AKRON

3-year-old boy shot

AKRON: An ongoing feud spilled over into a shooting on Interstate 77 that left a 3-year-old injured, police said Monday.

The boy was being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at Akron Children’s Hospital.

The shooter has not been found.

Police say the child was riding inside a vehicle with his grandmother, 47, and a girl, 8, about 11 p.m. Friday when four gunshots rang out near the East Avenue exit of northbound I-77, police said.

Both children were in the backseat when the shots were fired. When the boy started to cry, the grandmother pulled her vehicle off the highway and saw blood coming from his right leg.

Police said the shooting “appears to stem from an ongoing feud.” They did not elaborate.

The shooter was inside a four-door, tan- or cream-colored Ford Taurus or Toyota Camry.

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.

Meeting canceled

AKRON: Rich Swirsky, the Ward 1 councilman, has canceled a ward meeting planned for Wednesday evening, citing the expected inclement weather.

Swirsky said he will reschedule at a later date.

MEDINA COUNTY

Department closed

MEDINA: The Medina County Health Department will be closed from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday to allow staff to attend professional training.

Regular office hours will resume at 11.

For more information, call 330-723-9688 or toll-free at 1-888-723-9688 or go to www.medinahealth.org.

Workshop plans

SHARON TWP.: The Medina County Park District is hosting a “Growing Up Wild: Exploring Nature with Young Children” workshop Saturday.

The workshop, for educators and child-care providers, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road.

The workshop, for ages 16 to adult, is free but advance sign-up is required.

For more information, call 330-722-9364.

NORTHEAST OHIO

Cold cancels meeting

NORTON: The Barberton, Norton, Wadsworth Peace Group has canceled its meeting scheduled for tonight because of the severe cold weather.

Guest speaker Jeff Wilhite, CEO of Family Promise, will be rescheduled.

OUT-OF-STATE NEWS

Murder charge

ORLAND PARK, ILL.: Relatives of a 20-year-old Akron woman charged in the stabbing death of a suburban Chicago teacher say she acted in self-defense.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Alisha Walker was arrested in a hotel in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Friday and was being held in the county jail there on a first-degree murder warrant issued by a Cook County judge.

It was immediately unclear if Walker had an attorney. A listed phone number was disconnected.

Walker’s mother, Sherri Chatman, told the newspaper that her daughter told her she acted in self-defense.

Police found 61-year-old Al Filan dead on the floor of his Orland Park home Tuesday. An autopsy determined Filan died of multiple stab wounds.

Filan taught business at Brother Rice High School.

— Associated Press