Fair at Job Center
AKRON: The Akron Urban League’s Next Step Program will hold a college and education fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday
The program, for Summit County residents ages 14 to 21, will be at the Job Center, 1949 E. Tallmadge Ave.
More than 30 colleges, training centers and other organizations will present a broad range of education and career options, plus mini sessions on scholarships and freshman life.
The event is free.
For more information, contact the Next Step Youth Employment Program at 330-630-6071.
Sewer deal passes
CANTON: Marathon Petroleum’s refinery will discharge treated wastewater into the city’s storm sewer system.
The City Council approved a contract Monday that calls for the company to make a one-time payment of $800,000 to the city.
Half the money will placed in a trust for the Navarre Road storm sewer the company will use, Service Director Warren Price said. The remainder will become seed money for a stormwater utility.
The company also will pay the city $1,500 a year to maintain the sewer.
In other action, members postponed until Feb. 4 a vote on a proposal to accept leachate from a Sandy Township landfill at the sewage plant in exchange for the landfill accepting the plant’s sludge.
A decision on placing a 4-mill, three-year property tax on the ballot for parks and recreation was delayed until Jan. 28.
Deputies to patrol
GRANGER TWP.: Trustees have approved a new contract for Medina County sheriff’s deputies to provide patrols in the community.
The new contract increases the number of hours per month from 70 to 75. The hourly pay will rise from $22.44 to $23.
Board picks leaders
GRANGER TWP.: The school board has elected Norm Christopher as president and Bob Kelly as vice president.
The board also voted Monday to buy three new school buses from Rush Truck Centers of Ohio in Akron for $228,330 after trading in three buses from the 1990s.
The board approved establishing swimming as a club sport at the high school. The move allows swimmers to compete at the regional and state levels. Cost for the club will be paid by participants, and the coach will be volunteer Jessica Sander.
The board approved the retirement of middle school custodian Virginia Bambeck effective Feb. 1. She has worked for the district for 54 years.
LAKE TWP.: The Lake Board of Eduction welcomed Nicole Nichols as treasurer at its organizational meeting Monday night.
She replaces Bob Moffat, who retired at the end of December.
Bill Jelen was elected president of the board. Derrick Bailey will be vice president. Jon Troyer was appointed 2013 legislative liaison.
The board accepted a donation of $1,900 from the Lake Youth Football Program to go to the Lake Athletics Special Projects Enterprise Fund.
Deal for dispatch
LAKE TWP.: Lake Township trustees on Monday approved an agreement with the Nimishillen Township trustees to provide dispatch service for the Uniontown Police Department.
The agreement, for 2013, will cost $2,375 per month. The board hired Jacqueline Palmer to be a dispatcher/secretary for the police department.
Trustees also agreed to spend $58,000 for road salt to be bought through the Stark County Cooperative Purchasing Agreement.
Council to meet
NORTON: An executive session of Norton City Council will be held at 7 tonight to discuss pending or imminent litigation of the city charter.
Also on the agenda is a discussion of future sewer projects and legislation authorizing the city to negotiate a schedule with the Ohio EPA on sewer installation in the city.
GREEN: Summit County Council Vice President Paula Prentice, who represents District 8, will host office hours from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road.
Prentice will be available to give updates on county programs and legislation and answer questions from constituents.
District 8 includes the city of Green, Lakemore and Mogadore villages, Springfield Township, and parts of Coventry Township and Akron.
For more information, call 330-643-2725.
WADSWORTH: The city’s Planning Commission on Monday recommended that the City Council rezone from residential to commercial less than 1 acre of land west of the Sunoco station at 802 High St.
Plans call for the proposed land to be added to the gas station for a restaurant with a drive-through.
The council will hold a public hearing on the proposal before it votes.
At a public hearing on the issue, area residents raised some concerns about the proposal.
City planners told the residents if the restaurant is built, access will be from High Street and not from West Street.
The commission also set two public hearings for its Jan. 28 session and a third one for a special meeting Jan. 29.
A 7 p.m. hearing on Jan. 28 will discuss a proposal to build 147 ranch-style apartments to be known as Redwood Acres on 23 acres on the south side of Reimer Road.
The second hearing on Jan. 28 will be held at 7:30 p.m. and will concern the building of an aquatic center at 625 Broad St.
Plans call for the pools, slides, diving boards and a climbing wall on 3 acres just north of the recently constructed Community Center.
At a special hearing 6 p.m. Jan. 29, discussion will center on the plans to renovate and improve Art Wright Stadium on Grandview Avenue.
Plans include replacing the existing field with an artificial surface and replacing some bleachers.
The public hearings will be held at the City Hall, 120 Maple St.
New travel website
COLUMBUS: The Ohio Department of Transportation is replacing its old traffic information website with one where drivers can see real-time updates about road closures and other delays.
The website, www.ohgo.com, was unveiled Tuesday as a more user-friendly site developed for use on computers and other devices, including mobile phones and tablets. Users can view information about accidents, current highway speeds, road closures and construction areas. Winter road conditions also will be available from November to April each year.
Department Director Jerry Wray said the site could save drivers time and money by helping them pick the best route to travel so they can avoid sitting in traffic.
The site replaces www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
— Associated Press