CUYAHOGA FALLS

Standoff ends peacefully

CUYAHOGA FALLS: An Akron man who barricaded himself inside a home in Cuyahoga Falls took to social media during a standoff with police Wednesday to let the world know he thought he was going to jail.

Hunter A. Edwards, 37, barricaded himself and a female acquaintance inside the home when Cuyahoga Falls police tried to serve an arrest warrant on Edwards, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Edwards refused to come out and police determined he was in the home with Corrina A. Croskey, 44, of Cuyahoga Falls, according to the sheriff’s office.

“There is no way I’m getting out of this one. Im gojng to jail and ill see you in a few years!” Edwards posted on his Facebook page during the ordeal.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and crisis negotiations team was called to the home in the 1700 block of Third Street at about 5:20 p.m. Croskey came out of the house and Edwards came out shortly later about 8 p.m. Police found marijuana in the home, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Edwards was taken to the Summit County Jail. Croskey was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing justice and was also taken to the jail, according to the sheriff’s news release.

Pet blessings offered

CUYAHOGA FALLS: St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is celebrating the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi with a Blessing of the Pets service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 2121 Sixth St., Cuyahoga Falls.

The ceremony will take place, rain or shine, at the side of the church with the handicap entrance. All pets are welcome as long as they are leashed or crated.

Refreshments for pets and their owners will be available in the church social hall.

St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, is the patron saint of animals and ecology.

For more information, call 330-929-2683.

GREEN

Wetland Day celebration

GREEN: The city will celebrate Wetland Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the educational wetland and storm water site in front of the Green Middle School.

The kids-friendly event will include recognition of the school district receiving the Wild School Site Certification as the 14th Summit County entity to receive the designation, said Kyle Lukes, chairman of Green’s Living Green Task Force.

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Police seek two robbers

AKRON: University of Akron Police are seeking the public’s help to locate two men who allegedly assaulted and attempted to rob a man just south of campus Wednesday night.

The incident happened at about 8:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Sumner Street. A man reported a small, white SUV approached him and two unarmed men exited the vehicle. They tried to rob him before driving away south on Sumner.

The man was treated by paramedics on scene and released. The assailants took nothing from him.

Police say the attackers are two black men. One is in his early 20s with a thin build, wearing a blue baseball cap and a white T-shirt. The other is about 5-foot-8 with a medium build, wearing a gray hoodie and a white baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call university police at 330-972-2911.

WEST VIRGINIA

Trial date set for Akron man

HUNTINGTON, W.VA.: A trial date has been set for Nov. 29 for an Akron man who has pleaded not guilty to heroin distribution in connection to 27 overdoses in a five-hour span in a single West Virginia city.

The Herald-Dispatch reports Bruce Lamar Griggs, 22, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to drug distribution charges following the Aug. 15 spate of overdoses in Huntington. At least one man died.