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Here are some of today's top headlines from around the area, including a South Euclid man court-ordered to hold a sign saying "I'm a bully," New Franklin co-founder of StarBoyz motorcycle group charged with aggravated vehicular assault and 15-year-old charged with five counts of aggravated murder and more.
NEW FRANKLIN SLAYING: Akron teen Jamal L. Vaughn, was indicted by a grand jury Monday with five counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and one count each of aggravated burglary, grand theft and petty theft and will be tried as an adult in the slayings of prominent New Franklin couple Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert in April 2013, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Vaughn was 14 at the time of the crime but an amenability hearing last month determined that he would stand trial as an adult. The principal defendant in the murder of the Schoberts, who were beaten to death in their bedroom on April 2, 2013, is Shawn Eric Ford, Jr., 19, the former boyfriend of their 18-year-old daughter Chelsea. Vaughn and Ford allegedly walked eight miles to the Schoberts' home, killed Jeffrey Schobert, then texted Margaret Schobert from Jeffrey's phone to lure her home, where she was ambushed. Prosecutors cannot request the death penalty for juveniles. Click here to read more at ohio.com.
STARBOYZ: The New Franklin co-founder of the StarBoyz stunt motorcycle group was arraigned Thursday and charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and one count each of reckless driving, speeding and failure to control stemming from a high-speed crash last month that injured two people, one of which had to have his arm amputated, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Kevin Marino, 42, was released after posting 10 percent of a $20,000 bond. Police say Marino's 2007 Ford F-250 pickup truck went left of center as he was driving east on East Waterloo Road at around 11 p.m. on March 9, colliding with a sedan. Allison Carter, 23, of Green, was driving in the sedan and was treated for a concussion at Akron General Medical Center. Marino's passenger, 24-year-old Ryan Eldridge, was partially ejected from the vehicle and had to have his arm amputated. Marino has six drunken driving arrests since 1990 along with a long list of other driving infractions. Click here to read more at ohio.com.
ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY: A 46-year-old Northfield Village man was arrested and charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs Tuesday after police received an anonymous tip that a cylinder of Anhydrous Ammonia was being stored in his parent's Monroe Drive garage, according to the Nordonia Hills News-Leader. Although Anhydrous Ammonia is used to manufacture methamphetamine, no evidence was found that a meth lab was ever present on the property. Field technicians from the Summit County Task Force and Chemical-Pack Services removed the cylinder and safely transported it to be disposed in an undisclosed facility, and nearby residents were asked to stay inside because of a strong odor of ammonia in the area, and a small part of the street was closed to minimize traffic flow. Click here to read more at the-news-leader.com.
BULLY SIGN: South Euclid-resident Edmond Aviv, 62, was convicted of harassing a neighbor and ordered to stand at the corner of Trebisky Road and Monticello Boulevard this Sunday with a sign that says "I am a bully! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in," according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers also sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail, seven months on probation, 100 hours of community service, anger management classes and personal counseling at the Diversity Center of Cleveland after Aviv plead no contest to a fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. His neighbor Sandra Pugh said Aviv has harassed her for the past 15 years, spitting on her, throwing dog feces on her son's car and calling her a "monkey momma" while she was holding her two adopted African-American children with disabilities. He also created a device that blew a kerosene smell onto Pugh's property, until police and firefighters made him dismantle it in 2013. Click here to read more at cleveland.com.