BATH

Historic buildings road rally

BATH: Bath Business Association members will hold a road rally Sept. 10.

The nontimed excursion through Bath starts at 3 p.m. at the Stony Hill Schoolhouse, 49 N. Hametown Road. In anticipation of Bath’s 2018 bicentennial, rally participants will be given a photo sheet depicting a dozen or so mystery historic buildings to locate.

After the road rally, dinner will be served in the tent on the schoolhouse grounds, with prizes awarded for the most locations found and accurately identified with addresses.

No need to be a BBA member or resident of Bath to enjoy this event.

Cost for the road rally is $10 per vehicle, regardless of size or number of occupants; dinner is $10 per person and $5 for children under age 12. Proceeds from the rally help support the BBA annual scholarship fund to a graduating high school senior from Bath.

Registration for the road rally and dinner is required by Sept. 6. Registration forms are available at www.bathbusinessassociation.com or at the Bake Shop in Ghent, 800 Wye Road.

For details, call 330-666-3347.

GREEN

Meeting on civil service job

GREEN: The city’s three-member Civil Service Commission will meet in special session at 6 p.m. Tuesday to review letters of interest for a service supervisor position in the city’s Department of Service.

The meeting will be in Conference Room B of the Central Administration Building at 1755 Town Park Blvd.

The five current applicants are all service department employees, according to Human Services Coordinator Melinda Svenson.

The commission will review the applications and determine if at least three applicants meet position qualifications to take the test. If less than three meet the criteria, then the position can be opened to outside candidates, Svenson said.

The test date will be announced later.

STATE NEWS

Nexus gas pipeline cleared

CLEVELAND: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved construction of a high-pressure pipeline that will carry natural gas from the shale fields of Appalachia, across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, a decision likely to be the death blow to project opponents concerned about safety and property rights.

The planned $2 billion Nexus Gas Transmission project is a partnership between Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge and Detroit-based DTE Energy.

The 255-mile pipeline will be able to carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day, enough to meet the needs of about 15,000 homes for a year.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Democratic women to meet

FAIRLAWN: The Federated Democratic Women of Summit County will host its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George’s Fellowship Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road. Participants will finalize plans for the fall convention.

New members are welcome. RSVP for the $15 luncheon before Wednesday to Renee Greene at 330-861-2932.

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

President Wilson to speak

AKRON: University of Akron President Matthew Wilson will speak at the Akron Roundtable luncheon at noon Sept. 21 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway on the UA campus.

The title of his talk is Crossroads in Higher Education: Responding to Ongoing Challenges and Preparing for the Future Through the Eyes of the University of Akron.

Wilson, formerly UA law school dean, became interim president in July 2016 after the resignation of President Scott Scarborough. Wilson became president — dropping interim from his title — in October and soon revealed a two-year plan to “stabilize, invest and grow.”

Scarborough was criticized for the ways he chose to cut costs, while enrollment fell and fundraising took a hit.

Cost is $20 and includes lunch. More information and tickets are available at www.akronroundtable.org. Click on “September” or “Reservations.”