Beacon Journal staff
GREEN: Akron industrialist John R. Buchtel, founder of Buchtel College, the forerunner of the University of Akron, will be remembered with the dedication of an Ohio Historical Marker at the Green Library.
The Friends of the Green Branch Library will present a documentary on Buchtel's life at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd. A memorial service and marker dedication will take place immediately following the program at the library, 4046 Massillon Road. Refreshments will be served.
Buchtel, born in 1820 on a Green Township farm, went on to establish the public library system in Summit County and served as its first chairman of the board.
For more information, call the library at 330-896-9074.