Lauby Road detour
GREEN: Lauby Road at Greensburg Road will close Monday for about 70 days to reconstruct the intersection as a single-lane roundabout — the second roundabout constructed in Green.
This is the final phase of the two-season infrastructure improvement project to widen Lauby Road north of the airport entrance to two lanes, add lighting, resurface the entire road and convert the intersection at Greensburg Road to a roundabout.
Detours will be posted.
The entrance and exit ramps to Interstate 77 north and southbound at the airport will remain open.
Access will be maintained to businesses.
GREEN: Meeting in emergency session Thursday afternoon, the Board of Education hired a successor to Daryl Witmer, director of student services, who retired in March after 30 years with the district.
Alana Niemiec, a Lake Township resident with seven years of experience in student services, will become Green’s director of student services Aug. 1 with a two-year contract and annual salary of $82,597.
She spent one year in the Aurora school district and the last six years at West Branch Schools, including the last two as the department’s director.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University and a master’s degree and education specialist degree from Kent State University.
Before hiring Niemiec for the full-time position, board members hired her as interim director from July 1-31 at a per-diem rate of $317.68 as needed, Treasurer/CFO Eydie Snowberger said.
Superintendent Jeffrey Miller commented, “Alana was a strong candidate, and we are looking forward to working with her. ... I feel confident we will continue doing the things [at which] we are already successful.”
The Berlin Lake Mill Creek Recreation Campground near Alliance will not open on May 20 because of wastewater problems, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer said.
The campground off Bedell Road could reopen on July 2.
The campground has a damaged sewage system that was discovered when ice and snow receded off the lake on the Portage-Stark-Mahoning line.
Officials are finalizing repair plans and will seek bids for repairs.
The boat launch will reopen on May 20.
Sex crimes alleged
NORTON: A man who worked at a homeless shelter for youth in Honduras was arrested and charged in federal court with engaging in sex with minor victims abroad.
Corey Bryant, 25, was arrested late Wednesday following a search of his residence by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
Bryant is charged in U.S. District Court with traveling to a foreign country to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors.
According to a criminal complaint, Bryant, while working at a Honduran homeless agency as far back as 2011, allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with three minor victims, one as young as 9.
He is scheduled for another court appearance Monday.
Man, 84, found safe
STOW: A Highway Patrol trooper found a missing 84-year-old man safe and unharmed about noon Thursday near Marietta.
Authorities had issued a missing adult alert for Robert Peel, who suffers from dementia.
He left Emeritus, an adult care facility at 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Ohio Attorney’s Endangered Missing Adults Website and Stow police.
He was seen leaving the Fishcreek Road facility in a 1999 red Nissan Altima.
Peet used his credit card near the Ohio line in Painesville at 2:30 a.m. to purchase fuel, Stow police said.
Roadside message boards were used to display the alert.
Book sale at library
TALLMADGE: The Friends of the Tallmadge Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tallmadge branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 90 Community Drive.
A Thursday portion of the sale was held for Friends of the Library only.
On Saturday, a full bag of books can be purchased for $5.
For more information, call 330 633-4345.
Trail network backed
AKRON: Summit Metro Parks has endorsed a proposed 1,600-mile trail network in Ohio and four other states.
The proposed trail, now known as the Industrial Heartlands Trail, would connect Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Erie, Morgantown and Parkersburg via eight key trail corridors.
The 101-mile Towpath Trail would become part of the bigger trail system that would cover 53 counties in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, western Maryland and western New York.
The idea is to develop a world-class trail network that would attract hikers and bicyclists from around the globe and boost local economic development.
About 53 percent of the trails are already complete, but completing the network could take 20 years, officials said.
The project is being promoted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, along with local park districts and other partners
For more information, go to www.ihearttrails.org.
Hearing on day care
WADSWORTH: The Planning Commission has set a public hearing on a proposal to build a child day care center on West Street.
That hearing will be at 7 p.m. May 11 at City Hall, 120 Maple Street.
Plans call for the 12,000-square-foot building to be on 2.7 acres on the north side of West Street directly behind the Rite Aid store.
DCS Building Corp. will construct the building and the day care will be operated by Kids Country Educational Child Care.
The commission also approved a plan for Remington Products Company to construct a 60,000-square-foot addition to expand warehousing space at its facility at 931 Seville Road.
Planning Director Jeff Kaiser said the company plans to demolish 16,000 square feet of its existing building.