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Bicyclist stabs man

AKRON: An Akron man who was stabbed multiple times early Sunday managed to walk across East Market Street before succumbing to his injuries outside of Summa Akron City Hospital, police said.

Anthony Hargrove, 30, was found on a bench outside the hospital about 1 a.m. He was taken inside and pronounced dead, police Lt. Rick Edwards said.

An autopsy shows Hargrove died from a stab wound to the torso.

A suspect in the stabbing fled from the area near 56 S. Adams St. on a bicycle and has not been apprehended.

A neighbor saw the two men fighting near the parking lot of a CVS drugstore located across the street from the hospital.

The suspect fled toward East Buchtel Avenue following the stabbing. Police describe him as a black male in his 20s with a beard and moustache.

The suspect wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left at http://akronohio.gov/asp/tip.html.

Fatal fight

AKRON: An Akron man died after he was stabbed in the chest during a quarrel with a woman, police said.

Brian K. Knight, 39, was found unresponsive Friday night inside a home in the 600 block of Victoria Avenue. An autopsy performed over the weekend determined he died of a chest wound.

No arrests have been made.

A 47-year-old woman was inside the home with Knight and called 911 about 11 p.m. Police reports show the woman appeared to have been “beaten badly,” and detectives are investigating what led to the altercation and stabbing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left at http://akronohio.gov/asp/tip.html.

Prison sentence

AKRON: An Akron man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison after a Summit County jury convicted him for his role in the armed robbery of a hospital employee in an Akron General Medical Center parking lot.

Rayonte L. Jones, who turns 25 today, was given five years for the aggravated robbery conviction, plus an additional three years for using a gun in the crime.

The jury also found him guilty of receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card. He was acquitted of two counts of robbery.

On Jan. 3, police said the victim, a 61-year-old man, was robbed at gunpoint of his wallet, credit cards and cash.

Jones was the driver of the getaway car.

Co-defendent William Weems, 20, of West Thornton Street in Akron, was sentenced last week to eight years in prison for the holdup.

Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones handled both cases.

Ward meetings

AKRON: Two Akron council members will hold ward meetings in the next week.

Bruce Kilby, the Ward 2 councilman, will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Forest Hill Community Learning Center, 850 Damon St. Darryl Kleinhenz of the Planning Department will discuss the city’s new Lot for A Little program, which makes it easier for property owners to buy vacant lots beside their properties. An Akron police officer with the COPS unit will attend.

Russel Neal Jr., the Ward 4 councilman, will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St.

Abraham Wescott of the Planning Department will discuss the Lot for a Little program. John Valle, the director of the Neighborhood Assistance Department, will discuss the newly formed department.

AKRON SCHOOLS

School closed

AKRON: Akron’s North High School was closed Tuesday after a water main break and power outage.

School officials sent students home at 9:30 a.m. while crews made repairs.

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Vaccines available

BARBERTON: The Summit County Health District is sponsoring a rabies vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Barberton Utility Garage, 175 Water St. SW. The entrance is at the Summit County Trail Head Park on Snyder Avenue near the railroad tracks.

Pets can receive either a one- or three-year rabies vaccine for $6.

Other vaccines and services that will be available: For cats; annual booster, adult shot (over 5 years of age, good for three years), kitten shot with wormer, feline leukemia shot for outdoor cats only. For dogs; annual booster, adult shot, (over 5 years of age, good for three years), bordetella, puppy shot with wormer, microchip, heart worm test.

All pets must be caged or on a leash. Only cash or checks will be accepted for payment.

Call 330-926-5600 for more information.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Sheen in Akron

AKRON: Actor Martin Sheen will stump for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown at an event Thursday afternoon in Akron.

The event will begin at 3:45 p.m. at Tri-County Regional Labor Council, 720 Wolf Ledges Parkway, Suite 207.

Brown, a Democrat, faces tough competition this year from Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in a race that has already gotten nasty and is expected to see millions in spending from both sides.

Sheen may best be known as President Josiah Barlet in the television show West Wing. He also was Chief of Staff in the American President (Michael Douglas was the president) and starred as John F. Kennedy in the miniseries Kennedy, according to the Internet Movie Database, (www.IMDb.com).

Those who plan to attend the Brown/Sheen event are asked to RSVP by calling 614-427-3875 or sending an email to martin@sherrodbrown.com.

LITCHFIELD TOWNSHIP

Fracking talk

LITCHFIELD TWP.: Hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — will be the subject of a program at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The program will be held at the Litchfield Assembly of God, 9082 Norwalk Road (state Route 18).

Speakers include Joe Logan of the Ohio Environmental Council and former Pittsburgh City Councilman Doug Shields.

For more information, call 440-989-7860.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Klett races

The annual Jim Klett Memorial Races will be held June 9 at the Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula.

The event will include four races ranging in distance from 1,200 meters to 1˝ miles for the kids races to 5K and 10K races for adults.

Race registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by the kids races at 8:05 a.m.

The 10K race begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K follows at 9:05 a.m.

Registration is free for the kids races. It is $25 in advance and $30 on race day for adults.

Advanced registration must be postmarked by May 31.

Entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Online registration is available until June 7 at www.active.com.

Proceeds from the races will be used to purchase backpacks and other school supplies for children served by Summit County Children Services.

For more information visit, www.summitathletic.com or call 330-603-5747 or email info@summitathletic.com.

Elections panel

COLUMBUS: The Ohio Supreme Court’s disciplinary board has recommended a sanction of Akron Municipal Court Judge Kathryn Michael in connection with a complaint that she accepted a $25,000 campaign contribution from her ex-husband and used improper wording on her campaign material for a seat on the Summit County Common Pleas Court.

A five-judge panel has been appointed to review the recommendation, high court officials announced Tuesday.

In a report by the court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, officials said Michael’s campaign committee repaid the entire $25,000 contribution on April 6, after a hearing determined it was a violation of the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct.

The board also issued a cease and desist order to Michael for omitting her standing as a municipal judge in 2012 campaign material stating: “Vote Judge Kathryn Michael for Common Pleas Court.’’

Michael, a Democrat who is running in November for the seat of incumbent Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien, has since corrected the omission “at some considerable expense,” the board noted.

No previous campaign violations occurred, according to the board’s findings.