AKRON: An Akron man is accused of biting and striking a pregnant woman during an argument last month.
Chad Green, 24, was arrested Tuesday on a domestic violence warrant and is being held in the Summit County Jail.
Green is accused of assaulting a woman who was five weeks’ pregnant, striking her and bitting her back during a quarrel Aug. 25 on East Waterford Avenue.
Police reports do not describe the relationship between Green and his accuser.
AKRON: An Akron woman is recovering from injuries she suffered when she was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver.
The 23-year-old victim is listed in serious condition at Summa Akron City Hospital, police said Wednesday.
She was injured while crossing near the 100 block of East Market Street about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The driver was operating a four-door midsize car, possibly a Ford Fusion, with tinted windows, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 330-375-2181 or the Traffic Division at 330-375-2508.
AKRON: A Kent man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in Summit County Common Pleas Court to two counts of rape, authorities said.
Edward R. Moffatt Sr., 75, of Powell Road, was sentenced by Judge Amy Corrigall Jones to consecutive 10-year terms on each count.
He pleaded guilty to the felony charges last month. As part of the plea deal, two counts of gross sexual imposition were dismissed.
AKRON: The city is offering delinquent taxpayers a break Monday through Oct. 12.
The amnesty program is for people who are late, failed to file or underreported their income. Those who don’t pay within the amnesty period will be pursued by tax collectors.
A similar program, announced earlier this year, offered amnesty to Akron businesses. The city received $250,000 and identified another $800,000 in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties.
The city is working with the Central Collection Agency in Cleveland to identify all delinquent taxpayers.
Those seeking amnesty may contact the Akron income tax division at 330-375-2290 or
For information, visiting the city’s web site, www. akronohio.gov.
GREEN: The city is expected to add members of the Design Review Board to the list of volunteer boards and commissions to be compensated for their work.
City Council learned this week that legislation to provide $1,500 annual stipends to certain groups is being amended to include the review board with the Civil Service Commission.
Already receiving stipends are members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. Not included in the amendment are the unpaid Historic Preservation Commission and Parks and Recreation Board.
The issue could come to a vote at council’s next meeting Sept. 25.
Council also may vote then on an amended general development plan for the Heritage Crossings of Green development proposed by Albrecht Inc.
The $28 million project includes an Acme Fresh Market and other stores along the east side of Massillon Road and south side of Graybill Road.
Jim Nilson, president and treasurer of Albrecht, said the goal is to break ground and begin excavation in late fall or early winter, with completion of the Acme store in the early fall of 2013.
65 jobs to stay
GREEN: City Council on Tuesday approved an economic development grant agreement with ComDoc Inc. to keep 65 jobs in the city as the firm expands.
By a 6-0 vote (Councilman-at-Large Chris Humphrey abstained because his law firm represents ComDoc), council agreed to give the firm, which pays about $3 million in income taxes annually, a reimbursement of $150,000 annually for five years.
Because of overcrowding at its Massillon Road headquarters, ComDoc will move the 65 permanent employees to a vacant building on Forest Lake Drive in Green.
Council also agreed to pay $394,000 to MG & L Properties for a vacant 1.9-acre parcel just east of the Central Administration Building on the north side of Town Park Boulevard for possible use as green space or a park.
Mayor Dick Norton suggested at council’s Aug. 28 meeting that the space could resemble Central Park in New York City.
KENT: City firefighters are investigating a fire early Wednesday at a Family & Community Services building on Gougler Avenue.
Authorities were called to the scene at 5:50 a.m. and had to close Gougler, which also is state Route 43, between West Main Street and Fairchild Avenue.
The fire was contained to the front of the building.
MEDINA: The Medina County Auditor’s Office will hold informal appeals through Oct. 12 for homeowners who wish to dispute their valuations for 2013.
To appeal, the homeowner must provide evidence, such as comparable sales, an appraisal or a sales contract.
Homeowners should send an accompanying letter explaining their situation.
Property owners may submit their information via e-mail at auditor@medina countyauditor.org, in person or by mail with attention to Joan Heller, Chief Deputy Auditor, 144 N. Broadway St., Medina, OH 44256.
CANTON: The inmate medical contract for the Stark County Jail will cost $1.5 million from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2013.
County commissioners approved the third year of a four-year contract with Correctional Health Care Group on Wednesday.
They also approved contracts for labor negotiation services at $125 an hour with the law firm of Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty.
Negotiations with building inspectors and the commissioners’ garage employees are not to cost more than $20,000.
AKRON: A 19-year-old and two 17-year-olds are charged in a theft ring that involved more than 100 incidents in southern Summit County, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday.
The thefts occurred over the past year in Green, New Franklin and Springfield and Coventry townships, police said.
The suspects are accused of breaking into cars, garages and houses, primarily to steal electronics.
Among the stolen items were iPads, iPods, GPS units, laptop computers and cameras.
Many later were found at a business in the 2900 block of South Main Street in Coventry Township for resale.
Those items have been returned to their owners.
Facing charges are Ryan Norton, 19, of New Franklin, burglary, theft and breaking and entering; a boy, 17, from Springfield Township, burglary; and a boy, 17, from Coventry, breaking and entering and theft.
Additional suspects have been identified and could face charges.
Owners of some of the recovered items have not been identified.
Victims of thefts in southern Summit County in the past year who can provide serial numbers or other identifying marks from stolen items should call Detective Joseph Storad at 330-643-8643 or Detective Jason Kline at 330-643-8656.
AKRON: Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio is seeking applicants from area high schools to serve on Summit County Juvenile Court’s High School Advisory Board.
Court staffers hold discussions with board members to get their input on a variety of matters concerning the court and its programming.
Nominations will be accepted through September.
The students should have a strong grasp of issues relevant to their school and community and those that confront today’s young adults.
A nomination form can be found at www.co.summit.oh.us/juvenilecourt.