MEDINA

Police charge Parma man

with carrying hidden gun

A 21-year-old man was charged Tuesday with carrying a concealed weapon and possessing weapons under disability after he was accused of pointing a gun at another man in the 300 block of West Union Street.

Parma resident Dominic Crisafi, who was indicted last year by a Medina County grand jury on a charge of drug trafficking and is scheduled to go on trial in May, fled the scene in a red vehicle and was later stopped on Court Street, police said. Authorities said they found a handgun, ammunition, narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

He was booked into the county jail.

Police said additional charges will be presented to the grand jury.

 

AKRON

Summit DD leader to talk

May 2 at Kiwanis luncheon

John J. Trunk, superintendent of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, will speak at the Kiwanis Club of Akron’s luncheon meeting at noon May 2 at the Duck Club of Canal Park, 300 S. Main St.

Trunk has led the organization since December 2013. Before that, he was the superintendent of the Lucas and Williams County boards.

Tickets are $15 at the door. Reservations can be made by emailing Sarah McBryer at smcbryer@ohiohealthbenefits.net.

 

RICHFIELD

Larry Nance Jr. to enter

hall of fame at Revere

Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. will be inducted into Revere High School’s Hall of Fame on Friday.

The 2011 Revere graduate helped the Minutemen compile a record of 40-6 overall and 28-0 in league games during his final two years. He left as the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots for a career, a season and a game upon graduating.

Nance accepted a scholarship to the University of Wyoming, where he helped the Cowboys to a Mountain West Tournament title and its first NCAA Tournament since 2001-02.

In the 2015 NBA Draft, he was selected in the first round (27th overall) by the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2018, he was traded to the Cavaliers and signed a four-year extension with the team.

In January 2017, Nance and Noah Weber, who were both diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, founded Athletes vs. Crohn’s & Colitis.

 

PORTAGE COUNTY

School leader suspended

without pay amid charges

Windham’s superintendent won’t be paid while she deals with criminal charges, the Windham Board of Education decided during a special meeting Wednesday.

The unanimous vote to suspend Windham Superintendent Laura Amero came after an executive session.

Amero, 35, is charged with having sex with a 16-year-old high school student in 2017 and attempting to have sexual relations with another student when he was 16 and 17 between 2015 and 2017, according to the indictment filed in Portage County Common Pleas Court.

She pleaded not guilty to all counts Monday and was released on a $350,000 cash bond.

 

STOW

City could buy property

for new recreation center

The Stow City Council will consider Thursday buying 1.5 acres at 3940 Darrow Road, which if approved, could lead to a private developer building a recreation center/sports complex that the city would lease to the developer.

The parcel would be added to 6.3 acres already owned by the city north of the post office, including the present senior center.

The purchase price is $231,000 and includes a currently occupied residence.

The year-round facility could include a walking track, workout machinery, basketball courts and rooms for classes such as yoga as well as outside recreational activities, such as sand volleyball. A pool is not planned.

 

STATEWIDE

Effort would streamline

Ohio voter registration

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced a bipartisan group of legislators Wednesday that would begin work on a bill to automate and streamline the state's voter registration system.

The current system "relies on this old assumption that if we don't hear from you for six years, and if you don't respond to this mailing, we make the assumption that you've moved or that you've passed on," LaRose said at a Statehouse news conference.

LaRose proposes allowing eligible Ohioans to automatically register to vote or update their information when they pay taxes, get new license tags for their vehicle or even purchase a hunting or fishing license.

The working group consists of Sen. Vernon Sykes, D-Akron, Sen. Nathan Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland. The goal is to have legislation ready to introduce this summer.

 

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