Passport given up
AKRON: The Twinsburg man accused of stabbing his wife to death in February was ordered to surrender his U.S. passport.
Glenn Wong, in the Summit County Jail in lieu of a $1 million bond, appeared in Summit County Common Pleas Court on Friday and was ordered to surrender his passport. The same order continued his bond at $1 million, according to court documents.
Wong earlier in March pleaded not guilty in Stow Municipal Court to a charge of aggravated murder in the death of his wife, Tami, 47.
Authorities say officers were dispatched to the coupleís home on Abrams Drive around 7 a.m. Feb. 24 for a reported domestic fight. The coupleís children, a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old, were home at the time, authorities said.
Officers found Tami Wong in a first-floor bedroom with multiple stab wounds.
AKRON: Following a day of competition in the 2013 Junior Achievement Titan Challenge in March at the University of Akron, three $400 scholarships were awarded to members of the first-place team from Medina Highland High School.
Winners were Brennan Scott, Nick Giachetti and Jordan Frederick. Taking part in the decision simulation program were students from Archbishop Hoban, Copley, Firestone, Sparta Highland, Hudson, Medina Highland, Stow-Munroe Falls, Waterloo, Woodridge and Wooster high schools.
A team from Hudson High School, including Patrick Stepanek, Alex Williams and Brandon Collins, finished second. A team from Copley High School, including Evan Kish and Justin Parker, finished in third place.
AKRON: The Akron Digital Academy will hold a special board meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Evans Building, 335 S. Main St., on the second floor. It is open to the public.
AKRON: The West Hill Neighborhood Organizationís monthly Crime and Safety and Housing meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Church of our Saviour, 471 Crosby St.
The meeting will feature John Valle, the cityís director of neighborhood assistance. He will speak on the topic of City Programs and Our Neighborhoods: Working Together.
The meeting, which is held on the first Tuesday of every month, is free and open to the public. It will be an opportunity for neighbors to discuss their concerns about local crime and housing conditions with an Akron police officer.
AKRON: U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge will speak at the Federated Democratic Women of Summit Countyís annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tea/membership drive Saturday.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. Georgeís Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road.
Attendees are asked to wear hats and gloves, although this is optional. Event will include door prizes and a silent auction.
Cost is $25. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday; call 330-864-8280.
AKRON: John Valle, director of neighborhood assistance, will hold office hours at community centers in April.
His first meetings of the month will be 10 a.m. to noon April 11 at Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave., and noon to 2 p.m. April 15 at Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave.
AKRON: Shaw JCC, along with the Yom HaShoah committee, will host Remembering the Holocaust at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Shaw JCC of Akronís auditorium, 750 White Pond Drive.
The Yom HaShoah commemoration, free and open to the public, will include a memorial service, candle lighting and conversation with Holocaust survivor Leo Silberman.
Fishing for help
COVENTRY TWP.: The Ohio Department of Natural Resourcesí Division of Wildlife is seeking volunteers interested in learning about taking youngsters fishing.
A free workshop on becoming a certified Passport to Fishing instructor will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the district office, 912 Portage Lakes Drive.
To register, call Ken Fry at 330-644-2293. Participants must pass a background check.
HUDSON: The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues at 3 p.m. Sunday with a performance by the Stockdale Family Band.
Tim Stockdale and his sons, Jacob and James, will perform bluegrass, gospel and old-time music interspersed with stories and comedy about family and farm life.
Then at 2 p.m. on April 14, the Music Series will feature the Malone University Chamber Choir.
Under the direction of David Donelson, they will be performing a variety of sacred and secular works including those by Clausen, Whitacre, Biery and Monteverdi.
Both performances will be held in the library rotunda. They are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, or visit hudsonlibrary.org.
MACEDONIA: An unidentified disabled woman was taken to safety and three Macedonia police officers were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire Friday afternoon, Macedonia police said.
The female, whose identify was not released, was removed from the house in the 9800 block of Shepherd Road. During the event, Macedonia police Sgt. Vince Danko and patrolmen Nick Szaibel and Brandon Heiseler were treated for smoke inhalation.
Cause and damage estimate of the fire were not available. One of the three police officers was taken to Akron General Medical Center for observation but later released. The condition of the female was not known.
NORTON: The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the replacement of two bridges over Interstate 76 and the relocation of Hazelwood Drive.
The meeting will be in the council chambers at 4060 Columbia Woods Drive.
The bridges to be improved include Clark Mill and Summit roads.
KSU students crash
PRATTVILLE, ALA.: Five Kent State University students were injured in a crash involving their vehicle and a truck on Saturday on Interstate 65 in Autauga County, Ala.
The crash occurred about 12:30 p.m., according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Details of the crash were not available Sunday.
The Kent State students were in a 2001 Ford. The driver was Nader Hassen, 22, of Strongsville. The four passengers were Joseph Marino, 23; Lamar Washington, 23; Michael Willis, 25; and Joseph Noah, 22.
Their hometowns were not released and information on their conditions was not available.
The truck driver was driving a 2001 Freightliner, according to Charles Dysart, with the Department of Public Safety.
KENT: The All About Kent series program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, 118 S. Mantua St.
The Kent Historical Society is marking 150 years of railroading in Kent with a special illustrated presentation by the noted historian and author H. Roger Grant.
This talk is the start of a yearlong series of events that is observing 2013 as the year of the railroad.
A reception will be held at the Pufferbelly restaurant, 152 Franklin Ave.
For more information, call the Kent Historical Society at 330-678-2712 or email KHS@kentohiohistory.org.
TALLMADGE: The Keep Tallmadge Safe Initiative will hold an open forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tallmadge High School, 140 N. Munroe Road.
The forum will discuss safety procedures currently in place, both in schools and community.
Safety and mental health personnel will be in attendance to assist in answering questions. The forum is free and open to the public.
MASSILLON: The Massillon City Schools will be holding three community meetings to gather feedback on the potential of constructing new elementary buildings in the district.
The first meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Elementary, 1237 16th St. SE.
The second will be held at 6:45 p.m. April 15 at Gorrell Elementary, 2420 Schuler Ave. NW, and a final meeting at 7 p.m. May 2 at Whittier Elementary, 1212 10th St. NE.
Additionally, the district is asking residents to take an online survey regarding the buildings at http://www.massillonschools.org/survey.aspx.
Following the input gained from community members, the board will meet in May to determine whether to move forward with the Ohio School Facilities Commission to determine need and funding options.
The Stark County Park District has scheduled public meetings on updating its Trail and Greenway Master Plan and Five-Year Plan.
The schedule is:
Tuesday: Minerva Public Library, 677 Lynwood Drive, Minerva.
April 11: Quail Hollow State Park at 13480 Congress Lake Road NE, Lake Township.
April 18: Innovation Room, Stark County District Library, 715 Market Ave. N, Canton.
All meetings are at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rachel Lewis at 330-451-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOW: Silver Springs Campground reopens for the 2013 season today.
The city-owned campsite usually opens in mid-April but plans to keep April 1 as its firm opening date from now on, park attendant Ken Barnhart said.
The set date will make it easier for campers to remember and make plans, he said.
Barnhart said last year was the second biggest year in the campgroundís 36-year history.
For more information on the facility, visit http://www.stow.oh.us and follow the Parks and Recreation Department link to the campground.