IRS charges

AKRON: An Akron woman is accused of filing two years worth of false income tax returns.

Kelly Prigmore, 42, has been charged with two counts of making and subscribing false federal income tax returns for the years 2006 and 2007.

Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said investigators found that Prigmore worked as a self-employed home health care provider for a client who paid her for live-in 24 hour services.

When Prigmore filed income tax returns those years, Dettelbach said, she omitted approximately $209,601 in income.

Authorities say in 2006, she reported total income of $8,600 and omitted additional income of approximately $96,806. For 2007, she reported total income of $8,990 and omitted additional income of approximately $112,795.

Health talk

AKRON: Council members Jeff Fusco and Margo Sommerville will co-host a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, 450 Vernon Odom Blvd.

The topic will be community health. Speakers will be Dottie Achmoody, executive director of Open M, and Tom Quade, health commissioner from the Summit County Health District. They will discuss services offered in the city.

Marathon honored

AKRON: The 2012 Akron Marathon has earned certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for efforts to reduce the event’s environmental footprint and increase its social impact.

The organization’s achievement is the result of efforts by the city of Akron, Kimble Companies, Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority and the University of Akron’s Green Team (Environmental Akron).

Among the many sustainability initiatives implemented and tracked throughout the 2012 event weekend:

•?77.7 percent of all waste was diverted from the landfill, most of it composted or recycled.

•?1.85 tons of nonessential materials were completely eliminated in 2012 as compared to 2011, including exchanging coupons and fliers in the goodie bags with a rewards card instead.

•?A special effort was made to collect chip bags and GU and PowerBar wrappers, which were sent to be recycled.

“We have put a lot of effort into providing a community event that is socially and environmentally responsible,” Marathon Director Anne Bitong said. “With 15,000 participants it can be challenging, but it’s always worth it.”


Vietnam ceremony

MEDINA: A ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Medina County Veterans Memorial, 210 Northland Drive.

A complimentary lunch will follow at Medina VFW Post 5137, at 3916 Pearl Road.


Statehouse survey

State Rep. Marilyn Slaby, who represents the 38th District, is seeking input from her constituents about what matters most to them.

She’s asking them to complete an online legislative survey, which seeks feedback on issues like the economy, jobs and the proposed Medicaid expansion. The survey can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/SlabySurvey.

“There are many issues facing the state of Ohio right now, and I value the opinions of my constituents greatly in making my voting decisions,” said Slaby, R-Copley Township.

To obtain a paper copy of the survey, call 614-644-5085, send an email to Rep38@ohiohouse.gov or write to 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 443215.

Health-care talk

CUYAHOGA FALLS: “Obama Care Survival” will be the topic of the Akron tea party meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls.

Dana Adams, a health-care professional, business manager and Akron tea party president, will be guest speaker.

Her presentation will review the Affordable Care Act’s effect on individual health care and associated costs for persons who are on Medicare, self-insured, employed by a small employer, a part-time worker, uninsured or on Medicaid.


Tree plantings

STOW: The city has been awarded a $15,000 Urban Tree Canopy Assessment and Tree Planting Grant.

According to the Center for Watershed Protection, an urban tree canopy is “the layer of leaves, branches and stems of trees that cover the ground when viewed from above.”

The grant — funded with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds through the USDA Forest Service and administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry — will analyze the urban tree canopy in Stow and identify areas where tree planting will reduce storm water runoff.

Any remaining funds will be used to purchase and plant some new street trees to replace some 60 trees removed during a storm sewer installation project a few years ago.


Firefighter grants

STREETSBORO: The Streetsboro Fire Department has been awarded a $93,670 Assistance to Firefighters grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a news release announcing the grant. “These funds ensure that firefighters in Streetsboro have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”

Assistance to Firefighters grants can be used to purchase protective equipment, vehicles and gear.


Store volunteers

AKRON: The Cascade Locks Park Association will train its volunteer greeters in the Mustill Store on Saturday.

The training will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon.

The store off West North Street will be open weekends from April through October.

Greeters work in pairs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. or 12:45 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 330-374-5625.


Yard waste pickups

WADSWORTH: The city will begin picking up yard waste Monday in a program that will continue through October.

All yard waste, including grass and leaves, must be in containers of no larger than 30 gallons and each must bear a green yard waste sticker that can be purchased for $1 each at the Utility Office at City Hall, 120 Maple St.; at the city’s transfer station, 165 Auble St.; and at Buehler’s, Giant Eagle and Hometown Markets.

Containers with yard waste are to be placed at the curb on the night before regular trash pickup. Containers that mix yard waste and trash will not be collected.

Spring Clean Up Week will begin April 29 and extend through May 3.