Sunday bowling events, spaghetti dinners and card games have entertained folks at Akron’s Jednota Club since the 1930s.
Now the Morgan Avenue Slovak organization may be forced to change one of its Old World customs — thanks to a police raid.
A card tournament organizer, Norman D. Metz, 63, is to stand trial Thursday in Summit County Common Pleas Court on two counts of operating a gambling house at the club and two additional counts of gambling.
Police Lt. Terry Pasko, head of the department’s vice unit, said vice detectives — acting on a complaint — raided the club at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17.
None of the 50 or 60 club patrons playing in the euchre tournament that day was arrested, Pasko said, because the focus of the police operation was Metz and his wife as the alleged ”operators” of the event.
This is insane.