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Update 7:36 a.m.
The Stark County Sheriff's Office says missing adult Bert Patterson Campbell of Homeworth has been found just after 7a.m. Thursday morning. The 82-year-old was deemed to be OK and was released to his family.
A missing adult alert has been issued for an 82-year-old Stark County man.
Ben Patterson Campbell was last seen at his residence in Homeworth around 6 p.m Wednesday.
Authorities say Campbell suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. He's a white male, about 5' 8" tall, weighs 160 lbs, has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red flannel shirt with a tee shirt and blue jeans and black shoes.
The vehicle he is believed to be in is a gray Ford F-150 with Ohio license plate number PEJ8148.
A picture can be found on AkronNewsNow.com.
News release: A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Stark County Sheriff for Stark County along with the following regions: East Central Ohio, which includes the following counties: Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.
Information as of: May 16, 2013 at 1:50 AM
Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On May 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Mr. Campbell was last seen on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm at his residence and has not returned.
The incident took place in Stark County, OH Union Avenue North East in the city of Homeworth.
The adult's name is Bert Patterson Campbell and the individual is missing. The adult is a White male, age 82, is 5'8" tall, weighs 160 lbs, has gray hair, and has blue eyes. Mr. Campbell was last seen wearing a red flannel shirt with a tee shirt and blue jeans and black shoes. Mr. Campbell suffers from Alzheimers.
The vehicle involved is a gray 2004 2004 F150 with OH plate number PEJ8148. Mr. Campbell's drives an extended cab Ford F150 .
Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.
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Confusion surrounding the federal Affordable Care Act has given scam artists a new angle to try and steal personal information.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says the scammers call up residents and claim they are helping them through the process of the health insurance exchanges.
"We are not aware of any federal or state agency that would or should be calling individual consumers asking for that type of private information over the phone that's related to the ACA," said Taylor.
Open enrollment for the exchange isn't set up to happen until October 1.
"The federal government is running the exchange in Ohio and under the federal rules starting October 1, consumers in Ohio will be able to get onto the exchange and make decisions about the type of health insurance the want starting in January."
Taylor says beware of suspicious or confusing phone calls where representatives are asking for personal information.
DNA evidence helped authorities link two men to a robbery in Green that happened in late March.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office reports Kenneth Simmons, 19, and David Murren III, 19, both of Green, were charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the robbery at Thomas' Drive Thru on South Arlington Road.
Authorities say two masked men robbed two employees at the store and fled with their cell phones and cash.
DNA evidence was taken from the crime scene and sent to the BCI Laboratory in Richfield. The results of the test matched the DNA of an individual in the database.
When deputies searched Murren's residence, they found additional evidence and arrested 18-year-old Brian Rubino of Springfield who was found in possession of hash oil, drug paraphernalia, and currency.
Simmons, Murren, and Rubino were taken to the Summit County Jail.
A three-car crash on SR 14 in Streetsboro sent three drivers to the hospital Friday morning.
Streetsboro police say a car, driven by Bruce Max, 22, of Kent, crossed over into the opposite direction of traffic and struck two vehicles in front of Home Depot before the Ohio Turnpike around 6 a.m.
Max and the drivers of the two vehicles, Erica Lincoln, 29, of Streetsboro and Jessica Long, 33, were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
Traffic was backed up past SR 43 for about an hour until crews cleared the accident.
Richfield police say the driver of a semi-truck that overturned on Interstate 271 was flown to a local hospital early Friday morning.
The Ohio Department of Transportation reported the closure of the ramp from I-271 north to I-77 N around 4 a.m. Crews also closed the ramp from I-77 north to I-271 north.
The condition of the driver is not known at this time.
The semi-truck lost its load of hot dogs when it overturned on the roadway.
One lane of traffic reopened after 9 a.m., according to Richfield police.
It's official - Goodyear has moved. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning for its new headquarters off Innovation Way in Akron.
The new building will serve as the central campus in Akron and as the headquarters for the company’s global operations and its North American tire business. It will connect with Goodyear’s existing Innovation Center.
Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear's chairman and CEO, said the new headquarters represents more than just a building.
"It represents the culmination of what we've been working towards, not only physically in the building, but how we're going to transform our company," said Kramer.
The company spent more than 100 years at its previous location off East Market Street.
Kramer says the new campus will attract innovative workers and ideas.
"What you need to attract those people is to have a work environment that is conducive to collaboration and what it takes to drive that innovation going forward," said Kramer.
In attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic.
"I was born and raised in Akron. So, when I think about Akron, I think about Goodyear," said Taylor. "When I think about Goodyear, I think about Akron."
Plusquellic spoke about Goodyear's iconic presence in the city.
"This new headquarters is a strong symbol of Goodyear's continuing presence in Northeast Ohio," said Plusquellic. "As if the blimp isn't enough by itself."