, was last here in 2008, according to cvsr.com. The Canadian Locomotive Company, Ltd., built this class G-5 locomotive in June 1948. The engine weighs 234,000 lbs. Check out the video above, shot by Patcher Mark Cox, to see it in action.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Patch reader Pat Janero snapped this photo last weekend when a steam-powered locomotive rolled through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit and the National Park Service discovered the suspected lab on Aug. 25, and have charged David A. Weir for allegedly operating it.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit. The unit, along with the National Park Service, arrested David A. Weir, 50, of Cleveland, on Aug. 25 after finding a marijuana grow lab in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Over 20 plants with an irrigation system were located near Bath Road and Riverview Road and police have reason to believe Weir operated the lab, according to Falls Police Sgt. James Singleton. He was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, and criminal tools; all fifth-degree felonies. Weir was booked into Summit County Jail. Related article: Fairlawn-Bath Patch: Marijuana Found Growing in Bath Township Man's Yard
Friday, August 3, 2012
Susan Ramsdell, 48, has been missing since Wednesday morning. Her car was found in Hampton Hills Metro Park - Top O' the World area off West Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls.
Akron Police are combing through sections of the Hampton Hills Metro Park for an Akron woman who's been missing since Wednesday morning. Susan Ramsdell Found Dead in Hampton Hills Metro Park Susan Ramsdell, 48, a French horn player and music teacher, "left a note inside her Akron home indicating she might be intent on committing suicide," reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Officers got a fresh lead on Thursday when they found her car in the Top O' the World recreation area, located at 1286 West Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls. However, as of Friday afternoon, Ramsdell had not yet been found. Anyone with information leading to her whereabouts should call the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490. To leave an anonymous tip, click here: http://…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The formerly closed areas in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are now open.
Earlier this year, a pair of bald eagles made their home near the Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Brecksville, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park put restrictions on nearby areas to protect their nest from visitors. The park reports in a press release that the eagles successfully hatched and raised one eaglet. The eaglet has now fledged, which means it can fly, and the restrictions have been lifted. The railroad tracks and the right of way near the trail are now open, and the Cuyahoga River from the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Road Bridge is open to water activities, like boating and fishing, according to the release. Those areas had been closed to the public while the eagles were raising the eaglet. The Cleveland Metroparks …