FIELD SCHOOLS

Special meeting

BRIMFIELD TWP.: The Field Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Field High School cafeteria, 2900 State Route 43.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Nov. 6 levy, the addition of an environmental learning station at Brimfield Elementary and professional development for the board.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Presidential visits

CLEVELAND: President Barack Obama, fresh off of visits to Ohio this week, including a stop at Kent State, will be back in the Buckeye State next week.

Obama will visit Columbus on Thursday evening and Cleveland Friday. More details will be released later.

Birthday fundraiser

AKRON: A birthday fundraiser for Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday on the third floor of the Akron Bar Association, 57 S. Broadway St.

Suggested donation is $50.

COPLEY TOWNSHIP

Recycling day

COPLEY TWP.: Used tires, oil and antifreeze can be recycled Oct. 6 during the Copley Kiwanis Club Used Tire and Oil Collection Day.

The event, at 3770 Copley Road, next to the historic depot and caboose, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be open only to Copley residents.

“Proof of residency is required,” township Service Director Mark Mitchell said.

Rechargeable batteries and motorcycle, car and truck batteries will be accepted for recycling by Akron-based Rice Oil Co.

Household AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries, which do not pose an environmental hazard, will not be taken. They can be thrown into the regular trash.

The used tires — limited to four per household and off the rim — will be trucked to Liberty Tire in Minerva for recycling.

JACKSON SCHOOLS

Veterans sought

JACKSON TWP.: Jackson High School broadcast media students are seeking graduates who served or are currently serving in the military for a Veterans Day video.

Submit photos of soldiers in military uniform, if possible, along with name and rank and year graduated to lms3jc@jackson.sparcc.org by Oct. 30.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP

Recycling expanded

JACKSON TWP.: The Jackson Township Recycle Center, at 5717 Wales Ave. NW, will start accepting many types of consumer electronics Monday.

Acceptable for drop off will be: televisions and monitors, computers and peripherals, audio/stereo equipment, VCRs, DVD players, video cameras, telephones, fax and copying machines, cellular phones and video game consoles.

For more information, call 330-833-7365.

Medina County

Zombie fun run

MEDINA: Project: Learn of Medina County will host a Zombie Run at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road.

Runners will have to run the 5K course through Buckeye Woods and avoid zombies.

The winners of the race will be the first man and woman to cross the finish line without being touched by a zombie.

Registration is $20 for runners, $25 on the day of the race and $10 for zombies, which includes the cost of the zombie T-shirt.

Sponsorships ranging from $50 to $300 are being accepted.

In order to be guaranteed a T-shirt, registrations must be in by Oct. 12.

Runners and zombies can register at any Project: Learn site or at the website www.projectlearnmedina.org.

Registration forms are also available at Second Sole in Medina.

Following the run, there will be free trick-or-treating and prizes for best costumes and scariest costumes for children under 12.

For more information, call 330-723-1314.

NORTON

Slaby office hours

NORTON: State Rep. Marilyn Slaby, R-Copley Township, will hold district office hours from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Norton Branch Library, 3930 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road. The event is open to the public.

PORTAGE COUNTY

Road project

The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning a major road project next year along U.S. Route 224 in Suffield, Randolph and Atwater townships.

The agency plans to mill and resurface pavement and replace guardrails, signs and lighting from the Summit/Portage county line to the state Route 183 intersection.

ODOT also will construct right turn lanes in each direction at the state Route 43 and state Route 44 intersections.

The work, estimated to cost about $6 million, is scheduled for the spring and summer.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Resource fair

AKRON: Life Skills Center of Summit County will hold its first community resource fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 2168 Romig Road.

The fair will include food, games and prizes, and a variety of information and services.

Agencies that would like to have a table space to display their information can call 330-745-3678 or email lakesha.brock@wediducan.com.

Budget award

AKRON: The Summit County Department of Finance and Budget has received a “2012 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The award recognizes how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. It is the 10th consecutive year that the county has received the honor.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving more than 17,500 government finance professionals throughout North America.