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Here are some of today's top stories from around the area, including the search for missing boaters on Lake Erie; the cause of death is released of the father of one of the Chardon High School shooting victims and Youngstown is rated among best American cities for raising a family.
YOUNGSTOWN: Forbes Magazine named the city of Youngstown No. 5 on its 2014 list of "Best American Cities for Raising a Family," according to the Youngstown Vindicator. Forbes had previously listed Youngstown as #20 in a list of America's most miserable cities, but Forbes wrote that the city "boasts low cost of living, short commutes, and solid school and crime statistics outside the city proper." Forbes wrote that it does not include volatile factors like unemployment and weather in their measurements for family-friendly cities. Click here to read more at vindy.com.
MEDINA SHOOTING: Medina Police arrested 22-year-old Cleveland man Greg Prince in Brunswick Tuesday for allegedly shooting a man in Ray Mellert Park and forcing his cousin to drive him out of town at gunpoint and charged him with felonious assault and kidnapping, according to the Medina Gazette. Police said Prince shot Jose Algarin, 32, of Medina, with a .22-caliber revolver in the back right side of his head around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in what they believe was a drug-related incident. Prince then allegedly fled to his cousin's home and forced his cousin Diamond Glenn to drive him away at gunpoint. Prince used his phone to call another family member, Eric Simpkins, while in the car, who convinced Prince to surrender. The police met with Prince, Glenn and Simpkins at a McDonald's in Brunswick at about 9:20 p.m. and arrested him without incident. Algarin was listed as in fair condition Wednesday afternoon at Medina Hospital. Click here to read more at medinagazette.northcoastnow.com.
CHARDON: The Geauga County Coroner has said that the cause of death of Russell King, Sr., the father of one of the Chardon High School shooting victims, was "accidental, caused by acute intoxication by the combined effects of heroin and ethanol," according to WKYC. King, 48, was found dead in his home on the second anniversary of his son's death on Feb. 27. King's son Russell Jr. was one of the three students killed in a shooting by T.J. Lane on Feb. 27, 2012. Russell was 17. Click here to read more at wkyc.com.
BODY IN LAKE ERIE: Search and rescue crews have recovered two body and are still searching for two others near South Bass Island in Lake Erie after a partially submerged fishing boat was found empty this morning, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Both bodies were found wearing life jackets. The crews began searching around 2 a.m. when three adults and one teenager did not return from a fishing trip, and the 21-foot fishing boat was found empty by crews around 6:30 a.m. The search team includes local, federal and Canadian agencies, as well as Coast Guard crews from Toledo, Marblehead and Detroit. Click here to read more at cleveland.com.