Crash kills man

AKRON: Akron police and the Summit County Medical Examiner are investigating an accident early Sunday morning on Manchester Road near Wilbeth Road.

According to the medical examiner, a man was driving south on Manchester at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday when his vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a building. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The body will be examined today; identification has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A portion of Manchester Road was closed for several hours Sunday morning during an investigation of the crash scene.

Cat alterations

AKRON: Cats Having Alterations Professionally Inc. will provide low-cost mobile spay and neuter surgeries for cats and kittens Saturday at 180 E. South St.

Kittens need to be 12 weeks old, weigh at least 3 pounds and be in good health to be altered. Services are available for family pet, friendly stray or feral cats that do not have AIDS or feline leukemia.

Cost is $40 per male cat and $60 per female. Low-cost vaccines, flea/tapeworm/ear mite treatments, nail trimming and ear-tipping for feral cats will be available.

Registration is required at 330-724-6181.


Parenting classes

MEDINA: A Parenting Matters workshop will be offered at the Ohio State University Extension Office in Medina from 6 to 8 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays beginning Feb. 19.

The workshop offers training for effective parenting and will target parents of children in elementary school, ages 5 through 12.

Ways to encourage and empower children, as well as discipline techniques will be discussed during the workshops.

The cost is $30 per individual or couple and includes the textbook. Registration must be completed by Feb. 8. To register, call Marcia Kroft at 330-725-4911, Ext. 117, or email Kroft.3@osu.edu

The Ohio State University Extension Office is at 120 W. Washington St.


Wildlife workshop

COVENTRY TWP.: Educators and youth leaders who work with pre-kindergarten through high school students are invited to a free wildlife workshop on Friday.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife, 912 Portage Lakes Drive.

The workshop will focus on two curricula: Growing Up Wild for ages 3 to 7 and Project WILD for kindergarten through high school.

The workshop is free but advance registration is required. Contact Jamey Emmert at 330-245-3020 or jamey.emmert@dnr.state.oh.us.

Coyote workshop

COVENTRY TWP.: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a program on Feb. 5 for those interested in pursuing coyotes.

The free informational workshop will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wildlife District 3 offices, 912 Portage Lakes Drive. It will cover coyote facts, calling techniques, appropriate firearms and ammunition, field sets and scouting.

Registration is required. Call 330-245-3030.

Teen volunteers

AKRON: The Akron Zoo is seeking teen volunteers for its 2013 Junior Interpreter program.

Junior Interpreters assist the zoo’s Education Department with activities such as ZooCamp, birthday parties, the touch tank, special events and more. Teens ages 14 through 18 interested in animals and conservation are encouraged to apply.

The application is available at www.akronzoo.org under the education tab in the opportunities for teen section. Two forms of recommendation must be submitted with the application no later than 5 p.m. March 11. Incomplete information will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted in April and early May.

The program runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Applications are to be mailed to the Akron Zoo, Attention: Deb Brady: Education Specialist, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron, OH 44307.

For more information, visit www.akronzoo.org, email djbrady@akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550 ext. 7213.