AKRON: A suspect in the shooting death of a New Franklin man over the weekend was arrested Monday evening by the U.S. Marshals’ Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Authorities say Anthony T. Hill Jr., 20, of Garnette Road, was taken into custody around 6 p.m. after he left a house on East Avenue.
Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said tipsters led authorities to Hill, who was taken into custody without incident.
Richard Coryell, 24, of Wild Cherry Drive in New Franklin, was shot about 12:28 a.m. Saturday during a fight near Elinor Avenue and East Market in Akron.
Hill has been charged with murder and felonious assault. He will make his initial appearance in Akron Municipal Court at 9 a.m. today.
AKRON: City police are warning residents about a scam involving “Mighty Tree Service.”
A group of white men have approached mostly elderly individuals on the city’s west side offering to cut trees for $450, police said. They take the victims’ money, cut branches down and leave a mess on the property without finishing the work, authorities said.
Anyone with information about the group is urged to call Detective Pat McMillan at 330-375-2464.
Gee to speak
AKRON: Ohio State President Gordon Gee will discuss The Unique Qualities of the Millennial Generation at the University of Akron president’s annual Forum on Inclusive Excellence at 11:30 a.m. April 24.
The registration deadline for the free luncheon is today. .
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-972-7193.
CANTON: A Canton teen is clinging to life after he was shot in the head Sunday evening.
The Stark County Coroner’s Office said the victim was shot about 8 p.m. and remains hospitalized.
The boy, 17, was found in the passenger seat of a Honda Accord at a BP gas station at Market Avenue and 12th Street Northeast, police said.
Authorities believe the shooting took place at Ninth Street and Shorb Avenue Northwest.
The detective bureau is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Canton police at 330-489-3144.
COLUMBUS: Anti-fracking activists will rally at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the West Lawn of the Statehouse.
The activists then will attend the 3 p.m. meeting of the Ohio House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to support bills regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The event is being organized by No Frack Ohio, a statewide eco-group.
The group intends to release a new report that compares Ohio’s regulations with those of Pennsylvania and Texas, and that identifies areas where Ohio is falling behind on protecting health and the environment.
MEDINA: State Route 57, between Lester and Station roads, will be closed starting Monday for a culvert replacement, the Ohio Department of Transportation said.
The road is expected to reopen Friday.
The detour route involves state Route 252 and state Route 303.
Fee to be explained
PLAIN TWP: Plain Township fire Chief Donald Snyder will be holding a series of open houses this month to address the newly passed Board of Trustees resolution that allows for soft billing for emergency ambulance charges.
The sessions will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 9 to 11 a.m. April 28 at the Township Hall, 2600 Easton St.
For more information, contact the Plain Township Fire Department Administrative Offices at 330-492-4089.
Learn how to row
The Portage Lakes Rowing Association will offer 11-week learn-to-row classes for adults starting the week of May 14.
Fees are $250 to $300 per person, depending on the program selected. Class availability is subject to a minimum of 10 people enrolling. Registration is required.
For more information, go to www.portagelakesrowing.com or call 330-961-1223.
STREETSBORO: A Streetsboro patrolman is being hailed as a hero after he helped a woman deliver her baby Friday evening in a parked car.
Officer Josh Bartholomew helped Patricia Osborne, 26, of Streetsboro, after locating the car she was in at a local dealership. She already had started to deliver the child.
The driver of the car made a frantic phone call to police as they were entering Streetsboro from Interstate 480 about 9 p.m. The dispatcher advised the driver to stop the car at the nearest safe location and he would send an ambulance.
The driver pulled into Classic Honda, just off state Route 14, where Bartholomew located them.
After the officer assisted with the birth, he realized the child was not breathing. He removed the umbilical cord from around the baby’s neck.
The Streetsboro Fire Department transported the new mom and her baby to Robinson Memorial Hospital where they are “doing fine,” according to a report.
AKRON: Summit County has $1.35 million in unclaimed money owed to residents and business owners, county Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise said Monday.
The fiscal office serves as trustee of the county’s unclaimed funds and processes claims. The amounts range from a few dollars to thousands and includes money paid in excess to local county offices and agencies.
A list of names and amount owed is available online at http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net.
To recapture unclaimed funds, people must complete an online claim form. There is no fee to file a claim.
For those without Internet access, call 330-643-8056 or 330-643-2616.
TALLMADGE: The 14th annual Parkinson Symposium is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road.
The event, which is free, will include three speakers. Dr. Hubert Fernandez, professor of neurological medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine, will present What’s New in Parkinson’s Disease. David Zid and Jackie Russell will discuss Easy Exercises to Fight the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
The forum will include lunch. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and donations will be accepted. Pre–registration is required by calling 800-630-3193.