AKRON: President Barack Obama’s “Made in Ohio” Auto Tour stopped in Akron Thursday, pointing to the success of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. as an example of the benefits from Obama’s backing of the auto industry.
The campaign is visiting spots across the state this week to highlight companies that make auto parts and their employees.
Goodyear, one of the world’s largest tire makers, benefited from the rebound of the auto industry, with record revenue of $22.8 billion in 2011.
About 848,000 Ohio employees — about one in eight workers in the state — depend directly or indirectly on the auto industry, according to the Obama campaign.
Obama’s backing of the auto industry has helped automakers again become profitable and growing, the campaign says.
The Akron event, expected to be held at the former Goodyear headquarters, was moved to a the local steelworkers hall because of the weather.
ALLIANCE: An Alliance mother is facing drug and child endangering charges after police say her daughter took the parent’s marijuana and hid it in her school locker to prevent the woman from using the drug.
Jessica R. Dewell, 29, was arrested Monday, according to a Facebook posting by Alliance police.
The misdemeanor charges were filed Wednesday in Alliance Municipal Court.
Court records show it was her second drug arrest this month.
According to Thursday’s posting on the police department’s Facebook page, the 13-year-old middle school child took her mother’s marijuana and rolling papers and “hid them in her locker to prevent her mother from using the drugs anymore.”
Alliance Municipal Court records show Dewell pleaded guilty April 18 to a misdemeanor drug possession charge.
She also has a misdemeanor drug conviction from 2005.
TALLMADGE: The Tallmadge Democratic Club’s fifth annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration & Fundraiser is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Plaza Maya restaurant, 498 South Ave., Tallmadge.
Donation is $25 per person, or $20 for seniors and $15 for high schoolers.
For information, call Linda Poinar at 330-573-6078 or email email@example.com. .
MEDINA: The 20th annual Family-A-Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Medina County Fairgrounds Community Center, 735 Lafayette Road.
Among the attractions are puppetry, dance performances, crafts, exotic animals and a magician.
Admission and parking is free.
Ward 3 meeting
NORTON: Ward 3 Councilman Bill Mowrey will host a town meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Shirley McGuire Community Center, 4060 Columbia Woods Drive.
Mowrey said the purpose of the meeting is to share general information about the city and to answer constituent questions.
For information, call 330-808-3150.
BRIMFIELD TWP:. The Brimfield Police Department will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Brimfield Township Town Hall, 1333 Tallmadge Road, to discuss its accreditation.
The meeting will address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies rules and standards.
The meeting will be held in the public meeting room.
For those unable to attend the public information session, comments will be accepted via telephone at 330-842-0847 from 2 to 4 p.m.
CANTON: Stark County District Library trustees Tuesday ratified a collective bargaining agreement with Service Employees International Union District 1199.
The library’s union employees will get a salary increase of 2.5 percent this year, 2.75 percent next year and 3.25 percent in 2014.
Trustees also voted to grant matching salary increases to nonunion employees.
Also, all library personnel will increase their contribution for health care to 12 percent by the end of the contract term.
Library employees have not had a raise in four years and have contributed two weeks of unpaid furlough the past two years to help balance the budget.
Salary increases under the new contract for all 214 library employees will amount to $583,074 for the three year period.
NORTH CANTON: The North Canton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Canton City Hall, 145 N. Main St.
Residents are asked to bring expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal.
The service is free and anonymous.
AKRON: Summit County officials are reminding residents they can sign up for “Reverse Alert,” a service that warns citizens of severe threats to health and safety by sending emergency messages to email addresses, hearing-impaired receiving devices and telephone numbers.
Residents and businesses with listed telephone numbers in Summit County already have been included in the system.
To register other numbers for Reverse Alert, go to www.reversealert.net.
For details, call 330-643-2558 or visit www.co.summit.oh.us/Executive/ema.htm.
AKRON: The ninth annual Spree for All, a two-month hiking series for people of all abilities, kicks off on May 1.
The 16 hikes include six sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Summit County.
The trails are all suitable for hikers on foot, with strollers, wheelchairs, walkers and canes, said Metro Parks, Serving Summit County.
Forms are available online at www.summitmetroparks.org or at Acme Fresh Market stores.
Take at least five hikes to win a lanyard or a commemorative pin.
The rewards are free for Summit County residents.
Others must pay $5 for a pin or $10 for a lanyard.
Since the program began in 2004, 20,454 hikers have earned rewards.
Last year, 957 new hikers earned rewards.
For information, call 330-865-8065.