AKRON

Body discovered

AKRON: A 69-year-old Canton man was found dead at a residence in the 900 block of Minota Avenue on Saturday night in Akron.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s office said the victim died of blunt force trauma injuries.

The name of the victim was not released pending positive identification and family notification, according to Akron police.

The medical examiner reported that Akron police responded to a call concerning an altercation at the address and found the man.

He was pronounced dead at 10:56 p.m. Saturday.

No other information was available.

Voter rights

AKRON: A rally to kick off the local effort to collect signatures for the Ohio Voter Bill of Rights will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Second Baptist Church, 690 S. Main St. in Akron.

State Rep. Alicia Reece, president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, will speak during the event. Reece, D-Cincinnati, has been pushing for the constitutional amendment that would make voting a fundamental right and set in stone a 35-day early voting period and the current identification standards for voting, and permit online voter registration.

The goal of those pushing for the amendment is to gather 20,000 signatures in Summit County and 400,000 statewide by July 2 to get the issue on the Nov. 4 ballot.

SUffield Twp.

Canopy collapses

SUFFIELD TWP.: No one was hurt Saturday afternoon when the aluminum canopy over the gas pumps at a Marathon gas station and convenience store at 1435 State Route 43 in Suffield Township fell over.

Kristen Keller, 20, a clerk and the daughter of the owner of the station, Brian Keller, said it happened around 2 p.m.

She said she thought the canopy was blown over by the wind.

“We heard a loud thud,” she said, and initially thought perhaps a car had backed into something at the station.

She said she suspects the station will need to get a new canopy to replace the one that fell.

The Suffield Township Fire Department responded to the incident.

SUGar creek twp.

Bicyclist injured

SUGAR CREEK TWP.: A 12-year-old Brewster boy was seriously injured when his bicycle was hit by a car about noon Sunday at the intersection of state Route 212 and Bee Place Southeast in Sugar Creek Township.

Brock Hukill was riding his bike south on Bee Place Southeast when he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection and was struck by a red 2008 Ford F-250 traveling east on state Route 212, according to a news release from the State Highway Patrol’s Canton post.

The boy was transported to Affinity Medical Center in Massillon and then transferred by medical helicopter to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was receiving care Sunday night in the pediatric intensive care unit.

The driver of the truck didn’t receive any injuries.

The cash remains under investigation by the State Highway Patrol.

Cuyahoga Falls

Public office hours

CUYAHOGA FALLS: Summit County Council member John Schmidt of District 2 will host public office hours from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St.

Schmidt will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents.

District 2 includes most of the city of Cuyahoga Falls, the city of Munroe Falls, and portions of Akron including East Akron, Goodyear Heights and North Hill.

PORTAGE COUNTY

Town hall meeting

DEERFIELD TWP.: State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, will host a town hall discussion at the Deerfield Township Hall at 6 tonight..

Clyde will give an update on important issues and her work in central and southern Portage County and listen to citizens’ ideas, questions and concerns

The meeting is open to the public.