AKRON

Police: Teen stabs man

during attack on mom

A 15-year-old Akron boy was arrested Friday evening for stabbing a man in the back who was attacking his mother, police say.

A 35-year-old woman told police the father of her 1-year-old child came to her Lakeshore Boulevard home about 5 p.m. Friday and struck her in the face, choked her and tackled her to the ground. The woman’s 15-year-old son stabbed the man in the back. The man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the teen, police say.

The man was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Officers charged the teen with felonious assault and signed a domestic violence warrant for the man, Christopher D. Curry, 45, of Akron.

The police legal adviser with the Akron prosecutor's office advised officers to charge the teen, said Lt. Rick Edwards, a police spokesman.

 

Police seek robber who

fired gun inside store

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Welcome Market, 210 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., on Saturday afternoon.

A clerk told police that a man armed with a handgun entered the store about 4 p.m. and demanded money. The robber took a bank deposit bag, fired one shot inside of the store and fled, police said.

No one was injured.

Police described the suspect as a black male, 22 to 27 years old, 5 foot 9 to 5 foot 11, and 150 to 160 pounds. He wore a black mask and black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the detective bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP. Tipsters also can text TIPSCO to 274637 (CRIMES).

Callers may remain anonymous.

 

Local leaders to address

Kiwanis dinner meeting

Judy Morris, community liaison for Mobile Meals, and Diana Stevenson, clerk of courts in Barberton and Kiwanis lieutenant governor of Division 16, will speak at the 6 p.m. Tuesday dinner meeting of the West Akron Kiwanis in the Stone Bridge Grill Room at Ohio Living, Rockynol, 1150 W. Market St.

The evening, including the $10 meal, is open to the public. For more information, contact Jay Weisburd at 516-732-3656.

 

Walk of Heroes at UA

to be held Friday

The Walk of Heroes, an annual fundraiser for the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The walk will be held at the University of Akron’s Field House, 289 S. Union St., where it can be moved indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Last year’s walk was canceled because of a storm.

The event is aimed at supporting survivors of sexual assault and those who assist and support them. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero.

More information at info-rcc@scmcbws.org.

 

SUMMIT COUNTY

Councilwoman to hold

office hours Wednesday

Summit County Council District 7 representative Bethany McKenney is hosting office hours at the Clinton True Value hardware store, 2747 Hickory St., Clinton, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

True Value will serve popcorn.

McKenney travels to different business locations each month in District 7 to be accessible to help residents and nurture awareness of local businesses.

 

CINCINNATI

Trial date set for man

in missing child hoax

A federal judge has set a June 24 trial date for the 23-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child.

U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati scheduled pretrial conferences May 14 and June 13 in the case of Brian Michael Rini of Medina who pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of lying to federal agents and one of aggravated identity theft. Rini is being held without bond.

Police in Newport, Kentucky, say Rini claimed April 3 to be Timmothy Pitzen, who would now be 14. The Aurora, Illinois, boy disappeared in 2011.

 

CLEVELAND

Two dead, two injured

in parking lot shooting

Police say a shooting in the parking lot of a social club has left two men dead and two others injured in Cleveland.

Cleveland police say a fight apparently led to the shooting in the parking lot around 1 a.m. Monday.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said in a release that 36-year-old Giovanni Rojas was found dead at the scene. Police say another man died later at a hospital. His name wasn't immediately released.

Authorities say the other two people who were injured remained hospitalized Monday.