36 year Old Chad Smith Missing Since 12/14/15 from Fort Thomas, KY … Last Seen in Cincinnati, OH … Police Issued a Critical Missing Alert Friday
36 year old Chad Smith has been missing since Monday, December 14, 2015 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. According to the Fort Thomas Police, Smith left his home sometime early Monday morning, and was last seen around noon that day in the Winton Terrace area of Cincinnati. Chad Smith has not been seen or heard from since. The police are getting help from the Ohio chapter of Texas Equusearch. David Rader, director for the Ohio chapter of Texas Equusearch, said search crews will saturate Downtown, Winton Terrace, Clifton and homeless camps.
Authorities are organizing search crews after police said a Fort Thomas man disappeared from his home on Monday morning.
Police issued a critical missing alert Friday morning for 36-year-old Chad Smith, a known businessman in the Fort Thomas community.
Smith co-founded and co-owns Foster & Flux, an animation studio based in Downtown Cincinnati. According to WCPO media partner Fort Thomas Matters, Smith was one of the artists who worked on the annual visual-musical performance Lumenocity this year.
According to Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford, Smith left his home sometime early Monday morning, and was last seen around noon that day in the Winton Terrace area of Cincinnati.
Authorities are organizing a volunteer search and rescue out of Cincinnati Music Hall on Elm St. Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts or disappearance is asked to call your local police, 859-443-2496 or 9-1-1.
14 year old Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night, November 27, 2015 in Gahanna, Ohio.
Police are asking for help tracking down a missing 14-year-old girl who went missing from the city’s west side.
Gahanna police said Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night.
Dale is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Police did not have a description of what she was last seen wearing.
If anyone has any with information as to the whereabouts of missing Sierra Dale, please contact Gahanna police at 614-342-4240.
UPDATE I: 14-year-old girl from Gahanna found safe.
20 year old Anela Lochan was last seen on October 25, 2015 and reported missing on November 9. Anela is described as a female of of West Indian descent, 5-foot 9-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Lochan is considered an endangered missing adult because she was a victim of domestic violence while she was pregnant. Lochan has a 1-month old child who was found safe at a relative’s apartment on Elm Street.
Cleveland police are looking for a missing 20-year-old woman who they said could be in danger.
Anela Lochan, who is of West Indian descent, was last seen on Oct. 25. She was reported missing Nov. 9.
“I haven’t heard from her in three weeks. And the bad thing is I don’t know if she is dead or alive,” said mom, Leila Lochan. “I want her to come home.”
Anela is described as being 5-foot 9-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Lochan is considered an endangered missing adult because she was a victim of domestic violence while she was pregnant.
Lochan was pregnant when Jamal Parris choked her during June 21 fight, according to a police report.
Cleveland police investigators have not said whether Parris is suspected in Lochan’s disappearance.
Parris, 26, came home high on drugs or intoxicated and immediately began to assault Lochan, police said. He passed out during the assault and Lochan went to MetroHealth for treatment.
Parris is charged with felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence in the incident. He is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 14 in the Cuyahoga County Common Please Court.
Lochan lived with Parris at the time she went missing, her mother said.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 216-623-5864.
UP IN SMOKE … Legalize Marijuana for Both Medical & Recreational use in Ohio Fails Miserably 65% to 35%
UP IN SMOKE, IT TURNS OUT THAT OHIO IS NOT GOING TO POT AFTER ALL …
Imagine that, Ohio is not Colorado. The voters of Ohio decided to say JUST SAY NO to a the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use by a resounding 65% to 35%. Although, many probably voted against this terrible measure not only because of pot legalization but also they way it was written giving a monopoly to certain individuals to grow it. C’mon man, the last thing some stoners are going to want is being forced to by some weed from some politically connected wealthy backers. Next thing you know these privileges state appointed drug kingpins would have the market on the Doritos and moon pies.
Looks like Cheech & Chong will have to toke elsewhere (warning – adult language)
Issue 3, the effort to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use in Ohio, failed to create a buzz with voters Tuesday.
