AKRON

Donations sought to start

Community Tool Library

To support home ownership in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood, the Well Community Development Corp. is holding a tool drive this month in an effort to open a Community Tool Library this fall.

New or used tools can be purchased in person or online from a registry at the Lowe's of Green (940 Interstate Parkway) and left at the store or delivered to the Well at 647 E. Market St. in Akron.

Learn more by calling 330-815-1062. Make an online donation or visit the registry at https://thewellakron.com/COMMUNITY-TOOL/. Along with tool lending, the Community Tool Library will also provide training on basic home repairs.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Saturday event to raise

awareness of addiction

Steps of Change, presented by Ohio Change Addiction Now (CAN), will be noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 2085 Front St. in downtown Cuyahoga Falls.

The city is partnering with Ohio CAN, Summit County Juvenile Court and the Summit County Common Pleas Turning Point Program for the event.

The free event will feature speakers and resources for those affected by addiction, including recovery services, Narcan training and court-related services. Food vendors and children’s activities will be featured.

A memorial will be on display with more than 135 pairs of shoes representing those who were lost to addiction in Summit County in 2018.

For more information, visit facebook.com/OhioCANSummitCounty or email Vickie Gasior at Vickieg@ohiocanchangeaddictionnow.org.

FAIRLAWN

War veterans to speak

at roundtable events

World War II veteran Peter Shaw, a retired U.S. Army corporal, will participate in a roundtable discussion May 23 at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 Smith Road. Shaw took part in the D-Day landing on Utah Beach.

He is among several war veterans who will address the group at upcoming roundtables.

On June 27, World War II veteran Bud Stein will speak. He appeared in a News Channel 5 report involving a returned Purple Heart.

Douglas Goodshall, a U.S. Army sergeant in the Vietnam War, will take part in the roundtable on July 2.

For more information, call Lew Snodgrass at 330-867-4800.

MEDINA COUNTY

U.S. Route 42 to close

during culvert removal

U.S. Route 42 at Westfield Road in Lafayette Township will close June 10 for a culvert removal, the Ohio Department of Transportation said.

The road is expected to reopen July 1.

The official detour will involve state Route 162, state Route 3 and U.S. Route 224.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Green man sentenced

for rape of young boy

A 29-year-old Green man was sentenced to life in prison this week for sexually assaulting a young boy.

Dean Davis pleaded guilty Wednesday to rape, a first-degree felony; sexual battery, a second-degree felony; endangering children, a third-degree felony; and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony.

He will be eligible for parole after 10 years.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies launched an investigation last April after they were made aware of an incident in which Davis sexually abused the boy.

Davis’ co-defendant, who is charged with obstructing justice, is scheduled to go on trial June 20.

Dad of injured infant

is sentenced to prison

A Florida father was sentenced to prison this week for failing to properly care for his 4-month-old son, who suffered serious injuries and was nutritionally neglected.

Terrell Hadden, 28, of Delray Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty April 10 to child endangering. The charge carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty sentenced Hadden on Wednesday to two years in prison.

The boy’s mother, Cristina Auberry, 24, of Akron, also pleaded guilty to child endangering. She will be sentenced June 26.

Auberry brought her son to Akron Children’s Hospital on Jan. 31, 2018, for swelling and irritation around his eye. A doctor determined the boy had 10 fractured ribs, a right clavicle fracture, a cervical neck fracture and a liver laceration, and that he was failing to thrive because of nutritional neglect. The neck fracture was so severe it is referred to as a “hangman’s fracture.” The doctor concluded the boy had been abused, court officials said.

Neither Auberry nor Hadden admitted to harming the boy. Both were arrested.

During Hadden’s sentencing, McCarty highlighted the importance of parents protecting and caring for their children. Though the person responsible couldn’t be determined, she said prison time was necessary because of the extent of the boy’s injuries.