AKRON: An Akron firefighter fell through a floor in a home early Monday morning.
The fireman, who was not hurt, fell from the first floor into the basement of the home in the 200 block of Kryder Avenue.
The fire was reported around 12:30 a.m.
Arrest in robbery
AKRON: Akron police have arrested a man accused of robbing an East Market Street Taco Bell restaurant Friday night.
John B. Foster, 45, is being held in the Summit County Jail on one count of aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana.
Foster was arrested by officers responding to the 700 block of East Market Street where the restaurant workers were robbed by a man with a knife about 9:30 p.m.
Police said they found Foster sitting on a chair in front of a house on McGowan Street. Workers identified Foster as the robber, police said.
Officers recovered the money taken in the robbery.
June has rainy end
AKRON: The last week of June was wet, but not nearly as wet as predicted — at least at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.
The weather service had predicted 2 to 4 inches of rain for Thursday-Sunday last week, but it didn’t materialize. Instead, about 1.2 inches fell.
As a result, June 2013 missed entering the record books by 0.3 inch, according to the final tally from the National Weather Service.
The airport recorded 5.91 inches, or 54 percent above normal.
To enter the top 10 list for June, the area needed to experience 6.29 inches.
Don’t expect July to usher in change.
The first day of the new month continued with heavy rain. Medina County was under a flood warning by early Monday evening and the weather service predicted that 1-2 inches would fall overnight across the region resulting in localized flooding.
The long-term forecast: A chance of thunderstorms every day through Sunday.
Ward 9 meeting
AKRON: Councilman Mike Freeman will meet with residents tonight at his monthly ward session.
The Ward 9 meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Kenmore Senior Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd.
The topic will focus on wills, trusts and other probate court matters. A representative from the Summit County Probate Court will attend.
AKRON: Lock 3 in downtown Akron is hosting a double-elimination Cornhole Tournament before every WONE Rock the Lock concert on Friday evenings this summer.
Registration starts at 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 12 teams.
Cost is $20 per team and includes two drink tickets for soda or beer and food from downtown restaurants like Baxter’s, the Peanut Shop, the Pita Pit and more.
The first toss will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the free Rock the Lock Concert at 7 p.m.
For a complete Lock 3 Concert Schedule, visit www.Lock3Live.com.
Lock 3 is located in downtown Akron at 200 S. Main St. next to the Akron Civic Theatre.
For Lock 3 Cornhole Tournament questions or to become a restaurant sponsor, contact Rachel Roukey at 330-375-2877.
HARTVILLE: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is providing an interest-free loan to the village of Hartville to replace deteriorating sewer lines along Sunnyside Street and Park Lane Drive.
Work is expected to begin this summer and will take six months to complete.
The new lines will reduce the infiltration of storm water into the sanitary sewer and sewage backups in basements.
The $230,000 loan was secured through Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund. It will be added to $245,000 from the Ohio Public Works Commission and $24,000 in local funds.
The no-interest loan will save Hartville about $114,000 over the 20-year life of the loan when compared with market rates, the EPA estimated.
SPRINGFIELD TWP.: A Springfield Township man wanted on robbery charges was arrested last weekend by the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Nicholas A. Anton, 22, was found on Coach Lane in Springfield and taken to the Summit County Jail.
He was wanted in connection with the June 21 robbery of a man on Albrecht Avenue in Akron.
The victim was punched in the face and robbed of $300, police said.
Life with no parole
AKRON: A 24-year-old Akron man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for raping a 5-year-old girl, authorities said.
Robert D. Roper, of Downing Place in Akron, was sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones.
Prosecutors said multiple offenses occurred in 2010 and 2011.
Roper also was classified as a Tier III sex offender, which requires registration of his address with the sheriff’s office every 90 days for the rest of his life.
WASHINGTON TWP.: The Butterfly House at the Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is open through Sept. 15.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 11929 Beech St. NE.
Admission is $2. Children 2 and younger are admitted free.
For more information, call 330-829-7050.
MANTUA: The Portage Park District Foundation is accepting registrations for the Headwaters Adventure Race on July 13.
The race will begin at 8 a.m. in Mantua village’s Buchert Park.
The event includes a two-mile run on the Headwaters Trail, a 10-mile bike ride and a five-mile paddle on the Upper Cuyahoga River from Hiram Township to Mantua.
Individuals and teams can enter.
The entry fee is $40 a person and $25 a person for those 18 and younger. Kayak and canoe rentals are available for $10 and $15, respectively.
For reservations and more information, call 330-297-7728 or www.portageparkdistrict.org.
FAIRPORT HARBOR: A minor earthquake has struck below Lake Erie with no injuries or damages reported in Lake County.
The magnitude-3.2 quake that hit around 3:48 a.m. Monday was felt by northeastern Ohio residents in Painesville, Mentor and Fairport Harbor east of Cleveland.
Mike Hansen of the Ohio Seismic Network said quakes in that area of Lake Erie are common although it has been quiet recently.
Monday’s quake was about three miles northwest of Fairport Harbor below the lake, he reported.