FAIRLAWN

Fund for fire victims

FAIRLAWN: An account has been set up for the family of Sheila Shuttlesworth, who lost many of their belongings in an apartment fire Monday.

Anyone interested in assisting the family can make a donation at any FirstMerit Bank in Sheila Shuttlesworths name.

GREEN

Two bridges to close

GREEN: Two bridges will be closed for five days beginning Monday for a waterproofing project.

The closings affect the Mount Pleasant Road Bridge over Nimisila Creek, near Camp Y-Noah, and the South Main Street Bridge over Nimisila Creek, just north of Center Road.

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MEDINA COUNTY

Naturalist honored

SHARON TWP.: The Medina County Park District is holding a public open house Saturday to honor retiring chief naturalist Dan Bertsch.

It will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94).

Bertsch is retiring Nov. 8 after 13 years with the park district and a long career as an educator and curriculum developer. He taught biology and earth science in Massachusetts and Alaska and served as director of the Outdoor Education Center at Antioch College before joining the park district in 2001.

Dans work to establish our curriculum at the environmental center and the many other programs he developed over the years made a significant impact on the park districts interpretive program, said Tom James, the park district director.

SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP

EPA grant awarded

SUGAR CREEK TWP.: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is awarding a $4,982 to the Wilderness Center.

The grant will be used to fund an environmental education project for seventh- through 12th-graders in the Sugar Creek watershed in Stark, Wayne and Holmes counties.

The grant will involve site-specific watershed science lessons, environmental problem solving and replacing storm-damaged trail markers utilized with a podcast used by thousands of hikers.

A total of nine projects across Ohio were awarded $36,589.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Detour in Peninsula

PENINSULA: Riverview Road will be closed for five days to repair a washout and replace a guardrail on the bridge, beginning Monday between state Route 303 and Stine Road in Peninsula.

Motorists should anticipate using detour routes.

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Donations accepted

AKRON: The Womens Board of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County is planning its annual Christmas Bags of Love collection.

The board is accepting donations of household and personal items such as laundry detergent, soap, dish detergent, toothpaste/brushes/floss, shampoo/conditioner, paper products and diapers.

Donations can be dropped off at 812 Biruta St., Akron.

For more information, call 330-762-2961, ext. 232.

Self-defense class

COPLEY TWP.: There will be a mother-daughter self-defense class hosted by Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and University of Akron Police Lt. Chad Cunningham from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Copley High School Gymnasium, 3807 Ridgewood Road.

The class is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit 330-643-2295.

Lead testing

AKRON: The Summit County Health Department, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Brown Mackie College and GASP are presenting the Learn and Do Health and Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the main library, 60 S. High St., Akron.

This free event will feature lead testing of toys and imported dishes; infant to teen child CD IDs; fittings for car seats, sports helmets and backpacks; dental checks, gun and fire safety; and more.

For more information, call 330-643-9185