AKRON

Man arrested after more

than a month on run

U.S. Marshals in northern Indiana arrested Monday evening a man who is believed to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and had been on the run since April after he cut off his court ordered ankle monitor, according to a news release.

In September 2018, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Lee Greathouse, 53, who was facing charges of felonious assault after a shooting in Akron. Members of the task force tracked Greathouse to a rural cabin in Cadiz. Two pistols and a rifle were found in the home at the time of his arrest.

In April, Greathouse was given a short-term furlough prior to beginning his prison sentence on the felonious assault case.

When it was learned that he was on the run, the task force began working on the case almost immediately. Investigations into Greathouse’s whereabouts took investigators into various cities in Ohio, West Virginia and ultimately his arrest in Bourbon, Indiana. Greathouse will remain in custody in Indiana until he can be extradited back to Akron.

Buchtel athletics on Ward 4

monthly meeting agenda

City Councilman Russ Neal will host his monthly Ward 4 meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St.

Representatives from the Akron Public Schools and Buchtel PTA Sports Boosters will give an update regarding the renovation of Buchtel CLC athletic fields.

Beacon Journal reporter Doug Livingston, Doug Oplinger of Your Voice Ohio and media partners will also give an update on next steps after hosting four community conversations in April at Buchtel and other locations across Akron.

For more information, call 330-212-3034

Art museum to be closed

Saturday for annual fundraiser

The Akron Art Museum will be closed Saturday for the museum’s annual auction.

Now in its 24th year, the auction raises funds to support the museum in its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art.

For more information, visit akronartmuseum.org.

The museum will reopen to the public at 11 a.m. Sunday.

RubberDucks, United Way

join for July 4 celebration

The RubberDucks and the United Way of Summit County are partnering for this year’s “Fourth on the Field” event at Canal Park to celebrate July 4.

The night will include a showing of the movie “The Avengers" before the start of the city's fireworks show.

Tickets are $5 and all-you-can-eat picnic tickets are $25 (includes the movie). Proceeds benefit United Way of Summit County.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the movie will start around 6:45 p.m.

After the movie, the RubberDucks will honor some community heroes including police, fire, and military members, as well as health care and education professionals.

The city of Akron fireworks will follow at 9:45 p.m.

 

COLUMBUS

Ohio Senate swears in first

female sergeant at arms

A retired Granville Police lieutenant Monday became the first female sergeant at arms for the Ohio Senate.

Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, swore in Suzanna “Suzie” Dawson. She joins three other members of the sergeant-at-arms team, which is responsible for maintaining security and order in the Senate, and protection for the president. Dawson recently retired from the police department after 28 years of service.

In July 2016, Dawson became the Granville department’s first female supervisor.

“It’s an honor to come work in the Statehouse, and I’m committed to ensuring that members, staff and visitors to the Ohio Senate feel welcome and safe while working and sharing their ideas on how to make Ohio an amazing place to live and work,” she said.