The legislation was rejected soundly, failing by a margin of 65 to 35 percent with 77 percent of precincts counted late Tuesday night.
Ohio voters on Tuesday rejected a controversial marijuana legalization measure at the polls in that state. Recent surveys showed support in Ohio for marijuana legalization, but voters balked at the specifics of the ballot initiative, which would have created an oligopoly on marijuana production for a small handful of the initiative’s wealthy donors.
The initiative faced an uphill battle from the start. The first stumbling block was the nature of the ballot measure itself. It would have essentially written a marijuana oligopoly into the state’s constitution, with the measure’s wealthy backers as the only recipients of licenses to grow marijuana commercially. That didn’t sit right with many of the national advocacy groups that have backed successful legalization measures in other states.
12 Year Old Autumn Shreve & 2 Year Old Sophia Rogers Missing Since 6/6/15 from Avon, OH (Update: Girls Found Safe in Elyria)(Update: 25 Year Old Demetrius Richardson Charged with Rape)
12 year old Autumn Shreve and 2 year old Sophia Rogers have been missing since Saturday, June 6, 2015 from Avon, Ohio. At the time of their disappearance, Autumn Shreve was babysitting Sophie Rogers. The were last seen on Saturday afternoon on Mulberry Lane in Timberlake at around 4 PM. The Avon Police issued a statewide endangered child advisory for the two missing girls; however, they stressed that although it was not an Amber Alert but believe the girls are in danger. The authorities say it is known that Shreve passes herself off as an adult and may possibly be presenting that the 2-year-old girl is her daughter. The police believe the pair may have stayed in the local area or traveled to Lorain.
Sophia Rogers (left) – Autumn Shreve (right) – pic via National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The FBI and the Avon Police Department say 12-year-old Autumn R. Shreve and 2-year-old Sophia Rogers disappeared Saturday afternoon from the Timberlake Apartment Complex. Authorities say the girls were last seen on Mulberry Lane, at around 4 p.m.
Authorities say Shreve was babysitting Rogers at the time.
Autumn R. Shreve is a white female. She’s 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighs around 135 pound. She was last seen wearing dark blue jean shorts and pink Nike Sandals.
Sophia Rogers is a white female. She’s 3-feet 3-inches tall and weighs around 32 pound. The toddler was last seen wearing a pink North Face sweatshirt and grey tennis shoes with sparkles on the side.
If anyone has any information on the disappearance of Autumn R. Shreve and Sophia Rogers and/or know their whereabouts have been asked to contact the Avon Police Department at 440-934-1234.
UPDATE I: Two missing girls from Avon found safe in Elyria.
A statewide endangered child advisory was issued in the case of two missing Avon, Ohio girls, Sunday morning. The girls were found safe in Elyria.
Avon police say a citizen noticed the girls walking down the street and reported seeing them.
The family has been notified and authorities will continue to investigate where the girls have been over the last 24 hours.
Detectives went to the apartment complex and spoke to 25-year-old Demetrius Richardson, who told police that he picked up the girls in Avon on Saturday and drove them back to his apartment.
He said he met the 12-year-old through an online dating site and that she told him she was 20 years old.
Police say while the 12-year-old was at Richardson’s apartment, they engaged in sexual conduct. Both girls spent Saturday night there, according to police.
Police charged Richardson with one count of rape. Ohio law states that sexual conduct with anyone under the age of 13, regardless of consent or whether or not the offender knows the age of the person, is considered rape.
Richardson is being held on $500,000 bond at the Lorain County Jail.
Three Juveniles (Justine Robinson, Lilly Robinson & Samantha Pearson) Missing Since 1/28/15 in Barberton, OH … May be Headed to North Carolina (Update: 12 Year Old Girl Found Safe)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for your help …
Three female juveniles, 17 year old Justine Robinson, 16 year old Lilly Robinson and 12 year old Samantha Pearson, have been missing since Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Barberton, Ohio. The authorities say that the three girls are believed to be together and that they may also be in the company of an adult female. The three girls may still be in Ohio or it is believed they may have traveled to North Carolina. The Norton Police continue to search for the three missing juveniles, presumed to be runaways.
