Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department and EMS were called to the scene.
Cuyahoga Falls Fire and EMS responded to a one-car accident at about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday on the State Route 8 Northbound bridge that passes over Howe Avenue. According to Cuyahoga Falls Fire Capt. Rob Campbell, the driver was transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation; and he reported it appeared the man sustained only minor injuries. The man's car, a Nissan 280Z, was likely totaled in the wreck. The driver reportedly lost control of his car and hit a guard rail, which caused the one-car accident, said Campbell. The accident has been cleared and traffic on the northbound section of the freeway is flowing again.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The fire broke out Sunday afternoon on Grant Avenue.
No injuries were reported Sunday after a fire broke out at 607 Grant Ave. The occupants, a couple and their four children ages 2-9, fled the residence and contacted the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department at 1:04 p.m. Firefighters quickly responded and doused the small blaze that burned primarily in the kitchen, according to Cuyahoga Falls Fire Lt. Tim Mier. According to Mier, one of the children smelled smoke and alerted their mother who called 911. A friend of the family, who was visiting at the time, attempted to extinguish the fire, but was driven out by heavy smoke. As of now, Mier hasn't pinpointed the cause, but estimated the damage at $12,000.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Members of the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department responded to a fire at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center today
Cuyahoga Falls firefighters tackled a fire caused by an X-ray machine at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center today. Capt. George Sewald said the electrical fire broke out about 3:30 p.m. today at the center, 437 Portage Trail, and firefighters had the fire extinguished within 10 minutes. Sewald said smoke spread throughout the one-story brick building, but damage was mostly contained to the X-ray machine and electrical service. There's no estimate on damages yet. Everyone had evacuated the building by the time firefighters arrived; however, one of the building's occupants was treated for minor smoke inhalation but was not taken to the hospital, he said. The Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department handled the fire with no mutual aid, sending out 11 …
Cuyahoga Falls Fire Lt. Tim Mier said the limb most likely snapped due to rotting and high winds.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
No injuries were reported after a small fire broke out in the 1900 block of Theiss Road.
The 1900 block of Theiss Road was shut down Monday morning after a small fire broke out on the roof of a nearby residence. According to Cuyahoga Falls Fire Lt. Tim Mier, a passerby reported the fire just as it started burning at about 11:30 a.m. "The fire could have burned out of control if it wasn't for that tip," said Mier. The fire was reportedly triggered by malfunctioning electrical wire that was hooked to the roof of the attached garage. Fire trucks rushed to the scene, cordoned off the street and quickly doused the fire. No one was home at the time, and no injuries were reported. Mier estimated the damage at $1,000.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Timothy Lombardi was sworn in as a firefighter and paramedic with the Bath Fire Department
Bath officials welcomed their newest firefighter Tuesday, a retired Cuyahoga Falls fire captain who wants to give back to his community. Timothy Lombardi took the oath of office as a part-time firefighter and paramedic. He's new to the Bath Fire Department, but not to its members. "Tim was my captain for a long time in the Falls," Fire Chief Walt Hower said. Lombardi, a 33-year firefighter and father of four, retired last year, giving him more time to devote to Bath Township. Since leaving Cuyhoaga Falls, Lombardi has also gone through training as a ranger for the national park system, according to Hower. "Tim's going to bring some experience in a lot of operations," Hower said.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the incident.
Updated Feb. 17, 4:58 p.m. Paramedics found a dead three-month-old boy Sunday afternoon at a 10th Street home in Cuyahoga Falls, according to Cuyahoga Falls Police Sgt. Gary Blevins. As police, fire and EMS cordoned off the scene, the Summit Medical Examiner's Office was called to assist in the investigation. "The names and details relating to this incident are being withheld pending the outcome of an autopsy and conclusion of the investigation," said Blevins in a Feb. 17 press release. Return to Patch for updates on this developing story.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The drivers involved in the crash sustained minor injuries, according to Cuyahoga Falls police.
Updated 2:36 p.m. A four-car accident occurred at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday on State Route 8 Southbound near the Second Street exit, according to Cuyahoga Falls police dispatch. A Kia Sorrento was flipped upside down in the wreck, and Cuyahoga Falls firefighters had to free the driver. A Cadillac Escalade also sustained heavy front end damage. Paramedics assisted on scene. The motorists sustained minor injuries in the crash, police said. Two lanes are closed near the accident scene. Traffic should be moving again by about 3:26 p.m., according to the Patch Commute map. Editor's note: Initial reports indicated the accident occurred on State Route 8 Northbound, just south of the Graham Road exit. Those reports were incorrect. The accident …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols said the district is collaborating with the Cuyahoga Falls Police and Fire Departments to prevent and react to emergency situations.
The Cuyahoga Falls City Schools are working closely with the Falls police and fire departments to ramp up security in the district, reports the Falls News Press. For starters, parents and students will see more police officers patrolling schools and "hosts" that will monitor hallway activity. In addition, access to schools will be more restricted while class is in session, said Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols in an AlertNow phone message to parents on Sunday. "...Our external efforts are aimed at providing a sense of calm and a sense of partnership with our community,” said Nichols. Internally, the district has installed additional monitoring devices and trained staff on the prevention of and reaction to emergency situations. The …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist who set a house on fire this past Sunday in Cuyahoga Falls.
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- John Deike
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A fire broke out at 640 Madison Ave. on Oct. 7, and Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department officials have determined someone intentionally lit the fuse. Up to $5,000 is being offered for any information regarding the arson incident that occurred this past Sunday at 3:30 a.m., according to a fire department press release. A Cuyahoga Falls Police report stated no one was home at the time of the fire. The Falls News Press reports a couple has been renting the house, but just recently, the pair moved in with relatives while they shopped for a new home. Fire marshals estimated the blaze caused $70,000 in structural damage and $20,000 in damage to the couple’s property. The Blue Ribbon Arson Committee is offering the reward to anyone who can provide …