Movies at Canal Park
AKRON: Movies will again be shown at Canal Park stadium this summer, with the first being the popular animated Disney film Frozen, which will be shown at 8 p.m. June 21.
The second movie night, featuring two yet-to-be-determined films, will be at 8 p.m. July 12.
Gates will open at 7 p.m., and families can play and relax in the outfield of Canal Park, home of the Akron RubberDucks, before the movies are shown on the stadium’s giant video board that was installed in 2013.
Tickets are $5, with proceeds benefiting Goodwill Industries.
To buy tickets, visit the RubberDucks box office at Canal Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or call 330-253-5151.
AKRON: After losing his seat in the May primary, state Rep. Zack Milkovich and longtime friend Ernie Tarle have announced the formation of the Milkovich/Tarle Foundation.
The effort will fund a five-week summer reading program for at-risk students who will be entering second grade in the fall and are behind in reading.
The men will host informational sessions and enrollment workshops for parents at 6:30 p.m. today and each Thursday through June 27 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1180 Slosson St.
The daily, four-hour summer program, called Leap Frog, costs $40 per week, with a limited number of free seats available.
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Water Works Family Aquatic Center will be open an additional weekend, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
After this bonus weekend, the park will be open daily — weather and attendance permitting — from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 to Aug. 24.
Credit union robbed
JACKSON TWP.: Jackson Township police are investigating the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a credit union.
Authorities say that about 2 p.m. a man walked into Buckeye State Credit Union, 4100 Munson St. NW., brandished a gun and demanded money.
He fled in a black compact car toward Whipple Avenue.
The robber is described as a white man, around 5 feet, 4 inches tall, heavyset, wearing a long, dark wig, fake beard and glasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Jackson detectives at 330-830-6264. Anonymous tips can be made at 330-834-3967.
Levies to expire
LAKE TWP.: Trustees on Tuesday agreed to ask the Stark County auditor to certify the dollar amount generated by a renewal or replacement of a 1.25-mill tax levy for emergency medical services and for a 1.5-mill tax levy for the Lake Township Road District.
Both levies will expire at the end of the year.
Councilman to resign
NORTH CANTON: Jon Snyder, who has represented the southwest neighborhoods of the city since 1998, said Wednesday he will resign his Ward 4 council seat, effective Saturday.
Snyder, who has operated a clothing business on South Main Street for decades, served five terms as council president, two others as vice president and has been chairman of the Finance Committee.
Prior to joining council, Snyder was a city planner for about 10 years.
Persons interested in filling his council seat should send a resume to: Director of Finance, North Canton City Hall, 145 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720.
Applicants must be residents of Ward 4.
Summit and Stark counties will receive a combined $1.4 million in federal funding to assess and clean brownfield sites.
The Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization will use $600,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prepare for the eventual cleanup of contaminated land at former industrial and commercial properties in Summit County.
In Stark County, the Regional Planning Commission was awarded $600,000 for an assessment coalition, and the Stark County Park District was awarded $200,000 for the cleanup of Molly Stark Park.
The park sits on the grounds of the former Molly Stark Hospital.
“Ohio’s brownfield sites can be opportunities for redevelopment and new growth,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said in announcing the funding.
PLAIN TWP.: Trustees approved the purchase of a new ambulance for the fire department at their meeting Tuesday.
It will be bought from Lifeline Ambulance for $236,000.
Stark County Sheriff’s Lt. John Oliver asked trustees this week to approve a resolution that would require hotels and motels in the township to obtain a copy of the photo ID from every guest checking in.
He said this would help his department in ongoing investigations of drug sales in the township.
Law Director Eric Williams said he would check state law to make sure such a resolution is legal.
More elder care
CANTON: A nonprofit retirement community will expand and remodel with the help of tax-free bonds issued through the port authorities of Stark and Columbiana counties.
Stark County commissioners on Wednesday approved issuing up to $15 million in economic development revenue bonds for Canton Christian Home, at 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW.
New construction, refurbishing and conversion of existing structures is expected to cost $10.5 million. Two four-story additions with less than 20,000 square feet will be built to house 64 people.
The new space will be for skilled nursing, licensed residential care and independent living.
Canton Christian will use $4 million in bonds to refinance existing debt used to improve the facilities in prior years.
The bonds are being issued in cooperation with Columbiana County because each port authority is limited to issuing $10 million worth, said Dan Talarcek, vice president of strategic services for the Stark Development Board.
AKRON: Summit County court officials are warning residents about a scam in which someone calls a home about problems related to jury service.
The caller claims to be from law enforcement and asks the resident to confirm personal information, such as Social Security number or date of birth. Often, the caller threatens arrest if the resident doesn’t cooperate.
Court officials said this week that the callers are not employees of the county and instead appear to be attempting illegal conduct.
Residents who receive such calls are urged to hang up immediately and contact local law enforcement.
The Summit County Jury Commissioner’s Office said their calls are displayed on caller ID, and workers never ask for personal information or threaten arrest.
If a juror fails to report on the scheduled date, Summit County Common Pleas Court sends a letter via U.S. mail asking the juror to contact the jury bailiff.
For more information, call 330-643-2390.