AKRON: A 15-minute police chase Monday through West Akron and North Hill led police to a man wanted in connection with a shooting at a used car lot.
Garland V. Phelps Jr., 35, of Orlando Avenue, was charged with possession of Oxycodone, trafficking in Oxycodone, willful flee and two counts of attempted felonious assault on a police officer after officers finally stopped him.
Police say Phelps tried to ram a police cruiser at West York Street and Dayton Street. Officers recovered Oxycodone pills and more than $5,000 in the car.
After the chase, officers searched a home on Maxen Drive where the chase started and ended.
Jeremiah Rowe, 29, of Maxen Drive, who had a felony warrant for a November shooting, and Jimmelle A. Moore, 39, of 21st Street in Canton, were both arrested at the home.
Investigators say they recovered 56 grams of heroin, more than 50 grams of marijuana and a loaded handgun.
Rowe had been wanted by police on charges of discharging a firearm, weapons under disability and aggravated menacing for a Nov. 24 incident at Premier Auto Sales, 1155 S. Arlington St.
Rowe was accused of driving onto the car lot and firing shots at the building over a dispute with the business. He is also charged with weapons under disability, trafficking in drugs, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools.
Moore was charged with possession of marijuana and occupying a drug premise.
All three men are in the Summit County Jail.
Doctor to speak
AKRON: Steven Jewell, vice president and chief medical officer of Child Guidance and Family Solutions, will speak at the Community Welfare Forum luncheon at noon Feb. 20 at First Congregational Church, 292 E. Market St.
Jewell will discuss First Program: First Episode of a Psychotic Disorder.
Cost is $7.50 paid at the door in cash or a check made out to Community Welfare Forum.
RSVP by 2:30 p.m. Thursday to Chris Donatelli at cdonatelli@ all4youth.org or 330-864-1359.
Book sale planned
FAIRLAWN: Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Library will host a “mini” book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the branch, 3101 Smith Road, across from Summit Mall.
Items from travel to self-help to biographies and many other genres will be available.
Proceeds help support the library. For more information, call 330-666-4888.
School open house
BRIMFIELD: The Falcon Academy of Creative Arts will host an open house for prospective students at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the school gym.
A presentation will be followed by classroom visits with staff and students.
Next year, the Falcon Academy, at 1473 Saxe Road, will accept third- through seventh-graders. Students can come from within the Field district, and from neighboring districts as space allows.
For more information, go to www.falconacademy.org or call 330-673-4514.
NORTON: Monday night’s regular City Council meeting was canceled because of a lack of a quorum.
The meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 19.
RAVENNA: Two Portage County sheriff’s detectives were injured while trying to arrest a burglary suspect, authorities said.
One detective was treated at an area hospital for unspecified injuries. A second detective was injured but did not require treatment.
Sheriff David Doak said the detectives were injured while arresting Brian Cieszykowski, 30, in connection with three Winchell Road burglaries that took place last week in Mantua Township.
Also arrested on burglary charges was Angie Wyatt, 29, who lived with Cieszykowski in Cleveland.
Cieszykowski was arrested over the weekend at his mother’s home in Troy Township in Geauga County. He is being held in the Portage County Jail on charges of burglary, resisting arrest and assault of a law enforcement officer.
Wyatt is charged with complicity.
Additional charges are possible once the case is heard by a county grand jury, Doak said.
COLUMBUS: Ohioans interested in seeing the governor’s State of the State speech next week can try for a limited number of tickets through an online lottery.
Gov. John Kasich said Monday that potential attendees to his Feb. 19 speech in Lima can register for the lottery until 6 p.m. Thursday. The winners will be notified by noon Friday.
Kasich again plans to deliver the annual policy address outside the Statehouse. He took last year’s speech to an elementary school in Steubenville in eastern Ohio.
The Republican governor says the idea is to make government more accessible to the people.
— Associated Press
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Five native-plant kits including for rain gardens and hummingbird-butterfly gardens are available again this year from the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District.
Each kit contains 38 native potted plants representing 10 to 12 varieties. The cost is $100.
Orders will be accepted through March 29.
A check or money order must accompany the order. Credit cards are not accepted and cash should not be mailed.
The kits will be shipped starting in early May.
The district is also offering rain barrels for $80. An additional linking barrel for more water storage is $50.
Orders placed by March 29 will be delivered on April 12. Later orders will also be accepted.
For more information, call 330-929-2871, ext. 16.
AKRON: A Psychic Social: History and Haunts of Akron will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday at the Akron Civic Theatre.
The program is presented by the Summit County Historical Society of Akron in collaboration with the Akron Civic Theatre and psychic medium and angel reader Laura Lyn.
Lyn will talk about the history of spirit communication and demonstrate the possibilities of spirit communication by giving several types of readings.
Available during the event will be four psychic stations in the Grand Lobby that will give participants five-minute readings for $5 and mini ghost tours that will be given every 15 minutes.
Ghost Hunting Team SIGHT of Ohio Paranormal will also have presentation stations set up for psychic and paranormal investigations.
General admission tickets are $35 and are on sale now at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office by calling 330-253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com or TicketMaster at 800-745-3000.