Food Network Star Ree Drummond Husband & Nephew Involved in Serious OK Fire Truck Crash Wednesday

OSAGE COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Caleb Drummond has been identified as the victim seriously injured in a fire truck crash in Osage County on Wednesday.

Drummond, 21, was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash involving two fire trucks near the Pawhuska ranch of Food Network “Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond.

According to reports, 57-year-old Ladd Drummond, the husband of Ree Drummond and Caleb Drummond, her Nephew, were both operating fire trucks on N3660 Road while responding to a blaze spreading toward the Drummond family ranch near Hominy, when the vehicles collided head-on.

Caleb Drummond was elected and throw around 70-feet from the vehicle.

Caleb Drummond was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with head, arm and leg injuries as well as internal bleeding.

Ladd Drummond refused medical treatment at the scene, according to troopers.

“Due to high winds on a gravel road, visibility was decreased causing Vehicle-1 and Vehicle-2 to hit head-on,” troopers said in a statement.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Osage County is the largest county by area in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Created in 1907 when Oklahoma was admitted as a state, the county is named for and is home to the federally recognized Osage Nation – Wikipedia.

TN Woman Dawn Schoate ID’d As Victim In Monday Cleveland Vehicle Crash

CLEVELAND, TN. (THECOUNT) — Dawn Schoate, of Cleveland, Tennessee, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash Monday in Bradley County, Tennessee.

Schoate, 55, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Cleveland Monday morning.

According to reports, Schoate was operating a Buick LeSabre near 1525 Spring Place Road Southeast in Cleveland, when the vehicle came into head-on contact with a Ford F-350 hauling a utility trailer.

Schoate was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The Ford driver was not injured in the collision.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Bradley County is a county located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,963, making it the thirteenth most populous county in Tennessee. Its county seat is Cleveland – Wikipedia.

OH A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home VP Dan Killed In Friday Morning Cleveland Freak I-480 Accident

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Daniel Ripepi, of Newburgh Heights, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday morning freak accident in Cuyahoga County.

Ripepi, 62, was killed in a freak accident while traveling on Interstate 480 near Cleveland Friday morning.

According to reports, Ripepi was operating a pickup truck on I-480 near State Road, when a dump truck traveling with its bed raised, struck a highway sign – that then fell on Ripepi’s pickup.

Ripepi was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Ripepi was the vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights, according to his obituary.

He is survived by his wife, three children and three step-children.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Daniel Ripepi.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Cuyahoga County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S.-Canada maritime border. As of the 2019 United States Census estimates, the population was 1,235,072, making it the second most populous county in the state – Wikipedia.

Facial Recognition Fail? Browns Fan Says Wrongly Banned From FirstEnergy Stadium Over Sunday Beer Throwing Incident

CLEVELAND, OH. (THECOUNT) — Cleveland Browns fan, Eric Smith, is no longer welcome at FirstEnergy Stadium, but there’s a problem. The team may have fingered the wrong man. The false ID is now raising concerns about how stadium officials falsely identified Smith in the first place.

Late in the fourth quarter of the Browns loss to the Titans on Sunday, Tennessee cornerback Logan Ryan jumped into the stands to celebrate a touchdown. That’s when a bearded Browns fan in a Baker Mayfield jersey threw beer on the player.

The Browns were swift to take action after the NFL Players Association asked they look into the fan. They identified him as Eric Smith and banned him indefinitely from the stadium.

“The first call we got when I was in the office today was from the Browns and we have done work for the Browns . We book bands and DJs for them in the past so I was like OK, they are just calling for some kind of evening coming up and they need some music. And that’s not was the call was for,” Eric Smith said.

Smith, a local DJ for weddings and special events, said he stopped watching the Browns in 2010 and was at a wedding reception at the time of Sunday’s game, reports FOX8.

“He just kind of doubled down on everything like, ‘We know it was you.’ And I got mad, I got really angry and I started raising my voice at him. And he said, ‘You don’t have to get defensive. If you are innocent, then you wouldn’t be so defensive and if you are not a fan, like you say, then this won’t matter to you. ‘And I was like, we’ll it kind of matters.”


Geo quick facts: Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. The city proper has a population of 383,793, making it the 52nd-largest city in the United States and the second-largest city in Ohio – Wikipedia.

Meth Addicted TN Couple Take Internet ‘Clean’ Challenge, Show Dramatic Results

CLEVELAND, TN. (THECOUNT) — Using the new internet “clean” challenge as motivation, a formerly meth addicted couple celebrated an important milestone in their lives – 2 years clean and sober.

