Woman, 24, shot in
back while driving
A 24-year-old woman was shot in the back early Saturday morning while driving on Ericsson Avenue at Toby Terrace in East Akron.
The woman and her 25-year-old friend were driving a 2015 Chevy Cruze at 1 a.m. when an unknown suspect fired shots at their car, city police said. The back window was shot out and the woman was hit in the back.
She was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital with serious injuries.
No description of the suspect was provided to officers or detectives, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 330-375-2490.
Two armed robberies
reported on Sunday
Police are investigating two reported armed robberies Sunday.
In the first report, a 17-year-old male and 16-year-old female said that two males jumped into the backseat of their car at the intersection of Kling and East South streets in South Akron shortly after 8 p.m.
The intruders pulled out guns and demanded cellphones. They also opened the center console and took an unknown amount of cash, police said.
Both males jumped out of the car and fled on foot. One was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, green pants and brown Timberland boots. The other was wearing all black clothing.
The other robbery reportedly occurred at 10:30 p.m. An 18-year-old told police he was robbed while walking a trail along Massillon Road in the city's Ellet neighborhood.
The teen said a man came out of a wooded area, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet.
The robber was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, the teen said.
Anyone with information about the robberies should call police at 330-375-2490.
Children's author to
be at school book fair
“Fiona the Hippo” author Richard Cowdrey will be at St. Sebastian Parish School’s Good News Book Fair from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday for a book signing and discussion.
The book debuted last week and made the New York Times best-seller book list of children’s books at No. 8.
The free event will be held in the school's library at 500 Mull Ave.
The book fair will be open 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, during school hours Oct. 1-4 and after school until 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 and 4.
Kasich signs two
gun control orders
Gov. John Kasich has signed two executive orders intended to improve controls on gun buyers in the state.
The Republican governor signed the orders Monday in the wake of inaction by the GOP-controlled Legislature on recommendations of his bipartisan working group on gun issues.
The first order permanently establishes a compliance working group to keep trying to close gaps in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. The second establishes emergency rules requiring law enforcement agencies around the state to upload protection orders and warrants into the statewide law enforcement database.
Both orders follow recommendations of a politically diverse panel Kasich established to find common ground on gun policy. His statement says the orders will make it harder for dangerous people to get guns.
Man accused of threatening
Trump is set for hearing
A Pennsylvania man accused of making threats against President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been scheduled for a detention hearing in Ohio, where he was arrested recently.
Shawn Christy of McAdoo, Penn., had an initial hearing Monday in federal court in Akron, where he requested the detention hearing set for Oct. 1.
A federal warrant was issued June 19 for Christy, 27, in connection to Facebook posts allegedly threatening to shoot Trump and a district attorney in Pennsylvania. Officials say he also threatened others. Christy was arrested Friday near Columbus after a multistate manhunt.
Cleveland.com reports Christy’s court-appointed attorney, Larry Whitney, said after Monday’s hearing that Christy understood the proceedings.
Pennsylvania warrants for Christy allege burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.
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