AKRON

Man shot in neck outside

Hush Gentleman's Club

A 25-year-old man was shot in the neck early Sunday morning outside of the Hush Gentleman’s Club, 1027 E. Waterloo Road in Akron.

The man was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Witnesses told police the victim got into an argument with another man inside the club shortly after midnight and both were escorted out of the building. The victim assaulted the other man who went to his car, grabbed a handgun and fired a shot, striking the victim in his neck, police said.

Police charged Rocco M. Toro, 33, of Massillon, at the scene with felonious assault and having a firearm in a liquor establishment. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.

Houses, parked cars hit

by bullets Friday night

Several people reported that their houses and/or parked cars were struck by stray bullets shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Mallison Avenue in Akron.

No one was injured, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the detective bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP.

Man killed in apparent

hit-and-run accident

A 42-year-old man was struck and killed Saturday in an apparent hit-and-run accident in Akron, authorities said.

The man was walking shortly after 1 a.m. in the 900 block of East Archwood Avenue when a vehicle traveling west on East Archwood struck him and dragged him across South Arlington Street. The driver fled before police or paramedics arrived.

The man was discovered in the road near Archwood Avenue and South Arlington Street in the city's East Akron neighborhood at about 1:20 a.m. by a passerby who called 911, the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said.

The man was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim's identity has not been released pending family notifications.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Traffic Bureau at 330-375-2506.

Police investigate stabbing

of woman at carwash

Akron police are investigating the stabbing of a 19-year-old woman at a carwash on Vernon Odom Boulevard about 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The woman told police two women approached her at the carwash, one whom she knew, and they agreed to fight. During the fight, one of the women pulled out a knife and cut her on the arms and head, she reported. The two women then fled, police said.

The woman followed the women she fought with, who picked up a man. The man reportedly fired a shot at the woman’s vehicle. She said a friend drove her to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, where she was treated for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

No charges have been filed. The stabbing remains under investigation.

WONE radio's big news:

Kiss ticket giveaway

The big "farewell" on Akron's WONE radio Monday morning was to announce a chance to win tickets for the farewell tour of Kiss.

Shortly after 7 a.m., with a tiny bit of mystery and build-up, and some remarks about having loved working at the station, morning hosts Jeff Kinzbach and Sandra Miller told listeners they could enter to win Kiss tickets at Quicken Loans Arena on St. Patrick's Day, and how to qualify to also see the band in New York.

The classic rock station (97.5-FM) had generated buzz following an on-air commercial last Thursday: "After sharing over 30 years of your life, it’s been fun. On Monday, March 11 at 7 a.m., the time has come for 97.5 WONE to say farewell."

Listeners had wondered if the station might might be abandoning its longtime format, or whether the "farewell" was just going to be a promotional ploy.

HUDSON

Mom, who says son was

bullied, dismisses suit

A woman who alleged that her son had been bullied while he was student in Hudson schools has dismissed a lawsuit against the district, district administrators and employees, and several parents and their children.

Michael O’Shea, who represented the mother and son, said Monday that the case had been dismissed against all defendants.

According to court documents, settlements were reached with two students and their parents.

In the complaint, the woman claimed her son had been repeatedly “bullied and harassed and assaulted by a number of students” for more than three years while a student at the elementary and middle school.