AKRON: An Akron man faces multiple charges following a chase with police early Sunday.
Lexington G. Jacobs, 18, is charged with assault on a police officer, possession of cocaine, obstructing and failure to comply, police said. He was being held in the Summit County Jail.
Police said they tried to stop Jacobs’ 2001 Land Rover for a traffic violation near East Avenue and Vernon Odom Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. Jacobs refused to stop and led officers on a chase through several stop signs, according to a report.
Jacobs eventually drove off the roadway near Campbell and Lane streets and put the SUV in reverse, striking a police cruiser, police said.
When the Land Rover couldn’t be driven, police said Jacobs ran. He was arrested near the 1000 block of Taylor Street.
AKRON: Two teens dodged gunfire after fleeing two other teens who tried to rob them Saturday night, police said.
The victims were walking near the 700 block of Bertha Avenue about 9:30 p.m. when the robbers approached and demanded money. One of the robbers fired a shot as the intended targets fled, police said, but no one was harmed.
Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left at http://akronohio.gov/asp/tip.html.
AKRON: An Akron man told police that someone fired a shot into his home after he had asked several people to leave his party early Sunday.
The single shot fired inside the Herberich Avenue home about 4 a.m. did not harm anyone.
The homeowner told police he asked some people to leave, but he is not sure if the people returned and fired the shot.
Cash slows traffic
AKRON: Akron police said traffic temporarily was slowed early Monday after motorists stopped to pick up cash flying around Interstate 76.
The traffic stop happened about 7:30 a.m. near I-76 and Gilchrist Road. Police said that when they arrived at the scene a short time later, no money or stopped traffic was seen.
Police Lt. Rick Edwards said the department received about five calls of motorists stopping to pick up currency from the road. Edwards said witnesses found evidence suggesting the money might have belonged to a skill-game parlor.
Police are unsure how much money drivers scooped up nor have they made a connection to the owner of the cash.
Edwards said one motorist recalled seeing gaming tickets and three different cash bundles totaling $800. More money was elsewhere on the roadway.
AKRON: A memorial and tribute service for Akron artist Miller Horns will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Summit Artspace at 140 E. Market St.
Horns, 63, who died Oct. 24, led the effort to build a monument to the African-American business and entertainment district that once existed on North Howard Street. The site also pays tribute to George Mathews, whose Hotel Matthews was where such black entertainers as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Cab Calloway stayed when they were in Akron.
Horns designed the $125,000 monument located at North Howard Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
McCarty wins ruling
COLUMBUS: Summit County Common Pleas Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer must pay attorney fees to Judge Alison McCarty after a judicial conduct panel found Stormer violated campaign finance laws.
The decision by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline announced its decision Monday, one day before McCarty and Stormer face off in their race for probate judge.
McCarty filed the grievance last week, alleging Stormer and county Democrats held two fundraisers in which contributions were categorized by amounts. The Ohio Supreme Court banned such tiered contribution levels in 1995.
McCarty said the events raised about $47,500, all of which was turned over to Stormer’s campaign. In one fundraiser, donors were assigned gold medal status for $500, silver medal status for $250 and bronze for $150. A second event asked for higher sums.
Stormer has said Democrats have hosted such tiered donation events — for “saluting” or holding “meet and greets” with judges — for several years without complaint.
The grievance panel declined to discipline or sanction Stormer. Instead, it ordered her to pay McCarty $2,000 in legal fees.
AKRON: The University of Akron will host an election night watch party that will include six large-screen televisions to watch results, free pizza and snacks, and door prizes.
The party will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today in the Student Union grand ballrooms.
For more information, contact Lorri March at lorri@ uakron.edu or 330-972-5517.
BOSTON TWP.: New artwork by Susan Skove will be on display starting Sunday in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The show Tending My Garden will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show runs through Feb. 1 at the John F. Seiberling Gallery, 1403 W. Hines Hill Road.
Skove, a Cleveland native who attended the Cooper School of Art, specializes in “wearable art.”
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment on weekends.
RAVENNA: Willyard Elementary was placed on a lockdown about 1 p.m. Monday after two men involved in a dispute on school property tried to get inside the building, Ravenna police said.
In a news release, Capt. Dave Rarrick said the men were found in front of the school on Summit Road and were detained.
No charges have been announced, and the names of the men have not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ravenna police at 330-296-6486.
CINCINNATI: Four workers injured earlier this year when a floor collapsed at the construction site of Cincinnati’s casino filed a lawsuit Monday against the project’s builders, accusing them of neglecting safety to get the project done on time.
The lawsuit, filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, says all four of the workers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and are in financial ruin as a result of the Jan. 27 collapse at the casino, still under construction in downtown Cincinnati.
The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages for the workers.
The men and at least eight other workers were pouring concrete on the second floor of the two-story casino when structural beams collapsed and a 60-foot-by-60-foot section of floor came down, causing the men to fall at least 25 feet as liquid concrete cascaded on them.
No one was killed, but the lawsuit says some of the workers were seriously injured and still struggle today with pain from the injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.