AKRON: On the Table Greater Akron will bring more than 5,000 diverse residents together across the area on Tuesday, Oct. 3. to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.
The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is hosting a 7:30-8:45 a.m. breakfast and a noon-1:15 p.m. lunch at its offices at 44 E. Exchange St. downtown. There are 12 seats available at each meal.
If you’d like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday.
Elisa Hill fundraiser
AKRON: The Elisa Hill for Judge Committee will host a Dogs and Suds Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Fraternal Order of Police Akron Lodge 7, 2610 Ley Drive.
Hill is a candidate for Akron Municipal Judge.
Suggested donation is $35 per person, $50 per couple and $70 per family. To RSVP or for more information, call 330-990-2906. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
School chief receives raise
HUDSON: City schools Superintendent Phillip Herman has received a 3 percent raise, boosting his annual salary to $150,158, MyTownNEO reported.
He is serving his fifth year as superintendent. The school board approved the pay raise this week.
“I’m only as successful as the people I work with every day,” Herman said. “I’ve said that when you can look up to the people you are leading at work, then you are in a special place, and that is absolutely how I feel about working in the Hudson city schools.”
Library planned for Jackson
CANTON: The Stark District Library Board is pledging to build a new branch in Jackson Township, the Canton Repository reported.
The library has been using a storefront in the Marketplace at Nobles Pond, but decided that it will build a new site, likely in North Park and tied to a township amphitheater project.
“It’s the best thing for the library and the best thing for the Jackson community,” Executive Dirctor Tena Wilson told the newspaper.
DD board leader resigns
MEDINA: Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Annette Davis-Kramp resigned this week.
She had been with the agency for more than 25 years and was the superintendent since March 2014.
“We have appreciated the dedication and hard work that Annette has given our agency and we will miss her passion in making sure people in Medina County with developmental disabilities received the best services and supports possible,” board President Sandra Thomas-Fain said in a statement.
Agency director of business Jon Bluebond has been named interim superintendent.
The board said it is “taking a measured approach in the search for a new superintendent.”
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Infant killed by family dog
MOUNT VERNON: A coroner has determined that a 1-month-old boy who died at his home was killed by a family dog.
Authorities say the baby was found dead Sept. 20 in his bassinet at the Knox County home about 60 miles northeast of Columbus. County Coroner Dr. Jennifer Ogle this week said that the baby suffered extensive injuries, including puncture wounds to his head.
Ogle’s news release said the autopsy revealed no trauma from any source other than a dog. The release said the infant was healthy and well cared for before his death.
The family’s two dogs, described as “pit bull, or a pit bull mix,” have been euthanized.
Knox County’s prosecutor has said the baby’s 25-year-old father apparently woke up to find the infant dead.
Regional briefs, Sept. 29