AKRON

I-77 ramps to be closed

AKRON: The Ohio Department of Transportation will close the ramp from state Route 261/Vernon Odom Boulevard to Interstate 77 southbound in Akron from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday to make pavement repairs.

The southbound portion of the highway between the Kenmore leg of Interstate 76 and just north of Route 261/Vernon Odom also will be reduced to one lane.

The road work and closures, which will depend on the weather, are part of a $2.2 million project to make concrete pavement repairs on the highway. The project is scheduled to be completed by August.

Two shot at family event

AKRON: Akron police were investigating a double shooting that occurred shortly before midnight Monday at a family gathering on Rosamond Avenue.

A quarrel started at the gathering and someone fired several shots, striking two people. A 22-year-old woman was shot in the back and taken by a friend to Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

A 29-year-old man was struck in the upper leg and transported to Summa Akron City Hospital. Their wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, according to Akron police.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.

AKRON

Woman run over by ATV

AKRON: A 44-year-old Akron woman told police she was hit and run over by four people driving an all-terrain vehicle Sunday night.

The woman said she confronted four people in a yellow ATV who were fighting with her children about 8:30 p.m. in front of their Sharon Street home. She said the driver knocked her to the ground and ran her over. The driver fled, according to Akron police.

The woman was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

No description of the suspects was provided. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.

CANAL FULTON

Note doesn’t fool police

CANAL FULTON: A motorist who allegedly smashed into a mailbox and catch basin last week tried to outwit police by leaving a note on the damaged and inoperable car.

The driver abandoned the vehicle about 700 feet from the accident with a note saying: “Be back soon. Power steering went out.” It apparently wasn’t difficult to match the car’s damage to the accident scene.

The crash, which occurred May 24 at Summer Evening Drive and Elm Ridge Avenue, was captured on video and police posted it on the department’s Facebook page. The driver, who wasn’t identified, was cited with hit/skip and failure to control.

GREEN

Little League theft sentence

GREEN: A former Green Little League president received an 18-month suspended prison sentence and two years of probation Tuesday for stealing from the league.

Timothy McCloud, 46, of Green, pleaded guilty in Summit County Common Pleas Court last month to grand theft, a fourth-degree felony.

Along with the suspended prison sentence and probation, Judge Christine Croce sentenced McCloud to 250 hours of community service and ordered that he have no contact with any charitable youth organization during his probation.

Investigators found McCloud co-mingled his personal funds with league funds and used more than $27,000 in league funds for his personal use.

The league had insurance that covered the theft, court officials said.

Green Little League is a separate organization from Green Baseball Softball Federation.