Teen expo planned

AKRON: The city’s Peace-?Makers group will hold its fourth annual Teen Expo from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron.

The event will include information, games and entertainment by the Independent, a rock band, and Akron vocalist Jasmine Moore.

“This is another event geared to teens where parents don’t have to be concerned about their teen’s safety,” said Billy Soule, assistant to the mayor.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with the program starting at 6 p.m. Most games are free. Food and inflatable games will have fees.

PeaceMakers are an 80-?member, youth civic/anti-crime program that promotes positive lifestyles for teens. In 2011, members of Peace-?Makers participated in more than 50 community projects, providing 3,000 volunteer hours. The group is made up of high school students from Akron and surrounding areas.

The group is seeking new members. Applications are due Aug. 7 for orientation this year.

For information, visit www.AkronPeaceMakers.org or call 330-375-2712.


Police training

BATH TWP.: The Bath Township Police Department will host a training exercise Aug. 15 at Old Trail School, 2315 Ira Road, Chief Michael McNeely said.

The exercise will simulate the scenario of a missing or abducted child and will involve the Summit County Child Abduction Response Team, which is comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

In addition to emergency forces, including a crime scene unit and K-9 help, the exercise will involve several role-playing volunteers. McNeely said he expects about 100 participants to take part overall.

“This would include the Summit County Child Abduction Response Team, Bath Police Department, Old Trail School administrators and members of Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP), an organization that promotes awareness of sexual abuse, abductions and missing children.” McNeely said.

For questions about the exercise, contact McNeely at 330-666-3733.


State appointment

BATH TWP.: Revere Superintendent Randy Boroff has been chosen as the 43rd president of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

Calling it a great honor for him as well as for Revere, Boroff said the association supports its membership with professional development opportunities, develops legislative positions on education-related issues and advocates on behalf of members and their respective school districts with state and national legislative bodies and education departments.

Boroff said he hopes “to provide positive leadership to the organization and represent Ohio administrators at local, state and national programs.”

Boroff and other officers and regional directors will be installed at 1 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Revere High School auditorium, 3420 Everett Road. A reception will follow.

To attend, contact Terry Snow by Friday at 330-523-3104 or tsnow@revereschool.org.


Prison for driver

RICHFIELD: A Richfield man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a crash last August that seriously injured his girlfriend.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien also suspended the license of James R. Klein, III, 29, for 15 years.

Prosecutors said Klein was drinking at the Clearview Inn when he took his girlfriend’s car keys and decided to drive himself home. Not wanting to be left alone at the bar, the girlfriend jumped into the car.

On the way home, Klein ran a stop sign, hit an embankment and flipped the car. Klein had to be extracted from the car. His girlfriend, who suffered serious injuries, was found by rescuers outside the car.

“This is Mr. Klein’s fourth OVI within the past six years. I am absolutely disgusted that he would continue to get behind the wheel after drinking, particularly after having already been convicted of multiple drunk-driving offenses,” county Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said in a news release.

A jury found Klein guilty of aggravated vehicular assault, operating under the influence and driving with a suspended license.


Federal grant

AKRON: Mature Services Inc. was awarded a $3.8 million federal grant to provide community service training for older, unemployed, low-income residents. The Summit County agency received the grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Senior Community Service Employment Program.

“Too often, Ohio’s older adults struggle to make ends meet,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a news release. “In this tough economy, many may elect to return to work. This funding will help Mature Services continue providing critical assistance to Ohio’s senior citizens.”