CHARDON, Ohio – A Chardon resident spotted something in her backyard that many can say they haven’t seen in person before — or at least not outside of a zoo. Geauga County resident, Melissa Colbary Dahlhausen, saw a black bear tackling a bird feeder in her backyard on Woodin Road in Chardon. This isn’t the first time a black […]

CHARDON, Ohio — The Chardon High School dance team featured a special guest at Friday night’s basketball game, and the result was outstanding! Chardon police officer and school resource officer Mike Shaw joined them on the court for an 80s dance routine. Wearing a pink tie, he joined them for songs like “Footloose,” “Hey Mama,” […]

CHARDON, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Transportation installed on Thursday new stop signs with LED lights at an intersection in Chardon Township where two teens were killed earlier this month. News 5 found that there have been 20 crashes at the intersection of Route 44 and Hosford Road in the last ten years. On June 6, 17-year-old […]

CHARDON, Ohio — It was five years ago on Feb. 27, 2012 that gunfire rang out inside the Chardon High School cafeteria. Three students — Danny Parmertor, 16; Demetrius Hewlin, 16; and Russell King Jr. 17 — died and two others were injured — Joy Rickers and Nick Walczak. It wasn’t long before another student […]

  On Friday, not many knew national TV Personality Montel Williams was right in the middle of Chardon Hilltoppers High School Football Team’s big win in Chardon, Ohio. Williams didn’t make a big deal about it. Williams and Chardon High School go way back on social media. He first reached out to students in 2012 […]

  LIMA, OH (WOIO) – On Friday, September 12, the Ohio officials in charge of the state’s prison system and highway patrol praised local law enforcement for their quick action with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in creating a security perimeter around Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution that contained and aided in the recapture of three […]

  GEAUGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – On the two-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Chardon High School, the father of one of the victims was found dead. Russell King, Sr. was found dead at his home around 5 a.m. Thursday by a family member. No word on a cause of death at this time. Foul play […]

  CHARDON, Ohio — Students at the northeast Ohio school where three students were killed in a shooting two years ago are being urged to be kind to one another in memory of their fallen classmates. A statement from the school district said students are being asked “to perform simple intentional acts of kindness” as […]

CHARDON, Ohio – The people of Chardon rebounding to the point where they are on this day one year after the deadly high school shooting shouldn’t come as a surprise. Most of the vigils and public displays are taking place on Chardon Square, land that is a reminder of the Geauga County community’s ability to […]

CHARDON, Ohio – Hundreds of Chardon students and staff walked together arm-in-arm to the Chardon Square gazebo as part of their day of remembrance and renewal events. School officials also spokes briefly at the gazebo, along with senior class officers. Music from Tuesday night’s commemorative concert were played before and after the ceremony. Students walked […]

CHARDON, OH (WOIO) - A 27-year-old male was shot and killed during a police involved shooting Thursday morning. According to Geauga County Sheriff's Lt. Hiscox, Ryan Sever was shot around 4am in the area of North Street and Allynd BLVD. He died from injuries. Geauga County Sheriff's will be assisting Chardon Police with their investigation.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with three juvenile counts of aggravated murder on Thursday for the shooting that left three people dead and two more wounded at an Ohio high school earlier this week. Geauga County prosecutor David Joyce announced the charges against Thomas “T.J.” Lane, the accused Chardon High School shooter. Lane allegedly opened […]