After battling a powerful addiction to meth, Brent and Ashley Walker say they have been officially clean for two years and seven months, and they have photographic evidence to prove it.

“This is my wife and I in active meth addiction the first photo was taken around December 2016 the second one was taken in July of 2019,” Brent Walker wrote in a now-viral Facebook post.

Now the couple hopes to inspire others on their road to recovery.

The two celebrated being one month sober by getting married at the same church on January 31, 2017. They finally got their own place together and bought their first car, a 2001 Honda Civic, reports NewsCenterMaine.

“We always fed off each other. If I ever had a bad day she would talk to me and help me through my cravings and I did the same for her. We had no friends, all we did was work and spend time together and go to church every week,” Brent wrote.

The couple says they have since given their lives to Christ and started to become even happier.

“This is my story and I hope it can help addicts out there and show them that there is hope,” Brent wrote. “You have to fully turn your life over to Christ you can straddle the fence you have to completely give yourself to the Lord and let him take over. You can not make it on your own, through Christ all things are possible.”

Geo quick facts: Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 41,285 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

TX Suspect Pavol Vido Accused Of Shooting 4 Including Woman, Deputy, Found Dead

CLEVELAND, TX. (THECOUNT) — Pavol Vido, the Texas man identified as the suspect accused of shooting four people, including a Liberty County sheriff’s deputy, and killing a woman, has been found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Vido, 65, was the subject of a massive manhunt after opening fire at B Dependable Plumbing, in Cleveland, TX, around 7 a.m. Authorities confirmed that he shot himself just after 2 p.m.

Officials say it all started at B Dependable Plumbing on Highway 321, where 65-year-old suspect Pavol Vido waited for two employees and then shot them.

There’s no word on the victim’s current conditions.

B Dependable Plumbing is located at, Texas 321, Cleveland, TX.


Geo quick facts: Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and Liberty County. The population was 7,954 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

SC Man Walter Landon ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal Geer Hwy Marietta Crash

SLATER-MARIETTA, SC. (THECOUNT) — Cleveland, South Carolina resident, Walter Landon, has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash near Marietta Thursday afternoon.

Landon, 48, was traveling in a vehicle on Geer Hwy, US 276, near Pearl Avenue before 4:30 p.m. Thursday when the fatal crash occurred, Greenville County coroner confirmed.

Troopers reported an entrapment was involved in the collision, reported FoxCarolina on Friday.

The coroner reports that Landon’s cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The collision has been ruled accidenidental, but no further information was provided.

According to social media, Landon was originally from Trenton, New Jersey.

Geo quick facts: Slater-Marietta is a census-designated place in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States, along the North Saluda River. The population was 2,176 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

OH Man Roger Ashley Jr ID’d As Victim Shot Dead Monday Near Cleveland Shaw HS

CLEVELAND, OH. (THECOUNT) — Roger Ashley Jr., has been identified as the victim found shot dead in East Cleveland on Monday.

Ashley, 38, was discovered suffering from at least one gunshot wound at the Sunoco Gas Station, located across the street from Shaw High School, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1:44 a.m. Monday.

First responders found a man deceased from apparent gunshot wounds near Euclid Ave and Shaw Ave, in Cleveland, Ohio. The victim was later identified as Ashley.

He was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2 a.m. of gunshot wounds.

East Cleveland Fire Department responded to the scene. The man was pronounced deceased just after 2 a.m., according to information from Cleveland police. Police have identified the victim as 38-year-old Roger Ashley. Continue reading

OH Woman April Scarton Arrested After Killing Female With Vehicle Following Monday Cleveland Altercation

CLEVELAND, OH. (THECOUNT)April Scarton, of Cleveland, has been identified as the driver arrested following a deadly altercation involving a pedestrian Monday.

Cleveland police say, Scarton, 32, was taken into custody after running over another woman who was she was involved in a fight.

Police first responded to the 13700 block of Astor Avenue, in Cleveland, OH, Monday, just before 6 p.m. on calls of a fight stemming from an accident that involved a pedestrian.

Investigators learned that a 40-year-old woman was allegedly hit and run over by 32-year-old April Scarton while involved in a physical altercation. Continue reading

Woman Found Dead Friday On Cleveland West Side Identified As 27-Year-Old

CLEVELAND, OH. (THECOUNT) – Ohio woman, Rachel M. Mack, has been identified as the victim found dead Friday afternoon on Cleveland’s west side.

Mack, 27, was identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office after homicide detectives responded to residence in the 3130 block of West 54th Street for a suspicious death.

A cause of death was not provided by officals.

The victim was identified as 27-year-old Rachel M. Mack. Continue reading