AKRON

Police: Man, woman attacked

after one is struck by car

Akron police arrested a woman Thursday and are still looking for a man, both of whom are suspects in the assault of two people in East Akron on Wednesday.

The incident happened about 11 p.m. near South Arlington Street and Jenkins Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they found a 41-year-old man sprawled in the middle of the road with visible injuries. His 38-year-old girlfriend, who was also hurt, was nearby.

Witnesses told police a black, 2008 Saturn hit the man. Then a man and woman emerged from the Saturn and attacked the injured man and his girlfriend. The couple then fled in the Saturn.

The injured man, who was hit in the head with a chunk of asphalt, and his girlfriend were expected to survive, police said.

Police signed warrants for the arrest of Crystal L. Moss, 32, and Thomas Mendenhall, age unknown. Police posted on Facebook on Thursday that they had found and arrested Moss. Mendenhall was still at large.

Officers said an argument earlier in the day between Moss and the injured man preceded the attack.

 

Woman shot two times

while riding in vehicle

A 35-year-old Akron woman told police she was shot Wednesday while she was a passenger in a car being driven along a residential street in East Akron.

Police received calls about shots fired in the 400 block of Weeks Street about 5 p.m. Wednesday. But when they responded, they didn't find the woman because the man with her drove her to Summa Akron City's emergency room.

The woman was struck twice in the arm and is expected to recover.

She and the man she was with told police two men in another vehicle opened fire on their 2019 Ford Escape.


Man drives to ER after

he and his car are shot

Evidence of a late-night shooting in East Akron sat outside the Summa Akron City Hospital emergency room Thursday morning: A car with at least eight bullet holes in the windshield, clustered around where the driver would be sitting.

Akron police said a 44-year-old Norton man told them the shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Arlington Street near Johnston Street after he stopped to talk to two women in a car next to his.

The Norton man said a man approached, demanded his property and then fired several shots at him. At least one of the bullets hit the man in the leg, police said.

The injured man drove himself to the hospital and was expected to survive.

No arrests had been made in the case as of late Thursday afternoon.

 

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Local Bernie Sanders

supporters to meet

Supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the U.S. presidency are encouraged to attend a local campaign organizing kickoff at 2 p.m. Saturday at 131 Augusta Ave., Akron.

 

FAIRLAWN

Meeting to reconsider hospital

construction canceled

A planning commission meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the planned Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Hospital on Embassy Parkway has been canceled.

Bill Arnold with the city’s zoning, housing and residential building department said the meeting was canceled because not enough planning commission members could attend. A new date has not been set.

A Summit County Common Pleas judge recently ordered the commission to reconsider its approval for the $100 million project because the body didn't take into account whether the height of the facility is compatible with the surrounding residential property.

Crystal Clinic announced plans last year to build a nearly 50-foot tall, 160,000-square-foot hospital with 12 operating rooms and 60 inpatient beds in the Embassy Park commercial park.

The project has faced fierce criticism from nearby homeowners in Bath.

The commission had also been set to discuss the case at its April 11 meeting, but it was withdrawn from the agenda.

 

NORTHEAST OHIO

National Prescription Drug

Take Back Day is Saturday

The 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has collected nearly 11 million pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications through the program. Liquids, needles and sharps will not be accepted.

About 6,000 collection sites — manned by nearly 5,000 law enforcement agencies — will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The public can find a nearby collection site at www.DEATakeBack.com or by calling 800-882-9539.

The disposal program is free and anonymous.