AKRON

Fowler speaking

AKRON: The Rev. Ron Fowler will discuss Raising Men in an Urban Community Nov. 7 as part of the Akron Urban Leagueís Urban Issues Luncheon Series.

Fowler, a retired pastor from Arlington Church of God, is now a special assistant to the president at Kent State University.

He will speak from noon to 1 p.m. in the Presidentís Hall at the Akron Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd.

Tickets are $25 or $20 for high school and college students. The deadline is Wednesday.

For tickets, contact Sheri Myricks at 234-542-4156.

Holidays at mansion

AKRON: Summit County Historical Society will host holiday tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays beginning Dec. 1 through Dec. 22.

The mansion at 1550 Copley Road will be decorated for the holidays with a more traditional Civil War theme, in keeping with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Three members of the Perkins family, George Tod Perkins, Simon Perkins, and Henry Perkins all fought in the Civil War on behalf of the Union Army.

Tickets are $6 per adult, $4 for seniors and $2 for children 17 and under. Summit County Historical Society members are free.

BATH TWP.

Preschool ecology

BATH TWP.: Crown Point Ecology Learning Center will host its Tiny Tillers winter discovery program for youngsters 3 to 5 years old and accompanying adults.

The program will run from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 8, 15 and 29 and Dec. 6 at 3220 Ira Road.

Cost is $32. Dress warmly, because parts of the program are outdoors.

Advance registration is required at www.crownpt.org. For more information, call Jonna at 330-668-8992, ext. 102.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY

Vets ride free

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is offering free train rides to military veterans and their families on Nov. 12.

The train will depart from Independenceís Rockside Station at 1:30 p.m. for a three-hour ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to Akron.

Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to all current military, veterans and their families 45 minutes before the train departure.

No advance tickets will be available.

World War II veterans will be seated in the trainís Premium section as a special recognition.

For more information, go to www.cvsr.com.

NORTON

Town meetings

NORTON: Ward 3 Councilman Bill Mowery will hold a series of town meetings in the Shirley McGuire Community Center Ballroom, 4060 Columbia Woods Drive.

The meetings will be 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

For questions, call Bill Mowery at 330-808-3150.

PORTAGE COUNTY

Ohio EPA wonít sue

ROOTSTOWN TWP.: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a covenant not to sue the owner of a previously contaminated industrial site.

The state agency signed the agreement with JRC Holdings Inc. for the Jet Rubber Co. property at 4457 Tallmadge Road.

The 33-acre site has been used as a manufacturing site for custom-molded products including gaskets, grommets, vacuum cups and seals since 1960.

JRC Holdings hired a certified environmental professional to assess the contamination and determine required cleanup steps.

A total of 287 tons of contaminated soils were removed. The site has been cleaned up to permit continued commercial/industrial use. To date, more than 350 contaminated sites covering nearly 7,000 acres in Ohio have been cleaned up.

SUGAR CREEK TWP.

Volunteers sought

SUGAR CREEK TWP.: The Wilderness Center is seeking volunteers to help with its fall birdseed sale.

Volunteers are needed to load seed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

To sign up, send an email to vicki@wildernesscenter.org.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Stamp exhibition

AKRON: The Rubber City Stamp Club will hold its annual Stamp Exhibition and Bourse at the Akron General Health and Wellness Center, 4125 Medina Road.

The free exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

The club will again offer a youth table where kids can get free stamp packets and coloring books.

For more information, write to the Rubber City Stamp Club, P.O. Box 13048, Akron, OH 44334

Sudoku Tournament

AKRON: The first Akron Sudoku Tournament will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Main Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Adults ages 18 and over can partake in Sudoku puzzles provided by New York Times editor Will Shortz that will begin easy and become progressively harder.

The tournament will include three general rounds and a championship round.

To register, email hhdiv@akronlibrary.org or call 330-643-9035.

Society meeting

AKRON: The Scottish American Society will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.

The meeting will include a presentation on deeds by Probate Court Judge Todd McKenney.

He will explain how deeds should be worded.

McKenney will be at the library at 2:30 p.m. to review deeds.

Press club luncheon

AKRON: The Akron Press Club will host Ohioís PolitiFact editor at its luncheon Nov. 29 at the University of Akronís Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill.

The buffet-style luncheonís keynote speaker will be PolitiFact Ohio Editor Robert Higgs.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Reservations are due 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at 330-564-4211 or email RSVP@cmoresearch.com.