AKRON: A 48-year-old woman told Akron police that a man approached her in front of her apartment on Monday, grabbed her hand and attempted to walk her back to his car.
“She broke free and ran to her brother’s apartment,” said Akron police Capt. Daniel Zampelli. The incident occurred about 10:50 a.m. outside the apartment complex at 100 block of Westgay Drive in the Wallhaven neighborhood. Police are investigating.
Shots hit house
AKRON: A 53-year-old Goodyear Heights woman reported hearing gunshots about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Akron police.
“Our officers found five bullet holes on the east side of the home,” Zampelli said. “The victim does not have any idea why somebody would target her house.” The shooting occurred in the 1700 block of Nanaula Circle.
ALLIANCE: Mount Union University will host the Northeast Urban and Community Forestry Conference on Aug. 10.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Topics include dealing with the death of ash trees from the emerald ash borer, minimizing storm damage and best management practices for pruning urban trees.
A campus tree tour will also be offered. The fee is $22. The registration deadline is Aug. 8. To register, contact Karen Santee at 330-823-7487.
BATH TWP.: The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Sept. 8.
At 5 p.m., guests will ride trains from Akron’s Northside Station or the Rockside Station in Independence to Hale Farm and Village. A visiting steam locomotive will pull the train from Independence.
Entertainment there will include the St. Ignatius Jugglers and Magicians, the Hermit Club Trio, the River City Jazz Band and the Soul Men.
There will be five food stations and open bars, private showings of exhibits and a live auction. Guests will be returned via train to Akron or Independence at 9 p.m..
Tickets are $95 a person and are available at www.cvsr.com.
Clean fuel day
CLEVELAND: The Earth Day Coalition’s Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition is holding a clean fuel rally and bike expo on Aug. 21.
The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Whiskey Island just west of where the Cuyahoga River empties into Lake Erie.
The event will showcase alternative fuel vehicles and advanced vehicle technologies. For more information, call 216-281-6468 or check out www.earthdaycoalition.org.
HARTVILLE: Mayor Richard Currie will select someone to fill the Village Council vacancy created when Thomas Hough resigned June 28.
Four of the five remaining council members decided Monday to leave the decision to the mayor. Councilman Robert Blythe did not attend the special meeting.
Monday was the last day under state law for the council to choose a replacement.
Council members Edsel Tucker and James Sullivan said they did not want to pick anyone because no one had interviewed the applicants.
Currie is expected to interview both individuals who are seeking the appointment: Peggy A. Aston and Wayne H. Watkins. He is also planning to contact a third person who expressed interest.
KENT: A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he would be “shooting up” the campus has been suspended.
Nineteen-year-old William Koberna was arrested Sunday in Brunswick, and has been charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing.
A Portage County judge has instructed Koberna to stay away from the school and President Lester Lefton.
The university said Tuesday Koberna would be on an interim suspension, meaning the suspension status could change pending criminal charges.
University officials found the profanity-laced July 25 tweet, which included a threat that he planned to be “shooting up” the school.
LAFAYETTE TWP.: The cleanup is complete at Buckeye Woods Park where several hundred fish died because of insufficient oxygen levels in water.
The problem was discovered late Friday and the cleanup on the three-acre pond was largely completed on Monday, said Tom James, director of the Medina County Park District.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife investigated, but the fish kill appears to be a natural phenomena from insufficient oxygen, he said.
It is a problem that occurs frequently in hot, dry summers with low water, high weed growth and no water draining into the pond, he said.
MEDINA: Medina Municipal Court will offer a Keeping Us Safe program for drivers over 60 who are cited for a minor misdemeanor traffic offense that involved a crash.
The program, run by Matt Gurwell, a former lieutenant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, is designed to help older drivers and their family deal with the issues and challenges they face as drivers.
For drivers over 60, once the court received the traffic ticket, it will send a letter to the offender with information about the program. Drivers may attend the program alone or with family members.
If found guilty of any minor misdemeanor involving a crash. Once the offender has paid the fine and court costs, if the driver chooses to complete the program the court will send the driver a check for a refund of their fine.
There is no cost to the drivers or their families for attending the program.
The class will be offered in early December.
Health fair planned
AKRON: The Akron Institute of Herzing University will host a Health Fair and Open House from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 25.
Activities will include blood pressure and vital signs, body mass index checks, dental care instructions and interactive lab stations.
The campus will be open to the community with faculty, staff and students on hand to assist with tours. The campus is at 1600 S. Arlington St., Suite 100.
GREEN: The Summit-Akron Solid Waste Management Authority is holding a paper-shredding event Aug. 11.
Hours are 9 a.m. to noon at the city of Green’s Central Administration Building, 1755 Townpark Blvd. The event is open to all Summit County residents and businesses.
There is a limit of 10 file boxes or shopping bags per vehicle. Larger bags will not be accepted. All shredded documents will be recycled into tissue paper or paperboard. The event is free. For more information, call 330-374-0383 or check out www.saswma.org.