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$1.5 Million Shelter For Homeless Veterans Opens In Ohio

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The new housing facility is known as Valor Home.
7:16PM
July 13, 2013

A $1.5 million shelter for homeless veterans has opened in Ohio as part of a national effort to reduce homelessness among those who have served in the military.

Sentencing Postponed In Ohio Craigslist Killings

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A decision on Richard Beasley's fate, has been postponed until April 4th by a judge in Akron.
3:45PM
March 26, 2013

An Ohio judge has postponed sentencing of a self-styled street preacher in the murders of three down-and-out men lured by Craigslist job offers after a defense attorney fell ill.

Jury Recommends Death For ‘Craigslist Killer’

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The self-styled street preacher was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio and to rob them. Three men were killed, and a fourth was wounded.
8:24AM
March 21, 2013

An Akron jury has recommended the death penalty for a triple killer who lured victims with bogus Craigslist job offers.

Trial Under Way For Accused Craigslist Killer

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Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the murder trial of 52-year-old Richard Beasley.
10:06AM
February 19, 2013

Jury selection has begun in the trial of the alleged mastermind of a deadly plot to lure robbery victims with phony Craigslist job offers, killing three men and wounding a fourth.

Ohio May Have Nation’s Only Online Chorus

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OHDELA teacher Diana Newlon teaches chorus from her Akron living room.
7:46AM
December
7, 2012

One of Ohio’s oldest online schools, the Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy, has added an unusual offering to its course lineup: Chorus.

Sentencing Delayed For Convicted Craigslist Killer

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Brogan Rafferty
11:35AM
November 5, 2012

Sentencing has been delayed for Brogan Rafferty, the 17-year-old convicted in a plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers.

Case Against Accused Teen Craigslist Killer Goes To Jury

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Brogan Rafferty is charged with aggravated murder after prosecutors say he helped lure and kill three men after luring them with phony Craigslist job offers.
8:54AM
October 26, 2012

A jury is headed into the first full day of deliberations in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.

Jury Selections Begins For Juvenile In Craigslist Killing Case

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17-year-old Brogan Rafferty of Stow, who was then 16, is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers. Beasley will be tried separately.
11:30AM
October 9, 2012

17-year-old Brogan Rafferty of Stow, who was then 16, is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers.

Testing: DNA Found In Bite Mark Not From Convicted Akron Cop

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Douglas Prade was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the death of his ex-wife, 41-year-old Akron doctor Margo Prade.
10:41AM
August 2, 2012

Tests indicate that crime scene DNA did not come from a former Akron police captain convicted of murdering his ex-wife 13 years ago.

Akron Man Gets New Trial After 17 Years Behind Bars

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Dewey Jones was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of 71-year-old Neil Rankin. Jones had a lengthy criminal record prior to the conviction, but has always maintained he was not involved in Rankin's murder.
7:16AM
July 10, 2012

Dewy Jones was sentenced to life in prison in 1995 for the murder of an elderly man, but new DNA evidence raised questions about the conviction.