AKRON

Medical examiner names

victim of deadly shooting

Authorities have identified a man found shot to death in a car Sunday on Yale Street in Akron.

The identity of another man shot to death in a separate, apparently unrelated incident Sunday night was not released.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday that the Yale Street victim was Dierre Smith, 25, an Akron resident.

Police said Smith was shot in the head shortly after 10 p.m. as he sat in the driver’s seat of a 2018 black Infiniti in the 1000 block of Yale Street in Akron’s Summit Lake neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:31 p.m.

In the other incident, a 22-year-old man was shot multiple times in the chest during a fight about 10 p.m. on East Mapledale Avenue in Akron’s Firestone Park neighborhood.

Akron police on Monday said they have a warrant to arrest Jovonta Moore, 23, whose last known address was on East Archwood Avenue, in connection with the shooting. Moore is described as 5-feet-9 and 230 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call detectives at 330 375-2490.

Junior League of Akron

seeking new members

The nonprofit Junior League of Akron is seeking new members.

Women who are interested in leadership training and community service opportunities are invited to attend an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 15 to learn more about membership.

For the location or more information, call 330-836-4905 or email info@juniorleagueakron.org.

FAIRLAWN

Disney music event to be

Saturday at Summit Mall

Summit Mall is hosting a Disney Junior Music Play Date called “Play Up the Music” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday near the center’s Easter photo experience set.

Family activities will include a make-and-take craft and photo booth with themed props. There will also be cupcake decorating and pretzel making. The event doesn’t include live character appearances.

PORTAGE COUNTY

Windham school board votes

to relieve new superintendent

The Windham Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to relieve Laura Amero of her superintendent duties.

On Monday, the district and the Windham Police Department released statements indicating that Amero had been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of a police investigation of professional misconduct. Police said no criminal charges had been filed.

The specifics of the matter were not released.

The school’s statement also noted that former Superintendent Gregg Isler was named acting superintendent.

On Monday, Board President Darryl McGuire said he believed that police brought the matter to the school district’s attention, but said he did not know if there were specific allegations involved or if the matter involved students. On Tuesday, he said that he had no additional information.

Amero taught English in Mahoning County and was a curriculum supervisor for Mahoning County Educational Services before joining Windham in 2015 as the junior/senior high school principal.

After Isler announced his retirement as superintendent effective in February, the board of education appointed Amero as assistant superintendent.

The board approved Amero’s appointment as superintendent on Jan. 10. Her first day as superintendent was Feb. 1.

STARK COUNTY

Missing Marlington student

found dead in pond of home

A missing 18-year-old Marlington High School student was found Tuesday afternoon in a pond.

Aidan Jewell's body was discovered shortly after 3 p.m.

"He was found in a pond just east of a residence in the 14000 block of Ravenna Avenue Northeast (state Route 44)," said Harry Campbell, chief investigator with the Stark County Coroner's Office. "It is literally in the backyard of this residence. He was found in approximately 3 to 4 feet of water between 40 to 50 yards off-shore."

A dive team from Summit County recovered the body.

The search for Jewell, who had been missing since Sunday, has evolved into an investigation, and arrests are expected, Marlboro Police Chief Ron Devies said Tuesday.

It had been reported Jewell last was seen walking away from a party at a home on Pontius Street Northeast about 2 a.m. Sunday. Jewell's father, Eugene Dieffenbaugher of Washington Township, disputes that account.

"He did not walk away from that party," Dieffenbaugher told The Canton Repository on Tuesday. "The people that were responsible for what happened to my son will be held accountable. He has been nothing but a good kid."

Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding Jewell's death should contact Marlboro police at 330-935-2338. 

 

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