AKRON: An Akron man accused in last week’s shooting of a man on Jason Avenue has surrendered to police.
Dequante Darnell Moorer, 20, is being held in connection with the Sept. 11 shooting death of Jerome D. Bable, 21.
Bable was found shot to death inside of a car parked in the 800 block of Jason Avenue.
An arrest warrant for Moorer was issued last weekend. Moorer went to the Akron Police Department on Tuesday night and surrendered to detectives, police said.
He was being held in the Summit County Jail pending an arraignment Thursday in Akron Municipal Court.
AKRON: The U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force found an Akron murder suspect hiding inside a vacant Cleveland house Wednesday morning.
Devanae Griffin, 19, is suspected in the Aug. 18 slaying of Darryl Trammell, who was shot and killed inside his East Brookside home.
Griffin was found hiding inside a closet in an abandoned residence in the 3600 block of East 146th Street. He was wanted on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.
Police say Griffin and two accomplices ransacked Trammell’s house, taking a cellphone and hats, before shooting him. Trammell later died.
The other suspects — Dustin Terrel Melton, 29, of Chalker Street; and Michael Jermaine Crockett II, 23, of Socrates Place — are in custody.
Griffin was expected to be held in the Summit County Jail pending an initial appearance in Akron Municipal Court.
AKRON: My Neighborhood, Our Akron, a local group focused on beautification and community improvement, will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Summit Lake Reach Center, 390 W. Crosier St.
The group has changed its meetings to evenings rather than mornings and to community centers instead of City Hall in hopes of getting more residents involved.
AKRON: The Peace, Justice and Equality Committee will host a basketball event at 5 p.m. Saturday at East High School, 80 Brittain Road.
The event will team up youth, police officers and criminal justice professionals to help promote the committee’s message that police and youth can participate and communicate together to create a secure and safe community.
For more information, visit the Peace Justice & Equality Committee page on Facebook.
AKRON: The 11th annual Mychal Clayton Sickle Cell Awareness Walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Akron at Lock 3 Park.
The on-site registration starts at 8 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 9 a.m.
The goal of the walk is to fund scholarships and grants to help young sickle cell patients pursue activities they enjoy.
The walk is named after Mychal Clayton who died from complications of the disease. Just before his senior year, he was hospitalized twice with congestive heart failure and needed a double-lung transplant.
He did graduate from Garfield High School in 2012 and died just weeks prior to leaving for college at the University of Toledo.
Clean audit plaudit
BARBERTON: Barberton is one of eight recipients in the state to be recognized by Auditor Dave Yost for clean audit reports. The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.
The entity must file timely financial reports, with audits showing no findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, or questioned costs.
STOW: Summit County’s Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, at 1201 Graham Road in Stow, will be closed this week.
ReWorks, which operates the site, said a broken waterline is affecting access.
The site’s normal hours of operation are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 25.
For additional information, contact ReWorks at 330-374-0383 or go to www.summitreworks.com.