AKRON

Neighborhood meeting

AKRON: City Director of Neighborhood Assistance John Valle will host a My Neighborhood Our Akron meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with a Ward 9 meeting with Councilman Mike Freeman.

BARBERTON

Foundation awards grants

BARBERTON: Barberton Community Foundation awarded $79,780 in grants at its August meeting.

They include $32,881 to the city of Barberton to update security at the municipal building, and $30,000 to the city for a downtown lighting project. The city will also receive $5,000 for a 125th anniversary celebration project.

Other recipients are Barberton Public Library ($2,100 for Bridging the Digital Divide educational program); Child Guidance & Family Solutions ($4,500 for its Toddlers & Preschoolers Succeeding program); and Embracing Futures ($5,299 for a social services Orthodontic Care Program).

SOLON

Charges in crash killing

SOLON: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman after a traffic accident in a Cleveland suburb has been ordered held on a $1 million bond.

Matthew Desha, 29, of North Ridgeville, had a video arraignment Monday in Bedford Municipal Court. A judge says he will assign Desha an attorney.

Solon police say Desha shot Deborah Pearl, 53, of Twinsburg, multiple times with an AR-15 rifle after he ran a red light at an intersection and crashed into Pearl’s car as she drove to work. Cleveland.com has reported that a witness said Pearl’s arms were raised when she was shot.

Solon police Lt. Bruce Felton says there’s no indication Desha knew Pearl and no reports of a confrontation between them before Desha opened fire.

Pearl’s family remembered her during a gathering on Sunday at the intersection where she died.

MEDINA COUNTY

Storm causes damage

Power lines snapped and trees toppled over onto homes and roads after a storm ripped through Medina County on Sunday evening, Beacon Journal partner newsnet5.com reported.

Reports of Sunday’s storm being a tornado are still unconfirmed.

Medina Township fire officials said there were no injuries as a result of the severe weather, which lasted about five minutes.

NORTHEAST OHIO

Memorials for drug victims

Events around the world on Wednesday evening will memorialize those lost to drug overdoses.

Locally, events are planned for Akron, Stow, Medina and Wadsworth.

In Akron, Summit County Community Partnership organized a four-hour broadcast on radio station WAKR (1590 AM). The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include information about prevention efforts to fight the ongoing heroin crisis. Listeners can participate by calling 330-869-9724.

In Stow, Medina and Wadsworth, vigils with speakers will be held. The Stow event will begin at 7 p.m. at Stow City Hall, 3760 Darrow Road. The Medina event will be 5-8 p.m. in Public Square. Wadsworth’s event, which will include music, will be 3-9 p.m. at Memorial Park.

WAYNE COUNTY

Mom of girl, 2, still missing

A Wayne County 2-year-old and her grandmother, who were reported missing, returned home Sunday, but the child’s mother has not, according to Beacon Journal news partner newsnet5.com.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.

The mother has an unrelated warrant out for her arrest in a case involving manufacturing methamphetamine, according to newsnet5.com.