From left to right: Justine Robinson, Lilly Robinson and Samantha Pearson. (Image: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help in finding Justine Robinson, Lilly Robinson and Samantha Pearson. They reportedly went missing Wednesday from their hometown of Barberton, Ohio.
Justine Robinson is described as a white 17-year-old female with red hair and blue eyes. She is 5’2” and weighs about 120 pounds.
Lilly Robinson is described as a white 16-year-old female with red hair and green eyes. She is 5? and weighs about 115 pounds.
Samantha Pearson is described as a biracial 12-year-old female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’7” and weighs about 150 pounds.
A missing 12-year-old Barberton girl was found safe Saturday in Cleveland, according to the Norton Police Department.
Samantha Pearson was reported missing Wednesday. Authorities believed at the time she was in the company of two Barberton teens — Justine Robinson and Lilly Robinson — who remain missing.
Justine, 17, and Lilly, 16, were reported missing the same day as Pearson.
If anyone has any information on this missing persons case, please call the Norton Police Department in Ohio at (330) 825-2491.
Body of Missing Ohio State Buckeye University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide
Tragic news to report in the case of missing Ohio St. football player Kosta Karageorge …
The body of missing 22 year old Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found Sunday in a dumpster near the college campus. It is reported that there was also a hand gun was recovered in the dumpster as well. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body was found inside the dumpster was identified at the scene through tattoos.
Weiner said a woman and her son were digging through the dumpster when they discovered his body at East 6th Avenue and Courtland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police also discovered a handgun.
He was last seen leaving his East 7th Avenue apartment on Wednesday when he went for a walk at 2:00 a.m. His body was found a tenth of a mile from that location.
Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner discusses the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon.
The body of Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found today in a Dumpster near campus, along with a gun, Columbus Police said.
“At this time, there’s a lot of questions that we’re still trying to work out,” Sergeant Rich Weiner told reporters. “He was found inside of the Dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the Dumpster with him.
‘‘At this time we are able to confirm through tattoos here at the scene that it is the body of Kosta Karageorge,’’ Weiner said.
22 Year Old Ohio State Buckeyes Football Player Kosta Karageorge Missing Since 11/26/14 in Columbus, OH (Update: Found Deceased)
22 year old Kosta Karageorge, a walk-on football player with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former wrestler, has been missing since the early morning of Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He is reported to have left his Columbus apartment on E. 7th Avenue to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning. No one has seen him since. According to his sister Sophia, he had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset. Karageorge missed Ohio State’s football practice at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. His sister said his cell phone was last pinged around 2:30 a.m. about 10 miles from his apartment, in Grandview, near 3rd Avenue and Elmwood Avenue.
Missing: Kosta Karageorge in the outfit he was wearing when last seen on late Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning.
The family of Ohio State walkon football player and former wrestler Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he was last seen leaving his Columbus apartment to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning.
Karageorge, 22, is 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, with a shaved head and a slight beard. He does not have his ID on him and was last seen wearing black sweatpants over jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt with “FOC” on the hood and a black beanie.
Karageorge’s sister, Sophia, told cleveland.com that her brother was upset about something Tuesday night. His roommates, who are also Ohio State wrestlers, said he went for a walk from their apartment on East 7th Avenue in Columbus around 2 a.m.
In a message posted to Facebook, Susan Karageorge said a missing person’s report has been filed for her son, reserve OSU defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge. According to the mom, Karageorge has been missing since around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The mom added that family and friends have been searching all over campus for Karageorge to no avail, while also relaying where he may have last been seen.
Now, his face is on more than 5,000 fliers blanketing windshields, utility poles and walls near his apartment; around Lennox Town Center; and near the area in Grandview Heights to where his cellphone was last traced.
More than 150 people gathered at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters on Grandview Avenue yesterday to get the word out that Karageorge is out there somewhere.
Jeremiah Webber, who coached Karageorge as a wrestler at Thomas Worthington High School, organized the effort.
