AKRON

Police: Clerk confronts thief,

gets punched in the face

A man trying to steal beer from a West Hill Circle K on Thursday punched a clerk who tried to stop him, Akron police said.

The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 400 block of West Market Street.

The clerk told police she confronted the man at the store exit before he walked out with beer he hadn't paid for. She said the man punched her, ran and dropped the beer in the parking lot.

Witnesses described the man as 45 to 50 years old, about 5-feet-7-inches tall, black and weighing 140 pounds. He was wearing a green shirt at the time of the incident.

Police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP, the FBI at 330-535-6156, the U.S. Marshals Service at 866-4-WANTED, or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.

People can also text tips to 274637 (CRIMES). Anyone providing information may remain anonymous.

 

City's economic condition

topic of Ward 4 meeting

Councilman Russ Neal will host the Ward 4 monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St. Celina Flunoy, executive director of Love Inc., will share information on the economic condition facing families, communities and the city, and what can be done to address it.

Information will be shared on the upcoming 2020 census and job opportunities with the US Census Bureau. For more information, call 330-212-3034.

 

Church to remember 9/11

with peace and prayer walk

Arlington Church of God, 539 S. Arlington St., will hold a CommUnity Prayer for Peace event starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 to remember those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy and to pray for peace and unity in Akron neighborhoods, particularly in those that have been impacted by violence.

Attendees will walk in the neighborhood near the church starting and ending at the church's Prayer Garden.

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Call Center, customer service

hours for Labor Day weekend

The Gatehouse Ohio call center will be open Labor Weekend 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Labor Day.

Same day redelivery is available until 9:30 a.m. each day. Regular weekday call center business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will resume Tuesday.

The Public Service Counter inside the Beacon Journal will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Labor Day. Regular week day counter hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will resume on Tuesday.

 

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Sheriff to host Steak-Out

fundraiser at FOP lodge

Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry will hold his annual "Steak-Out" fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, 2610 Ley Drive, Akron.

There will be steaks cooked on the grill, with side dishes, dessert, and water, pop, and beer. There also will be live music from 2 to 6 p.m. The cost is $40 per person.

 

COLUMBUS

Review: Board ignored evidence

about Ohio State doc's abuse

The State Medical Board of Ohio ignored credible evidence in 1996 that an Ohio State University team doctor had been sexually abusing male students through genital exams for years and missed a chance to stop him, the governor and a review panel announced Friday.

A state working group that reviewed the old investigation said it couldn't determine why the medical board never took action against Richard Strauss or reported the now-deceased doctor to law enforcement, but it found no evidence the case was intentionally buried, the Associated Press reported. One former employee said the investigation fell into a "black hole," according the group's report.

Lawyers suing Ohio State over Strauss' sexual misconduct say they now represent over 300 accusers whose allegations span from 1979 to 1997 — nearly his entire career at the university.

 

Doctor charged with murder

sues over coverage of legal costs

The Ohio doctor charged with murder in the deaths of 25 hospital patients is suing his former employer's parent company for not covering his criminal defense costs, as it has in dozens of related civil cases.

William Husel's federal lawsuit argues his professional liability insurance should cover the defense expenses. His complaint says that if Trinity Health Corporation's insurer won't advance his legal costs, it hurts his ability to defend himself .

The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System found Husel ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients over several years.

Husel pleaded not guilty. He argues he was trying to provide proper palliative care to dying patients, not trying to kill them.

Livonia, Michigan-based Trinity Health declined Friday to comment.