Officials to dedicate street
Thursday to James Ingram
Councilwoman Tara Samples of Ward 5 will host the dedication of James Ingram Way at noon Thursday at Seventh Avenue and Fuller Street.
There will be a Ward 5 meeting later that day at 6 p.m. at East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation, 550 S. Arlington St. Mayor Dan Horrigan will be the speaker.
Free legal clinic offered
Saturday at Mason school
A free legal clinic will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mason Park Community Learning Center, 700 E. Exchange St. (enter at Door 3).
The clinic is a joint venture of Community Legal Aid and the Brenna, Manna & Diamond law firm.
Attorneys will provide help with civil matters including employment issues, foreclosures, housing conditions, name changes, powers of attorney, protection orders, special education, taxes, and will and estate planning. They will not assist with criminal or traffic charges.
The clinic is targeted to people living in the Middlebury neighborhood, but is open to all low-income residents in Summit County. Registration is encouraged, although walk-ins will be accepted.
More than 75 people attended last year’s clinic, the first time it was offered.
To register, call 800-998-9454 or visit www.communitylegalaid.org/events.
Former Ohio State player
from Akron is arrested
A former Ohio State wide receiver and Buchtel High School football star was arrested Saturday after neighbors say he fired gunshots.
Police had responded to the 1700 block of Cordell Avenue in Columbus after receiving an alert that shots had been fired in the area. They found two shell casings behind a home on East 26th Avenue.
A person at that home — Corey D. Smith Jr., 26, whose address was listed as Barberton — said he had heard no shots and knew nothing, police said. Neighbors however, told officers that Smith had been firing a gun during a party the night before.
Police had been to the home previously to help the U.S. Marshals Service look for Smith, who was wanted on Akron arrest warrants charging robbery.
Police reviewed body-camera footage and determined that Smith was the person they had spoken with at the East 26th Avenue home. Smith was arrested after a brief chase.
Smith was held on the Akron warrants; Columbus charges involving shooting a gun were pending.
Smith played for the Buckeyes from 2014-2016.
The Akron incident involves an armed robbery July 7, 2018, at the Magic Dollar, 1100 E. Tallmadge Ave. Smith is accused of robbing the store of an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
fire station open house
Ward 7 Councilman Donnie Kammer will host an open house at Fire Station 13, 1544 Brown St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday and a community meeting at Firestone Park Community Center at 6 p.m. March 27.
Akron Police Department recruiting officers and Bridget Ambrisco, director of the Akron Parks challenge, will speak at the public meeting.
Trustees sell land at Ghent
Trustees recently approved the sale of a 1.4-acre, triangular piece of land at the intersection of Cleveland-Massillon and Ghent roads for $390,000.
According to township officials, the buyer, Tom Giltner of Stonemill Real Estate LLC, will be working with Bath zoning personnel to ensure proposed development plans, as yet to be announced, will meet township appearance and size regulations. The two parcels included in the sale are zoned B-1 Gateway Business District.
Bath purchased the former Jimbo's property for $316,500 in December 2010.
A small part of the parcel was given to Summit County to create a right turn lane from Cleveland-Massillon Road onto Ghent Road to alleviate traffic issues.
City council candidate
to hold breakfast event
Akron City Council Ward 8 candidate the Rev. Curtis T. Walker Sr. will hold a "Walk with Walker for Ward 8 Council" breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Akron Family Restaurant, 250 W. Market St.
Suggested donations start at $25.
Theiss Road section to close
two days for tree trimming
Theiss Road between Hardy Road and Akron-Peninsula Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday as crews trim trees, the city said.
The detour will involve Portage Trail and Northampton Road.
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