“I’m very scared for him,” Webber said. “I’m worried. I’m trying to remain optimistic. We love him, and we want him home.”
If anyone has any information about Karageorge’s possible whereabouts, call 614-747-1729 or Columbus police at 614-645-4545.
George Will Predicts Romney Landslide 321-217 on ABC’s ‘This Week” … Similar to Barone’s Landslide Prediction
Most pundits are calling the 2012 Presidential race too close to call as the RCP averages of polls have it a dead tie.
However, that did not stop conservative columnist on ABC’s “This Week’ to predict a Mitt Romney electoral landslide. Will predicted a 321-217 electoral victory for Romney. What I do find interesting is that a couple of people have gone out on a limb and said that Romney will get over 300 electoral votes; however, no one is really saying that Obama will do such. What we are seeing from Will and Barone is that if the undecided’s break for the challenger Mitt Romney, battleground states could fall like dominoes for Romney.
On this weekend’s broadcast of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Will revealed his prediction and added a bonus surprise by saying traditional Democratic state Minnesota would go for Romney as well.
“I’m projecting Minnesota to go for Romney,” Will said. “It’s the only state that’s voted democratic in nine consecutive elections, but this year, there’s marriage amendment on the ballot that will bring out the evangelicals and I think could make the difference.”
Add Will’s landslide prediction to that of numbers cruncher extraordinaire Michael Barone. His prediction of a landslide is based
on fundamentals, a majority of Americans are against Obama’s policies. and a sluggish economy where job growth and recovery has been far too slow. Barone is predicting a Romney 315, Obama 223 landslide. Barone stated that it sounds high for Romney, but he could lose Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election.
Which candidate will get the electoral votes of the target states? I’ll go out on a limb and predict them, in ascending order of 2008 Obama percentages — fully aware that I’m likely to get some wrong.
Indiana (11 ). Uncontested. Romney.
North Carolina (15). Obama has abandoned this target. Romney.
Florida (29). The biggest target state has trended Romney since the Denver debate. I don’t see any segment of the electorate favoring Obama more than in 2008, and I see some (South Florida Jews) favoring him less. Romney.
Ohio (18). The anti-Romney auto bailout ads have Obama running well enough among blue-collar voters for him to lead most polls. But many polls anticipate a more Democratic electorate than in 2008. Early voting tells another story, and so does the registration decline in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County. In 2004, intensity among rural, small -town and evangelical voters, undetected by political reporters who don’t mix in such circles, produced a narrow Bush victory. I see that happening again. Romney.
There have been so many polls and so many divergent polling models that have oversampled democrats that something is going to have to give come election day. The voter turnout will make the difference and it is hard to believe that democrats will come out for Obama as they did in 2008. Romney has the enthusiasm on his side. They question is whether it will be enough to carry him over the finish line.
That being said, there appears to be a late surge for Mitt Romney just two days before the 2012 Presidential election. Recent polls from Rasmussen have Romney up in Colorado, 50%-47%.
A Pittsburgh Tribune poll out today has the race a tie in the Keystone state. TIED, PENNSYLVANIA? Is this the reason why Romney bout ads and is going to Pennsylvania in the days heading up to the election.
“They’re both in here because of exactly what you’re seeing” in this poll, said Jim Lee, president of Susquehanna Polling & Research, which surveyed 800 likely voters Oct. 29-31. Most of the interviews occurred after Hurricane Sandy inundated Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The poll’s error margin is 3.46 percentage points.
Nearly 60 percent of people say the country is on the wrong track, and economic concerns continue to dominate. Almost half of likely voters say economic issues are the primary driver of their choice for president.
We had previously discussed the rather surprising poll out of Michigan.
The battleground state of Ohio has conflicting polls. The Hill had Romney over Obama 49% – 47%. The Columbus Dispatch has their poll going to Obama 50% to 48%. However, the poll sampling is 40% Democrat, 36% Republican, 21% independent.
And now for the unheard of, in deep blue Minnesota, among likely voters Romney is actually leading Obama, 47% to 46%. Really folks if Obama is not going to win sold blue states like Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin by double digits, he has a real problem.