CLEVELAND – The exotic dancer who fell 15 feet at a strip club in Cleveland’s Flats District has died. According to MetroHealth Medical Center, 22-year-old Lauren Block of Richmond Heights died Wednesday. Block’s family released the following statement : “We would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support and prayers for Lauren. […]

ZANESVILLE, OH (WOIO) – New details on the exotic animal release in Zanesville that ended with the death of dozens of wild animals. The six animals that stayed in their cages and survived the release could be headed back to the farm as soon as today. Marian Thompson is the widow of the man who […]

ZANESVILLE, OH (WOIO) – Relief after the release of more than 50 exotic animals from a private farm in Muskingum County – every animal has been captured or killed. The animals owner, Terry Thompson, opened the cages of 56 exotic animals Tuesday evening before committing suicide. Six animals did not get out of their cages, and are now at the […]

ZANESVILLE, OH (WOIO) – Two animals remain on the loose in Muskingum County, including a monkey and a wolf. The monkey is a Rhemus Macaque from Asia, about 30 pounds, and considered very dangerous. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says the animals owner, Terry Thompson, released more than 40 exotic animals from their cages Tuesday evening, before committing […]