AKRON: Akron police said they arrested a 20-year-old man Monday after he kicked a woman who is pregnant with his child in her stomach.
Devonte Davis was charged with domestic violence and criminal damage after police said he threw a brick through the windshield of her vehicle and kicked her.
The woman is seven months pregnant, according to police.
AKRON: An Akron woman is listed in critical condition after she was shot late Monday on the city’s west side.
The woman, 21, is being treated at a local hospital. No suspect has been identified.
Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said the woman was one of at least six people inside a 1997 Chevrolet van. When the vehicle reached the intersection of Madison and Garth avenues, the victim was shot once from a gun fired inside the van, he said.
At least two women inside the van accompanied the victim to the hospital, while the van’s driver fled. The van was recovered early Tuesday morning.
Edwards said the shooting is not related to a shooting death of a man that took place last week inside a home on Madison Avenue. Monday night’s shooting took place about 10 houses away from the earlier shooting that centered on a dispute among relatives.
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.
Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-2677. Tipsters may qualify for a cash reward.
Robbery on video
AKRON: Akron police have released a video showing the Feb. 3 robbery inside Little Caesars, 2321 East Ave.
The video shows the masked gunman entering the pizza shop about 11:39 p.m. He walks behind the counter and points a handgun at two workers.
The robber forces the two workers to gather money from the pizza shop’s safe, two cash registers and from their own pockets. The employees, a 46-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, were not harmed, police said.
The video was posted on the department’s Facebook page.
It also can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?feature =player_embedded&v=Vuh UYL6BnfM.
AKRON: Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, who is on a short list of people expected to run for governor next year, will be the featured guest at the Summit County Democratic Party’s 37th annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser.
The event will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Tangier restaurant, 532 W. Market St. It will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes.
Tickets range from $25 to $1,000.
For more information, call 330-434-1311.
Park levy proposed
CANTON: A City Council majority is proposing passage of a 4-mill, three-year property tax levy to support parks and two recreation centers.
Council members Mary Cirelli and Edmond Mack cast the only two votes Monday against putting the issue on the general election ballot in November .
Cirelli characterized the issue as “too much tax,” adding that a 2-mill levy would have been more palatable.
The issue would raise $2.9 million a year and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $100 a year.
In addition to supporting city parks, the money would aid the J. Babe Stearn Community Center in the southwest section of the city and the Edward L. “Peel” Coleman Community Center in the southeast section.
Money currently spent on parks would be directed to police and other safety expenses, Councilman Thomas West said.
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Two 11-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested after Cuyahoga Falls police say they tossed debris and concrete at cars near Howe Avenue.
The boys were arrested Saturday night after a car was struck by a softball-sized chunk of concrete. The driver and his son, 5, were not injured. The vehicle sustained minor damage to its hood.
Officers first received a call about 8 p.m., when motorists saw debris falling from a railroad crossing over Howe Avenue near state Route 8. Police said they found several small wooden logs and chunks of concrete in the roadway. One 50-pound block of concrete was among the debris tossed.
Officers surveyed the area and found the boys riding bicycles. The boys were questioned and police said they admitted throwing items from the bridge.
The boys are charged with misdemeanor delinquency counts of vehicular vandalism, criminal damaging and criminal trespassing.
GRANGER TWP.: Trustees approved the hiring of two new recruits to the fire and rescue department.
Angela Potter of Norton is particularly interested in fire and safety education. Dennis Russell, who soon will move from Rittman to Granger, has been a member of the Rittman department for 20 years.
The board also approved a dispatch contract with the sheriff’s office at a cost of $18,957, up about $2,000 from last year.
The cost each year is based on the number of calls in the preceding year. For 2012, the combined number of sheriff and rescue calls for Granger was 1,331.
Board OKs cuts
LAKE TWP.: By a 3-2 vote, the Lake Board of Education authorized the superintendent and treasurer to further reduce expenditures and services by $1.5 million for the 2013-2014 school year.
Reductions could include extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, transportation services, staff and other programs and services.
Board members Jon Troyer and Derrick Bailey voted no, stating the resolution was too vague on what expenditures would be reduced, and said they wanted to see exactly what cuts would be made.
The board also agreed to enter into a contract with CCG Energy Solutions Inc. to perform an Energy Conservation Retrofit Project for buildings in the district.
The board agreed to issue and sell bonds in the principal amount of $3.5 million to pay the costs of installations, modifications and remodeling of school buildings to conserve energy.
Bailey voted against the project, saying he could not approve it when the district was looking to cut $1.5 million for the upcoming school year.
LAKE TWP.: Trustees approved the purchase of a CLEAR law enforcement database system for the Uniontown Police Department at their meeting Monday evening.
The cost will be just under $1,700 annually.
Officers will use the database for background checks and to search court records.
CANTON: The Exchange Club of Canton will hold its annual Crime Prevention Breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Tozzi’s Restaurant, 4210 12th St. NW.
The group will announce the Officer of the Year for the Canton Police Department, Deputy of the Year for the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, the Community Police Officer of the Year and the Stark County Crime Prevention Citizen of the Year.
The awards program is a cooperative effort of the Canton Exchange Club, Canton police, the sheriff’s office, the county’s Chiefs of Police Association and the county prosecutor’s office. Tickets are $10.
To purchase tickets, call 330-451-7888 or send a check made payable to Canton Exchange Crime Prevention Program to: Donna Wissmar, Buckeye Protective, P.O. Box 6416, Canton, OH 44706.
STOW: Memorial bricks for the Christmas Box Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial are available for the spring placement ceremony.
Deadline to order is Friday. Cost is $100.
The replica of an angel monument, inspired by the book The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans, is at the memorial site in Silver Springs Cemetery, 5080 Stow Road. More than 500 bricks have been placed at the memorial to provide a peaceful place for grieving parents and families whose children have died to heal and remember. The spring placement ceremony will be held in May.
Brick order forms are available at the memorial, at www.christmasboxangelofhopestow ohio.com, or by calling 330-689-1089.