AKRON: Two men and a woman, all from Canton, are charged with aggravated burglary following an incident about 5 p.m. Saturday in Akron.
According to an Akron police report, someone forced open a kitchen window to gain access to a house in the 800 block of Bellevue Avenue. Responding officers found a black 2005 Cadillac Escalade in the driveway with a woman in the driver’s seat and men in the front and rear passenger seats.
When officers approached the SUV, the two men tried to run from the vehicle. One was apprehended immediately, the other following a brief foot chase.
Charged are Robert C. Lightner, 41, of 21st Street Northwest; Telly R. Watson, 37, of Third Street Southwest; and Christina M. Bour, 27, of Ninth Street Northwest.
Lightner faces additional weapons charges, obstructing official business and possession of criminal tools.
Police said they recovered a loaded .45-caliber handgun in Bour’s purse and two televisions, a laptop computer and tablet computer inside the vehicle.
The suspects were booked into the Summit County Jail.
Town hall meetings
AKRON: State Rep. Zack Milkovich, D-Akron, will hold two public town hall meetings this month with discussion topics to include Issue 3, which seeks to extend Akron ward council terms from two years to four, sewer and water rates in the city, and the proposed levy for Akron Public Schools.
The first meeting will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Firestone Park Branch Library, 1486 Aster Ave.
Also invited as guests are Citizens Action PAC spokesperson Andrae Long and members of Akron City Council.
The second meeting will be 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive.
AKRON: Two Akron council members will conduct ward meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Jim Hurley, Ward 1, will host at Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave. Councilman Jeff Fusco, who is co-chairing the Akron school levy committee, and a representative of the district will discuss the levy on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Marilyn Keith, Ward 8, will host at Northwest Akron Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave. Rob Harris from the city will discuss recycling.
The Northwest Akron Block Watch will meet at 6 p.m. at the community center.
BATH TWP.: The issue of whether Bath Township should provide meeting space, help to coordinate activities and promote related activities for its seniors has once again come up at a trustees’ meeting.
Pat Hopper, from the Citizens for Bath Township group, reported to trustees on Monday that their petition effort to seek more support from the township has already garnered hundreds of supporters.
The group is circulating a petition that reads:
“We the undersigned, petition the trustees of Bath Township to support its seniors [36 % of the population] by locating/providing meeting venues and coordinating and advertising seniors’ activities. This senior program should be funded by using existing and yet to be collected inheritance taxes and any donated money.”
Voters First stop
AKRON: Voters First, the group behind Issue 2, a statewide measure that would change the redistricting process, will visit Akron today as part of a 30-city tour of Ohio.
The group will stop at the Summit County Board of Elections, 470 Grant St., at 11:30 a.m.
Voters First representatives will encourage people to vote early and will answer questions about Issue 2.
This will be Day 10 in the group’s tour of the state.
GREEN: A meeting of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, scheduled for 6:30 tonight has been canceled.
Sarah Haring, the city’s community development director, said the next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd.
STREETSBORO: A 24-year-old Columbiana woman faces charges after police said she drove on the wrong side of Interstate 480 for more than two miles early Saturday.
Police say Ashley Stewart was the only person in a 2007 black Lincoln that was going east in the westbound lanes of I-480 in Hudson and heading toward Streetsboro when officers were called about 3:17 a.m.
Two Streetsboro officers responded and began pursuit of the vehicle, reaching speeds of 80 mph, as Stewart continued into Streetsboro.
Stewart moved to the correct side of the road when I-480 turned into state Route 14, but she did not stop until police cars surrounded her vehicle near Shady Lake Drive.
She is charged with felony failure to comply and misdemeanor OVI. Police said she refused to take a blood-alcohol test.
A Summit County sheriff’s deputy who assisted said his vehicle sustained minor damage when Stewart was removed from her car and the vehicle rolled into the cruiser. No one was injured in the incident, police said.
Best of the best
AKRON: The Summit County Education Celebration was held Monday night at the University of Akron’s Quaker Station to recognize the county’s top educators.
Manchester Schools’ Michael Ankrom was named teacher of the year. The 21-year teacher at Manchester High School teaches 12th-grade government, global studies and current issues.
The Rookie of the Year Award was given to Maureen Farris, who is in her second year of teaching third and fourth grades at Woodridge Intermediate School.
Winners of the Lifetime Educator Award were Daniel McCombs, chairman of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association’s Legislative Committee, and WKDD (98.1-FM).
Classes back on
ATWATER TWP.: Classes at Waterloo schools are scheduled to resume today, following districtwide cancellation Monday because of a bomb threat.
A teenage boy faces charges.
In an email sent to district personnel and families about 11 a.m. Monday, Superintendent Andrew Hill said the threat was called in shortly after 7 a.m.
Students and adults who were on school property were evacuated or moved to the athletic stadium, some still on their morning buses. The Portage County Sheriff’s Office responded, with deputies, detectives and Sheriff David Doak arriving to investigate, Hill said.
“The search found no explosive devices on our campus and the sheriff’s department has notified me that they have been able to find the individual responsible for the threat,” Hill said.
Doak’s office said a 16-year-old Waterloo High School student was taken into custody. He has been charged with inducing panic and making false alarms.
He is being held at the Portage/Geauga Juvenile Detention Facility.
The district’s elementary, middle and high schools are connected in one large building on the campus in Atwater Township.