AKRON: A 36-year-old Akron man was killed in a motorcycle crash about 6 p.m. Saturday.
Tyraye Varner of Fess Avenue was driving a motorcycle west on West Exchange Street when he struck another vehicle near Dart Avenue. He was taken to Akron General Medical Center, where he died about 6:30 p.m.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will do an autopsy this morning. Varner was wearing a helmet.
FAIRLAWN: Stories about heroines from the War of 1812 will be shared by local historian Sharon Myers, president of the William Wetmore Chapter Daughters of 1812, who will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Road, Fairlawn.
The program is free and open to the public.
Clyde town hall
DEERFIELD TWP.: State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, will have a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. April 28 at Deerfield Township Hall, 1450 state Route 14.
Clyde will give an update on important state issues and her work in central and southern Portage County and will listen to residents’ ideas, concerns and feedback.
Fish for ponds
CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Summit Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting orders for fish to stock local ponds and lakes.
Largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegills and fathead minnows are available. Prices range from 80 cents to $13 per fish. The minnows are $7 per 100.
The deadline to order is Wednesday. Fish must be picked up from 11 a.m. to noon April 28 at the rear of 2525 State Road. Do not use city or well water, only water from your pond.
For more information, call 330-929-2871, ext. 10, or go to www.summitswcd.org.
AKRON: Writers and illustrators can learn tools of the trade at a Get Published! workshop April 26 at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. Main Street in downtown.
The workshop features three one-hour sessions with the following speakers:
• 12:30 p.m., Joyce Harrison, acquiring editor at the Kent State University Press, will speak on Getting Started: Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Authors.
• 1:45 p.m., Joan Arbogast of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, will speak on From Greeting Cards to Magazines to Books: Writers Can Do All Three.
• 3 p.m., Jennifer Hanzlicek of Brouse McDowell, will speak on Copyright Law for New (and Seasoned) Authors.
To register, call 330-643-9075 or send email to email@example.com.
AKRON: A town hall meeting with state representative candidate Greta Johnson will be held Tuesday.
The meet-and-greet event will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2000 Brown St., in Akron.
Johnson, a Democrat, is running in the 35th House District, which covers much of south Akron, plus the city of Barberton, for the seat now held by state Rep. Zack Milkovich. The primary is May 6.
For more details, visit http://gretajohnson.com/.
TEA party meeting
RAVENNA: Local candidates in the May 6 primary will speak at the Portage County TEA Party meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 state Route 88.
Speakers are expected to include: Nick Skeriotis and Kenneth Hendrickson, the Republican candidates for the 75th Ohio House district; Vicki Kline, a Democratic candidate for Portage County commissioner; and Ron Tamburrino and Geoff Weaver, who are judicial candidates. Ballot issues, including school levies, will be discussed and recommendations on these issues will be made.
The meeting is open to the public.
AKRON: A cocktail party campaign fundraiser for Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands will be held Thursday.
The event is hosted by Charlie and Candy Grisi from 5 to 7 p.m. at their residence, 200 W. Fairlawn Blvd. Suggested contribution is $250. Advance reservations are appreciated and may be made by calling or texting 330-203-1090 or through the campaign email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowlands is seeking a second term on the Court of Common Pleas for Summit County. She faces competition in the Nov. 4 election.
CLEVELAND: Construction of a memorial at the Cleveland site where the remains of 11 women were found in a serial killer’s home has been delayed because its funding is short by $250,000.
WOIO-TV in Cleveland reports that construction at Anthony Sowell’s former property won’t start as planned on Mother’s Day.
Public and private funding would be used for the memorial at the site where Sowell’s house once stood. The Mount Pleasant Ministerial Alliance has been working to create a memorial garden.
Sowell was found guilty in 2011 and sentenced to death. Many of his victims were drug addicts who were never reported missing.
Cost estimates for the project had initially ranged from $175,000 to $480,000.
Proposed designs included a playground, stone walkways and a reflective pool.