AKRON

Police say man beat

coworker with guitar

Akron resident Jonathan J. Oldham, 29, was arrested and is facing felonious assault charges for allegedly beating a man with an electric bass guitar Sunday.

Akron police say Oldham hit the victim in the head Sunday morning with the guitar. The man was found lying in the devil strip on South Balch Street.

The injured man was found by police about 11:30, Akron police said. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General with serious injuries, including a head wound.

He told police he was invited to a work colleague’s home and that the two men were drinking.

According to a police report, the two became involved in a tussle after Oldham asked the man to leave.

At some point during the discord, police say Oldham struck the man with the guitar. According to the report, the injured man then crawled out of the home and was found on the devil strip.

 

Two people hiding at store

arrested on drug charges

A man and woman hiding behind a stack of tires were arrested Sunday night on drug-related charges after they were taken into custody.

Akron police said they responded to a breaking and entering call about 10:30 and found Springfield Township resident Corey J. Frazier, 37, and Akron resident Kathy L. Frazier, 37, in a fenced-in area of Kenmore Tire on Kenmore Boulevard in Akron.

When the two were located, Corey Frazier climbed the fence and was taken into custody. He had methamphetamines in his possession, police said.

Kathy Frazier refused to climb the fence. The Akron Fire Department responded and cut the lock off the front gate. Police say she was found with a backpack containing syringes. She declined to provide her personal information, but police were able to determine her identity.

Corey Frazier was charged with breaking and entering and possession of methamphetamines. Kathy Frazier was charged with breaking and entering, failure to disclose personal information, possession of drug instruments and obstructing official business.

They were booked into the Summit County Jail.

 

Opportunities to get

outside in August

City Councilman Russel Neal will host Ward 4 residents at 6:30 p.m. July 2 at Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St.

Organizers of the African American Male Health Walk, the West Akron 5k Run and the West Akron Festival & Parade will talk about the August events. Information will be shared on Akron's revamped grant programs and how residents can participate. More information at 330-212-3034

 

MEDINA COUNTY

Lodi corn festival

down to one day

The Lodi Sweet Corn Festival will be only one day this year instead of three, the Medina Gazette reports.

The 38th annual festival is set for July 20.

 

WAYNE COUNTY

Highway patrol seeks info

in hit-skip involving buggy

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is seeking help regarding a hit-skip buggy crash that injured one man and killed a horse at 10:23 p.m. Saturday on state Route 301 in Chester Township.

A buggy driven by Christ A. Hershberger, 20, of West Salem was struck from behind. He was injured and treated at the scene. His horse died.

The vehicle that struck his buggy fled the scene. The vehicle was described as a red or brown pickup with amber lights on the roof. After hitting the buggy, the truck continued south on Elyria Road. Damage to the vehicle would be described as the right front area, right front headlamp area and undercarriage damage.

Anyone who has information about the crash is asked to contact the Wooster patrol post at 330-264-0575.