Service delayed

AKRON: Akron will have no curb service Monday in observance of Labor Day.

There will be a one-day delay of trash and recycling pickups for the remainder of the week, with service resuming Tuesday and continuing through Saturday.

For more information, call 311.

Ward 5 debate

AKRON: A debate for the Akron City Council Ward 5 candidates will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Akron Community House, 550 S. Arlington St.

The five Democratic candidates running for the seat in the Sept. 10 primary were invited to participate, though only Councilman Ken Jones and Lucille Humphrey have agreed to participate.

Richard Montgomery, an Akron native who co-founded culturelovefamily.com, a website dedicated to addressing minority issues, will be the moderator.

He said he will ask the candidates questions on public safety, economic development and urban planning.

He will allow them to rebut the other candidate’s statements.

Videos of the debate, indexed by question, will be posted on akronward5debate.com and culturelovefamily.com.


Parking lot fight

BRUNSWICK: A Brunswick man faces a menacing charge after an argument in a grocery store parking lot.

Authorities say a “traffic altercation” Wednesday afternoon resulted in one of the combatants pointing a BB gun pistol.

George J. Sliman Jr., 72, was charged with aggravated menacing.


Democrat picnic

CUYAHOGA FALLS: Ward 4 Councilwoman Mary Nichols-Rhodes will host a neighborhood picnic with other Democratic candidates at the Oak Park Pavilion, 2250 12th St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to “vote” for what issues are important to them.

Picnic food and activities will be provided. Mayoral candidate Don Walters, Stow Clerk of Courts Diana Colavecchio and other Cuyahoga Falls Democratic council candidates will attend for a meet and greet, organizers said.

Ice cream social

State Rep. Zack Milkovich, who is running for Barberton Municipal Court Clerk, will again host ice cream socials this Saturday.

The events will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Torok Community Center Pavilion, 4224 Massillon Road in Green, and 2 to 3 p.m. at Galluch’s Pizza, 5949 Manchester Road in New Franklin.

Milkovich hosted ice cream socials last Saturday in Norton and Barberton.

He is running against Jon Poda, a former Summit County councilman who now works for the county, in the Democratic primary on Sept. 10.


Fall cleanup

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The annual fall cleanup for city sanitation customers will begin Tuesday and continue through Sept. 13.

Items should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on regular pickup days for collection with regular trash and recyclables.

Grass clippings, garden waste, leaves and similar outdoor debris should be placed in yard waste bags to be collected separately.

There is no additional charge for extra trash collected on the regular pickup day during the fall cleanup. For additional information, call 330-971-8010.


‘Marketplace’ set

GRANGER TWP.: Granger Historical Society will host “Granger’s Marketplace” on the green in front of the museum, 1261 Granger Road, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Residents may sell crafts, produce or antique items.

Area organizations may pass out information or sell fundraiser items.

Those wishing to participate should call 330-239-2691.

Also Sept. 21, the historical society will hold a cemetery walk at Coddingville Cemetery, on Dunsha Road, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Costumed enactors will tell about the lives of seven people buried there.

The museum will have an open house, displaying items that belonged to the featured “cemetery residents.”


Officers threatened

NORTH ROYALTON: A North Royalton man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with making threats against officers called to his residence.

Officers responded to a home on Titan Drive for a report of an intoxicated man who was out of control.

The man’s father told officers that his son pushed him and was throwing furniture.

Police said that when officers attempted to talk to the son, he refused to cooperate and was taken into custody.

“The subject, who just loves the NRPD, began asking the officers what types of bullets could penetrate their ballistic vests,” according to police. “He even told one officer that he had mafia connections who would take care of the officer and his family.”

The man was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and two counts of aggravated menacing for threatening officers.


Meeting changed

PLAIN TWP.: Anticipating a large crowd, township trustees have changed the time and location of their meeting Sept. 24.

That meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the GlenOak High School auditorium, followed by a public hearing on a controversial zoning amendment at 7 p.m.

The amendment would rezone property along Market Avenue North that now is the site of Edgewood Golf Course.

Developers requested the zone change to allow them to build apartments and senior housing on the parcel.

The township Zoning Commission recommended denial of the change after Stark County planners had recommended approval.

Trustees will make the final decision after the public hearing.

The trustees’ next meeting, Sept. 10, will be held at its usual time and place: 6 p.m. in township hall.

In other business Tuesday, township Administrator Lisa Campbell told trustees that Plain has received a check for $20,428 from the Hall of Fame City Challenge to cover the costs of road department, fire department and sheriff’s office work related to the marathon Sept. 8.


Judicial shortlist

AKRON: Former Judge Tom McCarty is the Summit County Republican Party’s top pick to fill a vacant seat in common pleas court.

The party, which met Wednesday night to choose candidates, selected Barberton Municipal Judge Chris Croce and Scott Stevenson, an attorney whose wife is Diana Stevenson, the Barberton court clerk, as its other choices.

The party will submit its list of candidates to Gov. John Kasich, who will choose the replacement to fulfill the term of Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judy Hunter, who retired July 31.

Her term runs through February 2015.

“Any of them are qualified to be judge,” said Alex Arshinkoff, the county party chairman.

McCarty, a former Akron municipal judge, lost his seat in 2011 to Joy Malek Oldfield. He is married to Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty.

Hunter, the most senior member of the Summit County Common Pleas bench, served as a county judge for 16 years, first in juvenile court, then in common pleas, where she was appointed to a seat in 2003.

Before that, she was clerk for Akron Municipal Court for five years.

Road to close

HUDSON: Hines Hill Road will be closed at the railroad tracks so that Norfolk Southern Railroad can make repairs.

The road closure will begin Tuesday and last a maximum of 30 days. A detour route will be posted along Walters Road, Twinsburg Road and Valley View Road.

Autism awareness

AKRON: The Autism Society of Greater Akron and the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby are hosting an Autism Awareness Day at Derby Downs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

The family-oriented event is designed for children ages 5 and up of all abilities. Participants will ride with a trained partner in a two-person derby car. Riders must be able to wear a helmet and remain seated.

Cost is $10 each for riders and adults and includes lunch at Derby Downs, at 1000 George Washington Blvd., Akron.

Registration and a signed waiver form are required by Wednesday.

For information, go to www.autismohio.org/greaterakron or call 330-940-1441.