Marijuana zoning approved
AKRON: The City Council on Monday approved local zoning requests made by Galenas Labs LLC and Galenas Wellness LLC to build a medical marijuana processing plant and dispensary, respectively.
Each operation is subject to state approval and final approval from local officials, including Akron police.
The dispensary would open in an empty Chapel Hill storefront at 1912 Buchholzer Blvd. The processing plant would be attached to an approved indoor grow site at 1956 S. Main St.
Man’s death investigated
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Authorities were investigating the death of a man who wandered away from a care facility over the weekend.
The man’s body was found in a wooded area late Monday afternoon near where he lived at the Northampton Meadows facility, 4572 State Road.
The man, whose name had not been released publicly, was reported missing at 1:22 a.m. Saturday.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office was planning an autopsy but said there was no indication that the death was suspicious.
Zoning change approved
HUDSON: The City Council has rezoned more than 225 acres of city-owned property along Hines Hill Road to make way for an office or research park, MyTownNEO.com reported.
The council voted last week to rezone the land, which is sandwiched between Hines Hill and the Ohio Turnpike, from rural residential conservation to western Hudson gateway so the city can market the property, the website said.
Bank robber sought
MASSILLON: City police were looking for a man who robbed the Key Bank at 7925 Hills and Dales Road at 9:37 a.m. Monday. The man entered the bank and handed a note to a teller asking for money. The note also stated that he had a weapon, but no weapon was seen.
He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen on foot heading toward Aaronwood Avenue Northeast.
The robber was described as a black male wearing a dark-colored hoodie, a dust or surgical mask, blue gloves, black pants with a white stripe on both legs and black tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jason Gohlike at 330-830-1787. Information can be provided anonymously at 330-830-1735, option 7.
Man killed in crash
NIMISHILLEN TWP.: An Alliance man was killed and another man was injured in a one-vehicle crash in the 8400 block of Columbus Road Northeast early Tuesday morning.
Scott Lee IV, 26, was driving a 2008 GMC pickup eastbound at 2:02 a.m. when the vehicle traveled off the north side of the road, struck a tree, guardrail and phone utility box, and overturned several times.
He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Canton with non-life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office said.
SOUTHEAST LOCAL SCHOOLS
Perceived threat unfounded
APPLE CREEK: Southeast Local Schools were closed Monday because of a perceived threat that turned out to be a misunderstanding, the Wooster Daily Record reported.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office found an unlocked door at 3:30 a.m. Monday at Waynedale High School and also discovered a newspaper article with a sports team’s picture and a target on it in the school, the newspaper said.
It turned out that a staff member accidentally left the door open and the picture was being used to motivate the team, the Daily Record reported.
Regional news briefs, Feb. 28: Akron City Council approves medical marijuana grow site, dispensary