One hiker dies, another hospitalized after 80-foot fall

NEWBURY, Ohio (AP) - A man died after falling about 80 feet from a cliff in Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park in Portage County.
Joseph E. Lewno, 22, of Akron, was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday night, said Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Jane Beathard.
Ryan Luban, 17, of Champion, fell while trying to help Lewno, Beathard said.
Luban was taken by helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, where he was in stable condition Thursday, said hospital spokeswoman Tina Creighton.
Beathard said the two hikers left marked trails to jump crevices at the park, located about 35 miles southeast of Cleveland.
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