BARBERTON: City police have identified the man who apparently jumped to his death Monday afternoon from the 13th floor of the Alpeter Towers building.
Ryan Kennell, 28, of Barberton, was identified as the victim on Tuesday by police. The manner of death is pending an autopsy to be performed today by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Police, however, do not believe foul play was involved.
“There’s no reason to believe that somebody pushed him or that it was even accidental, but it is an ongoing investigation,” police patrolman Marty Eberhart said Tuesday.
Witnesses reported that they saw a man fall at 3:42 p.m. from the apartment building, 130 Fifth St. SE.
Kennell, who lived on the 13th floor, was pronounced dead at the scene.
BATH TWP.: Crown Point Ecology Center is offering a monthly nature discovery program for adults and children from January through June.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.
The topic is Winter Sky: Stars, Planets and Constellations. The instructor is John Shulan of the Astronomy Club of Akron.
The fee is $8 for adults and $2 for grade-school students. Scholarships based on financial need are available.
The program continues Feb. 23, March 24, April 27, May 4 and June 1 at 3220 Ira Road.
There will be an additional fee to build a bat house on March 24.
For more information, contact Jonna Johnson at 330-668-8992 or email@example.com.
CANTON: Mercy Grief Support Services is offering a free bereavement support group called Seeds of Hope beginning Jan. 8 and continuing on Tuesdays through Feb. 26.
The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton.
Reservations are required by calling Mercy’s pastoral care department at 330-489-1143.
Pilot to speak
GREEN: World War II B-24 pilot Ralph Lynn will speak at the Ohio Western Reserve Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America lunch meeting at noon Jan. 19 at the 356th Fighter Group Restaurant at 4919 Mount Pleasant Road in Green.
Lynn flew 32 missions over occupied France and Germany and two missions on D-Day.
Also speaking at the meeting will be Kim Kovesci, executive director of the MAPS Museum. A $6.50 tour of the museum will be available after the meeting.
For more information, contact Dave Riegler at 330-666-2257.