AKRON

Chemical leak

AKRON: Hazardous material and decontamination teams were called to seal a chlorine leak about 11 a.m. at an Akron rubber tubing manufacturing company Tuesday.

The leak occurred at the Hygenic Corp., 1245 Home Ave. Akron Fire Department’s hazardous materials team responded, along with a decontamination team. Employees were evacuated.

CANTON SCHOOLS

Hall of Fame leases OK’d

CANTON: The Board of Education met in a special session Monday to approve final leases for school property to be used in the Hall of Fame Village project.

The 99-year leases include Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Don Scott Field and parking lots. A 5-acre parcel northwest of McKinley High School is the subject of a lease with a purchase option at $100,000 per acre.

The school board previously approved land-use agreements for the project through a legal device called a “deed of gift and license,” but was unable to lease the property until state legislation permitting it took effect in September.

Superintendent Adrian Allison said that putting the agreements together took longer than expected, in part, because the developer wanted separate leases for each piece of land. The schools are leasing the property to the Stark Port Authority, which is expected to lease them to Hall of Fame Village LLC, the project’s developer.

The district retains ownership of all properties and will receive $285,000 per year in rent, with 10 percent increases every 10 years.

NEOMED

Camp applications

ROOTSTOWN TWP.: Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown is accepting applications for its 26th annual MEDCAMP July 21 to 23.

The hands-on camp is designed to provide experiences in biomedical science workshops involving research, clinical problem-solving and fields of clinical medicine and pharmacy.

Tuition for the three-day camp is $125 and includes all meals and overnight accommodations at a Kent State University dormitory. Chaperones will accompany students, who will be transported to NEOMED by bus. Some tuition cost waivers are available.

To qualify, applicants must live in Northeast Ohio, be in eighth grade and have earned “B’s” or higher in math and science classes.

Applicants can apply themselves or be nominated to the program by a teacher or guidance counselor. The camp has openings for 50 students. Applications must be received by April 15. For information, call 330-325-6580 or visit http://neomed.edu/academics/ahec/medcamp.

STATE NEWS

Senate leadership changes

COLUMBUS: Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, announced Tuesday that Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Medina, has been elected to served as president pro tempore and Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, will serve as majority whip.

Following the retirement of Sen. Chris Widener last month, the Senate Republican Caucus voted earlier to fill the void in the No. 2 leadership position, as well as the resulting opening created by Obhof leaving the majority whip position. The full Senate then voted Obhof and Manning into their new positions.

First appointed to the Ohio Senate in 2011, Obhof was selected by his colleagues to serve as majority whip for the 130th and 131st general assemblies.

Manning, first elected as state senator for the 13th District in 2010, was re-elected in 2014.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Judges chosen

Summit Count Common Pleas Court has chosen the administrative and presiding judges for this year.

Tom Teodosio will be the administrative judge, while Amy Corrigall Jones will be the presiding judge.

Teodosio was first elected to the Summit County bench in November 2006. Corrigall Jones was elected in November 2012.