Here are today's headlines from around the area, including a local mayor's son arrested for drug trafficking (again), the search for a 100-year-old prank letter and a study showing improvement in young cancer patients due to music therapy.
MUSIC THERAPY: The American Cancer Society published a study Monday showing that music therapy provides psychosocial support to help adolescent and young adults undergoing cancer treatments, according to The Plain Dealer. The music therapy, which involves writing songs and making music videos, was shown to create better coping skills, social integration and family environment in patients and enable better self-expression. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.
HOMICIDE, SUICIDE: The husband and wife killed Thursday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland were declared a homicide-suicide by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Donald Johnson, 61, was ruled as a homicide after a security guard found his body on the third floor of the hospital parking garage with gunshot wounds to the head. His wife Terry Johnson, 58, had shot herself earlier that day in the hospital where she had been undergoing outpatient treatment. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.
LETTER FROM THE PAST: Akron historians were on the search for a mysterious letter from the past this month, after a Los Angeles blogger for Gizmodo reached out to current Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic with a clipping from a 1914 Montana newspaper article, claiming that the 1914 Mayor of Akron had written a letter to the 2014 mayor and sealed it in a bank-deposit vault, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. A team of local researchers discovered that the the letter from Mayor Frank W. Rockwell was a hoax and perhaps a prank on Rockwell, but one that was reported on by newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Herald, San Francisco Chronicle and others. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.
WATER CRISIS: The City of Medina is looking into backup water sources after almost running out of water earlier this month due to the freezing weather, according to the Medina-Gazette. The city issued a water conservation order on Jan. 8 and a boil order through Jan. 10 after cold temperatures and ice on Lake Erie interrupted the water supply. Some of the backup plans include using the Medina County water system or pump water from Lake Medina. Click here to read more at MedinaGazette.NorthCoastNow.com
MAYOR'S SON: The son of the mayor of Cuyahoga Falls was arrested Saturday for drug trafficking for the second time in little more than a month, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Nicholas A. Walters, 19, was charged with one count of heroin trafficking, a fourth-degree felony. Walters was previously arrested on a warrant for trafficking marijuana in Cuyahoga Falls in December. Akron Municipal Court Judge Jerry K. Larson set a $10,000, 10 percent bond today, Click here to read more at Ohio.com.