Akron woman faces harassment charge against Kathy Miller


Staff report

BOARDMAN

An Akron woman surrendered to authorities Tuesday evening on an arrest warrant for purportedly sending threats to township resident, Kathy Miller, 69, in September.

Talisha Gervins, 23, of Kryder Avenue, is charged with telecommunications harassment.

Miller, the former Mahoning County chairwoman for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, called police to her home about 9:20 p.m. Sept. 24, according to a police report.

The text Miller received reportedly said: “I know where you live and you will pay for your comments you [expletive].”

The threats, she told police, were likely related to her controversial statement to The Guardian about racism in America published Sept. 22.

In the article, Miller, who also resigned as the 13th Congressional District’s representative to the Electoral College for Trump, said: “I don’t think there was any racism until [President Barack] Obama got elected. We never had problems like this. ... Now, with the people with the guns, and shooting up neighborhoods, and not being responsible citizens, that’s a big change, and I think that’s the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America.”

Gervins was released on a summons with a court date at the Mahoning County Area Court today.

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