AKRON

Ward 4 meeting

AKRON: Russel Neal Jr., Ward 4 councilman, will host a ward meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St.

Representatives from Summa Center for Health Equity and local insurance agents will discuss the federal health care law and options for medical coverage. An update on the changes to Copley Road also will be provided.

campaign trail

Walsh fundraiser

AKRON: A fundraiser to support the candidacy of Debbie Walsh for Akron Board of Education will be held Sunday at 142 Westover Drive. The event will feature NFL broadcasts, hot dogs and refreshments.

Tickets are $15. Email debbwalsh@aol.com with your name and the number in your party. Those unable to attend can mail a campaign contribution to: Committee to Elect Debbie Mairé Walsh, 38 Kuder Ave., Akron, OH 44303.

NORTHEAST OHIO

School donation

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. President Richard J. Kramer and his wife, Christine, have donated $2 million to John Carroll University.

The contribution to the university’s $100 million Forever Carroll Campaign will help provide more scholarships and financial aid to build upon the University’s Jesuit Catholic heritage and to enrich academic and student experiences.

The Kramers are both 1986 graduates of John Carroll and serve as co-chairs of the Forever Carroll Campaign.

“The cornerstones of critical thinking, servant leadership, and a life of learning were instilled in us by the Jesuits. Our goal is to help the next generation of John Carroll students begin to build their lives in the same way,” the couple said in a statement.

Streaker banned

CLEVELAND: A 20-year-old Northfield man who streaked at a Browns preseason game will clean the Municipal Lot as part of his punishment.

Anthony Saveriano, who ran across the field during a Browns game, was banned from the stadium for life on Wednesday. A Cleveland Municipal judge ordered Saveriano to clean the lot for the next four Browns games starting today for his community service, according to Beacon Journal news partner WEWS Channel 5 in Cleveland.

Saveriano, of Northfield, was charged with criminal trespassing and public indecency.

The 20-year-old sprinted onto the field during the Browns’ preseason game against the Detroit Lions. After he was hit by Lions running back Joique Bell, he was taken down just past the end zone by a Browns employee.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Women’s forum

AKRON: The Women’s Endowment Fund 2013 Forum will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Akron Children’s Hospital Considine Professional Building Auditorium, 215 W. Bowery St.

The forum will feature Ohio’s anti-trafficking coordinator Elizabeth Ranade Janis as the keynote speaker and will cover economic empowerment, health and wellness and safety from violence.

The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking in the Bowery Street deck will be validated.

To register, go to www.akroncf.org/WEFforum.

Senior visitors

SUMMIT COUNTY: The Summit County Probate Court is seeking volunteers for its Senior Visitor Program.

The court will provide qualified and caring volunteers to visit seniors living in long-term care facilities.

Requirements for serving as a Probate Court Senior Visitor include submission of a program application with references, successful completion of a background check, an interview with court personnel, possession of a current Ohio’s drivers license, access to reliable transportation with proof of auto insurance, and completion of a court-conducted training program. All applicants must be at least 21 years old.

Volunteer training will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Bar Association, 57 S. Broadway. For information, call 330-643-8771.