Race for Case
AKRON: Case Elementary will hold its first 5K race and one-mile fun run May 4.
All proceeds will go directly to an education fund for the benefit of Case students.
The 5K entry fee is $30 for adults and $15 for students 17 and under. The fee is $10 for the one-mile fun run/walk. Monetary and food donations are being accepted for the race, and sponsorships are available.
The events will be held at the school, 1393 Westvale Ave., beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/raceforcase.
MEDINA: The annual Great Medina County Chili Cook-Off will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Medina Eagles, 696 Lafayette Road.
The event features the 10 best chili cooks in Medina County, each representing a Medina County charity.
The winner will earn a cash donation to that charity. The event will include music, desserts, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets are available at the door.
Recommended donation is $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 330-608-6236.
AKRON: A Tallmadge woman pleaded guilty to charges of being drunk and driving the wrong way on Interstate 76 and killing a fellow motorist.
Phyllis Treich, 51, will be sentenced April 3 in Summit County Common Pleas Court.
She pleaded guilty last week to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, DUI and three counts of negligent assault.
Treich had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent when she drove west on I-76 in the eastbound lanes for nearly a mile on Sept. 6, prosecutors said.
Her vehicle eventually collided with a car driven by Karon Briggs, a 55-year-old mother of three and the wife of an Akron firefighter. Briggs died during surgery.
A second car with three passengers was also struck in the collision. The occupants were not injured.
Battle of bands
CUYAHOGA FALLS: A Battle of the Bands contest will be held at 3 p.m. March 2 at the Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 Fourth St.
The annual event is hosted by the Riverfront and Firestone YMCAs and includes local bands of all ages and styles.
Pre-sale tickets are available for $5 at the Firestone and Riverfront YMCAs until the day of the event, and $6 at the door.
For more information, contact Randy Keen at 330-923-9622 or Randyk@akronymca.org.