AKRON: A working smoke detector alerted an Akron woman about a wall fire in her LaCroix Avenue home, allowing her to escape unharmed early Sunday morning.
An apparently faulty space heater started a fire in a second story wall in the 1100 block of LaCroix Avenue. Firefighters were on the scene shortly after the fire was called in at 7:16 a.m. and had the fire under control at 7:56 a.m. The fire spread into the attic.
No one was reported hurt. The Akron Fire Department said the home had a working smoke alarm that gave the lone occupant time to escape. The fire caused about $20,000 damage to the house and about $5,000 damage to contents.
Ward 7 meeting
AKRON: Donnie Kammer, the Ward 7 councilman, will have block watch and ward meetings Wednesday at Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard St.
The block watch meeting will be at 6 p.m., followed by the ward meeting at 7 p.m.
Kevin Miller of the Public Service Department will discuss snow and ice. New council President Garry Moneypenny also will speak.
BATH TWP.: The Wayne Homes Chili Open golf tournament that benefits the Akron Rotary Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Hale Farm and Village on Oak Hill Drive.
Tickets are $200 per foursome or $50 per individual with $30 tax deductible.
The Akron Area YMCA-run camp located in New Franklin on Rex Lake in the Portage Lakes is for children with special needs. Registration is allowed until the day of the event.
Last year’s event raised $148,000 to help pay campers’ costs.
School open house
AKRON: The Lippman School will hold an open house at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Lippman School is a co-ed independent school servicing grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school is now enrolling for 2013-2014.
Visit www.thelippmanschool.org or call 330-836-0419 for a personal tour.
CANTON: The YWCA of Canton is accepting nominations for the Stark County Women’s Hall of Fame.
Nominations may be made for women in the areas of arts and performing arts, business and industry, community service, education, human service and sports.
A teen award is given to recognize a young woman of well-rounded achievement.
Nomination forms are available at www.ywcacanton.org or may be picked up at the Canton YWCA, 231 Sixth St. NE.
The deadline for nominations is Friday.
The 2013 Induction Dinner Banquet will be held at the Kent State Stark Conference Center on May 9.
Tickets are $35.
For more information, call the YWCA at 330-453-7644.
CANTON: Stark County’s version of Antiques Roadshow makes its fifth annual appearance at the Stark County District Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
David C. Morris, a qualified antique and art appraiser, will be at the Stark County District Library Main Library, 715 Market Ave. N, to evaluate two items per person.
Registration is requested. Contact the library at 330-458-2754 or register online at www.starklibrary.org.
MEDINA: The Medina City Parks Department will hold the 2013 All Sports Registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington St.
Players and parents can register for sports with various youth organizations including Medina Youth Baseball, Medina Soccer, Medina Youth Football, Medina Professionals Youth Football, Medina Girls Softball, Medina Lacrosse, Medina Gridiron Youth Football, Medina Adult Softball and Medina Wrestling.
Parking is available in lots B and C through the Lot A entrance.
For more information, contact the Parks Department at 330-721-6950.