Sheriff’s deputies probe
slaying of Atwater man
Portage County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the shooting death of an Atwater man that took place in the 2200 block of Alliance Road early Jan. 13.
Kevin M. Bailey, 32, was shot at least once in the upper torso at about 2:30 a.m., according to Portage County Sheriff David Doak.
Investigators believe they know who shot Bailey, and that man is cooperating with the investigation, Detective Lt. Greg Johnson said. Additional information will be released as the investigation progresses, he said.
An autopsy on Bailey’s body was performed at the Summit County medical examiner’s office in Akron on Jan. 14 and no further information was available. Once the investigation is completed, it will be reviewed by the Portage County prosecutor’s office for consideration of criminal charges.
Bailey’s death is being investigated as a homicide, which in legal terms is the killing of one person by another. It has not been ruled a murder, which would imply a criminal act.
— Record-Courier staff report
Chandler will head board
Kathleen Chandler has been named president of the Portage County board of commissioners for 2013 and Maureen T. Frederick has been named vice president.
Commissioners agreed that meetings will continue to take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays until business has been concluded. The board agreed to suspend its Thursday meetings unless one is necessary to complete remaining county business.
Three suspects allegedly
rob 2 near KSU’s campus
Kent police are investigating an armed robbery reported Jan. 14 on Loop Road near the edge of the Kent State University campus.
Lt. James Prusha said two victims reported three men wearing white bandanas over their faces assaulted them at their residence at about 7 p.m The victims said the assailants asked “where the money was” and struck them before leaving with one victim’s wallet and other personal items.
Prusha said both of the victims reported being punched in the face, and had minor facial injuries when police arrived on the scene. Neither of the victims required hospitalization.
The suspects were described as two black males and one white male, all between the ages of 17 and 20 and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. All of the suspects were wearing black jeans and black hooded sweat shirts, with white bandanas over their faces.
The victims said one of the assailants carried either a rifle or a shotgun.
— Record-Courier staff report
Check out Online Library
Having car trouble and need an excellent manual? Thinking about learning a new language or about family history?
Looking for a new job or thinking about changing careers? Information on all these topics is available at Portage County District Library’s Online Library 24-7.
Available free of charge, this online resource can help patrons find answers to all sorts of questions. Just visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org and select “Online Library 24/7.”
For automotive questions, visit Chilton Library, an online vehicle repair manual. Those interested in learning a new language should visit Mango Languages. AncestryPlus, a genealogical authority, also is available for in-library use.
Schools will be topic
The Portage County Historical Society will present its first program of the new year Jan. 26 at at 2 p.m. at 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna. Barbara Petroski, librarian at the historical society, will present a power point slide program on Portage County schools. The program includes photos of school buildings, pupils and papers from 1850 to 1950.