Area resident charged

in campus' lockdown

A Reminderville resident is one of several people who will go on trial in September in connection with a lockdown at Kent State University in April.

Imari B. Lewis, 19, is charged with one count of tampering with evidence, pleaded not guilty last week and is free on bond pending a trail scheduled for Sept. 23.

Meanwhile, Kent resident Quavaughntay L. Tyler, 24, was sentenced last week after firing a gun on campus and will serve more than two months in jail and five years on probation as punishment. He has been banned from the KSU campus.

KSU, Kent and other area police agencies responded to KSU on April 2 after a report of shots fired near Bowman Hall on Summit Street.

It was reported Tyler got into an argument with two women and pulled a handgun, which went off once striking him in the left hand. He then fled the scene.

Investigators allege that several other students, including Lewis, hid evidence, including the gun, a backpack and some ammunition, or lied on his behalf.

-- Dave O'Brien, Record-Courier

Band will play tonight

Rudy and the Professionals will perform for area residents tonight (Aug. 6) at 6:30 at the Veterans Memorial Park gazebo. It will be the next-to-last date in the city's summer concert series, and is sponsored by Aurora Manor and Independence Village.

Book club will meet

Aurora Memorial Library's parent/child book club for children ages 8 to 12 with a caring adult will meet Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. New members are welcome and can sign up at the library or by calling 330-562-6502.

The group will discuss "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature. Multiple copies of the book, which is based on a true story, are available at the library's checkout desk.

Planning unit to meet

The city's planning commission will discuss three matters at its meeting tonight (Aug. 6) at 7 in Town Hall.

Panelists will talk about a conditional zoning certificate for a public outdoor recreation facility at 1113 E. Pioneer Trail.

It also will discuss findings of fact for its rejection of Allison Taylor's CZC request for in-home dog care at her home on Kingston Drive and a request for extension of a final plat for the Hawkin subdivision on East Mennonite Road.

Library's hours noted

Area residents are reminded about the hours of Aurora Memorial Library, which are as follows: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Thursdays and Sundays.