Third grader designs police logo, gas chamber sells for $1 and Tesla superchargers in NE Ohio: News Around Your Area

Rebecca Reis | Web Editor Published:

Here are today's headlines from around the area, including a police logo designed by a third grader, an animal gas chamber sold for $1 and a place to charge your car in NE Ohio.

ELECTRIC CARS: Tesla car owners are officially invited to Macedonia to "fuel" up, now that the supercharger charging stations have been installed at the north end of Macedonia Commons, according to the Nordonia News-Leader. The superchargers, which had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 23, are located near diners, cafes and shopping centers so that drivers can shop in town while their car charges. The vehicle can add 150 miles to its range after a 20-minute charge. Macedonia is the second Ohio city to get a Tesla charging station, after Maumee was set up a few weeks ago. Click here to read more at The-News-Leader.com.

FROZEN TEEN: Willoughby Hills Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man found frozen in his pickup truck Thursday, according to the Willoughby Hills News-Herald. Andrew Norris was found unresponsive and frozen by a family member on Erich Drive, but police said they don't know if he died of the freezing temperatures. Police said that they do not suspect foul play, but it hasn't been ruled out. Click here to read more at News-Herald.com.

I-77 SHOOTING: A 3-year-old boy was injured Monday when four gun shots were fired near the East Avenue exit of northbound I-77, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. The boy was in the backseat of a vehicle with an 8-year-old girl with his grandmother when the shots rang out, and his grandmother pulled the car over to see blood coming from his right leg. Akron police said the shooting might be part of "an on-going feud," but did not elaborate. The boy's injuries were non life-threatening. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.

GAS CHAMBER: The SPCA gas chamber that Medina County commissioners originally voted to auction off online will be sold for $1 back to the SPCA to be destroyed for scrap metal, according to The Plain Dealer. An anonymous donor offered to donate $10,000 under the condition that the gas chamber be destroyed rather than auctioned, and the money is to be used to expand and an enhance the county cat program. Stephanie Moore, director of the Medina County SPCA, said the public will be invited to a demolition party. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.

AKRON-CANTON AIRPORT: Last year, Akron-Canton Airport had a total of 1,723,956 passengers travel in an out of the airport, the second-busiest year ever, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. The total is 114,127 passengers lower than 2012's total, which was the airport's highest year ever. Spokeswoman Kristie Van Auken credited the high numbers of the last two years to several factors, including the arrival of Southwest Airlines. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.

POLICE LOGO: The Mogadore Police Department is sporting a new department logo, one that was designed by a third-grader, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Johnathan Ardelian, O.H. Somers Elementary student, submitted his design as part of a homework project commissioned by Chief Todd Higgins. The new logo features an eagle soaring over Grist Mill. Ardelian said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.

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