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WKYC reports that Anthony Hayne has withdrawn his guilty plea.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 …
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…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Media reports say that Anthony Hayne, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday morning.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that one of the suspects in the alleged bridge bomb plot case has pleaded guilty. Anthony Hayne, of Cleveland, was charged with an attempted use of an explosive, with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and with an attempt to use that weapon to destroy a highway carrying interstate commerce. WKYC reports that Hayne pleaded guilty to all three charges in federal court Wednesday morning. Sentencing has not yet been scheduled. Hayne was arrested along with four other men on April 30 after allegedly attempting to blow up the state Route 82 bridge between Brecksville and Sagamore Hills in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The other men involved were Brandon L. Baxter, of Lakewood; Joshua S. Stafford…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Catch up on some of the latest news in the case.
Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that a judge ruled that the five suspects in the bridge bomb plot case must stay in jail until their trial. Read the full story on the Huffington Post. The five men are Brandon L. Baxter of Lakewood; Anthony Hayne of Cleveland; Joshua S. Stafford of Cleveland; Connor C. Stevens of Berea; and Douglas L. Wright of Indianapolis. They were arrested in April for allegedly plotting to blow up the bridge connecting Brecksville and Sagamore Hills in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and pled not guilty in May. Here’s a look at some of the interesting coverage since we’ve checked in on the case: