Steve Kleiber has resigned as CEO and president of the United Way of Portage County, effective May 24. Kleiber says he is stepping down to become a regional sales manager for B.J. Wholesale Clubs of Ohio. Kleiber has been with the agency since 2003.
A former Hiram man has admitted to pointing a loaded handgun at a Hiram police officer back in January. The Record Courier reports, 44 year-old Steven Sargent, now of Mantua, will be sentenced following a pre-sentence investigation. He was arrested after a standoff outside his Bancroft Street home on Jan. 16. Sargent had been taken home by police following a drunken driving arrest earlier in the night, but re-emerged from his home carrying a loaded handgun. Backup officers were called in and officers were able to talk him out of that house with no one being injured. Sargent could receive a minimum of probation, or between one-to-three years in prison
East Akron is getting a Hilton. Ground will be broken later this summer for a 136-room, five-story Hilton Garden Inn on three acres of land off East Market Street between Goodyear Hall and the Ganley Auto Campus, according to the Beacon Journal. The $18 million project is expected to open in June 2014.
A Barberton man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of the PNC Bank on Manchester Road, earlier this week. The Summit County Sheriff's Office said 52 year-old Richard Remmy Jr. handed a teller an envelope around 3 pm Thursday afternoon that contained a note demanding cash. The teller handed over an unspecified amount of cash and the robber ran from the bank. Authorities say they were able to track down the suspect with the help of the public after releasing photos of the bank robber. Remmy has been charged with aggravated robbery. Additional charges are pending. He has previous arrests for robbery and drug related crimes.
Authorities in Portage County will continue their search today for a missing Norton man. Jeffrey Hathaway was reported missing Wednesday night near Berlin lake in Deerfield. The ODNR Division of Wildlife said the 43 year-old's car was found in the Berlin Wildlife area Thursday morning. Sheriff Dave Doak said foul play is not suspected, but Hathaway's family says this is unusual behavior. The search was suspended last night and will resume this morning.
A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to threatening President Barack Obama on Twitter and now faces up to five years in prison. A complaint filed by the U.S. Secret Service in federal court in Columbus said threatening tweets by Daniel Temple from March were directed at the President.
A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has cleared an initial step to get before voters. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified a summary of the proposal yesterday and said the submission contained the 1,000 valid signatures required for the effort to move forward. The group hopes to get it before voters in 2014 and must collect roughly 385,000 valid signatures to get the measure on the statewide ballot.
The world's second largest jackpot prize is up for grabs tonight. Powerball officials say the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $600 million, also making it the largest prize in the game's history. Ticket sales could push the jackpot even higher. Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot- 1 -in-175 MILLION!
Thousands of runners will take to the streets for the Cleveland Marathon as officers from local, state and national law enforcement agencies provide stepped-up security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Organizers in Cleveland say about 22,000 people registered for this weekend's events, which include tomorrow's marathon and half-marathon.
Akron Police detectives have made an arrest after a 23-year-old man was shot to death around 11:30PM Thursday in the 500 block of Wildwood Avenue. APD Lt Rick Edwards says detectives arrested 23-year-old Kyle James Spy of Brandon Avenue around 9AM Friday at a location on Cromwell Drive. Police found as many as 18 spent shell casings in the street at the scene of the shooting. Terry Iverson of Wildwood Avenue died at AGMC a short time after Midnight Friday morning.
Governor Kasich has promised in the future to call the family members of death row inmates he has decided to spare. The decision follows an unprecedented meeting earlier this week with relatives of an Elyria motel clerk killed in a December 15, 1983 robbery. The sons of victim Helen Vantz requested the meeting in part because of the timing of Kasich's decision last year, close to the anniversary of her murder. The governor acknowledged the unfortunate timing of his decision to spare killer Ronald Post over concerns about the inmate's legal representation.
The driver of an Amish buggy who was injured in an accident on Monday has died of his injuries at AGMC. The State Highway Patrol says 50-year-old John Yoder of Homerville in Medina County was hit from behind while driving his buggy on County Road 500 in Jackson Township on Monday evening. The other driver, 20-year-old Douglas Church of Sullivan, fled the scene and was later found at his home. Charges are pending.
Ricky Boykins of Independence Avenue will call a prison cell his home for the next ten years. The 33-year-old Akron man was sentenced Friday in Summit County Court for the robbery of an 87-year-old Barberton woman. On December 20, the victim was doing some Christmas shopping when she dropped her purse and Boykins got a peek at a large amount of money that was inside. He followed her to a bus, then got off at the woman's stop and ripped-off the handbag, causing the victim to fall and break her hip.
Following Thursday's cyber-attack on the City of Akron's website, city officials are sending e-mails to residents who may have been victimized in the crime. A news release from City Hall says e-mail notices have been sent to all residents whose information was compromised...and if you're still worried, you can call 311, or the City's income tax office at 330-375-2290. The FBI is recommending that anyone whose information was stolen should monitor all financial accounts very carefully until investigators gather more information.
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of tea party and conservative groups seems to be part of a culture of cover-ups and political intimidation by the Obama administration. The remark by Republican Dave Camp of Michigan came as his panel began a hearing on the IRS's tough screening of conservative groups. The panel's top Democrat, Sander Levin of Michigan, disagreed with Camp and warned that the hearing shouldn't be aimed at scoring points for election campaigns.