AKRON

Lanes on I-76 westbound

to be temporarily reduced

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to reduce Interstate 76 westbound to one lane between Market Street and Innovation Way in Akron.

The lane closures were scheduled to go into effect Wednesday afternoon and will remain until Dec. 5. They are required so bridge joint repairs can be made, the state agency said.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Residents to give free concert

at senior living facility

The Danbury Choir and Chimes — made up of residents of Danbury Senior Living in Cuyahoga Falls — will present a free concert — open to the public — at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Danbury facility.

Danbury Senior Living is at 1695 Queens Gate Circle, east of Bailey Road, near Brookledge Golf Club.

The concert will be in the dining room.

The choir, which sings songs from the 1920s through the 1960s and 1970s, began in 2015 with 12 members, and it now has 28. The chime choir has five members and also began three years ago.

HUDSON

Weather is delaying

leaf collection efforts

The city is warning residents that it's running behind on collecting leaves because of the snowy weather.

The city is three to four days late.

"Please be patient as the same crews and trucks that pick up leaves also perform the city's snow and ice control, so when there is a winter weather event, leaf vacuums are swapped for snow plows," the city posted in a message on its Facebook page.

NORTHFIELD CENTER TOWNSHIP

Former athletic booster club

leader faces theft charges

The former president of the Nordonia Athletic Booster Club has been indicted by a Summit County grand jury on two counts of theft from the club.

Robert Frankish, 45, of Blackfeet Trail, Macedonia, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

An investigation into the club's finances began in mid-August as the new school year was beginning and new booster club officials were appointed, said Superintendent Joe Clark in an earlier news release.

According to court records, Frankish reportedly made $2,886.50 in unauthorized charges at Best Buy with the Athletic Booster Club credit card. He also made a total of $2,247.92 in unauthorized transactions from the club’s bank and PayPal accounts. He also was charged with theft of an iPad Mini and case, valued at $339.44.

The club is a nonprofit organization that provides funds for uniforms, equipment and other needs.

STREETSBORO

Search for teen missing

since May continues

Police are still looking for a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since May.

Samantha Castro, who will be 17 in December, was last seen in Streetsboro on May 27. She has ties to the Canton area.

Police on Tuesday posted photos of her and a male that she may be with on their Facebook page.

She is described as 5-foot-2 and 120 pounds. She has brown hair and a heart tattoo with flowers on her right arm.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 330-626-4976.

WOOSTER

Refusal to go to a shelter

may be crime for homeless

The city is considering approving an ordinance that would charge homeless people with a crime if they refuse to go to a shelter, Beacon Journal/Ohio.com partner News 5 Cleveland reports. A first offense for the minor misdemeanor would be a $150 fine. A second offense could result in a $250 fine and 30 days in jail.

The city council will discuss the proposal Monday.

"We're not looking at it from a teeth standpoint," Law Director John Scavelli told the television station. "We're looking at it as a way to go out and gauge, talk to people, and get them into available shelter space. Sometimes people don't know about the shelter space that's available to them."