Man shot in leg

AKRON: A 20-year-old man told police that he was shot during a robbery in his apartment in the 1200 block of Everton Drive.

The man said he was home about 3 p.m. Thursday when another man pulled out a gun and demanded money. The robber took the man’s cash, shot him in the leg and ran out of the apartment.

The resident described the robber as a black man between the ages of 18 and 20. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs around 190 pounds. He wore a black-and-blue varsity jacket.

The victim was taken to Akron General Medical Center for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.

Intruder escapes

AKRON: A 22-year-old woman woke up around 2 a.m. Friday morning and found an intruder inside her home in the 300 block of East Voris Street.

Police said the intruder, who wore a ski mask, punched the woman. She fought back and the intruder ran from the home.

The woman suffered scratches on her neck and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Help with survey

AKRON: The Akron Fire Department is seeking volunteers to complete a short online survey.

Having residents complete the survey is a requirement for a fire prevention and safety grant the department is seeking.

The anonymous survey takes less than five minutes to complete. It is available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HelpAkronFire.


Leadership vote

NORTON: The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to vote for its president and vice president for the year.

The newly elected president will make a few remarks following the election. No other business is scheduled.


Two girls arrested

SPRINGFIELD TWP.: Two Akron girls, ages 13 and 14, found themselves on Santa’s naughty list when they were charged with shoplifting.

The girls told Springfield Township police that they filled a shopping cart full of gifts for each other so the mother of one wouldn’t have to spend that much money on them.

Authorities say the two were being monitored by security personnel at the Walmart on South Arlington Road when they pushed the cart outside without paying Dec. 21.

A Walmart employee told police that the teens said the mother of the younger girl passed by as they were being led back into the store.

According to police, an officer called the mother, who denied being at Walmart with the girls and refused to come pick up her daughter, who had to be released into the custody of another relative.

The case has been referred to Summit County Juvenile Court. The mother of one of the girls, who authorities say drove them to Walmart, has also been charged with obstructing official business and endangering children.


Sewer bills to rise

TALLMADGE: Homeowners and businesses will see sewer rates go up next month between 10 and 25 percent.

In January, the city will pass on increases instituted by Akron and the Summit County Department of Environmental Services.

One third of Tallmadge’s sewers are treated by the county; those quarterly bills will see a 10 percent rate hike.

The other two-thirds, with sewer treated by Akron, will see a 25 percent hike.