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Holiday hours at Beacon

AKRON: The Akron Beacon Journal’s customer service call center will be open Monday from 7 to 10 a.m.

The call center’s regular business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will resume Tuesday. The center can be reached at 330-996-3600 or 800-777-2442.

The public service counter inside the Beacon Journal is closed Monday. Regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will resume Tuesday.

Archery range closures

AKRON: Part of the archery range at Hampton Hills Metro Park will be closed for shooting on two days in June for naturalist-led programs.

The closures will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 12. The closures affect the ground-level stations, but the elevated platform at 1940 W. Steels Corners Road will still be open for use, Summit Metro Parks said.

For more information, call 330-865-8065 or go to www.summitmetroparks.org.

Medina

Motorcyclist killed in crash

LIVERPOOL TWP.: A Medina motorcyclist was killed Friday afternoon on state Route 252 in an accident involving another vehicle.

Michael Funk, 22, was northbound when he tried to pass another motorcycle and was struck head-on by a 2009 Buick, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He was ejected from the motorcycle after impact and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 63-year-old Craig Haeberle of Valley City, and passenger Cherri Haeberle, 61, were sent to Cleveland Clinic Health Center in Brunswick with non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers said Funk was wearing a helmet and do not suspect alcohol or drugs as a contributing factor. The crash remains under investigation.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Paper shredding event

FAIRLAWN: ReWorks is holding a free paper shredding event on Saturday.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fairlawn Service Department, 3300 Fairlawn Service Drive, off of South Smith Road.

The collection is limited to Summit County residents and businesses only. There is a limit of 10 file boxes or shopping bags per vehicle. The paper will be recycled.

For additional information, call 330-374-0383 or go to www.summitreworks.com/shredding.

Poetry in the Metro Parks

AKRON: Nature-inspired poems written by local students will be spotlighted in three Akron parks, starting Wednesday.

Five poems will be posted along trails through August at Seiberling Nature Realm, the Overlook Trail at Cascade Valley Metro Park and the Pioneer Area at Goodyear Heights Metro Park.

The subject matter varies from changing seasons to wildlife and the age of the writers ranges from second to eighth grade. About 100 poems were submitted for consideration from public school students, library teen patrons and others.

“Pathways to Poetry” is sponsored by Summit Metro Parks and the Akron-Summit Public Library.

STATE NEWS

Freeway to honor Celeste

CLEVELAND: The Ohio legislature is honoring a former governor by designating a freeway connecting downtown Cleveland and a western suburb as Richard F. Celeste Shoreway.

The legislation to rename the highway was sponsored by two Lakewood Democrats, State Rep. Nickie Antonio and State Sen. Michael Skindell. The freeway connects Cleveland with Lakewood and has long been known as the West Shoreway. Officially, it’s state Route 2.

Antonio says in a statement that renaming the freeway honors Celeste and his family’s legacy of public service. Celeste served two terms as governor from 1983 to 1991. Celeste’s father, Frank, was mayor of Lakewood and his brother, Ted, was a state representative.