twinsburg

Fatal stabbing

TWINSBURG: Twinsburg police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman on Abrams Drive early Sunday morning.

Police said they found the 46-year-old woman’s body at about 7 a.m. in a first-floor bedroom with multiple stab wounds. She was taken to the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center and died there.

Her husband, Glenn Wong, 50, was charged with aggravated murder, according to police. He was treated at the Cleveland Clinic in Twinsburg for nonlife-threatening injuries and was taken to the Summit County Jail.

He will be arraigned Monday by video at Stow Municipal Court.

Police refused to release the wife’s name until all relatives were notified.

Northeast ohio

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run and Girls on Track is beginning its next session the week of March 4 at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

The programs are designed to promote self-esteem, self-respect and healthy living through a curriculum that integrates running.

“Girls on the Run is about so much more than just running. This program really feeds and builds a child’s confidence armor,” Monica Peritt, operations director of Girls on the Run of Summit, said in a news release. “The girls learn about standing up for themselves, being empowered and being positive. You see the change in them happen so quickly. It’s amazing.”

Girls on the Run is for girls in third through fifth grade; Girls on Track is for grades six through eight.

The programs are offered through Girls on the Run of Greater Summit at locations in Summit, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Portage and Medina counties. A total of 57 teams are available this spring at locations throughout the region. For information, visit www.gotrgreatersummit.org.

AKRON

West Hill meeting

AKRON: Ward 3 Councilwoman Margo Sommerville will meet with the West Hill Neighborhood Organization’s monthly Crime and Safety and Housing Committees at 6:30 p.m. March 5.

The session will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 471 Crosby St. The group’s regular meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month and are free and open to the public.

The meeting is an opportunity for neighbors to discuss their concerns about local crime and housing activity with an Akron Police Department community policing officer.

For more details or to RSVP, visit the group’s Facebook page.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Luncheon plans

AKRON: The Carovillese Ladies Club of Akron will celebrate its 75th anniversary and 10th annual International Women’s Day luncheon at 1 p.m. March 10 at the Carovillese Club, 570 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave. in Akron.

The event will feature Carol Engler as the guest speaker.

Women of all nationalities 14 years old or older are welcome.

Ticket cost is an $18 donation per person and is nonrefundable. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 5.

For more information and tickets contact Dora Raymond at 330-688-9694 or teodoraricci@aol.com.

Game lessons

AKRON: The Akron Duplicate Bridge Clubs will offer eight free lessons in point duplicate bridge in March.

The lessons will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 3, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 at the Quirk Center, 1201 Grant Ave. in Cuyahoga Falls.

A free textbook will be given to all individuals who become active duplicate players.

To register for the eight free lessons, contact Richard Edwards at 330-923-4206.

Classes offered

AKRON: The Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Center for Loss and Hope is offering two free classes beginning March 13 at the center, 3358 Ridgewood Road in Copley.

The first class “How Rituals Help the Grieving” will be at 2 p.m. March 13.

The second class “Healing Journey Support Group” will begin March 14. It is a six-week session offered every Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The series will focus on rebuilding life after the death of a loved one and incorporating hope.

Group members will help normalize the grief experience through camaraderie with others facing similar challenges.

Both classes are open to the community.

Enrollment is limited.

To register and for more information call 330-668-4662 or 1-800-335-1455, ext. 4662.

WAYNE COUNTY

Book sale

WOOSTER: Wayne County Public Library will host its winter Book Sale Friday and Saturday at the Book Cellar.

Sales hours will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

More than 12,000 items will be for sale ranging in price from 25 cents to $1.25, with special discounts each day.

The Book Cellar is located at Larwill Street and North Market Street in Wooster.

For information, go to www.waynecountyevents.com.

State news

Prison violence

DAYTON: A new report says fights and disturbances have increased at a now privatized state prison in Northeast Ohio.

The Correctional Institutions Inspection Committee’s report documents findings from a surprise committee visit last month to the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut.

The report says the committee found a high presence of gang activity, illegal substance abuse and frequent extortion, among other problems. The report also says prison staff hesitated to use appropriate force and noted low staff morale.

The Dayton Daily News reports a Corrections Corp. of America spokesman disputes the findings. He says there have been significant security upgrades and gang activity declined since the company took over the prison last January.

Paper shrinking

CINCINNATI: The Cincinnati Enquirer is about to roll out a smaller-sized newspaper.

The Enquirer says its newly designed newspaper will debut on March 11 and be easier for readers to hold and easier to read.

The pages will be narrower and about one-third shorter than the broadsheet product. It will be delivered to readers folded in half to roughly the size of a magazine.

The Enquirer says the new format will allow for bolder headlines and fewer stories that have to be continued on other pages.

The Columbus Dispatch made a similar format change earlier this year and reached an agreement with the Enquirer to print the newspaper.

Bomb-plot case

AKRON: Court documents indicate that psychiatric tests are inconclusive on the last of five bridge bomb-plotting suspects in Northeast Ohio.

Federal prosecutors say in a court filing entered last week that they agree with the defense for Joshua Stafford of Cleveland that the results were inconclusive on his mental competence.

But the government says a hearing before a federal judge in Akron should provide evidence that Stafford is mentally fit to stand trial. No hearing date has been set.

No bomb went off and no one was hurt. The four other defendants have pleaded guilty.

The target was a highway bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Cleveland and Akron. The FBI said the device was a dud provided by an informant.