AKRON: Assistant law directors will answer questions from residents about the hacking of Akron’s website again today at community centers across the city.
From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., they will be at the following city community centers: Ellet, Firestone Park, Kenmore, Lawton Street, Patterson Park and Reservoir Park.
Residents also may call the city’s 311 information line, which is 311 from any land line in Akron or 330-375-2311 from other phones. Or call the Income Tax Office at 330-375-2290.
Akron’s website was hacked May 16. Information on more than 30,000 taxpayers, including Social Security numbers and account numbers, was posted to another website that has since been taken down.
The city has been attempting to notify residents whose information was compromised through phone calls, emails and letters.
Luge racing demo
AKRON: The International Downhill Racing Association will offer sports enthusiasts the chance to learn street luging and long skateboarding from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Derby Downs in Akron.
The learn-to-skate event is one of eight Sun Valley Ohio Gravity Racing Series events planned through Sept. 15.
The events will include safety instructions and demonstrations by professionals. At the end of the series, a competition will be held for those who want to participate and prizes will be awarded.
Participants must wear helmets and gloves; elbow pads and knee pads aren’t required but are recommended.
Parents or guardians must sign waiver forms for participants under 18.
Cost is $30 for learn-to-skate days, with lunch and refreshments provided.
The cost for open-track days is $15.
No refunds will be issued if an event is canceled because of the weather.
The event is sponsored by Sun Valley Sports in Akron.
For details and a schedule, call 330-666-9000.
KENT: The second annual Hammy Workout, a community fitness event that honors Army Spec. Adam S. Hamilton, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, will be held starting at 8 a.m. Sunday at Kent State University’s Dix Stadium.
The event is to raise money for scholarships in memory of Hamilton, 22, of Kent, for Kent Roosevelt High School students.
The event starts with a 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. and is followed by the Hammy Workout and a Li’l Ham obstacle course for children 5 to 12.
Registration donation cost is $35.
For information about registering for the event, go to www.adamshamilton.org. Each year, a male and female who best exemplify community leadership in the classroom and on the playing field receive a $10,000 scholarship — $2,500 a year.
Hamilton, a 2007 Roosevelt graduate, was a linebacker/wide receiver on the state playoff football team, the hockey career goals record holder and was an all-American lacrosse player.
MONTVILLE TWP.: A Brunswick man who reportedly fled from police after a traffic stop ended up crashing his car and had to be flown to MetroHealth Medical Center.
The Montville Police Department said Luke Pfeiler was stopped on Montville Drive just after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
After the officer exited his cruiser, the suspect fled and eventually ran a red light at state Route 18 and Windfall Road.
The car was struck by a Montville Township Service Department vehicle that had the green light, police said.
Pfeiler had to be extricated from the car.
The extent of his injuries are not known.
Police said they were told by the suspect’s ex-girlfriend that he intended to commit “suicide by cop” and had a black pellet gun resembling a semi-automatic handgun.
The gun was found in the vehicle.
The case remains under investigation.
CLEVELAND: The local Federal Bureau of Investigation office is seeking information on the location of Darryl Whittington, who is considered to be armed and dangerous.
On May 8, Whittington was indicted in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, on conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.
An arrest warrant has been issued.
He is described as 50 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 250 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 216-522-1400. Reward money is available for information leading to his successful location and apprehension. Tips can remain anonymous.
Peace group meets
NORTON: The Barberton-Norton-Wadsworth Peace Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grace United Church of Christ, 3285 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.
Guest speaker will be Steve Brooks, associate director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron.
The meeting will begin with refreshments and conversation, followed by the formal program at 7:30 p.m.
The community is invited.
For additional information, call 330-867-7812.
Meet with LaRose
State Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley Township, will hold office hours Saturday throughout his district.
Sessions are: 9 to 11 a.m., Stow City Hall, 3760 Darrow Road; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wayne County Public Library, 220 W. Liberty St., Wooster; and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Canal Fulton City Hall, 155 E. Market St.
No appointment is necessary.
LaRose represents the 27th district, which includes parts of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.
CANTON: The emergency pantry and offices of Stark County Hunger Task Force will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
The facilities, at 408 Ninth St. SW, will return to regular hours Tuesday.
Next week, the pantry, in the Community Campus at Goodwill, will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday pantry hours of 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. resume June 3.
STOW: The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library will host a grand opening celebration for recent renovations at 1 p.m. May 31.
The celebration will include U.S. Rep. David Joyce, R-Russell Twp.
Some of the library’s renovations include new carpeting, furniture, checkout and reference desks, a new Children’s Storytime Room and an upgraded Wi-Fi system.
The library’s renovations were the largest it has seen since 1997.