Intruder assault

AKRON: An Akron woman injured her hand while forcing a stranger out of her house early Sunday morning, police said.

The incident happened about 3 a.m. inside a home in the 700 block of Fess Avenue when the 38-year-old woman’s dogs started barking.

The woman, who was working on her computer, said she went to check on her pets when she saw the stranger standing in the kitchen.

The man appeared to be intoxicated and resisted when the woman rushed him and tried to push him out the side door, police said.

The woman hurt her hand while yelling, pushing and hitting the stranger.

Eventually, the man left the home without taking anything.

Police said it appears he entered through an unlocked door.

Police say the man is white and in his early 20s.

He wore blue jeans and a black coat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490.

Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS (2677) or by texting TIPSCO plus the tip to 274637.

Tipsters may qualify for a cash reward.


City address

BARBERTON: The second annual State of the City Address will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Active Adult Center, 500 W. Hopocan Ave.

Mayor William B. Judge will provide a recap of 2013 and discuss upcoming projects and goals of 2014.

Reservations are required.

For additional information or to make a reservation, send email to mmcfdden@cityof?barberton.com or call 330-848-6719.


Donation for complex

HUDSON: Home Depot has come on board in support of the new Malson Athletic Center.

The company has agreed to provide approximately $25,000 toward the purchase of construction and other materials for the facility, the school district announced.

Construction of the new building is scheduled to begin this spring on the grounds of the high school.

“We have been in talks with Home Depot since early November, and are proud to announce this partnership,” district Business Manager Derek Cluse said in a news release.

The Malson Athletic Center will contain locker rooms and a training room.

The first level will house an athletic hall of fame and an area designated to recognize project donors.

The second floor will consist of a community room that overlooks Memorial Stadium.

The athletic center is a $2 million project.

Fundraising is underway to raise a final $500,000.

The fundraising goal is critical to obtain a matching grant from Hudson residents Dick and Barbara Malson.


Polar Bear events

CHIPPEWA LAKE: The Chippewa Lake Lions Club will host its annual Polar Bear Fun Run, Walk and Jump on Saturday at Chippewa Lake.

Registration beings at 10 a.m. followed by the Fun Run and Walk at 12 p.m. and the Polar Bear Jump at 1 p.m.

For additional information, visit www.chippewa?lakelions.com.


Polish Mardi Gras

AKRON: A Polish Mardi Gras dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Polish-American Club, 472 E. Glenwood Ave., in Akron.

The dinner will include homemade Polish food and authentic music by the Wally Wallinsky Band.

Donations for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-11. Tickets include dinner.

A cash bar will be available along with games and prizes.

For tickets or additional information, call Tommy 330-699-4572 or PAC at 330-253-0496.

All proceeds will benefit the PAC building fund.