AKRON: Four men robbed workers inside an Akron pizza shop early Monday on the city’s East Side.
The robbery at Domino’s, 730 E. Market St., took place as the business was closing about 12:30 a.m.
One worker was outside smoking when the four men, armed with handguns, approached. One said, “Take me to the money.”
Once inside, the robbers took at least $1,000 as well as money from the pockets of three workers. They also took a Dell laptop computer, keys and a cellphone.
The robbers are described as black males in their late teens. All wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips for this or any crime may be left at http://ci.akron.oh.us/ASP/tip.html.
AKRON: Police are looking for a man believed to have broken into four North Hill businesses early Monday in search of cash.
The businesses struck include: Goodyear Automotive Care, 1800 Buchholzer Blvd.; Sunsations and More, 926 E. Tallmadge Ave.; I’Janay’s Beauty Salon, 930 E. Tallmadge Ave.; and the Shoe Horn, 1115 E. Tallmadge Ave.
Police say the culprit broke in through the front doors and took money from the open cash registers or forced open the registers and found no cash.
Police are seeking a white male, wearing blue jeans and a baseball hat. He drove a silver Chevrolet Cavalier.
AKRON: The Akron Development Corporation and Turku Science Park Ltd. have inked an agreement aimed at enhancing their contributions to the biomedical sector internationally.
Turku Science Park is a nonprofit regional development company owned by the city of Turku in Finland. The Akron Development Corporation is the city of Akron’s nonprofit arm.
The agreement, signed during a recent visit of a Finnish delegation to Akron, is expected to open new marketing channels for Finnish and American companies in the biotech and information and communication technology fields. Parties to the agreement include the Akron Global Business Accelerator, the University of Akron and the state of Ohio.
Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Bob Bowman said he sees Turku “as a good point of entry to Northern Europe, Eastern Europe and the Russian market.”
Clerk race event
BARBERTON: The Committee to Keep Diana Stevenson Clerk of the Barberton Municipal Court will host a Cherry Blossom Festival kickoff dog and suds fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at First Hungarian Benefit Society, 451 W. Park Ave.
Donation is $20 per person.
For more information on the event, email keepstevenson email@example.com or call 330-618-1431.
12th DUI offense
AKRON: A 70-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was convicted of his 12th drunken driving offense after a jury found him guilty Monday on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, authorities said.
Edward A. South, of Highpoint Lane in the Falls, faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing, prosecutors said.
Under Ohio law, he is subject to enhanced penalties as a repeat offender for having five or more prior OVI convictions in the last 20 years.
On Dec. 26, South crashed into a pole and walked away from the scene. He was driving on a suspended license at the time.
After Falls police tracked South to a family member’s home, he registered 0.087 percent on a blood-alcohol breath test, prosecutors said.
“He clearly has not learned his lesson and remains a danger to society as long as he has access to a vehicle on our roadways,” Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said in a news release.
South is scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. May 23 by Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien.
Quilt talk at library
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Quilts hung on clothes lines or in windows contained coded directions that could be used by slaves to escape from the South to the North. Code Quilts is the topic of a speech to be given at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library at 2015 3rd St. in Cuyahoga Falls.
Kathy Kraus, an art teacher who has studied and taught the topic at Garfield Elementary School in Medina, is the speaker.
The event is sponsored by the General A.C. Voris Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans and is free and open to the public. Kraus is a Civil War re-enactor who often portrays a Civil War correspondent sketching soldiers and battlefields with the 29th Ohio Living History Association. She will portray Mrs. Simon Perkins at Perkins Mansion in Akron during Civil War Days on June 15.
MEDINA: A Medina chiropractor has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to fraud in overbilling Medicare and insurance companies $1.8 million for equipment and treatments that were not medically necessary, federal authorities said.
Dr. John N. Heary, 39, pleaded guilty in October to seven counts of health-care fraud after being indicted on more than 50 charges.
Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said in a news release that Heary did business under his name and as two corporate entities — HealthSource of Medina and Medina Health & Wellness Center Inc., both located at 433 W. Liberty St.
Court records show Heary provided unneeded custom orthotics and expensive back braces without any demonstration of medical necessity or any pursuit of less costly alternatives. He also billed for supervised physical therapy sessions when patients were not supervised.
Insurers reimbursed Heary for more than $812,000, an amount he must repay in restitution, Dettelbach said.
War of 1812 event
PENINSULA: Veterans of the War of 1812 buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery will be honored in a ceremony at the cemetery, off state Route 303 west of Riverview Road, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The William Wetmore Chapter Daughters of 1812 and the Peninsula Valley Historic and Education Foundation will present the program. The veterans buried at the cemetery are Hermon Bronson, Thomas Carter, William Carter, John Fayerweather, John Jacobs, David Long, William McBride, Dr. Ebenezer Mather, Aaron Smith, James Stanford and Abel Thompson.
Park at Woodridge Intermediate School, 1930 Bronson Ave.
For more information, call 330-794-5099 or email armshome @aol.com.
Boat rides begin
CANAL FULTON: The St. Helena III Canal Boat has opened its 2013 season.
Public rides will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through May 26.
Beginning June 1, St. Helena’s Heritage Park will hold a Heritage Day celebration with public rides offered on Thursday through Saturday throughout the summer.
Public ride ticket prices are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and veterans, $5 for children age 6 through 13, and free to children ages 5 and under.
Tickets can be purchases at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center, 125 Tuscarawas St., in St. Helena Heritage Park.
The Heritage House and Olde Canal Days Museum will be open during the season from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 330-854-6835 or visit www.cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov.
TALLMADGE: Summit DD will hold its spring recital at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tallmadge Center, 630 North Ave.
The center’s Guys and Dolls dance troupe will perform songs from The Lion King and the chime choir will also perform.
The recital is free and light refreshments will be served after the performance.
WADSWORTH: Police continue to investigate a carjacking that occurred in the city Sunday evening.
About 7 p.m., a black man in his mid to late 20s, about 5-feet-6 and 165 pounds with short black hair, took a blue 1998 Toyota Corolla, license plate DPV6212, according to a statement from Wadsworth police. The man was wearing jeans and a purple hooded sweatshirt.
No other details about the crime have been disclosed. Anyone with information is asked to call 330-334-1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.