Crash kills truck driver
COPLEY TWP.: The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed Sunday evening when his vehicle overturned on an interstate ramp. The crash happened about 5:45 p.m. on the Interstate 77 North ramp to state Route 21 South in Copley Township.
The driver had not been identified as of Sunday night. A Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office investigator was still on the scene. The Summit County post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating. Copley Township police diverted traffic from the crash site.
No additional information was available Sunday night.
Repairs close road
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Northampton Road, from Portage Trail and Meredith Lane, will be closed Tuesday through Thursday to repair the roadway damaged by the May 12 storm.
The road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Detour signs will be posted.
Parking lot closures
CUYAHOGA FALLS: The parking lots surrounding City Hall and the Natatorium are scheduled for maintenance Friday to Sunday, weather permitting. Parts of the parking lots will be closed each day, and barricades will be placed the night before to block off the work zone.
Angry with Corps
COLUMBUS: The Sierra Club is angry that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen to disregard thousands of public comments on the invasive Asian carp from Ohioans.
The Corps has opted to disregard 7,300 comments from members of the Sierra Club in Ohio and from Clean Wisconsin, saying the letters were part of organized grass-roots letter-writing campaigns.
Disregarding those comments makes it appear that there is less support for creating a physical barrier to keep the fish out of the Great Lakes, the two eco-groups protested.
The Sierra Club has filed a protest with the Corps of Engineers for its action that is says skewed the results. The data was submitted by the Corps of Engineers to Congress that must fund plans to keep the carp out of the Great Lakes.
Canal boat painted
CANAL FULTON: The St. Helena II canal boat received a weekend face lift.
The exterior of the old boat, now a museum exhibit at St. Helena Heritage Park and closed to the public for repairs since last summer, was painted by Millers Pro Painting. The city of Canal Fulton provided the paint.
The boat was built from 1967 to 1970 and it operated on the Ohio & Erie Canal from 1970 to 1988, when it was replaced by the St. Helena III.
Park trail reopens
The shorter of two storm-damaged trails at Hampton Hills Metro Park is again open.
Summit Metro Parks on Friday announced that the 1.6-mile Spring Hollow Trail has been repaired after the May 12 rains and flooding.
The longer 3.2-mile Adams Run Trail remains closed at the park on the Akron-Cuyahoga Falls border, as does the Deer Run Trail at O’Neil Woods Metro Park in Bath Township.
Crews are planning to reroute both trails and have them opened by late 2014.
Bridges in both areas were destroyed and whole sections of trail were washed away.
LAKE TWP.: The Friends of the Lake Community Branch Library Book Sale will take place Thursday to Saturday.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, and bag day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., when participants can fill a bag for $3.
All proceeds are used to improve the Lake Community Branch Library and facilities.
Civil War presentation
GREENTOWN: The Stark County Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Greentown United Methodist Church basement, at 3088 State Street NW. There will be a hot dog dinner prior to the presentation on the Andersonville Prison. Covered dishes are welcome but not necessary.
PLAIN TWP.: There will be a Dyslexia Focus Program from at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Plain Community Branch Library, 1803 Schneider Street NE.
An overview of the learning disability, state and local resources, educational options, early indicators, how to receive a diagnosis and the rights of dyslexic children will be presented. Registration is requested by calling 330-494-3399 or online at www.starklibrary.org/calendar-search.
ATHENS: Ohio University will host its Go International program in two sessions, July 28 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 to Aug. 8.
Participants will have the option to live in a university dorm room with Japanese students and learn basic Japanese and cross-cultural communication by studying and socializing with high school students from Tokyo. The program is open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
The cost is $270 for the dorm room option and $70 without the dorm option. Registration is due by Wednesday.
To register and for more information call 740-593-4573.