AKRON

Man, 18, wanted in slaying

AKRON: An 18-year-old Akron man is wanted on charges that he shot and killed a man Monday night in a neighborhood near Arlington Plaza Shopping Center.

Fred Taylor Jr. is charged with aggravated murder. He’s accused of killing a 23-year-old man whose identity has not been revealed. Police said Taylor is a 5-foot-7, 162-pound black man. He has a thin mustache and a light beard and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt. Police warn that Taylor should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 330-375-2490.

According to reports, Taylor is accused of shooting the other man multiple times at about 7:30 p.m. Monday near Nadia Court and Dahlgren Drive. The man was hit multiple times and attempted to run away, but collapsed in the 1000 block of Nadia Court. He was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital, where he died of his wounds at about 10 p.m.

Authorities say the slain man’s name will be revealed once his family has been contacted and his identity has been confirmed.

Woman charged in shooting

AKRON: Police arrested a 36-year-old woman and charged her with involvement in the shooting death of a man on Leonard Street in Akron’s Lane-Wooster neighborhood on Sunday.

Jadrine Cole, 31, of Longview Ave. in Akron, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a house in the street’s 700 block. He was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, where he later died.

Cole appears to have been shot following an argument, police said.

Terita Shavonne Bolar faces a count of complicity to commit murder.

According to police, she went to the Leonard Street home with three men who have not been identified. Once inside, one of the men opened fire. Bolar then drove the three men away, police reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

A few champions needed

CUYAHOGA FALLS: Falls Better Block, an initiative to revitalize underused properties in the city’s pedestrian mall, is seeking volunteers to help increase awareness about the event.

The volunteers, called “Neighborhood Champions,” will converge at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cashmere Cricket on Front Street to plan how to spread the word of the event to the neighborhood.

Volunteers will help share information by going door to door and handing out fliers.

Falls Better Block will take place from Aug. 26 and 27 along the Falls Riverfront pedestrian mall. The goal is to create quick, inexpensive and high-impact changes that highlight the potential to create complete streets.

For more information about being a Neighborhood Champion, email Bill Coldwell at wdcoldwell@hotmail.com. For information about the event, visit fallsbetterblock.com.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

Woman killed in cycle crash

SPRINGFIELD TWP.: The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that led to the death of Michelle Candle, 39, of Akron.

The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. Friday on Killian Road near Plymouth Drive in Springfield Township.

Candle was traveling east on Killian Road on a 2005 Harley-Davidson. The crash occurred when she failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway, striking a tree, the patrol said.

Candle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. She was transported by Springfield Township EMS to Summa Akron City Hospital and later died.

Alcohol or drug impairment is not suspected, the patrol said.

Assisting were Springfield Township police and EMS.