AKRON: An Akron man told police that he and an acquaintance were robbed after leaving a party around 1:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Allyn Street on Saturday.
The victims, ages 18 and 19, told investigators that they were confronted by several males and punched in the face. One victim lost a tooth and the other suffered a split lip.
One of the victims had one of the Nike shoes he was wearing taken during the altercation.
No suspects have been identified.
AKRON: Akron police say a driver for Papa John’s Pizza on East Market Street was robbed shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday.
The driver told investigators that he was robbed while delivering food in the 600 block of Morningview Avenue by two men with guns.
No suspects have been identified.
AKRON: An Akron man was robbed and assaulted around 1:30 a.m. Sunday while walking near the intersection of Frances Avenue and North Main Street.
The victim, 50, told investigators that he was punched in the face, knocked to the ground and had his pockets gone through by two men.
The victim was transported to St. Thomas Hospital for treatment of a possible broken nose.
AKRON: An Akron man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for the rape of a teenage girl.
James Winchester, 26, also was declared a Tier II sex offender for his actions in the July 17, 2011, attack.
A jury found Winchester guilty July 2 after hearing testimony about DNA links to the crime.
Town hall meeting
BARBERTON: State Rep. Zack Milkovich, D-Akron, will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Anna Y, 500 W. Hopocan Ave.
He will address issues and concerns of the residents of his House district.
CANTON: Two more people have been arrested in the gruesome death of a Canton woman found covered in burns and wailing in agony on the side of a rural road.
LaFonse Darney Dixon, 33, and Monica Jean Washington, 24, were charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson.
Their arrests come on the heels of last week’s arrest of 20-year-old Katrina Marie Culberson of Canton. She also was charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson.
On Aug. 26, a driver found 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman on a road northeast of Zanesville. She had been raped and burned and had a strap around her neck.
Candidate to speak
AKRON: The Arlington Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 Sept. 13 at the Arlington Church of the Nazarene, 1057 Triplett Blvd.
Guest speaker will be Summit County sheriff candidate Steve Barry. He will provide background on his run for the office, answer questions and share crime prevention tips.
There is no cost to attend, but attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the church’s food pantry.
Meet with Kaplan
COPLEY TWP.: Mike Kaplan will host a Meet the Candidate Night for Copley and Fairlawn residents from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Room 132 of Copley High School, 3807 Ridgewood Road.
Kaplan is the Democratic candidate in the newly formed 38th Ohio House District, which stretches along the entire western edges of Summit and Stark counties. Among the communities represented are all or parts of Bath Township, Canal Fulton, Clinton, Copley Township, Fairlawn, New Franklin, Norton and Richfield.
GREEN: Green voters will get the chance this fall to decide the fate of casino gambling and horse racing in their community.
City Council met Tuesday night and voted unanimously to place a citizen-initiated charter amendment on the November ballot that would ban such gambling.
Organizers submitted 1,191 signatures, and the Summit County Board of Elections validated 1,040. The issue needed 901 to make it to the ballot.
The issue stems from Rock Ohio Caesars expressing an interest last year in relocating the Thistledown thoroughbred track and a new slots-like video lottery facility from suburban Cleveland to property owned by the Akron-Canton Airport.
A second proposed charter change seeking to make the job of city law director an elected position was not voted on by council because there weren’t enough valid signatures to get it on the ballot.
The issue needed 901 valid signature but collected only 881.
Organizers have submitted 31 new signatures to the elections board in hopes of making up the shortfall.
MEDINA: County Treasurer John Burke will offer area residents help in recovering unclaimed funds from the State of Ohio in two sessions this month:
• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Buehler’s, 175 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Miller’s Market, 711 Wooster St., Lodi.
Man found in water
SUFFIELD: An Akron man died early Tuesday morning after falling from his boat in the Mogadore Reservoir.
Authorities believe Ralph Ludwig, 73, either drowned or suffered a medical hardship after the boating mishap, Portage County sheriff’s Lt. Gregory Johnson said.
An autopsy was being performed by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Johnson said two men fishing in the reservoir found Ludwig’s body about 7 a.m.
Family members told deputies Ludwig often would leave his home early in the morning to fish the reservoir.
The witnesses told investigators Ludwig was clinging to a life jacket and his flipped boat when they spotted him. Investigators believe Ludwig might have been in the water for several hours.
Lapse in registry
AKRON: Authorities are looking for a convicted sex offender who has failed to properly register his address.
Tyonne James Hosey was released from prison in 2006 after serving a five-year sentence for the rape of a 10-year-old girl in Summit County.
After his release, Hosey was required to register his address once a year for 10 years.
When he failed to register this year, Summit County sheriff’s deputies filed an arrest warrant in July.
Hosey’s last known address was on Castle Boulevard in Akron.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 866-4-WANTED.
PENINSULA: The Woodridge Board of Education has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday in the high school library, 4440 Quick Road.