AKRON

Scholarship established

AKRON: A 1955 graduate of East High School has established the Margaret and Urile Wyche Scholarship to benefit students who graduate from the school.

The Rev. Donald B. Register created the scholarship in honor of his late aunt and uncle whom he lived with in Akron.

The award will be administered by the scholarship committee of the Arlington Church of God. To apply, students may contact guidance counselors or the Arlington Church of God.

Energy assistance offered

AKRON: The Akron Urban League’s Community Connections program is currently accepting applications from Ohio Edison customers or income-qualified households.

Community Connections, the Akron Urban League’s low-income energy conservation program, provides a complete home inspection to identify energy inefficiencies and replacing energy-inefficient appliances and light bulbs.

Applicants must be Ohio Edison customers, meet certain income requirements or meet requirements of one of several Ohio income programs. For more information, call 330-434-3101. Applications are available at the Akron Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd.

BATH TOWNSHIP

Bad apps for kids program

BATH TWP.: Revere Community CARE will present Dangerous Apps from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 2 in the Revere Middle School library, 3195 Spring Valley Road. The program is designed to highlight 10 dangerous apps that kids are currently using and that parents need to know about.

Many of the apps to be explored can make young people targets for sexual predators and bullies. There is no admission for this adults-only program.

CARE is a nonprofit that promotes a safe environment in the Revere schools and community, encouraging positive self-esteem, healthy life choices, non-violence and asset building.

For more information, call 330-659-4750.

MEDINA

New trial date scheduled

MEDINA: A new trial date has been set for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib.

Eric Warfel, 35, is scheduled for trial May 23 on charges including corpse abuse, tampering with evidence and other offenses. Warfel had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but was found competent to stand trial.

Ember Warfel’s body was discovered in July by a cable company worker in a Medina apartment. Prosecutors say Ember’s autopsy has been completed but the coroner hasn’t ruled on a cause of death.

The Medina County coroner has said the final report has taken unusually long because of the level of decomposition.

SEBRING

Water system to be flushed

SEBRING: The Mahoning County village where lead has been found in drinking water will begin flushing out its water system next week.

Officials in Sebring told the Youngstown Vindicator the flushing is being done so that the village can begin adding a corrosion-control chemical that helps stop lead pipes from leaching.

TALLMADGE

New trucks purchased

TALLMADGE: City Council on Thursday approved nearly $464,000 to purchase what Public Service Director Brian Esler joked about as a “few new toys” for snow maintenance and other work.

The purchases, to be paid out over five years, include $98,700 for a 2.5-ton water and sewer utility truck, $173,900 for a snow dump truck, $109,000 for a backhoe and $83,000 for a dump truck for snow and general use.

The council also approved a zoning certificate for Faith Bible Fellowship, a church located on 2.5 acres at 126 West Overdale Drive.