Man’s face slashed
AKRON: An Akron man suffered a severe laceration to his face during a fight Sunday afternoon.
Police were called 3 p.m. for a report of two men fighting in the 1000 block of Yale Street.
Investigators say one of the men pulled out a box cutter and cut the other man in the face.
The victim was taken to Akron City Hospital.
Shoffon C. Gentry, 52, of Yale Street, was charged with felonious assault.
Car hit with bullets
AKRON: An Akron man called police Sunday afternoon after he found his car had several bullet holes in it.
Police were called to the 700 block of Aberdeen Street around 4 p.m. Sunday.
The 2007 Chevy Impala was shot four times.
Robber runs off
AKRON: An Akron robber had the tables turned on him Sunday when his victim pulled out his own gun.
Police say two men agreed to meet the seller of a PlayStation in the 2200 block of East Market Street around 5 p.m. Sunday.
When the woman who was selling the game system asked the men to walk behind a home in the 100 block of Edgehill Drive they refused.
A man with a gun then walked out from behind the home, police said, and demanded their possessions.
“One of the male victims, who is a CCW [concealed carry weapon] permit holder, was carrying a handgun on his hip, pulled out his gun and demanded the suspect drop his gun and get down on the ground,” Akron police report. “The male suspect dropped his gun and fled on foot through the backyards.”
Officers recovered the gun from the driveway.
A PlayStation box with a brick inside was also found nearby.
Natasha Brady, 22, of Eastholm Avenue, in Akron, was charged with robbery and booked into the Summit County Jail.
The male suspect has not yet been identified.
Block watch meeting
AKRON: The Highland Park Block Watch will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sam Salem school, 1222 W. Waterloo Road.
For more information, call Greg Burke at 330-730-2612.
Sewer group meeting
AKRON: A group seeking funding alternatives for Akron’s major sewer project will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland Square Branch Library, 807 W. Market St.
Residents can express concerns and help the group formulate a plan to pay for the huge project.
Man found shot dead
CANTON: A man who was found dead in his car over the weekend was the victim of a gunshot wound to the head.
Police are investigating the death of Taiwan White, 31, who was found shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Pulley Place Southeast, Beacon Journal news partner NewsNet5 reported.
Officers were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area.
White was behind the wheel of the vehicle when police found him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County Coroner’s Office.
Fiscal assistant hired
COVENTRY: Trustees agreed Monday to hire former Springfield Township trustee Bruce Killian to assist fiscal officer Robert Saffian on an “as needed” basis.
Killian will be paid $25 an hour as a temporary consultant effective March 23.
Saffian was appointed earlier this month to fill the unexpired term vacated by the retirement of former fiscal officer Joni Murgatroyd, who retired at the end of February with 10 months left in her term in office.
Theft from elderly
GREEN: A woman charged with theft was in Barberton Municipal Court on Friday after being indicted for stealing from her elderly aunt.
April M. Ramsey, 42, of Green, has been charged with two counts of theft for allegedly taking more than $30,000 from her 83-year-old aunt’s bank account from January 2012 to August 2014 without the woman’s authorization, according to court records.
The victim’s son reported the theft of $22,147 from her bank account and $9,252 in unauthorized charges on her credit card to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in August.
The victim has moved from Green to North Carolina.
Ramsey, who was arraigned Friday, was released on a $10,000 signature bond and ordered to have no contact with her aunt.
AKRON: An event for caregivers will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeland Community College’s Mooreland Mansion in Kirtland.
Lori Hogan, author of Strength for the Moment and co-founder of Home Instead Senior Care, will be there for a prayer time and to share her story and encourage others to tell theirs.
The event includes dinner and a copy of Hogan’s book at the reduced rate of $10.
For additional information, contact Home Instead Senior Care at 330-995-1522.
AKRON: An Akron man was convicted of burglarizing four homes Friday.
Jurors found Alex Garcia, 35, guilty of breaking into homes in Copley and Coventry townships between February and March 2014.
None of the victims was at home when the burglaries occurred, according to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.
Copley police discovered Garcia when he used a victim’s credit card at a gas station.
Summit County Judge Todd McKenney will sentence Garcia on April 21.
Garcia could get up to 33 years in prison for the second-degree felonies.
Educators to meet
AKRON: All retired educators of Summit County and surrounding areas are invited to attend the next meeting of the Summit County Retired Teachers Association at noon Monday at Guy’s Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron.
Reservations must be made by Thursday and the cost for lunch is $12.
For additional information, call 330-644-6886 or 330-645-9928.
Foster, adoption info
AKRON: Summit County Children Services is sponsoring a free foster care and adoption information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. April 7 at the Odom Boulevard Branch Library, 600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron.
This event is free and open to the public.
Reservations are not needed.
For more information about the meeting, call 330-379-2055.
Center closing briefly
AKRON: The visitor center at the Seiberling Nature Realm will be closed April 21 for seasonal cleaning and sealing of the floor.
The center at 1828 Smith Road will reopen April 22.
For additional information about the center, call 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetro
Tires to be collected
STOW: ReWorks will collect scrap tires from Summit County residents April 25.
The collection will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, 1201 Graham Road.
The fee is $1 per tire and there is a limit of 10 passenger and light-truck tires.
No household hazardous waste will be accepted.
The center will open for the season June 4.
For additional information, call 330-374-0383 or go to www.summitreworks.com.
Road to close
WADSWORTH TWP.: State Route 57, between Interstate 76 and Blake Road, will close Monday for a culvert replacement.
The road is expected to remain closed until April 10, the Ohio Department of Transportation said.
The detour route involves I-76, state Route 3 and state Route 162.