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Local news briefs — Nov. 8


Man, 36, killed

AKRON: A 36-year-old man was shot in the head and killed early Thursday morning in his Akron home while another man who was also shot in the head was admitted to Summa Akron City Hospital.

Angelo Kerney was shot during a home invasion in the 100 block of Edward Avenue at about 4:20 a.m., the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:55 a.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

A 20-year-old man also shot during the incident does not appear to have life-threatening injuries. Police withheld his name pending family notification.

Akron detectives said the victims were inside the house with two women when two masked men entered the house and demanded money. The intruders fled after the shootings, police said.

Trash service

AKRON: Akron’s trash service will not be interrupted Monday because of the Veterans Day holiday.

The city will have no delays in curb service pickups next week.

UA speaker

AKRON: University of Akron graduate T.L. “Terry” Gould will speak at 10 a.m. Monday at the Buchtel Hall flagpole on the UA campus in honor of Veterans Day.

He will also speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall about his novel “How Can You Mend This Purple Heart.”

The book was published by Westview, Inc. in 2008.

Gould, a Navy veteran, spent 15 months recuperating with severely wounded Marines at a hospital in Philadelphia after he suffered critical injuries in a car accident in May 1969 in Maryland. His novel is a fictionalized account of his experiences in the hospital.

Gould, 64, was born in Akron, but grew up in Missouri. He worked 30 years in the marketing and advertising business and lives in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Gould said all proceeds from the sale of the book will be split between Purple Heart Homes and the Ohio Veterans Memorial Park in Clinton.

College talk

AKRON: The two-year Stark State College will hold information sessions for its courses at Akron’s Hyre, Jennings and Innes Community Learning Centers this month.

The sessions will be Nov. 11 at the Jennings CLC, 227 E. Tallmadge Ave.; Nov. 12 at Innes CLC, 1999 East Ave. and Nov. 13 at Hyre CLC, 2385 Wedgewood Ave.

All sessions will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stark State admissions and financial aid representatives will be on hand to answer questions about class schedules, admissions and more.

Courses to be offered this spring at the CLCs include Medical Terminology, General Psychology, and Building Materials and Construction Methods.

For details, visit or call 330-494-6170 ext. 4228.


Scalise event

AKRON: A fundraiser to support Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise will be hosted by Paul Thomarios, 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the O’Neil House, 1290 W. Exchange St.

Sponsorships available. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Kristen M. Scalise, Melinda Gullace, Treasurer, 3842 Dogwood St. NW, Uniontown, OH 44685. No corporate checks will be accepted.

For more information, contact Sarah Hegnauer at 330-697-6545 or


Fugitive arrested

CANTON: The Canton division of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a sex offender listed on its “Agonizing 8” most wanted sex offender list.

Authorities arrested Cameron Thompson on Wednesday after receiving a tip as to his location two days after the NOVFTF released the list. Officers found him at a residence on Marsden Avenue Southwest where he was hiding in a bedroom closet under a pile of clothing.

Thompson was transported to the Stark County Jail without further incident.

Thompson was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. He is required to register as a sex offender due to a conviction for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female.

The Canton division of the NOVFTF is composed of several federal, state and local agencies.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or by texting keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411).

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and reward money is available.


Tires for plows

COPLEY TWP.: To ready township plows for winter, trustees on Wednesday approved a $4,242 purchase of 10 tires for two 5-ton snow plow trucks.

Trustees also approved a $4,815 computer software purchase from Info Team, a Copley firm, to upgrade the township website.

Available software features will ensure bug fixes and security updates and will keep the site up to date on current technologies, including a responsive mobile-friendly design.

The meeting opened with the swearing in of township firefighter Christopher L. Bower, 48, as the Copley Fire Department’s newest captain.

Bower’s wife, Crystal, and their daughters — Katie, 20, Megan, 11 and Jordan, 10 — looked on as Fire Chief Michael Benson administered the oath.

Bower has been with the department for 12 years. He and his family live in Brimfield.


Farmers market

GREEN: The Green Parks and Recreation Division is hosting two offseason farmers markets at the John Torok Community/Senior Center, 4224 Massillon Road.

The markets will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.

Vendors who plan on participate include: Aida’s Bakery; American Serenade Coffee, Tea & Wine; Hawk Meats; Juice Plus; Kendee Candles; Ohio Farm Direct; Old School Donuts; Our Daily Bread; Pheasant View Dairy Goats; Rainbow Gardens; and the Pierogie Lady.

Those attending the November market will be entered into a drawing for a free turkey.


MBA classes

KENT: Kent State will offer an executive MBA for health-care professionals program at its College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence next year.

The 23-month program will begin in May and will cost $44,900, including books, selected meals and a business experience trip to Geneva, Switzerland, and Paris.

Details about the program will be available at two information nights: at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room A325 of the Business Administration Building at the Kent State main campus; and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at KSU’s College of Podiatric Medicine, 6000 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence.

More details are at

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Funds awarded

Two area programs are receiving federal money to expand health-care services as part of $6.8 million worth of grants for agencies throughout Ohio.

Asian Services in Action Inc. in Akron is receiving $775,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced on Thursday.

The Canton Community Clinic also is getting $108,333.


Teacher wins $25k

NORTH ROYALTON: State Superintendent Richard Ross surprised fifth grade science teacher Sarah Franko with the Milken Educator Award during an assembly Thursday morning.

The national award, which includes a non-restricted gift of $25,000, recognizes excellent teachers in the early and middle stages of their careers.

A 14-year educator living in Olmstead Falls, Franko is a mentor to other teachers.

She uses innovative instruction and formative assessments to boost student test scores.


Crossing upgrade

COLUMBUS: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission to install gates and flashing lights at the Newkirk Road (Township Road 104) crossing in Clinton Township.

Norfolk Southern will be responsible for completing construction by Aug. 6.

Federal grants will fund the project.


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