ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – Opening statements are expected to begin Monday in the trial for Shawn Grate. He’s accused of murdering two women in Ashland County, but confessed to killing several more. Grate, 41, was arrested in 2016 after a woman called police to report that she was abducted and raped. When police arrived, they […]

ASHLAND, Ohio– An Ashland County grand jury indicted suspected serial killer Shawn Grate on 23 counts. Grate, 40, was already charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty to all charges in court on Monday. Thursday’s indictment includes two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of kidnapping, three […]

ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – Two women found dead in Ashland and Richland counties were identified to Cleveland 19 by sources. The body found in Mansfield last week is that of Candice Cunningham, 29, sources said. She is from Canton. She was never reported missing. Police said Shawn Grate led them to her body last week after police found two […]

ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – Bond has been set at $1M for a man accused of killing two women in Ashland. Shawn Michael Grate, 40, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping Thursday. Grate was arrested Tuesday in Ashland and charged with kidnapping. He did not enter a plea. Tuesday, a woman called police and said […]

ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – A 40-year-old man is expected in an Ashland courtroom Thursday after 3 bodies were found in 2 counties. Shawn Michael Grate was arrested Tuesday and charged with abduction of a woman. The woman was able to call police for help. Slideshow: Grate arrested  When Ashland police officers arrived at the home on […]

ASHLAND, Ohio–  Ashland Chief of Police David Marcelli confirmed at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that on Tuesday morning around 6:40 a.m., a woman escaped from the home in question. Upon their arrival at the home, police discovered the remains of two other people. A suspect in the Tuesday abduction is in custody and being questioned. Marcelli […]

ASHLAND – Authorities said they have found the remains of two bodies in a house on Covert Court, during a short press conference Tuesday afternoon. Ashland County coroner Dale R. Thomae said he did not know yet the sex of the two victims, and was unsure how long it would take to make an identification. […]

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls. But an attorney for one of the suspects and the alleged captor’s mother said the mentally impaired […] ASHLAND, Ohio – Murder suspect Nate Summerfield is in custody, U.S. Marshals confirmed Wednesday morning. The 27-year-old Ashland man was wanted in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Lynn Jackenheimer, who was found dead in North Carolina. U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott said in a news conference that Summerfield was arrested at 9:30 […]