Man shot twice
AKRON: Akron police said a city man was shot early Tuesday while walking at Beardsley and East Crosier streets.
The man, 28, was struck in his back and leg. He was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, authorities said.
The man told investigators that the gunman fired multiple shots at him. He said he could not identify the gunman.
Victim’s jaw broken
AKRON: Akron police said a city man suffered a broken jaw after he was attacked while scraping ice off his car’s windshield.
Authorities said a 57-year-old Middlebury Avenue man was punched in the face by a man who demanded his car keys and cellphone.
The man was able to run around the car and get into the passenger side door and fend off the attacker, who eventually ran off.
The man was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital, where he was treated for a broken jaw and bruising around his eye.
The robber was described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, wearing a light-green hooded sweatshirt.
AKRON: David Hill Elementary, serving about 350 kids in the East cluster, will be closed today because of utility issues, district spokesman Mark Williamson said.
Repairs are needed on heating and sprinkler problems.
As of the Beacon Journal press time, the district intended to open all other district buildings for classes today.
Trustees will meet
COVENTRY TWP.: Township trustees have called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday in Township Hall, 68 Portage Lake Drive.
The group will elect a chair and vice chair and discuss other organizational issues.
Winter proves costly
FAIRLAWN: Winter weather is taking its toll on the city’s service department, Director Ernie Staten told the City Council on Monday.
The weather’s impact has forced the city to spend an additional $40,000 more on snow removal than last year, he said.
During Monday’s council meeting, Staten said his employees have worked 260 hours more than they did last year. He added that the city has spread 660 tons more salt and 2,690 gallons more calcium chloride, which is mixed with the salt to melt ice.
“We’ve just had a lot more snow,” Staten said. “The winter has been tougher.”
Phone store looted
MONTVILLE TWP: For the second time in a week, a Verizon store in Montville Township has been targeted by burglars.
Montville police said an alarm at the Verizon Wireless store on Buehler Drive sounded at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday.
Store surveillance video captured two thieves breaking into the store and taking various items. The intruders were inside the store for less than two minutes.
Authorities said a similar burglary occurred at a Verizon store on Medina Road.
Three burglars were caught on video breaking the front window and entering.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 330-661-0131 or 330-661-0136.
Trash pickup delayed
SILVER LAKE: The city said Tuesday that because of inclement weather, trash will be collected Saturday this week instead of Friday.
EPA director resigns
COLUMBUS: Gov. John R. Kasich will appoint Craig Butler as interim director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency after Scott Nally announced his resignation from the agency to pursue other opportunities.
Nally was named agency director in late 2010 and started in early 2011. He previously worked at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Perdue Foods.
Butler serves as a senior policy adviser for the Kasich administration on environmental, energy, public utility and agricultural issues.