Town hall meeting
AKRON: Yvonne Oliver of the University Healthcare Action Network will speak at the District 4 Town Hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Akron Library, 60 S. High St.
She will join Summit County Councilman Frank Comunale to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how to enroll using the health exchange website. For more information, call 330-643-2725.
BOSTON TWP.: Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will present its Festival of Lights from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road.
Tickets are $27 for nonmembers and $7 for children 5 to 11. Reservations are required. Call 330-657-2796, ext. 100.
The event includes dinner, a walk through candlelit woods, demonstrations, crafts and holiday desserts.
CANTON: Canton police are investigating a fatal shooting.
Two men were shot Friday night on Alan Page Drive Southeast.
One of the victims, Michael A. Sibert Jr., 19, was declared dead on the scene. The other victim, whose name is being withheld pending further investigation, was transported to an area hospital where he is in critical condition.
The Canton Police Detective Bureau is asking for anyone with information concerning the shooting to call 330-489-3144.
CINCINNATI: Ohio’s governor urged new college graduates to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Republican Gov. John Kasich spoke Saturday at the University of Cincinnati December commencement ceremonies. He said fame and power are fleeting, but that graduates can make their mark by engaging in changing the world.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Kasich told stories about his early life and people he has met.
More than 2,000 students received degrees.
COPLEY TWP.: The Copley Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.
The board will enter into an executive session to discuss discipline of an employee in the fire department. The meeting will be followed by the regular meeting of the trustees at 6 p.m.
Shop with a cop
LAKE TWP: The Uniontown Police Department is selling raffle tickets for the annual Shop with a Cop program.
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Prizes include an iPad, a train set and cash.
The drawing will be held Wednesday.
To purchase tickets or to make a donation, call 330-699-6444.
MEDINA: The Medina County Genealogical Society will offer two free family history classes in January and February at the Medina County District Library Main Branch, 210 S. Broadway.
The classes are designed for both beginners as well as more experienced researchers interested in their family history.
The January class, “How do I begin my research?,” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18. The February class, “Federal and State Censuses,” will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4.
Registration is required. To register, email a full name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call Pat Morgan at 330-725-7540.
Several Akron-area communities have declared parking bans because of the snow:
• Hudson: A ban is in effect until 9 a.m. today.
• Tallmadge: A ban is in effect until 8 a.m. Monday.
• Wadsworth: A ban will remain in effect until further notice.