AKRON

Man, 19, shot in stomach

AKRON: A 19-year-old man is in serious condition after he was shot in the abdomen while sitting in his car early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. in the 800 block of Boulevard Street. The man reported he pulled into his grandmother’s driveway and was approached by two men who opened fire before fleeing on foot.

He was taken to Akron General Medical Center.

Police are investigating.

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

Woman shot in robbery

AKRON: A 45-year-old woman is in serious condition after she was attacked and shot for refusing to give her purse to a robber.

The woman was attacked just after 10 p.m. Monday in her driveway in the 1000 block of Juneau Avenue. A man, armed with a handgun, approached and demanded her purse as she walked to her house.

The man hit the woman in the face after she refused to give up her belongings, police reported. She attempted to run away and was shot in the buttocks. The shooter then fled.

The man is described as a black man between 17 and 20 years old. He is described as 5-foot-6 and 135 pounds, wearing black clothing.

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

Robbers steal man’s car

AKRON: A 38-year-old man reported his car was stolen Monday evening while he attempted to deliver food to his girlfriend.

Shortly after 7 p.m., the man went to his girlfriend’s house in the 900 block of Austin Avenue and was confronted in the driveway by two men, who revealed handguns and demanded that he get on the ground. The man refused, and the men knocked the food from his hands and held a gun to the back of his head as they forced him into the house.

The two attackers stole the man’s 2015 Nissan Rogue. The man’s iPhone was inside the car and was discovered in a sewer drain about a half-mile northeast at Bertha Avenue and Hunt Street. The phone was found by using the Find Your iPhone application, which tracks iPhones using GPS data.

The car was recovered Tuesday in Canton, police said. No arrests have been made.

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

Acquaintances rob man

AKRON: A 22-year-old man was robbed of $1,200 about 2:30 p.m. Sunday after he picked up two acquaintances from a convenience store.

The man told police he picked up the pair, whom he knows as Justice and Shay, from a store at North Hawkins Avenue and Thurmont Street. He drove them to an apartment in the 1700 block of Dominion Drive, where Justice pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

The man turned over the cash, his iPhone and car keys. The pair then exited the car, he said, and walked southeast from Dominion Drive.

Justice is described as a black man between 25 and 35 years old. He is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 with a moustache, and he wore black overalls and a winter hat with the letter “C” on the front.

Shay is described as a black woman between 20 and 30 years old. She is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 with long, curly black hair. She wore light-colored jeans and a black jacket with gold-colored print.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490.

Police seek car shooter

AKRON: A 22-year-old man’s car was shot Friday evening after he refused to turn over his belongings to a robber in a Hammel Street parking lot.

The victim said he was approached about 5:30 p.m. by a man in a jogging suit who pulled a gun and demanded his property.

The victim refused and attempted to drive away, and the would-be robber fired a shot at the victim’s vehicle, according to reports.

The victim, who was not injured, reported the shooter was a black man with a goatee, 20 to 24 years old. He was about 5-foot-9, 160 pounds and drove a burgundy Jeep Liberty with tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490.

CANTON

Police dog to begin training

CANTON: Tuko, a new K-9 officer, will begin 14 weeks of police training Feb. 1.

Tuko was chosen by officer Ryan Davis, the Canton Police Department reported.

The dog was provided by Texas-based K9s4Cops, a nonprofit group.

Tuko will replace Jethro, the Canton police dog who died Jan. 10 after being shot three times while investigating a break-in with Davis.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY

Valentine’s Day event

PENINSULA: The Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy is holding a Valentine’s Day program with craft cocktails and chocolate.

The program will be 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main St. (state Route 303).

It will be directed by mixologist Lorilei Bailey from the Cleveland area.

Participants will sample three craft cocktails, paired with desserts.

The fee is $40 a person. Participants must be 21 or older.

Advance sign up is required. Call Julie Gabelman at 330-657-2542 or visit www.cvcountryside.org.

LAKE TOWNSHIP

Trustees buy recorder

LAKE TWP.: Trustees approved the purchase of a new audio recording system for township hall at their meeting Monday evening. The digital audio recording system will be purchased from Norlson Inc. at a cost of $957 and will replace the cassette recorder currently in use.

They also voted to purchase 50 straight plow guards from Winter Equipment in the amount of $6,460 for the township road department.

Trustees will advertise for bids for a new 2016 heavy duty tandem axle chassis for a road department truck that has a cracked frame. Bids will be opened at their meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

They also renewed a contract agreement with Wells Quality Excavating for work at the township cemeteries.

Trustees and department heads will attend the Ohio Township Association Winter Conference in Columbus from Wednesday to Friday.

NEOMED

Funds to improve facilities

ROOTSTOWN: Northeast Ohio Medical University will receive $230,000 from the state to put toward improving campus facilities, state Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, announced.

Funding will waterproof and insulate older roofs on campus, some of which have begun to leak. It will also replace doors that have started to decompose to improve energy efficiency.

“Weatherproofing our buildings by improving insulation and repairing decades-old rooftop damage will allow NEOMED’s facilities to last well into the future,” Clyde said.