AKRON

Suspect sought

AKRON: Police are asking for help in locating a suspect in a year-old shooting and robbery.

Akron officers, working with the U.S. Marshal Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, are looking for Shawn Anthony Johnson.

Johnson, 26, faces charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault stemming from an incident March 29, 2012.

Authorities say Johnson and another man approached a van parked in the 900 block of Wall Street in Akron and robbed the driver before shooting him. The victim survived.

Johnson’s last known address was on Wall Street. He is described as black, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490, the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED or Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. Callers will remain anonymous.

Man arrested

AKRON: Akron police are crediting a watchful neighbor for helping to thwart a burglary.

Authorities say the neighbor alerted police to a person breaking a rear window at a home in the 1900 block of Springfield Center Road about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Responding officers found a suspect, who attempted to run.

Brandon L. Elkins, 23, of East Archwood Avenue, is charged with burglary and possession of criminal tools.

Police reported recovering an Xbox 360 system, video games and DVDs in Elkins’ backpack. All had been taken from the home.

‘Roo at Zoo’ set

AKRON: The Akron Zoo will celebrate the University of Akron men’s basketball team’s success this season by having “Roo at the Zoo Day” this Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone wearing UA clothing will get half-priced admission to the zoo. Student ID cards also will be accepted for the discount.

The UA men completed their season with a Mid-American Conference Tournament championship and berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Zoo hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 per person. Children under 2 are free.

Parking is $2.

For more information, go to www.akronzoo.org or call 330- 375-2550.

BARBERTON

Ward 6 meeting

BARBERTON: Ward 6 Councilwoman Carol Frey will host a ward meeting at Calvary Wesleyan Church, 139 31st St. SW, at 6:30 p.m. April 9.

The public is invited.

Barberton Board of Education President Joe Stefan will discuss a school levy on the May ballot and answer questions about district finances.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Candidate meeting

AKRON: Julie A. Schafer, a candidate for Akron municipal judge, will host a meet-and-greet fundraiser breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. April 10 at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St.

Donation is $100.

For reservations or more information, contact Lance Reed at lance.e.reed@gmail.com or 314-440-4269, or Sandi Morgan at sjmorgan2597@gmail.com or 330-864-2003.

LAKE TOWNSHIP

Car strikes teen

LAKE TWP.: A Hartville teen is recovering from injuries suffered Tuesday night when he was hit by a car that drove off.

The State Highway Patrol reports that the 16-year-old was walking west on Smith Kramer Street Northeast in Lake Township when he was struck just before midnight. The vehicle traveled east from the scene.

The teen was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Authorities did not have a description of the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 330-433-6200.

NORTHEAST OHIO

Trout to be released

Rainbow trout will be released at five parks in the Akron-Canton area.

The bodies of water are Hinckley Lake, Hinckley Reservation, Medina County’s Hinckley Township, Monday release; Petros Lake, Stark County’s Perry Township, April 4; Silver Creek Lake, Silver Creek Metro Park, Norton, April 11; Little Turtle Pond, Firestone Metro Park, South Akron, April 13; and Lock 4 Park, Stark County’s Lawrence Township, April 27.

The fish are among 98,000 that are scheduled to be released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at 63 public parks and ponds.

PLAIN TOWNSHIP

Meetings recorded

PLAIN TWP.: Trustees voted 2-1 Tuesday to place recordings of their meetings and zoning meetings in a video library for a six-month trial period.

Trustee Al Leno voted against the proposal, citing concerns about the possibility that tapes could be altered. He also questioned whether YouTube is the proper place for township meetings.

In other business, Plain said it will work with the Stark County Health Department to clean up property at 7395 Rolling Ridge Road NE.

Neighboring residents have complained about the condition of the abandoned home, which has been declared a public nuisance.

WADSWORTH

Sprinkling planned

WADSWORTH: The city has scheduled lawn watering for June through September.

To preserve the water supply, the city has limited the amount of water each resident uses to prevent a mandatory sprinkling ban. Watering days have increased from two to three this year, said John Easton, director of public service, who established the schedule.

Watering days for even-numbered houses will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. For odd-numbered houses, watering days are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. No watering is permitted on Fridays.

Any resident who does not follow the schedule is subject to having service shut off and would be required to pay a re-establishment service fee of $40 during working hours and $125 during nonworking hours.

For more information, call 330-335-2700.

AKRON

Women’s luncheon

AKRON: U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Warrensville Heights, will speak at the Federated Democratic Women of Summit County’s annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tea/membership drive April 6. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. George’s Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township.

Attendees are asked to wear hats and gloves, though this is optional. Event will include door prizes and a silent auction. Cost is $25. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday. To make a reservation, call 330-864-8280.

NORTON

ODOT open house

NORTON: The Ohio Department of Transportation will have an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the replacement of two bridges over Interstate 76 and the relocation of Hazelwood Drive. The meeting will be at council chambers at 4060 Columbia Woods Drive. The bridges include Clark Mill and Summit roads.