AKRON

Woman shot in leg

while riding in car

A 19-year-old Akron woman reported that she was shot in the leg at 3 p.m. Wednesday while she was a passenger in a car driving in the area of Russell Avenue and Manning Avenue in the city's Sherbondy Hill neighborhood.

The woman was dropped off at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. She said she was sleeping in the car when another vehicle passed by and at least one round was fired by an unknown suspect, police said.

The driver and another passenger were not injured.

The driver and other passenger left the hospital after dropping off Williams. A relative of the victim and the other passenger later returned, but the passenger declined to identify the driver or provide other information, according to a police report.

A witness said a light green or blue sport utility vehicle sped past them as the shooting occurred.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Akron detectives at 330-375-2490; or 330-375-2Tip, or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. People also can text TIPSCO with tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

Anti-trafficking training

moved to larger venue

Because of high demand, a free human trafficking training has been moved to a new location.

The one-day training on May 20, initially scheduled to take place in the Ocasek building, will instead be held in the University of Akron’s Student Union Ballroom, 303 Carroll St. The session runs from 8:45 a.m to 4 p.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m.

The training will be hosted by Akron Judge Ron Cable, who is presiding over a new human trafficking docket, and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Registration is available online at https://bit.ly/2GPp5sW.

Attorney receives

Sir Thomas More Award

Jeffrey Heintz, a long-time attorney with Brouse McDowell, is the 2019 recipient of the Sir Thomas More Award.

Heintz was recognized at the annual Red Mass, recently held at St. Bernard's Church in Akron. The mass was part of the Akron Bar Association’s observance of Law Week.

Heintz, who lives in Silver Lake, graduated from the University of Akron law school in 1975 and joined Brouse McDowell in 1984. His practice includes corporate counseling, commercial transactions, real estate matters and title insurance issues, according to the firm’s website.

Heintz’s clients include Welty Building Company and Rohrer Corporation, and he is counsel for the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Akron-Summit Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

The Sir Thomas More Award has been presented annually since 1978 by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, in conjunction with the bar association. The award recognizes an attorney who exhibits concern for the community and provides service to promote justice and humanity.

SUMMIT COUNTY

ADM board plans

November renewal levy

Summit County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board plans to put a renewal levy on the November ballot.

The levy is the six-year renewal of an existing 2.95-mill levy county voters passed in November 2013, with collection from 2021 through 2026.

The levy would be used for mental health and recovery programs for children, adults and families in the county and for the acquisition, construction, renovation, financing, maintenance and operation of the board’s facilities.

Summit County Council’s committee of the whole approved a resolution Monday requesting the Summit County fiscal officer to certify the total valuation of the county and the dollar amount the renewal levy would generate.

Metro RTA trustees

re-elect top officers

The Metro Regional Transit Authority board of trustees has re-elected Robert DeJournett and Nicholas Fernandez as board president and vice president, respectively. The elections were held April 30.

DeJournett and Fernandez were initially elected to their positions in May 2018.