AKRON

Teen assaulted

AKRON: A group of men and women beat a 16-year-old Akron boy in the city’s Goodyear Heights neighborhood, police said.

The boy was treated for head and facial injuries at Summa Akron City Hospital.

No suspects have been identified.

The teen was found about 11 p.m. Friday “staggering” as he walked in the street at Goodyear Boulevard and Colony Crescent, police said.

He told police several males and females attacked him. The group was last seen driving away in a white Chevrolet Impala.

Police released no other details.

Police said neighbors reported apparent gunshots being fired in the same area before the car fled.

Purse stolen

AKRON: An Akron man is wanted by police after a woman said he stole her purse during a struggle Friday night.

Darrelle Norwood, 24, has been charged with robbery. He has not been taken into custody.

A 32-year-old Tallmadge woman said Norwood confronted her outside a friend’s Safer Plaza residence about 9 p.m. Friday and demanded her car.

Norwood was at the complex visiting a friend.

When she refused, he tried to take her purse.

After dragging her through the parking lot, Norwood eventually took the purse and fled, police said.

The victim suffered injuries to her neck and face, police said.

Her car keys were in her pocket, police said.

Juveniles in the area recovered her wallet and gave it to police.

Anyone with information on Norwood’s whereabouts is asked to call Akron police detectives at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips can be sent to http://ci.akron.oh.us/ASP/tip.html.

Burglary arrests

AKRON: Two Springfield Township men are facing burglary charges after they were arrested Friday by Akron police.

Brandon Wroe, 18, and Douglas Grubb, 42, were being held in the Summit County Jail on burglary-related charges.

Police officers on patrol first spotted the suspects about midnight Friday driving a red pickup truck in the 600 block of Upper Merriman Drive.

At one point, the truck was seen leaving a residence where a back door had been forced open, police said.

Officers reported finding cash on a patio and the house ransacked.

Two invade home

AKRON: Two masked men armed with guns stormed inside an Akron home early Saturday and stole several thousand dollars in cash, police said.

Five people inside the Valdes Avenue residence were not harmed.

The two intruders were not immediately identified.

The victims told police the men, who were wearing ski masks, entered about 1 a.m. through an unlocked door.

They took about $4,500 and the keys to a 2005 silver Buick LaCrosse owned by one of the victims.

The car has not been recovered.

Suspect sought

AKRON: An Akron man is accused of forcing his way inside a West Market Street apartment and assaulting his former girlfriend for several hours.

Jerome Allen Johnson, 36, is wanted in connection with the early morning attack Sunday.

Police say he forced open a door to the woman’s home about 4:30 a.m. and kept her inside for about five hours.

During the attack, the victim was slapped and choked. She was able to free herself and pulled an alarm to alert neighbors, police said.

Johnson then fled the apartment.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

Anyone with information on Johnson’s location can call detectives at 330-375-2490.

Scouts fundraiser

AKRON: Cub Scout Pack 3210 will host a vendors’ fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the Kenmore-area group.

Products from Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Mary Kay and other sellers will be available for purchase inside Park United Methodist Church, 2308 24th St. SW.

For additional information, call 330-745-6864.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

PAC fundraiser

AKRON: The Summit County Progressive Democrats PAC will hold its annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Family Center at 610 W. Exchange St.

The event will feature Rep. Marcia Fudge and Colin Goddard, a graduate of Virginia Tech and member of the grassroots level of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Fudge will speak about gun control. Goddard, who was shot three times in the Virginia Tech shooting, will address what can be done to help bring about reasonable gun laws.

The event will offer a silent auction, food and cash bar.

Tickets to the event are $50 for an individual and $90 for a couple.

COVENTRY TOWNSHIP

Water event

COVENTRY TWP.: The Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center will host a water quality exposition Saturday.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 725 Portage Lakes Drive.

Water testing will be available to anyone who brings a water sample in a clean container.

Representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to discuss watercraft, wildlife and parks.

Larry Hunter will talk about the Portage Lakes Purple Martin grass-roots group and its efforts.

Fran Kitchen of the Akron-based Animal Baby Rescue will be there with animals.

Information will also be available on lake water testing efforts and rain barrels.

The program is being presented by the Portage Lakes Advisory Council.

For additional information, contact Kenny Gerstenslager at 330-608-1765.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Threat at school

CUYAHOGA FALLS: Cuyahoga Falls High School was once again the target of a bomb threat on Monday.

School officials in a Facebook message to parents and students said Monday’s threat appears to have come from the same “source” as one received in March.

As a precaution, the district closed the high school on Monday.

School officials say a search of the high school campus found no evidence of an “explosive device” or indications that one had been detonated.

“We hate to inconvenience everyone, however, chose to error on the side of caution, again,” the district’s message stated.

School officials say the FBI and Secret Service are now involved in the investigation.

Falls police and firefighters along with officers from other Summit County departments and agencies searched the high school.

“I would expect that once the individual is identified that the consequences will be much more severe than they may have been in the past,” said Superintendent Todd Nichols in a statement posted on Facebook.

HARRISON COUNTY

Tappan Lake low

Water levels at Tappan Lake in Harrison County are slowly rising, but remain 18 inches below normal summer levels.

This could impact recreational activities, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District said.

The main boat launch off U.S. 250 at the lake’s eastern end is open. Some boat launch areas may be closed until water levels rise. Boaters should exercise caution.

Most visitors after Memorial Day will probably not notice the low water levels, the district said.

The problem appears to be tied to less-than-normal winter rains that drain into the lake, said the district and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The low level is expected to be temporary, the two agencies said.

No water has been taken from Tappan for shale gas drilling.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Golf funds shelter

TALLMADGE: Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, will use $12,500 from the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational Tournament and its partner, Northern Ohio Golf Charities, for a new picnic shelter.

The facility will be built this summer in the Tallmadge Meadows Area of Munroe Falls Metro Park.

The park area is off North Avenue (state Route 91) in Tallmadge.

The shelter will house eight picnic tables and provide electricity.