Agencies to merge

AKRON: Stark County Big Brothers Big Sisters will become part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties on Saturday.

The new agency will be called Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties.

The merger will be celebrated at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. June 19 at the Goodwill Campus at 408 Ninth St. SW in Canton.

The agency’s Stark county office will remain open. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stark County had been a program of the YMCA of Central Stark County.

The Summit County agency was formed in 1972 and expanded into Medina County in 1995.

The offices combined served 250 children ages 6 to 18 during the 2012-13 school year.

The organization provides one-to-one mentoring to children facing adversity.

For additional information, go to www.bbbssmc.org.


Hale Farm opening

BATH TWP.: Hale Farm & Village opens for the summer beginning Saturday.

Explore 90 acres of historical structures, farm animals, heritage gardens and demonstrations of food preparation as well as early American crafts and trades, including glassblowing, blacksmith work and broom making.

Special opening-day events Saturday include the 6th Ohio Cavalry Living History demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and volunteer recruitment and orientation from 11 a.m. to noon at the Gatehouse Visitor Center.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12.

Western Reserve Historical Society members and children ages 2 and younger are free.

For additional information, visit www.HaleFarm.org or call 330-666-3711.


Board to meet

BATH TWP.: The Revere school board will meet in a special meeting/work session at 4:30 p.m. today in the Board Room at the Revere Administration Building at 3495 Everett Road.

The agenda lists the potential sale of district property located at the northeast corner of North Hametown and Everett roads.

Last August, the board approved a listing agreement for the 57 acres with Stouffer Realty.

The listing price at that time was $1.25 million.

The property is part of the original Firestone estate purchased by the district in September 1998 from Merryweather Real Estate.

The site, as well as the additional acreage that is now Firestone Trace and the Bath Baseball Park, had been purchased from John Chlebina the previous year.

Almost four years ago, the district offered the acreage for sale at auction, but no buyer came forward.

The agenda for the meeting today also lists executive session for consideration of the sale of property and for employment/compensation of a public employee.


Reading program

AKRON: The Akron-Summit County Public Library will hold its second annual “Mind, Body & Sole: Read At Your Own Pace” this summer.

The reading and wellness program for the whole family aims to encourage participants to combine summer reading and exercise to enhance good health.

Beginning Monday and running through Sept. 14, participants can read each day for 30 minutes, then check off that date on the reading/exercise log in the “read-only” option. Or they also may choose to run or walk at least 26 miles or 52,000 pedometer steps and record the progress on the log.

When they reach 26 miles and have read 26 days, they’ll receive a “Mind, Body & Sole” T-shirt and be entered into a grand-prize drawing to be selected at the Akron Marathon expo Sept. 27.

Program partners include the Akron Marathon, Summit County Public Health and Friends of the Main Library.

For additional details, visit http://mbs.akronlibrary.org/, call 330-643-9000 or contact any Akron-Summit County Public Library branch location.

Volunteers to meet

AKRON: Heaven Can Wait Rescue and Adoptions will conduct its summer volunteer orientation at 6:30 p.m. June 6 in the business room at Panera Bread, 689 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls.

Volunteer need to commit to at least two Heaven Can Wait adoption events per month, must be 18 or older and have Internet access.

To sign up, go to www.heaven-can-wait.com and click on “volunteer” by 10 a.m. June 6.

For additional information, call 330-328-8699 or email adoptions@heaven-can-wait.com.

Well meeting

SUFFIELD TWP.: Ohio Department of Natural Resources will hold a public informational meeting about injection wells from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pine Tree Lodge, Wingfoot Lake State Park, 993 Goodyear Park Blvd. in Suffield Township.

The meeting is ODNR’s response to citizens’ questions about seven injection wells for shale drilling waste proposed for a single property in northeast Portage County.

For additional information contact, Concerned Citizens Ohio at 330-569-7863 or email concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com or info@concerned?citizensohio.org.

Photo show

AKRON: Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is hosting a photo show on Liberty Park.

The show, Living on the Ledge, by Stow photographer Jerry Cannon will open with a public reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road.

The show runs through December.

For additional information, call 330-865-8065.