Chapel Hill electric bill
situation still unresolved
It’s still unclear if the lights will be shut off Monday at Chapel Hill Mall.
Stores at the distressed mall were warned this week that Ohio Edison could shut off their power next week because of the mall’s overdue electricity bill.
Ohio Edison spokesman Chris Eck said late Thursday afternoon that nothing had changed and that the situation was still unresolved.
Eck said Ohio Edison had been in contact with Michael Kohan of Kohan Retail Investment Group and the plan was to continue to communicate with Kohan. The firm owns the mall in northeast Akron.
On Wednesday, Kohan said the bill had been paid with a check sent to the utility via FedEx. He could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Eck declined Wednesday to comment on the bill, but said disconnection is still scheduled.
Authorities name man
who was shot to death
A man who died Sunday after being shot multiple times in the chest has been identified as 22-year-old Kaleem Primm, the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday. Records didn't indicate where Primm lived.
Authorities said he was shot after getting into a fight outside 66 E. Mapledale Ave. in Akron's Firestone Park neighborhood.
He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Akron police said they have an aggravated murder warrant for Jovonta Moore, 23, with a last known address on East Archwood Avenue. Moore is described as 5-feet-9 and 230 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Man stuck for three hours
below High Bridge in Gorge
Lifted to safety Saturday by a rescue team, a Kent man told officials he was unable to climb out of the Gorge after walking down to the Cuyahoga River beneath the High Bridge. He was stuck there for more than three hours.
“He was out and about with a friend or friends in a car,” Cuyahoga Falls Fire Chief Fred Jackson said. “They parted their separate ways. He went for a walk and ended up down along the river in the Gorge ... and then he got himself into a position where he wasn’t comfortable turning around and walking back downstream. There was a sheer rock face beside him and there was fast moving water in front of him; so, he kind of walked into a funnel.”
The 34-year-old man was not injured.
Jackson said a woman on the observation bridge, downstream of Broad Boulevard, called 911 about 7:45 p.m. after she saw the man below. The man later said he had been stuck there since about 4 p.m., Jackson said.
Akron man faces charges
in home invasion death
Investigators said they used DNA evidence to connect an Akron man to the 2018 shooting death of a man in Lake Township.
Clifford D. Walters, 39, of Akron, faces charges including murder, aggravated burglary and felonious assault.
He is being held in the Medina County Jail on unrelated charges, court records show.
Brian A. Limoli, 31, was shot to death during a home invasion Sept. 11.
Stark County sheriff's deputies responded to the 8800 block of Cleveland Avenue Northwest in Lake Township after a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. They found Limoli dead with a gunshot wound.
Walters and Limoli knew each other, but were not friends, Sheriff George Maier said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 330-430-3800.
Letter writer threatens
judge over sentencing
Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce Kimbler received a threatening letter saying she should be forced to "roast in a hot car" for how she handled the sentencing of a father whose 6-month-old child died after being left in a car last summer, the Medina Gazette reported.
The letter was sent to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for DNA testing, the newspaper said.
Christopher Lee Stewart, 22, was sentenced last year to two years of probation after pleading guilty to child endangering, a third-degree felony. The charge carried a potential sentence of nine to 36 months in prison and up to a $10,000 fine
The charge stemmed from him leaving his daughter — identified in court only as "R.L.S." — in his car July 14 when he attended a youth baseball tournament at Ray Mellert Park in Medina. The outside temperature that day was 90 degrees.
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