AKRON

Metro parking

AKRON: Akron City Council voted Monday to lease land to the Metro Regional Transit Authority that will be used for a new 200-space parking lot south of the transit center.

Metro also may eventually use the property for a compressed natural gas fueling facilities station for Metro buses and the public.

The city leased the 2.8 acres of vacant land that is on the east side of Broadway, south of East Barges Street to Metro for $1 a year, said Mark Moore, who is with Akron’s Planning Department.

Metro plans to spend about $1.2 million on the paved parking lot that will be used by customers, including those who need long-term parking.

Chapel Hill event

AKRON: The Chapel Hill Mall will host a free family night of Trick or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m. on Halloween.

Children 12 and under are invited to visit the mall and its participating retailers.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults are asked to not wear masks.

Chapel Hill Mall is located at 2000 Brittain Road in Akron.

For additional information, visit www.chapelhillmall.com.

General salute

AKRON: Four area retired military generals will be honored during an event called An Evening With the Generals at 6 p.m. Nov. 15.

It is sponsored by VFW Post 349 at Tangier Banquet and Party Center at 532 W. Market St. in Akron.

Generals to be honored are Army Gen. Donn Starry, deceased; Army Maj. Gen. Dan Hahn; Army Brig. Gen. Thomas Lucynski; and Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald M. Jenkins.

Dinner tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Thursday.

Call Bruce Kilian at 330-204-0386 or Peter Ryerson at 330-283-4233 for more information or to purchase tickets.

All proceeds will benefit several military service-connected charities supported by VFW Post 349.

BRUNSWICK

Ramp proposal

BRUNSWICK: The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brunswick Council Chambers, 4095 Center Road, to discuss a proposed project to improve the Interstate 71 southbound exit ramp to state Route 303.

The project involves widening, extending, and restriping the ramp.

The goal is to reduce congestion because traffic frequently backs up onto the freeway.

The meeting will be conducted in an open-house format with exhibits and an opportunity to meet with the project team and to offer comments.

For those unable to attend the meeting, written concerns or comments should be sent to: Ohio Department of Transportation, District 3, 906 Clark Ave., Ashland, OH 44805; or call Ryan Carpenter at 419-207-7047; or email Ryan.Carpenter@?dot.state.oh.us.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

Homework tutors

The Cuyahoga County Public Library is offering free after-school homework help in its Homework Centers for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Assistance is available in language arts, math, reading and science.

Register for this free service by visiting the area branches.

For additional information visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/Homework-?Centers.aspx.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY

Trail closure

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed at dusk Saturday through 3 p.m. Sunday for the running of the rescheduled Towpath Marathon and related events.

All parking lots from the Botzum Trailhead in Akron north to the Frazee House in Valley View also will be closed for the marathon, half marathon and 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run.

The events, sponsored by Cleveland-based Ohio Canal Corridor, were originally scheduled for Oct. 13 but were postponed by the federal government shutdown.

GREEN SCHOOLS

Meet candidates

GREEN: The Green Schools Outreach Network will host a meet the candidates night at 7 p.m. Wednesday in City Council Chambers, 1755 Town Park Blvd.

The evening will include brief comments from each of the five candidates for Green Board of Education, followed by questions from the moderator.

The public will get the chance to submit questions.

Bob Campbell, Sally Fanelly, Steven Foster, Rick Miller and Katie Stoynoff are running for three seats on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The event will be live streamed on www.cityofgreen.?org and www.greenlocalschools.?org, then archived there.

It also will be aired on Time Warner Cable, Channel 16, at various times from Thursday through Election Day.

STARK COUNTY

Pantry to close

CANTON: The emergency pantry run by Stark County Hunger Task Force will be closed Friday for maintenance and inventory.

The pantry in the Community Campus at Goodwill, 408 Ninth St. SW, Canton, returns to the regular schedule next week: 9:15 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Monday; 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

For additional information, call 330-455-6667 or go to www.starkhunger.org.

STATE NEWS

Bar scores reported

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law reported a 93 percent pass rate, the second highest among the state’s nine law schools, for the July 2013 Ohio Bar Exam.

Ohio State ranked first with a 95 percent passing rate for first-time takers.

Ohio Northern was third at 90 percent, followed by the University of Cincinnati, fourth, with 89 percent; the University of Toledo and Capital University, tied for fifth place, 87 percent; Case Western Reserve University, 86 percent; the University of Akron, 85 percent; and the University of Dayton, 81 percent.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Gamers needed

AKRON: Akron Children’s Hospital will host Extra Life, a 25-hour gaming fundraiser on Saturday.

The gaming fundraiser will support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

During Extra Life, participants will raise money for Akron Children’s by asking their friends and family to support their game day by making a donation to the hospital. Individuals can participate by playing video, board or lawn games.

All funds raised by the gamers will stay in the community to benefit the more than 700,000 children treated by Akron Children’s each year.

Gaming communities who raise the most collective funds can win up to $60,000 for their local hospital.

Event registration is free.

For additional information and to register visit www.extra-?life.org.

Event at library

AKRON: The Akron Summit County Main Library will host a Late Night at the Library from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Library, 60 S. High St. in Akron.

The evening will offer networking, genealogy research and activities.

It is being sponsored by the Special Collections Division and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Representatives of the Cuyahoga Portage Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution and the William Wetmore Chapter of Daughters of 1812 will offer information about their memberships.

Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

Parking is free in the library deck after 6 p.m.

For additional information, visit www.sc.akronlibrary.org.

Book sale

AKRON: The Akron Press Club will hold its annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Suite 1714 of Canal Place Building 17 at 530 S. Main St.

The sale will include new and gently used books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs and video tapes with most items priced at $5 or less.

Proceeds from the event will help underwrite scholarships for local journalism, public relations and communications students.

Donations to the book sale are welcome.

Anyone with books or audio-visual materials to contribute to the sale can contact Ellen Whitehill at ellen.whitehill@DEFinancial.com or call 216-410-6260.

Books may be dropped off from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Suite 1714 in Building 17.