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AKRON

Home invasion

AKRON: Akron police said three men entered a Noah Avenue residence about 5:30 p.m. Monday and ordered one of the victims to show them around the home.

Police said one of the men was armed with a shotgun.

The robbers, described as black males age 17 or 18, confronted their first victim in the home’s basement.

A second victim, who was upstairs, was ordered by the robbers to guide them around the home as they looked for valuables, including cellphones, jewelry, an iPad, an Xbox and an empty safe.

Neighbors told investigators that a four-door, possibly gray Chevrolet Impala was seen in the area during the home invasion.

The first suspect is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds, with a birthmark on the left side of his face. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black and gray baseball hat.

The third suspect is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with dreadlocks. He wore a black North Face hooded sweatshirt and a blue Chicago Bulls baseball hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call 330-375-2490.

Clerk threatened

AKRON: Akron police said a robber threatened the life of a store clerk Monday night.

Police were called to the Rite Aid, 325 E. Waterloo Road, at 9:30 p.m.

The clerk told investigators that a man walked into the store with something in his hand that emitted a red laser light. The suspect told the clerk he would “blow a hole in the clerk the size of Texas if he didn’t give him the money from the register.”

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He is described as about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and stocky. He wore a dark blue coat with a thin, horizontal light-colored stripe about halfway down the coat, blue jeans, tan shoes or boots, tan or cream-colored gloves and a ski mask that was black and red with a thin green stripe.

Anyone with information is asked to call 330-375-2490.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Moneypenny event

AKRON: Garry Moneypenny, Akron’s Ward 10 councilman and council president, will host a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at New Era Restaurant, 10 Massillon Road.

Cost is $30 per person.

Moneypenny faces competition in the Nov. 5 election from a Republican and an independent candidate.

CANTON

Cost hike approved

CANTON: City Council has approved an increase in the engineering contract for a planned improvement at the sewage treatment plant.

Eleven members agreed Monday to raise the amount for C.T. Consultants’ work by $756,200, bringing the total to nearly $5 million. Councilwoman Mary Cirelli cast the lone dissenting vote.

Water pollution control Superintendent Tracy Mills said the need for additional work was discovered as plans neared completion.

Engineering costs are expected to account for 6.1 percent of the total project cost of $85 million to $90 million. The work is planned to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus in treated effluent.

The city administration plans to advertise for bids Nov. 8, open them Dec. 31, start construction in the spring and finish the job in 2017.

In other action, the council authorized the demolition of 30 buildings in the city because they are public nuisances and the annexation of 5.8 acres around the Pro Football Hall of Fame from Plain Township.

HUDSON

Food drive

HUDSON: The Hudson Police Department will collect nonperishable goods and donations as part of its “Fill-A-Cruiser” program to help needy families during the holidays.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, a cruiser will be parked at Acme Fresh Market, 116 W. Streetsboro St., where police officers will be on hand to collect donations.

The food will be delivered to the Hudson Food Pantry.

LAKE TOWNSHIP

Assistant hired

LAKE TWP.: Township trustees hired Karen L. Pouliot as a part-time fiscal assistant at their meeting Monday evening.

She began work Tuesday at a rate of $14.06 per hour.

Trustees also hired John Thorpe to conduct a snow and ice training session for the township road department and agreed to participate in the training session with the cities of North Canton and Green.

Trustees will accept sealed bids for the purchase of a lot at 9776 Cleveland Ave. NW in Greentown.

Minimum bid will be $7,000, and bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and opened at the trustees’ meeting that night at 6:30.

MEDINA COUNTY

Health expo set

WADSWORTH: A Senior and Caregiver Expo and Medicare Check-up will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Soprema Senior Center, 617 School Drive, and the Community Field House in Wadsworth.

The free event will feature activities, country-themed music and dancing, health screenings, information from local organizations and agencies serving seniors as well as the latest information on current Medicare benefits.

For more information, call 330-335-1513.

NORTHEAST OHIO

Vets’ retreat

TALLMADGE: A weekend retreat, sponsored by the Tallmadge-based Warriors’ Journey Home group, will be held Friday through Sunday at the Red Bird Center near Cambridge.

Cost of $150 includes two nights of lodging, five meals, refreshments, program materials and resources.

Warriors’ Journey Home works to provide spiritual healing to veterans and their families.

For more information, email warriorsjourneyhome@gmail.com or call 330-329-6062.

SUMMIT COUNTY

War of 1812 talk

STOW: The William Wetmore Chapter Daughters of 1812 will discuss Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie at a presentation 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the board room at Stow Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road.

Any woman who descends from a patriot who served in the War of 1812 is welcome to join the Daughters.

For more information, call 330-794-5099.

Movie screening

AKRON: Hospice of the Western Reserve will host a free screening of the film Honor Flight: The Movie from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the auditorium of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.

The movie tells the story of four World War II veterans and how volunteers worked together to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial constructed for them.

Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend.

After the screening, a panel of veterans who were on Honor Flight trips will share their stories.

Registration is required to attend. Go to www.hospicewr.org/honorflight.

Society to meet

AKRON: The Scottish American Society will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the meeting room level of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.

The meeting will feature a program on Scottish saints presented by Dreama Powell.

All are welcome to attend.

Free parking will be available in the garage.


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