Seniors can race derby cars
AKRON: Seniors are invited to race in adult Soap Box Derby cars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Derby Downs track, 789 Derby Downs Drive.
Guests will also have the opportunity to speak with doctors from Cleveland Clinic Akron General at the health and wellness fair, which includes health screenings, panel discussions, health information, a vintage car show, a barbershop quartet and a catered luncheon from Golden Corral.
Lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $14. They are available for purchase at any Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Akron-area AAA offices or at the Soap Box Derby Headquarters.
For more information, call 330-733-8723, ext. 20.
Scholarships for IB grads
AKRON: Graduates of the International Baccalaureate program at Firestone High School will be eligible for scholarships of up to $18,500 a year to attend Transylvania University.
Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Ky., Transylvania will begin the scholarships in the fall of 2017.
University officials say the globally recognized IB curriculum is a good fit to Transylvania and an ideal place to continue a modern, interdisciplinary liberal arts education.
Participants in the university’s International Baccalaureate Scholars Program will receive early entry into the 100 Doors to Success mentoring program. This initiative pairs students with alumni who offer workplace and life experience.
Transylvania is ranked in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges by the Princeton Review.
Meet judicial candidates
STOW: A meet-and-greet with Joy Oldfield and Alison Breaux, two judicial candidates for Summit County Common Pleas Court in the November election, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Corner Cup Coffee House, 3019 Graham Road in Stow.
Oldfield is currently the administrative judge for Akron Municipal Court, while Breaux is a magistrate in that court.
The hosts include Stow Mayor Sara Kline, Stow Clerk of Courts Diana Colavecchio, Stow Law Director Amber Zibritosky, and Stow Councilman John Pribonic.
HUDSON: Local deer hunters may register for a bow-hunting “lottery” on Monday or Tuesday, from which 12 names will be drawn on Wednesday.
The winners will be given hunting access on the 145-acre Hudson-owned property on Hines Hill Road during the 2016-17 season.
To enter, hunters must register by calling the Public Works Department at 330-342-1750 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday.
Prisoner jumps to his death
STEUBENVILLE: A man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison, authorities said.
Jefferson County prosecutor Jane Hanlin said 42-year-old Jason Binkiewicz was being led out of the courtroom by a deputy Friday when he got away and threw himself over the building’s third-floor banister. He was then pronounced dead.
Binkiewicz was sentenced on attempted murder and felony assault charges after he was found guilty in July of shooting a man in the face.
Route 224 ramp closing
WESTFIELD TWP.: The U.S. Route 224 eastbound exit ramp to Interstate 71 will close Monday for pavement repairs, the Ohio Department of Transportation said.
It is expected to reopen Friday. Traffic using the ramp will need to continue east on Route 224 to the next exit at state Route 3 and re-enter Route 224 westbound to enter I-71 north or I-71 south.