Job fair for veterans
AKRON: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will bring its Hiring Our Heroes initiative to Akron from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St.
Job seekers who are veterans, active-duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses are invited.
The Akron job fair is the only Hiring Our Heroes event scheduled for Ohio for the rest of the year.
Employers who are interested in being an exhibitor must register at www.uschamber.com.
Attendees should register at the same site to guarantee admission.
Walk-ins will be accepted, but admission can only be guaranteed to those who register in advance.
For more information, visit www.uschamber.com or call the Summit County Veterans Service Commission at 330-643-2830.
City charter is topic
AKRON: State Rep. Zack Milkovich, D-Akron, will have a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd., to discuss an Akron charter amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Andrae Long, who is heading up the Citizens Action PAC that opposes the charter amendment, has been invited to attend, as have Akron City Council members.
The charter amendment would increase the terms of Akron’s ward council members from two to four years, eventually put all of the city’s elected officials on the same election cycle, and limit the raises for council members and the mayor.
Discussion on levy
AKRON: The Rev. Curtis Walker Sr., pastor of Bethel AME Zion Church and Akron Public Schools member, will be the guest speaker at Summit County Councilman Frank Comunale’s District 4 Block Watch meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Georgetown Condominiums Community Room, 35 Menlo Park Drive.
Walker will talk about the school levy on the Nov. 6 ballot and what it means to the community and the future of Akron schools.
Duane Groeger, Akron’s housing administrator, will talk about the city’s housing code enforcement and the demolition process.
Comunale will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents.
District 4 encompasses parts of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.
For more information, call 330-643-2725.
Bus tour to stop
COPLEY TWP.: Americans for Properity-Ohio’s Obama’s Failing Agenda bus tour will make a stop in the area today.
The bus will visit the Holiday Inn Akron West, 4073 Medina Road, Copley Township, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dick Morris, a political author and commentator, will be on the bus.
More information is available on the group’s website, www.failingagenda.com.
KENT: Kent State University has hired a Cuyahoga County company to oversee its $25 million program to boost energy efficiency and to add energy conservation upgrades in 28 residence halls on campus.
Brewer-Garrett Co. of Middleburg Heights will direct the work.
The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority will fund the first phase of the program.
The work is expected to save the university $2.2 million annually in utility bills and to annually reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 11,019 metric tons of carbon dioxide, 67 tons of sulfur dioxide and 20 tons of nitrogen.
The work will include new lighting, steam trap repairs and valve insulation, mechanical and water conservation improvements, new windows, roof replacements, building automation and on-demand ventilation retrofits.
An attorney, regional field representative and member of the constituent services section of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office will hold office hours in Medina and Portage counties Wednesday.
Residents can stop by with questions.
They will be at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St., from 10 a.m. to noon; and at the Portage County Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, from 2 to 4 p.m.
AKRON: The American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties will hold a 10th anniversary rededication of its Mary S. and David C. Corbin Building on Wednesday.
The event at 501 W. Market St. in Akron will begin at 5 p.m.
There will also be an all-day blood drive from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the site.
The Red Cross encourages local residents who wish to donate blood Wednesday to make a reservation by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or registering online at www.redcrossblood.org/northernohio. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Shelley Sprang at 330-535-2224.
HUDSON: Hudson City Schools Community Education and Recreation will offer casino table gaming classes. The first class, understanding craps, will be 7 to 8:45 p.m. today and Oct. 23 at Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road. Students will learn all the rules and various strategies on a full-size casino table layout. Cost is $79 per person or $65 each if you enroll with a friend. To register, call 330-653-1210.
TWINSBURG: Summit County Children Services is sponsoring a free foster care and adoption information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road. The event is open to the public. Reservations are not needed. For more information, call 330-379-1994 or visit www.summitkids.org.
ALLIANCE: A 47-year-old Alliance man has been charged with murder for the stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman who lived with him.
Alliance police responded to a call from a neighbor shortly before midnight Sunday about a possible domestic dispute in an apartment on East Columbia Street. Officers forced entry into the apartment and found Angela Lewis with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release from the Alliance Police Department.
Police arrested Jawanza Scott, also known as Mathew David Scott, who was the only person inside the apartment. He was combative with officers and was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting an officer and obstructing official business, police said.
Scott was arraigned Monday in Alliance Municipal Court and is being held at the Stark County Jail on a $1 million bond. He will have a preliminary hearing on Oct. 15.
Tea and auction
AKRON: The Scottish American Society will sponsor a Ceilidh and Tea in support of Water Aid America from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave. The tea will include a silent auction and a Circassian circle. The society’s monthly meeting will be held the following day from 3 to 5 p.m. at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St. The meeting will feature a presentation by Jon Lilley on kilt making.