AKRON: Two brothers, ages 9 and 13, were arrested on attempted robbery charges after pulling out a BB gun and twice trying to rob a man, police said.
The East Avenue boys are being held in the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.
A 56-year-old man shoveling his driveway on Ruth Avenue told police the boys confronted him the first time about 1:40 p.m. Thursday. One boy pulled what appeared to be a handgun from his waistband and demanded money.
The man ignored the boys and they left, police said.
About 90 minutes later, the brothers returned and made the same demand. This time, the victim followed the boys in his vehicle and called police.
The boys later were stopped near Mallison Avenue and Vernon Odom Boulevard and arrested.
Police said the BB gun looked like a real handgun and included a magazine-type clip to hold ammunition.
Assault via sex
AKRON: A Summit County Common Pleas Court jury on Friday found a 48-year-old Lima woman guilty of having sex with men without telling them she is HIV positive.
Kelly Bean was convicted of two counts of felonious assault.
Visiting Judge Robert Brown will sentence Bean on March 11.
City hall fire
MEDINA: An electrical problem in an exit sign sparked a small fire and forced the evacuation of Medina City Hall on Friday morning.
The 10 a.m. fire in the building’s basement was quickly extinguished by city workers.
No one was injured and the damage was considered minor, officials said.
Medina firefighters had to use fans to remove smoke from the building.
MEDINA: The Medina County Branch of the American Association of University Women and partnering area service organizations will host the 14th Sister-to-Sister Conference from noon to 4:30 p.m. March. 10 at Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington St.
The conference is a forum for girls ages 11-14.
This year’s theme is “Building Your Best Future.”
Refreshments will be provided.
A parent-to-parent session will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Registrations will be accepted through Feb. 25.
Forms are available at participating agencies, including Medina County libraries, Medina Hospital, Cornerstone Wellness Services and Ohio State University Extension Office.
Information also is available online on the Sister-to-Sister website, http://medinacounty-oh.aauw.net/sister-to-sister/.
Route 21 closing
NAVARRE: State Route 21 between U.S. Route 62 and Lawndell Road will be closed for 240 days starting Monday for a bridge replacement over the Tuscarawas River, the Ohio Department of Transportation said.
The posted detour will involve Route 62 and U.S. Route 250.
The work is part of a $4 million project to resurface Route 21 from the Tuscarawas County line to Route 62 and to replace the bridge.
The project is scheduled to be completed by late October.
Meth raid at motel
SPRINGFIELD TWP.: Five people were arrested and a 4-year-old child was evaluated by doctors after Springfield Township police raided a motel room and uncovered a methamphetamine lab.
The child was examined at Akron Children’s Hospital, then handed over to Summit County Children Services, police said Friday.
Springfield police found the child with the adults inside a Red Roof Inn motel room Thursday.
Officers went to the motel after receiving a tip from Akron police asserting that meth was being produced in the room, police said.
Police arrested Akron residents Yvette Ray, 39; Justin Delaney, 32; Jeffrey Guilliams, 40; Edward Hervet, 39; and Barberton resident Stacy Hervet, 39.
The five are charged with felony meth-related charges, police said. Additional charges are being considered. They were being held in the Summit County Jail.
CANTON: Interstate 77 under Deuber Street will face various lane restrictions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday because of bridge repairs, the Ohio Department of Transportation said.
The work is part of a $14 million project to resurface I-77 from state Route 800 to the Tuscarawas County line.