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Here are some of today's top headlines from around the area, including an Akron Zips coach on leave for suspected menacing, Jimmy Dimora appeal is rejected and baby bald eagles hatch in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
EAGLES: Two baby bald eagles have hatched at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park this week, according to the Nordonia Hills News-Leader. The area surround the nest is still closed off to pedestrians for the next 10 to 12 weeks until they leave the nest, which includes the railroad tracks and the 30-foot-right of way on either side of the railroad tracks from the Route 82 bridge at the Station Road visitor area and north to the railroad tracks at the Fitzwater Yard. The river from the dam under Route 82 to the Fitzwater Road bridge is also closed to any water activities. The eagles can be seen on the bike path on the east side of the River. Bald eagles have been nesting in the general area since 2007. Click here to read more at the-news-leader.com.
BURGLARIES: Hudson police have warned residents — particularly seniors — about burglars in several Akron and Cleveland suburbs that have been using ruses to gain entry and distract residents while stealing jewelry, silver or cash, according to the Hudson Hub-Times. Typically two men wearing work uniforms say they are from the water department, and one will ask to check the water pressure in the basement. While the resident is distracted, another burglar will enter and steal valuables. The Hudson Police Department said if someone requests to come into your home, ask for their ID or ask for them to wait while you check with their department. Click here to read more at hudsonhubtimes.com.
JIMMY DIMORA: A request by former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora to have his racketeering and corruption convictions dropped and his 28-year prison sentence reduced was rejected by the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati this morning, according to the Plain Dealer. Judge Jeffrey Sutton wrote in the 17-page opinion that the three-judge panel cited Dimora's pattern of corruption, including his notorious junket to Ls Vegas. Dimora's co-defendant Michael Gabor also requested a new trial and reduced prison sentence, which was also denied. Click here to read more at cleveland.com.
ZIPS COACH: Akron Zips baseball coach Rich Rembielak was confirmed Wednesday as being on paid administrative leave after freshman infielder John Wastchak, 19, filed a campus police report for menacing, according to THe Plain Dealer. Wastchak said in his report that last Wednesday Rembielak grabbed him by the jacket collar while standing on the team bench during their game against Wright State. Wastchak also said the coach shoved him and challenged him to a fight. Wastchak has not played in a game yet this season. Assistant baseball coach Fred Worth is stepping in to fill Remielak's absence. Click here to read more at cleveland.com.