AKRON

Break-in suspects

AKRON: Akron police have released surveillance video of a break-in earlier this week inside a downtown cafe.

Police say the suspects who went inside Hatties at 209 S. Main St. early Monday may be responsible for other break-ins.

Police received a security alarm call about 3 a.m. and found the front door slightly ajar.

Detectives theorize the intruders somehow entered the building through a basement door. About $190 was missing.

The video shows a man in a gray coat and a brown hat running through the business.

A second man is seen wearing a dark hoodie and pants.

Police say the men also entered an eyeglass store and took several hundred frames.

The video is at http://goo.gl/30K66b.

Muffin sale

AKRON: Main Street Gourmet will raise money for the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank through its No Muffin Left Behind Sale.

All slightly off-spec products will be sold at the foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, for $1.25 a pound on April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, with all proceeds going to the foodbank.

Main Street Gourmet manufacturers frozen bakery products with a diverse product line that includes muffins, brownies, cookie dough, granola, bars and biscotti.

ALLIANCE

Railroad upgrade

ALLIANCE: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio this week approved a railroad crossing upgrade at Keystone Street.

Norfolk Southern Railway will install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the crossing. The work must be completed by Dec. 26. The upgrade will be paid for with federal funds.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Voyeurism reported

CUYAHOGA FALLS: A 25-year-old man is accused of secretly recording a teen as she took a shower.

Tyler B. LaFratta, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested Wednesday on charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material, pandering obscenity involving a minor, tampering with evidence, and voyeurism, all felonies.

Police received a report Feb. 17 from the mother of a 16-year-old girl who said her daughter saw an iPhone tucked into a pile of clothes on the bathroom floor when she exited the shower.

During the investigation, LaFratta turned over the iPhone to police. Officers initially did not find the video on the phone, police said.

The case was turned over to the detective bureau.

Detective Brett Reynolds obtained a search warrant for the phone so that a forensic examination could be completed.

The examination did produce evidence of the crime, Reynolds said.

MEDINA

Guilty verdict

MEDINA: Radio sports talker Tony Rizzo was found guilty Thursday of disorderly conduct stemming from his arrest following a domestic dispute with his wife late last year.

Rizzo, 52, of Medina, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge during an appearance in Medina Municipal Court.

He will be sentenced later after his case is reviewed by probation officials.

Rizzo is the host of The Really Big Show on WKNR radio, and hosts The Rizzo Show, which airs each Sunday on WJW.

He was originally arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence in December after his wife called 911 and told the dispatcher, My husband is hurting me, and hes very irate and Im really scared.

When asked if her husband was drunk, Rizzos wife reportedly said, Yes, weve been drinking.

MOGADORE

Spaghetti dinner

MOGADORE: The Mogadore Schools Alumni Foundation will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. on April 5 at the high school, 130 S. Cleveland Ave.

Dinner is $7, $3 for children aged 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger.

Carryout is available.

STARK COUNTY

Hall nominations

The Stark State College Alumni Advisory Council is seeking nominations for the 2014 Stark State Alumni Hall of Fame.

Candidates must have an associate degree from Stark State and are selected based on their professional and personal achievements and service to the community.

Nomination forms may be completed online at www.starkstate.edu/alumni/HOFnominations.

The deadline to submit nominations is April 4.

Induction will be held at spring commencement ceremonies on May 18.

For more information, call 330-996-5459, ext. 4425 or email bgriffith@starkstate.edu.

Summit County

Death investigated

AKRON: The Summit County Medical Examiners Office and Milton Township police are investigating the death of a man at the Green Acres Lake Park Resort in Mahoning County.

Jon Blystone of Youngs-town was painting a bathroom at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday and had a space heater inside for warmth, authorities said.

He was seen leaving the bathroom while it was on fire. He was taken to Akron Childrens Hospital where he died at 4:26 a.m. Thursday.

An autopsy is planned.

Swim passes

AKRON: Discounted season swimming passes from Summit County Metro Parks are on sale through May 23. The passes are good at Munroe Falls Metro Park on South River Road in Munroe Falls and Silver Creek Metro Park on Hametown Road in Norton.

The passes are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at park offices, 975 Treaty Line Road.

They can also be purchased at www.summitmetroparks.org beginning April 1. Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted.

The passes will also be available at the two parks from noon to 3 p.m. on weekends May 3 through May 18 and daily through the swim season.

Cash or checks only.

The parks will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 24 through Aug. 17.

The discounted passes cost $25 for ages 13-64 and $10 for those 65 and older and youngsters 2 to 12 years old.

For people who live outside Summit County, the swimming passes are $30 for adults and teens, and $15 for seniors and children.

Season passes are an additional $5 after May 23.

Photo contest

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Summit Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting entries in its annual clean-water photography contest.

This years theme is Keeping Your Yard Green and Our Waters Clean in Lake Erie, the Ohio River and Beyond.

The contest is free and open to anyone who lives or owns land in Summit County.

Individuals may submit up to three photographs.

Rules and entry forms are available at www.summitswcd.org. The deadline for entries is Sept. 1.

The winner will receive a cash prize. The winning photo might be displayed on a billboard.

Photos should be submitted at the district offices, 2525 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223.

For more information, call 330-929-2871 or email staff@summitswcd.org.

ZOAR

Village tours

ZOAR: Historic Zoar Village is accepting reservations for its Beyond the Fences of Zoar garden tour, luncheon and symposium on June 21.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Space for the noon luncheon is limited, and early reservations are highly recommended.

The event includes tours of 10 private and three public gardens in Zoar off state Route 212 in northern Tuscarawas County.

Tickets are $32 a person with the luncheon and $15 a person without the lunch.

Reservations may be made by calling 330-874-2646 or 800-262-6195. You can also go to www.historiczoarvillage.com.