Monday, December 31, 2012
Take a look at some of the biggest stories in Brecksville this year.
From a contentious round of contract negotiations to an attempt to blow up a well-known bridge, it was a year filled with news. Here are five of Brecksville’s most-read, most-talked about and most-shared stories of 2012: For the most-read stories on Ohio’s Patch sites this year, including the most-read local story on Brecksville Patch, check out our regional year in review.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Catch up on the news this week in Brecksville.
If you missed a story or two this week, don’t worry—just catch up quickly by reading the summaries below.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Anthony Hayne was sentenced today.
A fourth man involved with the failed plot to blow up the state Route 82 bridge between Brecksville and Sagamore Hills has been sentenced. The following information was provided by the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio: A representative of the court said Hayne would be under lifetime-supervised release after serving his sentence. The sentences for his three charges, including attempted use of an explosive, will be served concurrently. His special assessment cost was $300. Hayne’s jail time is less than the other three men involved in the plot who have been sentenced so far, but the other terms of his sentencing are the same. The fifth man involved is still being evaluated, according to The Plain Dealer. The …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Three of the men involved were sentenced last week.
Brandon L. Baxter, of Lakewood, is appealing the sentence for his part in a failed plot to blow up a bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Associated Press reports. Cleveland.com has the full story. Baxter was one of three men involved in the plot who were sentenced last week. His sentence was for almost 10 years. A fourth man is expected to be sentenced on Friday. For more:
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Catch up on the news this week.
It might have been a short week for many because of the holiday, but there was still plenty of local news. Read on for a quick summary:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
WKYC reports that Anthony Hayne has withdrawn his guilty plea.
The sentencing for one of the men involved in a plot to blow up a state Route 82 bridge has been postponed, according to the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio. The sentencing for Anthony Hayne, of Cleveland, had been scheduled for Wednesday but has been rescheduled for Nov. 30. WKYC reports that Hayne has withdrawn his guilty plea at this time. Check out WKYC’s full story to find out why. Hayne was the first suspect to plead guilty; he did so in July. Three of the suspects in the case were sentenced on Tuesday. Douglas L. Wright, of Indianapolis, Brandon L. Baxter, of Lakewood, and Connor C. Stevens, of Berea, received sentences for between 8 and 11 and a half years for their parts in the plot. The three men had …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A federal judge gave three of the men involved their sentences today.
A federal judge has sentenced three of the men involved in a plot to blow up the state Route 82 bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The following information was provided by the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio: All three men were charged for one count each of attempted use of an explosive, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction to destroy a highway and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. The three men originally pleaded not guilty, but changed their pleas to guilty in September. The representative of the court also said that the men would be under lifetime-supervised release after serving their sentences and the special assessment cost for all three was $300. The sentences for each …
Friday, November 16, 2012
We compared the FBI’s 2011 crime report for Brecksville to other Ohio cities of similar sizes. Do any of the results surprise you?
Compared to other cities of its size, Brecksville is a pretty safe place to be. We took the figures in the FBI’s annual crime report for 2011 and compared the number of crimes by category in the charts above. Brecksville’s population in the report was 13,666; the charts above compare it to cities in Ohio with populations between 12,600 and 14,600. Violent crimes are very low in Brecksville. That category includes murder and non negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crimes are also low compared to other cities. Those crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. Check out this article for more about the different categories of crimes and for specifics on how many crimes …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Three of the men could receive stricter sentences because of the ruling.
An Akron judge has decided that the bridge bomb plot should be treated as a terrorism attempt, the Associated Press and NewsNet5.com report. That means that Brandon L. Baxter, of Lakewood; Connor C. Stevens, of Berea; and Douglas L. Wright, of Indianapolis could receive stricter sentences than previously thought. The three pleaded guilty in September. A fourth suspect, Anthony Hayne of Cleveland, pleaded guilty in July and agreed to testify against the others if necessary. The four men, along with Joshua S. Stafford, of Cleveland, were arrested after attempting to blow up the state Route 82 bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on April 30. NewsNet5.com reports that the “terrorist enhancement” could mean that Baxter, Stevens and…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
According to the most recent numbers from the FBI, there was more theft in Brecksville in 2011 than in recent years.
Theft is up in Brecksville, according to new data from the FBI. The FBI released its annual crime report late last month, and the numbers show that Brecksville had more thefts in 2011 than the previous four years. It’s not a big jump, but it’s a change that goes against national trends. According to the FBI’s data: Theft is not a violent crime. It’s classified by the FBI as a property crime, and defined as stealing something without using force, violence or fraud. It takes place outside a home and includes crimes like shoplifting and bicycle theft. Burglary, on the other hand, involves entering a residence or other structure to steal or commit a felony. There were just 12 burglaries in Brecksville in 2011, up one from 2010. Other types of …