AKRON: The Senior Independence Hospice We Honor Veterans program is seeking service veterans and military service personnel to provide companionship and recognition to older veterans facing a life-limiting illness.
Volunteers participate in honor pinning ceremonies, in-home Veterans Day celebrations and veteran to veteran companionship visits.
Flexible volunteer opportunities are available with activities in the patient’s home or care facility.
To volunteer, call Senior Independence Hospice volunteer coordinator David Wilson at 330-873-3468 or visit www. seniorindependence.org.
AKRON: City Prosecutor Gert Wilms will kick off her campaign for Akron Municipal Court judge from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bricco, 1 W. Exchange St.
Mayor Don Plusquellic and Summit County Executive Russ Pry will attend.
The suggested donation is $40.
PLAIN TWP: A campaign kick-off fundraiser to benefit Scott Haws for Plain Township trustee will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Pileggi’s Italian Cafe of Plain Township, 2664 Easton St.
Tickets are $50 per person.
Checks are to be made payable to Citizens for Haws.
To RSVP for this event contact Scott Haws at email@example.com or 330-904-9100 by Wednesday.
Trustees to meet
COVENTRY TWP: The Coventry Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday in the Coventry Township ADA Room, 68 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron,
The meeting will discuss township wage and vacation leave policies for all departments and determine the agenda for a corresponding meeting workshop with the Coventry Local School District Board and superintendent.
The meeting workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Coventry Middle School conference room, 3257 Cornmany Road, Akron.
Park seeks helpers
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking Park Ambassador volunteers.
Volunteers have conversations and present scripted talks as costumed interpreters/historians, artisans or Paw Patrol volunteers or at wildlife viewing spots, community events, Trail Mix shops or at the Winter Sports Center at Kendall Lake.
Orientation meetings will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 or 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Happy Days Lodge off state Route 303 in Boston Heights.
Attendance at one meeting is required for new volunteers.
For more information, call 330-657-2299.
Boil alert for water
CUYAHOGA FALLS: The city has issued a boil alert for water customers along Broad Boulevard.
The alert affects users on both sides of the road between 10th and 11th streets and will be in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday.
Following a water main repair Friday morning, pressure dropped below EPA guidelines.
To ensure safety, customers are urged to boil their water for at least two minutes.
For more information, call 330-971-8130.
MEDINA: Charges against a Columbia Station man who made inflammatory remarks supporting the shooting deaths of 26 people in Connecticut last month were dropped Friday in Medina Municipal Court.
Joseph Resovsky, 20, had been charged with inducing panic, a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.
Medina police arrested Resovsky after they said they received several phone calls and emails from people concerned that his Facebook posting could indicate he might be plotting a similar crime.
The ACLU of Ohio argued on Resovsky’s behalf that his statements were protected under the First Amendment.
On Friday, the Medina city law director told the court he had reviewed the facts and determined Resovsky’s statements were constitutionally protected, the ACLU said in a written news release.
“His comments may have offended people, but that is not illegal,” ACLU of Ohio Legal Director James Hardiman said.
Court fees deadline
BARBERTON: The deadline for payment of outstanding parking tickets in the Barberton Municipal Court is Feb. 4.
The Scofflaw Crackdown requires offenders to pay all of their parking fines to protect against further action by the court.
Payments can be made in person at the Clerk of Courts office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The clerk’s office accepts personal checks and money orders made payable to the Barberton Municipal Court,. You can also pay by cash, Visa or MasterCard.
Payments can be also be mailed to Barberton Municipal Court, 576 W. Park Ave., Barberton, OH 44203.
For more information visit www.cityofbarberton.com/clerkofcourts/ or call 330-861-7191.
Renacci at office
WADSWORTH: U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci will hold office hours in his new Wadsworth office Tuesday.
After being elected to a second term in November, Renacci announced that he would move his district office from Canton to Wadsworth. The lines of the district he represents, the 16th, were redrawn, with most of Stark County going to U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs.
Renacci’s hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon at his office, 1 Park Center Dr., Suite 302.
Renacci, R-Wadsworth, said his hours will give constituents the chance to meet him and his staff and learn about the services they can provide.
“I encourage people to stop by,” he said in a news release.
No RSVP is necessary. Light refreshments will be served.