Here are some of today's top headlines from around the area, including three men who allegedly yelled fire to burglarize an Akron apartment, a woman arrested at Mercy Medical dressed in scrubs and carrying bottles of prescription pills and a chance to win lunch with Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver.
KSU PRESIDENT: Kent State University spent nearly $200,000 to find its next president, Beverly Warren, according to The Daily Kent Stater. The majority of that money, about $170,000, was paid to executive search firm Storbeck Pimentel & Associates. Other costs included food, hotel and travel expenses, as well as miscellaneous costs such as a floral arrangement of hydrangeas and a custom gift basket from West Point Market. Click here to read more at KentWired.com.
BRIMFIELD POLICE: Facebook users can win a chance to have lunch with Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver just by going to the Acme Fresh Market Facebook page, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Oliver, who has been lauded as an Internet sensation for his posts on the Brimfield Police Department Facebook page has, will be signing copies of his book No Mopes Allowed at Acme's Ellet store on Wedgewood Drive from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at the Cuyahoga Falls store on State Road from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants can enter the contest by "liking" the contest post and filling out a form. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.
CANCER DRUGS: Seven Northeast Ohio oncologists have been ordered collectively pay nearly $2.6 million in fines and restitution for importing cancer drugs from outside the U.S. that were not approved by the F.D.A., according to The Plain Dealer. The seven doctors have individual fines ranging from $150,000 to $1.14 million, and were also sentenced to probation. Shipment of misbranded drugs is a misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.
CANTON THEFTS: A Canton woman was arrested Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center Tuesday after being found wearing scrubs and carrying bottles of prescription pills, according to the Canton Repository. Lilly E. Brunoni, 36, has previously been convicted of impersonating a police officer as well as stealing from numerous Wal-Mart stores in the past. Burnoni is charged with felony theft, felony evidence tampering, possession of controlled substances, and three counts of drug possession, two of which are felonies. Click here to read more at CantonRep.com.
MACEDONIA STANDOFF: The Macedonia man who initiated a seven-hour police standoff was charged with inducing panic, according to the Nordonia News Leader. David H. Smith, 48, was being served an eviction notice when refused to leave his home and told a sheriff's deputy he had a gun. A hostage negotiating team, as well as Metro and Summit County Sheriff's Office SWAT teams, were called to the scene. The standoff ended with no shots fired and no injuries. Click here to read more at The-News-Leader.com.
AKRON BURGLARY: Three men were arrested Saturday for allegedly waking residents in an Akron apartment complex during a small fire and then burglarizing the apartment, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Firefighters say the seventh-floor kitchen fire was minor and quickly contained, but upper and lower floors did not need to be evacuated. A resident on the 12th floor said a man knocked on her door and told her to evacuate, and when she returned her apartment had been burglarized. An XBox 360 console and games were stolen along with $300 cash. Police say the three arrested men admitted to the burglary. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.