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Demolition set for Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue house
Other headlines: Death row inmate dies without knowledge of last minute appeal; Accused killer back in court in Cleveland
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Death row inmate dies without knowledge of last minute appeal
  • Accused killer back in court in Cleveland
  • Special election today in 23 counties
  • Animal rights groups angry over dog breeder deal
  • Akron man accused in luxury jet scam
  • “Captain America” pays bills for Cleveland shoot
  • Cleveland blows late lead in 4-2 loss against Detroit
  • Demolition set for Seymour Ave. house
    The Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade will be torn down this week.

    The electricity was turned off to Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue home on Monday after his family and friends removed personal items from it, including photographs and musical instruments.

    The Cuyahoga Land Bank acquired the home last week plans to demolish it starting tomorrow.

    The Plain Dealer reports a contractor is tearing down the home at no cost. Plans for what will replace the house on the site haven't been made public.

    The 53-year-old Castro was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to hundreds of charges related to the kidnapping and rapes of the women.


    Death row inmate dies without knowledge of last minute appeal
    Lawyers for a death row inmate who killed himself three days before his scheduled execution say he did not know an appeal was in the works that could have spared him.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports lawyers for Billy Slagle filed an appeal Friday with the Ohio Supreme Court seeking a stay of execution. 

    The appeal was filled after Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty revealed that Slagle had been offered a plea deal at his original trial that would have removed the death penalty.  Slagle was not made aware of that offer at his 1987 trial, or of the Friday appeal.

    Slagle killed himself in his prison cell Sunday.  His execution was set for Wednesday.


    Accused killer back in court in Cleveland
    A man is headed back to court in Cleveland on charges of kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags.

    The hearing Tuesday for 35-year-old Michael Madison may include discussions on evidence-sharing and other pre-trial issues.

    He was arrested last month after the bodies were found in a dilapidated neighborhood in East Cleveland and has been held on $6 million bond.

    East Cleveland police found one body July 19 when a caller reported a foul smell coming from a garage. Two more bodies were found the next day.

    The mayor of East Cleveland said Madison indicated he might have been influenced by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell. He was convicted in 2011 of killing 11 women and sentenced to death. His case is under appeal.


    Special election today in 23 counties
    Voters in about a third of Ohio's counties have special elections on the ballot today.

    The Ohio Secretary of State office says there are about 28 issues total across 23 counties.

    19 are school issues, including levies for Cloverleaf schools in Medina County, Brooklyn City Schools in Cuyahoga, and Field Local Schools in Portage County. 

    Voters in Norton are will vote on Issue that would end property tax assessments for water and sewer lines.

    Polls are open until 7:30 tonight.


    Animal rights groups angry over dog breeder deal
    The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is angry that animal cruelty charges have been dropped against an Amish dog breeder.

    The group had pushed for charges against breeder Jonas Beachy after 52 dogs were removed from his central Ohio farm last fall.

    But on Monday the Circleville Law Director dismissed the charges against Beachy because of problems securing the records of veterinarians who treated the dogs.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that the 58-year-old Beachy agreed not to raise dogs for sale over the next year unless supervised by a veterinarian.

    Beachy's attorney accuses the animal activists of mounting a "crusade against Amish breeders."


    Akron man accused in luxury jet scam
    Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say an Ohio man and a Florida man posed as high-level executives with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and luxuries.

    32-year-old Christopher Henderson of Akron and Forty-five-year-old Dante Dixon of Miami were arrested Monday by federal agents in Ohio. Both face wire fraud charges.

    Prosecutors say the pair made at least four flights between May and June through business airline Jet Aviation. They paid for the flights by tapping into a sham $350,000 line of credit.


    “Captain America” pays bills for Cleveland shoot
    Filming this summer of the latest Captain America movie in Cleveland tied up the West Shoreway, closed parts of downtown, and distracted, starstruck gawkers.

    But the movie also paid all of the more than $211,000 in bills owed to the City of Cleveland according to the Plain Dealer

    Cleveland natives Anthony and Joe Russo filmed "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."


    Cleveland blows late lead in 4-2 loss against Detroit
    Cleveland surrendered a late lead and dropped the first game of this 4-game series with Detroit, 4-2.

    The Tribe is now 4.0 games behind the Tigers for first place in the American League Central division.

    The loss marked just the second game the Indians have lost this season when holding a lead after 8 innings.

    Cleveland’s Justin Masterson starts tonight against Detroit’s  Justin Verlander

     

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