Hot and Risk of Storms, Gas Prices Keep Falling, Medina Murder-Suicide

The storm risk sticks around for the next couple of days. Widespread severe storms are not expected today, but a pop-up storm with a front lingering across our area is not ruled out. No relief from the heat, as our temperatures top the upper 80s to low 90s all week. Stay cool!

Average retail gasoline prices in Cleveland have fallen 14.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.37/g, according to gasoline price website ClevelandGasPrices.com.  Including the change in gas prices in Cleveland during the past week, prices Sunday were 35.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 32.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 24.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

A family member checking on an elderly couple made a tragic discovery Saturday night. Medina Police say in what was apparent frustration over a couple's failing health, Ronald Werner, 72 and his wife, Lillian Werner, 69 were found in their bed dead from an apparent murder-suicide. Initial reports indicate each suffered one gunshot wound. A small caliber handgun was found on the bed between the two. Police were called to the residence on Nottingham, at 11:35 p.m. Saturday evening, by a family member who had arrived at the residence to check on the well-being of the couple. When the family member entered the residence he discovered a note believed to have been written by Lillian, and immediately contacted the Medina Police Department. The bodies were transported to the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office for examination. The men and women of the Medina Police Department, extend their deepest sympathy to the Werner family and friends.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager