AKRON

Warrants issued in shooting

AKRON: Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two Akron men charged in a shooting at PK’s Lounge last weekend that left a bouncer and a patron seriously wounded.

Marcell Williams, 21, and Roy Taylor, 31, each are charged with felonious assault and having a firearm after a violent felony conviction. Neither was in police custody as of Friday afternoon.

Police said the shooting happened after a fight at the bar, 631 N. Howard St., about midnight Saturday night and Sunday morning. The bouncer kicked people out of the bar after the fight, and one patron — alleged to be Williams — returned with a gun and opened fire. Taylor is accused of firing at patrons and chasing them from the bar, although authorities say he did not injure anyone.

The 42-year-old bouncer from Akron was found inside the bar. The patron, a 51-year-old Barberton resident, was found just southwest on West Tallmadge Avenue.

Both were taken to Summa Akron City Hospital with serious wounds. Neither man was listed in hospital records, meaning they were released or they opted out of the public listing.

Ward 1 meeting Saturday

AKRON: City Councilman Rich Swirsky will host a Ward 1 meeting from 10:15 a.m. to noon Saturday at Portage Path elementary, 55 S. Portage Path.

The meeting will feature a discussion about plans for the Akron Innerbelt with city Planning Director Jason Segedy, an ongoing livable streets initiative with Michelle Johnson of Environmental Design Group, and a proposed 130-foot cell tower. City police also will attend to hear concerns.

BARBERTON

Charges after arrest at court

BARBERTON: A Norton woman could face prison if she is convicted of threatening to stab a Barberton prosecutor at the courthouse on Thursday.

Terryl Baker, 47, was charged Friday with inducing panic, carrying a concealed weapon and retaliation. All are misdemeanors except retaliation, which is a third-degree felony.

Baker was arrested Thursday, police reported, after she went to Barberton Municipal Court and threatened to stab a prosecutor after a court hearing in which she was called as a witness. Police followed her outside, where they detained her and brought her back inside to charge her.

According to police reports, Baker was intoxicated by alcohol and prescription medication at the time. During booking into the jail, she reportedly continued to threaten to attack the prosecutor. Police reported finding a folding knife in her purse.

BRIMFIELD TWP.

Fatal crash on I-76 east

BRIMFIELD TWP.: A 71-year-old Akron man was killed Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 76 east in Brimfield Township.

The Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Stephen D. Snyder was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 10:21 a.m. at milepost 30. The patrol said the 2014 Chrysler 200 driven by Snyder veered into a sign along the right side of the highway and careened back across the roadway, striking a cable barrier in the median. The patrol said he was wearing his safety belt, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

NEOMED

New chief of staff named

ROOTSTOWN: Northeast Ohio Medical University has hired Carolyn Lanier as the new chief of staff and vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Lanier will take over March 7 from Sergio Garcia, who has been hired as vice president and chief of staff of the St. Lawrence Health System and Canton-Potsdam Hospital in upstate New York.

NEOMED also announced the realignment of it governmental and community relations in the president’s office by appointing Richard Lewis as vice president for external affairs, who will continue serving as secretary of the NEOMED Board of Trustees.

John Stilliana, a former assistant director of governmental relations, has been promoted to director of state government and community relations.