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Hearing today to decide the fate of Douglas Prade
Other headlines: Fire at metal shop in Mentor; Giant Eagle host huge job fair at I-X Center
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Fire at metal shop in Mentor
  • Giant Eagle host huge job fair at I-X Center
  • Hearing today to decide the fate of Douglas Prade
    A former Akron police captain is scheduled to appear before a judge to determine if he can remain free or must return to prison in the slaying of his ex-wife.

    Douglas Prade spent nearly 15 years in prison unitl a judge in 2013 decided a bite mark on his ex-wife's lab coat was not his based on DNA evidence.

    An appellate court overturned that ruling in March and the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the reversal.

    Prade was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife outside her medical office.

    Attorneys for the 68-year-old Prade say he's innocent.

    A hearing this afternoon will decide whether Prade will return to prison and if he should get a new trial.


    Fire at metal shop in Mentor
    Fire fighters are responding to a blaze at an industrial complex in Mentor. 

    WKYC-TV reports the fire has gone through the roof of Metal Seal Precision on Corporate Drive off of Rt. 2 in Mentor.

    Several explosions were heard.  No injuries have been reported.

    Metal Seal machines specialty metal parts for automotive and other industries.

     

    Giant Eagle host huge job fair at I-X Center
    The Giant Eagle grocery chain is holding a hiring event Saturday at the I-X Center in Cleveland.

    The company says it’s looking to fill 350 positions at a new Market District store opening in Strongsville.

    Giant Eagle says it has more than 650 openings across the region.

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