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Region briefs — Oct. 13


Lower lake levels

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will lower the Portage Lakes beginning Tuesday.

The water levels will be lowered 15 inches on the East, West and North reservoirs and Turkeyfoot, Mud, Rex and Miller lakes so residents can repair docks and sea walls.

The lowering will also affect adjoining channels and creeks.

The lakes will remain lowered until Nov. 15, then will be refilled to normal levels.

Not affected are Summit, Long, Nesmith, Comet and Camp Y-Noah lakes or the Nimisila Reservoir.

For more information, call 330-644-2220.

Scams discussed

GREEN: The Summit Senior Coalition will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at GreenView Senior Assisted Living, 4000 Massillon Road.

Sgt. Mike Walsh from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will share information on new scams and fraud occurring in the county and provide updates on programs offered for seniors.

Call 330-807-6281 for a seat.

Library event

TWINSBURG: The Twinsburg Public Library will hold a performance illustrating the life of an important Ohio figure.

On Sunday, a presentation on First Lady Caroline Harrison by Craig Schermer will be at 2 p.m.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

To register for the event, call the Twinsburg Library at 330-425-4268 ext. 2 or visit


Business event

COPLEY TWP.: The Copley Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business to Business Spotlight Evening” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Shields Blice & Co., 3020 W. Market St., Fairlawn.

The event will include appetizers and drinks and will be free to chamber members and their guests.

The chamber also plans a panel discussion 8 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Chambrel at Montrose, 100 Brookmont Road, Akron.

Topics are expected to include “What media is best for my business?” “How do I get an article written about the amazing community service thing my company just did?” “What’s a press release and to whom do I send it?” “Who in the community looks at what media?”

Contact Bob Pontius at and by telephone at 330-899-9100.


Boo at the Zoo

CLEVELAND: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and Oct. 24-27 at the zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way.

The safe and scare-free Halloween celebration will include the Not-So-Haunted Greenhouse, Monster Mash Dance Party and the Pirates of the Scare-ibbean Spooky Train Ride.

Magic shows, cellists, skeleton banjo players, giant bubble makers and animal encounters will be on display.

Patrons are encouraged to wear a costume and to bring flashlights to illuminate some of the darker areas of the zoo grounds. Adults should refrain from wearing masks that completely cover their faces.

General admission is $8. Children 2 and younger are free. Zoo members will receive $1 off each admission.


Ward meetings

AKRON: Three Akron council members will host meetings this week.

Ken Jones, the Ward 5 councilman, will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Findley Community Learning Center, 65 W. Tallmadge Ave. Representatives of the Police Department and neighborhood assistance will discuss forming neighborhood block watches.

Jim Hurley, the Ward 1 councilman, will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave.

Marilyn Keith, the Ward 8 councilwoman, will have a ward meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave. An Akron Zoo representative will discuss its renewal levy on the Nov. 5 ballot and will bring an animal to share. Faith Lutheran Church will detail two new programs that will assist local residents.

The Northwest Block Watches will meet at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center. Northwest Akron residents interested in forming a block watch on their streets are invited to attend.


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