Paper company fire
AKRON: A Saturday morning fire in the 100 block of North Summit Street caused an estimated $110,000 in damage to a River Valley Paper Co. building and its contents, city fire officials said.
The fire alert came at 6:24 a.m. from the building’s sprinkler system, and firefighters had the blaze under control at 8:20, Akron Fire Lt. Kerry Briggs said.
Nobody was inside the building at the time, and there were no injuries to firefighters, Briggs said.
Fire Capt. Dave Hull said the fire apparently began near bundled bails of recycled paper in the rear of the building.
Deputy Fire Chief Dale Evans said there were no strong suspicions of arson.
“[It’s] still under investigation. It’s a place that, just by the nature of its business, has quite a bit of material inside. So it’s going to take us a while to sort out what might have happened there,” Evans said.
COPLEY TWP.: Breakfast with Santa at Hudson’s Restaurant will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1.
The breakfast includes your choice of french toast, pancakes, home fries, bacon and cheddar cheese egg strata, and bacon or sausage, coffee juice, milk or tea.
Professional pictures with Santa are available by Andrew Jordan Photography.
Tickets are $12 for children 11 or older and $9 for children 10 or younger.
Reservations are required. Call 330-666-7777 for more information or to make reservations.
A portion of the proceeds are will benefit the nutritional needs of students at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center in Akron. Hudson’s Restaurant is at 3900 Medina Road.
HUDSON: An exhibition of dollhouses and toy trains will be held to benefit the historic Case-Barlow Farm.
The exhibit will run Nov. 23, 24 and 25, and Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. each afternoon. The farm is at 1931 Barlow Road.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the Learned Owl Book Store in downtown Hudson or at the door. Holiday raffle tickets are also available.
NEW PHILADELPHIA: The Bridge to Healing Center for Grief, Loss and Hope Community Hospice will hold its annual memorial service and Angel Tree lighting events.
The memorial service will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Westbrook Park United Methodist Church, 2521 12th St. NW, Canton.
The Holiday Tree Lighting Event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia.