AKRON

Kiwanis meeting scheduled

AKRON: Glenn Leppo, chief executive officer of the Leppo Group, will speak at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Akron at noon Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Duck Club of Canal Park, 300 S. Main St.

Leppo began his career at McDonnell Aircraft and Amoco in research and then moved into plant operations and management at Amoco in South Carolina. He returned to the family business in 1993, eventually becoming the fourth in his family to run the company.

Leppo Group has seven locations and 120 employees and focuses on the rental and sale of construction equipment.

Tickets are $15 at the door. Reservations can be made by contacting Laura Brelin at 330-643-5503 or lbrelin@uwsummit.org.

GREEN

Muddy lake still an issue

GREEN: A Lakeview Drive resident asked city administrators and council to work together with Mystic Pointe subdivision residents to resolve issues with the lake in the area.

Addressing council members at a meeting last week, Scott Datsko said he and his neighbors, who have attended council meetings in the past, just wanted to hear some comment from the administration and the council on the subject. He called the no-reply “deafening.”

The lake began draining after the Mystic Pointe Homeowners Association cleaned out a clogged pipe that had allowed water to drain into a wetlands pond off Kreighbaum Road, flooding several properties and damaging fencing, trees and other vegetation.

Nearly all the lake water is gone, leaving unhappy residents with little more than muck.

Datsko said an engineer has been hired and wants to work with the city engineer to resolve the issues.

“The administration is working to try to resolve this. … ,” said councilman Ken Knodel. “We are waiting for the answers just like you are.”

Mayor Gerald Neugebauer said an environmental consulting group has been gathering data on the lake this summer and a report should arrived by Friday,” Neugebauer said. “We are pushing for the data so you have something to work with.”

NEW FRANKLIN

Police department certified

NEW FRANKLIN: The New Franklin Police Department recently became the first and only police agency in Summit County to be certified and be in full compliance with the new Certified Law Enforcement Agency standards.

Within the first two months of the certification process, more than 140 Ohio law enforcement agencies applied and were undergoing review, Mayor Al Bollas said, with 26 becoming certified by meeting new statewide standards for the use of force, including deadly force, and agency recruitment and hiring.

The standards are the first of their kind in Ohio and were developed by a 12-member collaborative in 2015 as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

Certifications will continue throughout 2016 and a report detailing the compliance status of agencies will be published in March 2017.

For more information, visit ocjs.ohio.gov/ohiocollaborative.

Solon

Police ID woman shot

SOLON: Authorities have identified a woman who they say was fatally shot moments after her car collided with the suspect’s vehicle in suburban Cleveland.

Solon police say Deborah Pearl, 53, of Twinsburg, was killed Saturday morning. Officers responded to the crash before 7:30 a.m. and found Pearl in the road with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Police at the scene arrested a North Ridgeville man, 29, who was carrying a rifle. Solon police Lt. Bruce Felton tells Cleveland.com that the suspect’s name wouldn’t be released until Monday, when charges are expected to be filed.