City man shot
AKRON: Akron police are investigating a Christmas morning shooting in the 800 block of Cordova Avenue.
Officers were called around 1 a.m. Christmas Day for a reported shooting.
The officers found a 25-year-old man standing in his driveway with a gunshot wound to his arm.
The man told police he was sitting in his SUV in the driveway when an unknown man began shooting at him.
The victim was taken to Akron General Medical Center for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.
Authorities say in addition to the SUV, two nearby homes were also struck by stray bullets.
Golf club hit by fire
Firefighters from multiple departments were responding to a fire at the Barberton Brookside Country Club in Norton late Thursday evening. Early reports were that a maintenance facility at the golf club, located near the interchange of I-76 and state Route 21, was involved.
No other information was available at press time.
PAINESVILLE: State transportation officials say construction barriers that played a role in a pileup this week in Northeast Ohio were slated for removal this winter.
Bad weather had slowed reconstruction along Interstate 90.
A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation said the concrete barriers remained while workers waited to paint lane markings.
A 10-mile stretch of I-90 eastbound was closed Tuesday after dozens of vehicles collided during snow squalls east of Cleveland.
A state trooper told the newspaper that the barriers gave drivers little room to maneuver as they tried to avoid cars that had either stopped or crashed in front of them.
State transportation spokeswoman Molly Leonard says workers still plan to take the barriers down this winter.
AKRON: The Akron-Summit County Library is reducing its hours as part of its effort to reduce expenses.
The new hours will begin Jan. 6 in a measure to avoid a budget shortfall.
The hours at the Main Library in downtown Akron will be:
Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays in the summer Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Branch hours will be:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday bookmobile service will be discontinued.
COLUMBUS: An Ohio woman has claimed a prize of $1 million following the near-record Mega Millions drawing earlier this month.
The Ohio Lottery says Patricia Edwards of Troy matched all five white balls in the Dec. 17 drawing.
Had she matched the Megaball as well, the 54-year-old would have won part of the $648 million jackpot.
Her $1 million prize was one of 11 sold for the drawing, and the only one in Ohio.
Edwards bought her ticket at a Speedway in Troy, which gets a $1,000 sales bonus.
The winning numbers for the drawing were 8, 14, 17, 20 and 39, with a Mega Ball of 7.
Child killed by van
MARYSVILLE: Authorities say a 4-year-old child fell out of a van and died after he was run over by his father who was driving the vehicle.
The State Highway Patrol says troopers were called to the Union County scene at about 11 oclock Thursday morning.
Troopers say the boy, Angel Gustbabo Hernandez, was struck by the vehicle and taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Authorities say 30-year-old Natividad de Jesus Hernandez, of Columbus, initially fled the scene and later returned to the hospital.
Troopers say the boy wasnt secured in a child seat.