Crash injures officer
AKRON: The Akron Police Department Traffic Bureau was investigating an accident shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday involving a police cruiser.
The cruiser was traveling north on South Main Street when it was struck by a 2004 Ford Escape traveling west on East Miller Street.
The Ford Escape drove through the flashing red light, struck the cruiser and flipped over, police said.
The officer, a 22-year veteran assigned to the traffic bureau, was taken to Akron City Hospital.
The driver of the Ford Escape, a 27-year-old Tallmadge woman, was taken to Akron General Medical Center.
The accident remained under investigation.
Merriman Road closed
AKRON: Merriman Road at Monmouth Road will be closed for the repair of a culvert pipe across Merriman from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, according to a city of Akron news release.
There will be no access across Merriman at the construction site.
Creek flooding is topic
BATH TWP.: A public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday to address flooding issues along Yellow Creek.
Summit County Engineer Al Brubaker will discuss the ditch petition option as a possible solution to flooding incidents, most of which have occurred along the creek in the past few years.
“Following the May 12 storms that passed through Bath Township, a number of residents living along Yellow Creek asked township officials to explore options for debris removal in the creek,” Bath Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli said. “The Board of Trustees and I have been working with state and county officials to address resident concerns and have examined the ditch petition process as a possible solution.”
Sinopoli explained that the ditch petition involves a grant of authority to the county engineer and an assessment to property owners that would allow for debris removal and maintenance of a ditch, creek or stream.
The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Trustees’ Meeting Room in the lower level of the Bath Administration Complex at 3864 W. Bath Road.
For more information, contact the township offices at 330-666-40076.
Bra display on bridge
CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Celtic Club will put up its annual breast cancer awareness bra display July 1 along 715 feet of the Portage Trail bridge over the Cuyahoga River and state Route 8.
Rows of bras will be up from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and included is a 20-foot bra in the Cuyahoga Falls colors of black and gold. Another section of bras will be composed of red, white and blue in honor of the Fourth of July.
Eulogy for Lincoln
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Wayne Enders will re-enact the eulogy of Abraham Lincoln as written by the Rev. Edward E. Lamb at 7 p.m. July 1 at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library.
The event is free to the public.
Enders is a member of the Kent Civil War Society and the president of the Portage County Historical Society. He has reprised this speech to numerous historical groups across Northeast Ohio.
Nest restrictions lifted
The National Park Service has lifted restrictions around a bald eagle nest in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
That includes restrictions along the Cuyahoga River and along the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad tracks north of state Route 82 between Sagamore Hills Township and Brecksville.
The nest on the Brecksville side raised two eaglets that have fledged or flown off on their own.
Credit deal reached
KENT: Kent State and Eastern Gateway Community College signed a new agreement that enables the latter to more easily transfer credits.
The new agreement facilitates transfer of courses between Eastern Gateway’s associate degree in business management technology and KSU’s bachelor of technical and applied studies in applied business.
A student who completes all of the associate degree requirements at Eastern Gateway will be admitted into the KSU one with junior status.
Both Eastern Gateway, located in Youngstown, and KSU are tax-supported Ohio colleges.
Golf outing planned
MEDINA: The SHC/Arc of Medina County golf outing will take place Aug. 18 at the Medina Country Club.
The event features a shotgun start at 11 a.m.
A cocktail and awards reception dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. after play ends.
Early registration is encouraged and the event costs $135.
To register or for more information, call 330-722-1900, ext. 100, or email email@example.com or visit http://shc-medina.org.
American Indian forum
CLEVELAND: There will be a get-together of organizations serving the American Indian community from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim UCC, 2592 W. 14th Street, Cleveland.
There will be time to meet the representatives of American Indian organizations as well as a question-and-answer session.
Refreshments will be provided.
Meeting on pensions
HUDSON: A meeting for persons interested in protecting the pensions of active and retired multi-employer plan participants will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Inn of Hudson, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway.
The purpose of the meeting is to learn more about the possible expiration of current pension laws and to get updates on proposed legislation.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf scramble Aug. 1
KENT: Big Brothers and Sisters of Portage County will host its annual golf scramble Aug. 1 at Raccoon Hill Golf Club beginning at 9 a.m.
Golfers will receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and photo of the foursome.
Cost is $110 per person and can be paid in cash, check or credit card by calling 330-296-6655.
RICHFIELD: Building doctors Rachel Krause and Richard Jarvis of the Ohio History Connection will direct an old-building seminar July 17-18.
The Building Doctor Clinic will be 7 to 9 p.m. July 17 at the Historical Museum of Richfield, 3907 Broadview Road. It will look at problems most often found in buildings dating from 1800 to 1955.
On July 18, the two house doctors will visit pre-1955 houses within 5 miles of Richfield to advise individual homeowners.
The program is being presented by the Richfield Historical Society, the Richfield Town Trust, the Taverne of Richfield and Ohio History Connection.
It is free with advance registration. To register, go to www.buildingdoctor.org or call 800-499-2470 or 614-298-2000.
For more information, contact Karen Smith at 330-659-4750.
PERRY TWP.: The Silver Star Youth Theatre Company and Stark Parks welcome children to Perry Township’s Petros Lake Park beginning at noon July 5 for Princess Picnic in the Park.
The event includes a picnic lunch, concert, face and nail painting and crafts.
Cost is $10 per person and advance tickets are required.
Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
For information and to order tickets, visit www.silverstaryouth.com.
Amelia Earhart talk
WADSWORTH: Amelia Earhart, the renowned aviatrix, will be portrayed at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St.
Carol Starre-Kmiecik, a Lakewood resident who presents one-woman shows of famous American women, will bring her Earhart production to Wadsworth.
According to her website, Starre-Kmieck, is the writer, actor and producer of up to 250 shows per year.
The production is open to the public.