Event at Cascade Lofts
to honor Irish history
The Lock of the Irish Celebration to honor the contributions of Irish immigrants made to the history of Akron will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Trailhead at Cascade Lofts, 21 W. North St.
Admission is free.
The event will include activities and games for children, a bake sale and performances by Wolf Creeque Band and Celtic Storm Irish folk dancers from Celtic Storm Irish folk. There will also be celebrity bartenders including the Rev. Norm Douglas of St. Vincent's church, Hazeltree Interiors co-owner Karen Starr and local photographers Shane Wynn and Tim Fitzwater.
An Irish-themed menu and beer will be provided at Lock 15 Brewing Co. Tickets for a full meal cost $25 for adults and include a choice of one of four Irish dishes and two drink tickets. An individual tickets for one menu item are $15 each. Meal tickets for children are $10.
Two programs offer rides
during St. Patty's weekend
Arrive Alive isn’t the only service people can call on this weekend if they are celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day holiday and need a ride home.
They also can reach out to the Call Life Ride, a ride service offered during holidays by WQMX, WAKR, WONE, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, City Yellow Cab and several other entities.
This service will be offered from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday and Sunday ►March 15-17◄ by calling 330-376-RIDE (7433).
Arrive Alive, a partnership of the Summit County prosecutor's and sheriff’s offices, will offer free cab rides up to $65 through 6 a.m. Monday by calling 330-475-7888.
Man faces drug charges
and more after traffic stop
State Highway Patrol troopers who pulled over a man they saw driving without headlights arrested him on an OVI charge and seized crack cocaine and a crack pipe Friday morning.
Robert J. Beppler, 41, who has no permanent address, also was not wearing a safety belt when he was arrested at 12:16 a.m. Friday on State Route 172, Stark County Jail records show.
He was jailed on charges of cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia possession, OVI, no headlights and no safety belt.
He remained behind bars Friday, held in lieu of $53,500 bond pending a Canton Municipal Court hearing.
Burglars steal $8,000
in items from bike shop
Three mountain bikes and other items valued at about $8,000 were reported stolen early Thursday morning from Spin Bike Shop on Weymouth Road in Medina Township, The Gazette newspaper reported.
Surveillance video shows two men walking through the store after forcing their way in about 2 a.m., the paper reported.
Teens charged in shooting
that killed 16-year-old girl
Authorities in Ohio say two 17-year-old boys will be in Juvenile Court next week to face charges in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl.
Toledo police said a social media dispute led to a fight and the shooting Monday that killed Alexia Carey. Her grandfather was grazed by a bullet.
A prosecutor told The Blade newspaper that investigators think several people fired shots, and it's not clear if either of the two teens who have been charged fired the fatal shot. The teens are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to face the juvenile equivalent of felonious assault charges.
Prosecutors said charges against more people could be filed.
Carey was a student at Northwood High School near Toledo.