AKRON: The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office is trying to locate relatives of a man who died last week.
Andre Avent, 54, was found dead of natural causes June 2 inside his Mayflower Manor apartment at 263 S. Main St. in downtown Akron.
An investigator with the medical examiner’s office said Wednesday that family members for Avent have not been located.
He was the son of Hilda McMillan Avent.
Anyone with information on Avent’s family is asked to call 330-643-2101.
Camps spots open
AKRON: Several openings remain in many of the 18 varied enrichment and athletic camps St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is offering this summer through its Camp Irish.
Highlighted by the Irish Dance Camp — the only such offering in Akron — the lineup also includes activities in art, music and numerous sports.
For more information, or to register, go to www.stvm.com and click Summer Programs.
Klett run in CVNP
Registration remains open for the Jim Klett Memorial 10K Race and Children’s Fun Run scheduled for Saturday morning in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The event, in remembrance of the founder of the Summit Athletic Running Club, will begin at Old Trail School on Ira Road and go through the park and Hale Farm.
Proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies for clients of Summit County Children’s Service.
For more details, or to register online, go to www.summitathletic.com.
Photo ID at hotels
PLAIN TWP.: Trustees on Tuesday approved a records retention requirement for all hotels and motels in the township.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office had asked for an ordinance mandating that all guests show photo identification when checking in. The information would be retained in the event it is needed for a criminal investigation.
Architect for new roof
CANTON: Stark County commissioners hired a Jackson Township firm to oversee replacement of the roof at the County Safety Building.
The board entered into a professional services agreement for up to $223,190 with SoL Harris/Day Architecture on Wednesday.
Costs could be lower if fewer inspections are needed during construction, county administrator Brant Luther said.
Work is expected to begin this summer and be completed in 2015 at a cost of up to $2.3 million.
Videos explain laws
COLUMBUS: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio State Bar Foundation are releasing eight videos explaining Ohio’s open records and open meetings laws.
The videos cover topics such as defining a public record, how to make a public records request, what government bodies are subject to the open meetings law and when a body can close its meetings.
The videos also explain options open to people having problems getting records or being denied access to meetings.
DeWine said Wednesday that government is most accountable to the people it serves when it operates openly.
Foundation President Stephen Tilson says the videos will help people appreciate the laws and why they exist.
— Associated Press
Test results for deer
COLUMBUS: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that testing of Ohio deer found no evidence of chronic wasting disease, a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer.
State and federal agriculture and wildlife officials collected 753 samples from roadkill in 2013-2014, plus 88 more deer brought in by Ohio hunters and eight deer with CWD symptoms, according to the two state agencies.
For the 12th consecutive year, all Ohio samples were negative for the disease.
CWD has been diagnosed in wild and captive deer, moose or elk in 22 states and two Canadian provinces, but never in Ohio.