AKRON: Summit County sheriff’s deputies say an Akron woman stole benefits that belonged to her 25-year-old developmentally disabled son.
Lynda Plum, 46, is charged with using $1,200 of her son’s Social Security payments for personal gain rather than his needs.
The man lives in an Akron residential facility, the sheriff’s office said.
A residential provider reported her concerns Nov. 30. A sheriff’s detective assigned to the Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities investigated the alleged theft and said he determined that $1,200 was misused over a two-month period.
Plum was charged with theft from the disabled and booked into the Summit County Jail.
AKRON: Councilman Mike Freeman’s monthly Ward 9 meeting scheduled for 7 tonight has been canceled.
Freeman next will meet with ward residents at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Kenmore Senior Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd. Capt. Paul Calvaruso of the Akron Police Department will speak about the anticipated changes in responding to burglar alarms.
In Ward 4, Councilman Russel Neal Jr. also canceled his neighborhood meeting scheduled for this evening.
No information on a new date was immediately available.
Three face charges
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Two Cuyahoga Falls residents and an Akron man, accused of cooking meth in a Front Street apartment, are in the Summit County Jail.
Bradley Delp, 26, and Allison M. Herman, 20, both of Cuyahoga Falls, and Dylan Rogers, 19, of Akron, appeared in Stow Municipal Court on Friday on charges of illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, and possession of criminal tools.
The three were arrested during the 9 a.m. Friday raid of an apartment in the 1500 block of Front Street by the Falls police narcotics unit and the Summit County Drug Unit.
Rogers is awaiting Summit County Grand Jury action on similar charges, and Herman is awaiting trial in Summit County Common Pleas Court for aggravated possession of methamphetamine, after the two were arrested in separate incidents during the past three months.
All three are being held in the Summit County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond each.
Meeting time changed
SPRINGFIELD TWP.: The Springfield Board of Education will hold its 2014 organizational meeting tonight in the Community Room of the new high school/junior high building, 1880 Canton Road.
The start time of the meeting has been moved up a half-hour to 6 p.m. Regular business will follow the organizational meeting.
CANTON: The Stark County chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for its transportation and rape crisis services.
Transportation volunteer drivers transport clients to medical and dialysis appointments in the Stark County area at various times on weekdays. Red Cross vans, training and insurance are provided.
Rape crisis volunteers respond to calls and travel to hospitals to bring items to rape victims and ensure their rights are being met. Volunteers are responsible for taking two shifts — from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. — per month for at least one year. A three-day training course is required.
For more information, call 330-437-3741.
Meeting on autism
AKRON: The Autism Society of Greater Akron will hold its monthly Parent-Professional Exchange from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.
Dr. Dayna Nevar, of Pure Health Inc., will review nutritional, environmental, emotional and physical considerations adults must understand to help improve their child’s development, behavior, communication and academic performance.
The program is free and open to the public. Child care will not be provided.
Reservations are requested by emailing GreaterAkron@AutismOhio.org or calling 330-940-1441.