AKRON: Asian Services in Action Inc. will host a free legal workshop on family law from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at its Akron office, 730 Carroll St.
Divorce, custody and support issues will be discussed.
On Wednesday, the agency will cover landlord/tenant issues during a workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at its Cleveland office, 3631 Perkins Ave.
For more information, call 330-535-3263.
AKRON: Akron police continue to seek the identity of the balding older man who robbed a motel clerk last month.
The man is accused of using a knife while demanding cash from a desk clerk at the Quality Inn, 2677 Gilchrist Road, during the Sept. 26 robbery. The clerk was not injured, and the robber fled in a dark blue pickup truck with an extended cab.
Police on Wednesday released a short surveillance video of the robber. It can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_eHhJxsotM.
The man is white, about 200 pounds and in his 50s with receding gray hair. He wore a black T-shirt and dark shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490.
Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677) or by texting TIPSCO plus the tip to 274637. Tipsters may qualify for a cash reward.
AKRON: The North Akron Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Columbus Day Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The parade will start at Stonehedge Family Fun Center on East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue and will end at the Jennings Community Center.
The public is invited.
Fire safety tips
BARBERTON: Staff from the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties and volunteers from OMNOVA Solutions will canvass door to door throughout Barberton neighborhoods to distribute fire safety information from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.
The materials include tips about smoke alarms, creating a household fire escape plan, preventing cooking fires (the most frequent source of home fires) and heating a home safely.
Targeted neighborhoods include the area bounded by West Hopocan to the north, Wooster Road to the south, 14th Street to the east and 17th Street to the west.
CANTON: Starting today, SarahCare Daytime Senior Care and Activities will be hosting a variety of events and presentations on the topics of Medicare, financial planning for seniors and options for caregivers.
These luncheon and dinner programs are free and feature information on topics of interest to caregivers and health-care providers serving the needs of senior adults. They are:
• Paying For Care: Getting the Resources You Need is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. today at McCall’s Restaurant and Banquet Center, 130 Faircrest St. SW, in Canton. Representatives from the Area Agency on Aging and the Veterans Administration will explain the resources available in the community to assist with senior care.
• Options for Caregivers 101 will be Oct. 23 at 11:45 a.m. at McCall’s. Lauren Holly, a geriatric care manager, will cover a range of potential care options for seniors and the financial resources available.
• Medicare Today will be held Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the North Canton Medical Foundation, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, Building A. Jo Ann Reilly will take a closer look at the questions and issues surrounding Medicare reform and the evolving insurance industry.
Register for events by emailing email@example.com or by calling 330-454-3200.
Repairs to roadway
GREEN: A section of state Route 619 is receiving immediate attention following erosion of dirt supporting the roadway, city Service Director Randy Monteith told City Council on Tuesday.
The affected area is about 1,000 feet west of Massillon Road, between Miller Park Road and the Frito Lay distribution center, he said.
Monteith told council members that water coming off the roadway had started to undermine its surface.
City Engineer Paul Pickett said work by city crews to stabilize the affected area is considered a temporary fix. He does not expect any rerouting of traffic when Spano Bros. Construction of Green starts to make permanent repairs in the next several days.
Repairs are expected to cost about $71,000.
JACKSON TWP.: A truck struck and killed a man riding a bicycle Wednesday, Jackson Township police said.
The identify of the man, 60, has not been released, pending notification of family.
Police say the crash happened about 8:40 a.m., when a commercial semi-tractor hit the man while he was riding near the intersection of Mudbrook Street Northwest and Lutz Avenue.
The bicyclist was taken to Affinity Hospital in Massillon and later flown by medical helicopter to Akron General Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m.
Jackson police and the State Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.
NORTH CANTON: Two area students each received $1,500 awards through the new Government Scholars Program at Walsh University.
U.S. Rep. James Renacci, R-Wadsworth, made an initial contribution of $100,000 from his personal funds to launch the program.
Each year, one student will receive a scholarship toward academics and one student will receive a scholarship toward an internship in government or foreign affairs. The award amount will be based on need.
This year’s awards already have been made.
Daniel Widder of Dover, a senior international relations and history major, is using his award to help fund his internship at the Sindhi American Political Action Committee in Washington, D.C.
Michel Dylan of Doylestown put his award toward his major of government and foreign affairs.
The university will recognize Renacci for his gift at a campus ceremony Tuesday.
PLAIN TWP.: A group of Plain Township residents on Tuesday urged township trustees to buy Edgewood Golf Course.
Bill Fallon, representing the Committee to Save Edgewood Golf Course, told trustees the golf course is “a precious piece of land,” and could be operated as a golf course, or used as soccer fields or for cross-country skiing.
Developers Bill Lemmon and Bob DeHoff have signed an agreement to purchase the parcel for development of apartments, villas, single-family homes and a senior assisted-living facility. They have met with opposition from nearby residents who want to preserve the 91-year-old golf course.
The township’s Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the developers’ request for a zone change on the land.
Edgewood Golf Course is set to close for good Oct. 31. CDF Holdings took over ownership of the property from First Christian Church last December.
Trustees asked the township’s parks director to do a feasibility study of the course.
Dog food donated
CANTON: A dog pound in northwest Ohio donated 5,000 cans of Iams dog food to Stark County in September.
Dog warden Jon Barber drove to Napoleon, in Henry County, to collect it at a cost of $212 in mileage.
County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton on Wednesday said the travel allowance was money well spent.
The company sometimes donates overruns of food, Barber said, and Henry County had more than it could use.
New library chief
WADSWORTH: A new director has taken the reins at Wadsworth Public Library.
Daniel Slife, previously the director of Huron Public Library in Erie County, on Monday formally replaced C. Allen Nichols, who had resigned to become executive director of the Akron Bar Association.
“I want to build relationships with the staff and the community,” Slife said.
The Wadsworth Public Library serves the area within the boundary of the Wadsworth school district, an area that includes parts of Guilford, Wadsworth and Sharon townships as well as the city.
Voters approved a five-year levy last year to support the library.
Slife holds a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University and a master’s from Kent State.