Sheriff’s deputy hurt
WOOSTER: A Wayne County sheriff’s deputy and an Ashland motorist escaped serious injury after a crash early Saturday on U.S. Route 30 in Wooster.
The deputy and a sergeant were in separate cruisers moving westbound on Route 30 east of Madison Avenue while responding to a call when a pickup truck driven by a 30-year-old Ashland man passed at a high rate of speed, authorities said.
After passing the first cruiser, the motorist moved into the driving lane and struck the sergeant’s cruiser — causing both vehicles to go off the roadway into the median strip.
The driver of the truck and the sergeant were treated at Wooster Community Hospital. The crash is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
AKRON: A benefit and dinner for Marissa Fandy is being planned for Saturday at Primo’s Deli and Pub, 2790 Albrecht Ave., in the Ellet neighborhood.
Fandy has a form of Muscular Dystrophy that has resulted in exorbitant medical expenses. The 22-year-old Akron resident, who is majoring in physics at Kent State University, is unable to walk and needs constant care.
The dinners begin at 3 p.m. and are offered into the evening. They include chicken, pizza, potato salad, rolls and dessert for $7. No reservations are necessary.
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Summit County Councilman John Schmidt, District 2, will host public office hours between 7 and 8:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third Street.
Schmidt will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents.
District 2 includes most of the City of Cuyahoga Falls, the City of Munroe Falls, and portions of Akron including East Akron, Goodyear Heights and North Hill.
For information, contact the Summit County Council Office at (330) 643-2725.
Family movie night
TALLMADGE: Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, is hosting an outdoor family movie night at 6:15 p.m. May 22 at 89 E. Howe Road in Tallmadge.
Madagascar will be shown at the playground area. The event is open to children and families of all abilities.
Families are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Please contact the Summit DD’s Children Services Department prior to May 22 with special requests. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. For questions or to RSVP, call 330-634-8611.
D-Day veterans lunch
HUDSON: The Akron chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. military will host a luncheon to honor D-Day veterans. The program is in conjunction with the group’s Cleveland chapter.
The luncheon will be at 1 p.m. June 1 at the Clarion Inn in Hudson at 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway and Hines Hill Road.
Cost is $20. Any D-Day veteran is admitted free, whether a member of the airborne division or not. Registration deadline is May 26.
Call Robert Winkler at 330-325-7574 or Wayne Noall at 330-421-5419.
The swimming beaches at two Summit Metro Parks will open for the season on Saturday. Hours at Munroe Falls and Silver Creek will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Aug. 17.
Munroe Falls is at 521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls; Silver Creek is at 5000 Hametown Road, Norton.
Season swim passes are available. For information, call 330-867-5511 or go to www.summitmetroparks.org.
WADSWORTH: There will be an informative discussion about teens and social networking behavior at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wadsworth Public Library.
Teen Services Librarian Sean Rapacki will cover teen use of social networkings sites, his research on the topic, the risks of the sites and how parents can help teens use social networking in a positive way.
The program is free. For information, call 330-334-5761 ext. 257.
PLAIN TOWNSHIP.: The Friends of the Plain Community Branch Library is holding a used book sale Thursday through Saturday at 1803 Schneider Street, NE.
The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds will benefit the Plain Community Branch Library.