Ravenna

Home invasion investigated

RAVENNA: City police are investigating an early Sunday morning home invasion in which two suspects were shot during an altercation and later hospitalized.

Police responded to the incident in the 400 block of Jefferson Street at 3:51 a.m. Several adult males, at least one with a firearm, reportedly entered the residence by kicking in the door. A female and two males were inside the residence.

An altercation took place, allowing one male victim and the female to flee the residence and call police. Two of the suspects were shot and fled the scene. One male victim suffered facial injuries.

James Dokes, 18, and Edward Ramsdell, 21, both of Ravenna, were apprehended and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Two other perpetrators have not been identified and remain at large, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ravenna police at 330-296-6486.

AKRON

Kiwanis meeting Thursday

AKRON: Vincent Curry, executive director of the Fair Housing Advocates Association, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Akron at noon Thursday in the loge area of Canal Park, 300 S. Main St.

Curry has been part of the fair housing movement since 1990. He founded the Fair Housing Advocates Association (FHAA) in 1993 with the aim of combatting discrimination. He works to promote equal housing opportunities on the local, state and national levels.

Tickets are $15 at the door. For a reservation, contact Laura Brelin at 330-643-5503 or at lbrelin@uwsummit.org.

Charity benefits next month

AKRON: Project: St. Nicholas Returns Inc. will hold events throughout December to raise money for its charity.

A charity auction will take place at 9 p.m. Friday at Frankís Place, 549 W Market St.

The Charity Polar Bear is planned for Saturday, with registration at noon and the jump at 2 p.m. The jump will be at the Upper Deck, 357 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road.

Arkham Tattoo in The Valley, 1562 Akron-Peninsula Road, is selling raffle tickets through Sunday to win a $100 gift certificate towards a tattoo.

All money raised at the events will go to the charity, which helps children, families and organizations in the community during the holiday and throughout the year.

For more information about the events, call 330-715-9893 or email bogie93.jc@gmail.com. For more information on Project: St. Nicholas Returns Inc., visit PSNR.org.

NORTHEAST OHIO

Husted sets office hours

Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold regional office hours at locations across Ohio in December, including stops in Alliance and Medina.

Regional liaisons for Hustedís office will provide voter registration forms and answer questions.

The local hours will be: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St. in Alliance; and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 at the Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway St. in Medina.

TWINSBURG

Toy donations to help kids

TWINSBURG: Wild Republic, an international toy company based in Twinsburg, has teamed up with Project Night Night to put stuffed animals into the hands of kids who need them most this holiday season.

Project Night Night is based in San Francisco and provides 25,000 care packages to children entering homeless shelters across the country.

In its first week, Wild Republic raised more than $2,400 worth of stuffed animals. The local campaign will continue through Dec. 16.

For more details on how to help, visit www.wildrepublic.com/project-night-night.