An injured Cuyahoga Falls police officer’s medical bills will be supplemented by donations from patrons to an Applebee’s restaurant on Oct. 5. Officer Ted Davis was seriously wounded in July after a man allegedly crashed his car purposely into Davis’ cruiser during a pursuit. Donald Watson, who’s accused of driving the vehicle, faces felony charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated arson, failure to comply with the order of a police officer, vandalism and criminal damaging.
A former Kent State University professor was sentenced to eight months in prison Monday for soliciting sex from a teenage boy last year. Willie J. Harrell Jr., 45, of Akron, pleaded guilty July 25 to importuning, a fifth-degree felony. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Amy Corrigall Jones sentenced Harrell to eight months.
Since she was sexually assaulted in the bathroom of a Burger King, she no longer uses a public restroom without having someone stand guard outside the door. She said memories of what happened will forever haunt her.“You get to be free while I’m in prison for the rest of my life,” the 31-year-old woman said Monday morning as she faced her attacker during his sentencing in Summit County Common Pleas Court.