AKRON

Man dies after truck crash

AKRON: A 42-year-old man died Wednesday night after he lost control of a pickup truck on Florida Avenue in Akron.

The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. when the driver struck a curb and then a concrete retaining wall in the 1200 block of Florida Avenue.

The crash left the 1987 Dodge Ram truck wedged between the concrete and a tree.

The driver and his friends were able to remove the truck from the wedged position before police and paramedics arrived. Paramedics transported him to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, where he later died of injuries from the crash.

Police said an investigation is ongoing. Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor. The driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office was scheduled to conduct an autopsy.

The driver’s name and residence will be released once his family is notified, officials said.

MEDINA TOWNSHIP

Forum on Route 18 project

MEDINA TWP.: The Ohio Department of Transportation will host an open house next week to present plans for widening state Route 18 between the Medina city line and Nettleton Road.

The project is designed to improve safety and reduce congestion.

The meeting is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd.

People will be able to see the preliminary plans and offer comments.

PORTAGE COUNTY

Two may face adult?charges

RAVENNA: Hearing dates have been set for Portage County prosecutors to argue why two teenagers should face adult charges in the slaying of a Kent State University student this month.

Juvenile Judge Robert Berger will hear arguments regarding Ty Kremling and Marquis Grier, both 17, at 8:30 a.m. March 4 and 9:30 a.m. March 9.

Kremling and Grier face charges of juvenile delinquency by way of aggravated murder.

In adult court, they could face life in prison. In juvenile court, punishments would be much less severe.

The teens are accused of being in a group that shot and killed 18-year-old Nick Massa during a robbery at an off-campus Kent apartment Feb. 7.

Kent police said the investigation into who else was involved in Massa’s death is ongoing.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Easter donations sought

AKRON: Summit County Children Services is asking for donations of festive Easter baskets to help brighten the season for children in agency custody.

The agency is seeking assembled and wrapped baskets with items for teen girls, teen boys and infants.

Monetary donations are welcome.

Items should be delivered to: Summit County Children Services, 264. S. Arlington St., Akron, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 4 through 6.

As a public, levy-funded agency, Children Services is limited in its ability to use levy dollars for certain expenses.

For more information, call 330-379-1994 or go to summitkids.org.

WADSWORTH

Rentals of park shelters

WADSWORTH: Park shelters will take reservations beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on the second floor of City Hall, 120 Maple St.

Shelter rentals cost $45 for city residents and $70 for nonresidents at Muhl, Memorial and Valley View parks. It costs $35 for residents and $60 for nonresidents at Weatherstone, New Bird, Old Bird, Friedt and Durling parks.

Reservations must be made in-person on March 1, but may be made by phone with a credit card after that date.

Payment is required to hold a reservation.

For more information, visit wads­worthcity.com or call 330-335-2708.