Teen shot in chest

AKRON: Police detectives were investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday evening in the 800 block of Kenyon Street.

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest by another 14-year-old boy about 7 p.m., police said.

The victim was listed in serious condition at Akron Children’s Hospital.

As of Friday afternoon, no charges had been filed.

Restaurant robbed

AKRON: A gunman robbed Church’s Chicken, 700 S. Arlington St., shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.

Employees reported that a man armed with a handgun entered the restaurant and demanded money. He then jumped over a counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before running away, authorities said.

The robber was described as a black male, 18 to 23 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 to 170 pounds and wearing a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and white shoes.

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

Anniversary event

AKRON: Highland Park Block Watch will celebrate its one-year anniversary at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sam Salem school, 1222 W. Waterloo Road.

Speakers from the group’s first year have been invited to return to mark the milestone.

For more information, call 330-730-2612.


Board openings

GREEN: Qualified applicants are being sought for openings at the end of December on the city’s Design Review Board and Historical Preservation Commission.

Interested applicants should apply in writing to Master Municipal Clerk Molly Kapeluck by Dec. 18.

Council President Dave France said there are specific requirements for serving on these boards. The clerk can outline them when called at 330-896-6604 during City Council office hours, he said.


Donations matched

TWINSBURG: A benefactor of Hattie Larlham has agreed to match donations made to the agency Tuesday as part of the national “Giving Tuesday” campaign.

Hattie Larlham, a registered partner of Giving Tuesday, is encouraging people to show their support for children and adults with developmental disabilities by making an online donation Tuesday at www.hattielarlham.org.

The anonymous supporter has agreed to match online donations up to a total of $15,000.


Meeting canceled

NORTON: The committee work session scheduled for the City Council on Monday has been canceled because of a lack of a quorum.

Council members Don Nicolard, Todd Bergstrom and Scott Pelot have been excused from attendance.


Clyde at town hall

RAVENNA: State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna.

Clyde will give an update on state issues and listen to citizens’ ideas, concerns and feedback.

The event is free to the public.


Joan Jett at racino

NORTHFIELD: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will perform on opening night for the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.

The racino, which includes slots-like video lottery terminals, a Hard Rock Cafe, steakhouse and buffet, opens at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18.

Jett will perform at 8 p.m. on the Hard Rock Live stage. Tickets range from $25 to $65.

Night Ranger and Huey Lewis and the News are scheduled for Dec. 27 and Jan, 24, respectively.

Tickets for all shows are on sale through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.


Free concert

WADSWORTH: A free holiday concert by the Wadsworth Community Band and Community Choir will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at O.J. Work Auditorium, 151 Main St.

Pat Santelli, former director of the Norton High School Band, will debut as director of the Wadsworth Community Band at the concert. The band will perform Holy Night, Sleigh Ride, selections from the Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites.

Choir selections, directed by Linda McNamara and accompanied on the piano by Brenda Adley, will include Do You Hear What I Hear?, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas and more.

The 50-member band and the 65-member choir will combine to perform some selections.

Refreshments will be served after the concert.


Deer kill declines

COLUMBUS: Young hunters in Ohio took fewer white-tailed deer this gun season than last year.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says young hunters checked more than 6,600 deer, compared to nearly 9,200 in 2012.

The agency says the hunters face below-average temperatures and windy conditions this year.

The youngsters could pursue deer with a legal shotgun, muzzleloader or handgun on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

They were required to have a hunting license and a deer permit. They had to wear hunter orange and be with an adult who wasn’t hunting.

Bag limits were set county by county.

Youth hunting seasons are also set aside for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl.

— Associated Press