West Side Police News & Notes
CVSR train vandalized, reward offered
CVNP — During the evening of April 22, the engine on a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) train was vandalized while it was staged in Peninsula. According to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) officials, two unidentified males were observed attempting to set the train on fire. They fled on bicycles.
Summit County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible for the damage. Tips can be provided anonymously, and rewards can be received anonymously. To provide a tip, call 330-434-COPS, text “TIPSCO” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or visit www.summitcrimestoppers.org.
Doctor on jury duty at Akron Municipal Court assists witness
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Court officials announced that on May 7 during the first hour of a jury trial before Judge Joy Malek Oldfield at the Akron Municipal Court, a witness began to lose consciousness while testifying on the stand. As the witness was being cross-examined, his head tilted back and he began to have seizures. According to court officials, a member of the jury jumped over the jury seating and rushed to assist the witness without hesitation.
The juror, Dr. Jovan Laskovski, of the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, performed safety measures to assist the witness and secure the witness from sustaining bodily injury until paramedics arrived, according to court officials.
Laskovski, an orthopaedic surgeon, is a Canton native who holds degrees from The University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University, according to court officials. After residency training at Summa Health System, he completed fellowship training at the University of Chicago. He is also a team physician for Green High School. He specializes in hip arthroscopy and sports medicine.
In a press release, the Akron Municipal Court stated its gratitude to Laskovski for his quick action in assisting the witness, who sustained no further injuries.
Medina County clerk of courts announces new case management system
MEDINA — Medina County Clerk of Courts Dave Wadsworth announced he has chosen American Cadastre LLC (AMCAD) as provider of the clerk’s office new computerized case management system.
The new system will not only continue to manage the database of cases, documents and court costs, but in the upcoming phases of the project, will allow electronic filing of court documents. Other benefits include electronic payment of court costs by credit card and electronic service of court documents for both the court and Sheriff’s Office, according to Wadsworth.
The Supreme Court of Ohio awarded the contract to AMCAD for its hosted case management system three years ago. That contract award was one of the factors influencing Wadsworth’s decision, he said. Wadsworth and AMCAD entered into an agreement through the Ohio State Term Schedule to purchase the AMCAD Integrated Case Management System earlier this year.
“The contract for the current database system was signed in 1991, so we are certainly due for a new one,” Wadsworth said. “We are very excited to begin implementing our new case management system that will improve service to the public, the bar and the Court. We funded this project only through auto title fees — saving Medina County taxpayers from having to fund this critical project with General Fund taxes.”
The new system will improve the efficiency of the office by processing court records in a virtually paperless environment through a document management solution and electronic filing function. It also provides accounting and audit controls that will improve revenue collection and streamline required reporting, according to Wadsworth.
Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.
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