Girl, 16, killed in car crash
LAKE TWP.: A 16-year-old Lake High School cheerleader and gymnast was killed Tuesday morning in an accident on her way to school, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office said.
Macie Behringer, of Jackson Township, was driving north on Market Avenue when she lost control of her Honda Civic and slid into the southbound lane, where she was hit by a minivan driven by a 29-year-old woman from Uniontown.
The crash happened just south of Lake O’Pines Street Northeast about 8:15 a.m.
Macie, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.
The driver of the minivan was treated and released at the scene by Hartville first responders.
The crash remains under investigation, but deputies said they believe speed played a factor.
A deputy told a Canton Repository reporter that the roads were slush-covered at the time of the crash.
All athletic events scheduled Tuesday at Lake High School have been postponed.
No makeup dates have yet been announced.
Meeting on new CLC
AKRON: The Akron Public School district is holding its first community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to discuss the construction of a new community learning center.
The meeting will be in the auditorium of Kenmore-Garfield High School at 2140 13th St. SW.
At the meeting, school officials will share information regarding the design process and anticipated timelines for the designing, bidding and construction of the building.
The community learning center will be built at 435 N. Firestone Blvd., the site of the former Garfield High School.
The construction is a part of the ongoing Kenmore-Garfield merger. Students from Kenmore and Garfield High Schools joined this school year as one student body in Kenmore High School.
Once the new community center is built on North Firestone Boulevard, kids from Kenmore-Garfield will move into the new building.
Currently, there are no plans for the 13th Street site once students are relocated.
Police search for man, 80
AKRON: Police were looking late Tuesday afternoon for a missing 80-year-old man with dementia who went missing in Northwest Akron near Wedgemere Avenue and Winhurst Drive.
Police did not include a picture of the man with the missing alert, but said he’s African-American, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing an eye patch, gray sweat pants, a flannel shirt and loafers when he disappeared.
No other information was provided.
This is an area near Firestone High School.
Police ask that anyone who sees the man call 911.
New leader for area LDS
AKRON: Jon Lee of Norton will lead the Akron Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has 371 local members.
Lee’s counselors are Cody Adams of Akron and Greg Roskos of Copley. Bishop Lee will hold services Sunday at 1 p.m. at 735 Revere Road.
Free classes for dads
BARBERTON: Embrace Clinic & Care Center and the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative will host fatherhood classes called The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad.
The six-session program is free and will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 21 through March 28 at Embrace, 180 First St. NW.
The event is open to all fathers and father role models in Summit County.
Attendees will receive a $10 gas card or $10 bus pass for every session attended and an Akron Zoo family pass for attending all six programs in the series.
For more information or to register, call 330-825-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional news briefs, Jan. 31: Lake high student, 16, killed Tuesday in car crash on her way to school