AKRON: Akron police are looking for three men who fired shots into an apartment while trying to force themselves inside.
No one was injured in the attack early Friday morning at the Keys Place apartments on the city’s west side.
According to police reports, the three men went to the Keys Place apartment and knocked on the door just after midnight. When the resident — a 300-pound, 26-year-old man — answered, the intruders tried to force their way inside. While the resident was blocking their path, at least three shots were fired into the unit.
Police have not identified any of the intruders.
CANTON: Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Canton Monday will be part of a multi-stop swing through Ohio that will include his first joint campaign appearance with President Barack Obama.
Biden will stop in Canton and Lorain on Monday and Toledo and Dayton on Tuesday, where he will meet up with Obama that afternoon, said Jessica Kershaw, a spokeswoman for Obama’s campaign in Ohio.
Biden is expected to focus on China currency and outsourcing Monday in advance of the third and final presidential debate that will focus on foreign policy, Kershaw said.
Biden will have a rally at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the J. Babe Stearn Community Center in Canton, 2628 13th St. SW, which is at the corner of 13th Street and Clarendon Avenue. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.
Free tickets were distributed beginning at noon Friday at the Obama campaign offices at 131 Cleveland Ave. in Canton; 24 Lincoln Way W. in Massillon; and 1160 E. State St. in Alliance.
This will be Biden’s first appearance in this campaign in the Akron-Canton area. He visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and an Akron union hall in 2008.
Trail to close
BRECKSVILLE: The National Park Service plans to close the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail from the Frazee House Trailhead to Station Road Trailhead on Monday. The trail will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 9. It will be open evenings and weekends.
Officials say the closure is needed in order to repair the failing Sagamore Waste Weir and clear brush along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
The Frazee House Trailhead is located at 7733 Canal Road in Valley View. The Station Road Trailhead is located at 13513 Station Road in Brecksville.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.
NEW FRANKLIN: Ground was broken this week on the final piece of a $3.5 million renovation at the Akron Rotary Camp.
The camp for children and adults with special needs is located on Rex Lake in the Portage Lakes and was built in 1924.
Work on the $1.7 million Great Hall, which will house a recreation and resource center for families and campers, programming rooms for campers and a health center, is expected to be completed by June.
So far all seven cabins have been remodeled and a new bath house has been built at the camp that is operated by the Akron Area YMCA.
A total of $2.8 million has been raised for the project at the camp located at 4460 Rex Lake Road.
NEW PHILADELPHIA: Anti-drilling activists on Friday urged the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to halt all water sales to natural gas drillers and to stop leasing public land for drilling.
The request came from a national environmental group, Food & Water Watch, and a local grass-roots group, the Freshwater Accountability Project, at a protest and news conference at the Tuscarawas County Courthouse.
“This is an issue of public trust,” said Alison Auciello of Food & Water Watch.
The district’s governing board took no action on the request.
The district voted in June to halt water sales for drilling, pending completion of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey. That study is still incomplete. One water sale had been approved earlier.
On Sept. 21, the board agreed to sell water from Clendening Lake in Harrison County and Piedmont Lake, mostly in Belmont County, to drillers during the fall-winter drawdown when lakes are lowered annually. That angered the anti-drilling group.