SUMMIT COUNTY

Veterans court training

AKRON: Summit County will host a training program for veterans courts in Northeast Ohio.

The training will be July 12-13. Valor Court, Summit County Common Pleas Court’s veterans court, is one of three veterans treatment courts nationwide selected to provide the training.

Besides Valor Court, veterans courts also will participate from Akron and Cleveland municipal courts and Cuyahoga and Stark county common pleas court. Judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, treatment providers and law enforcement who work with each court will learn about best practices that can be implemented in their courts.

“My colleagues and I have seen many veterans get the help they need to restore honor and achieve success, but I believe we can do even better,” Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, who presides over Valor Court, said in a news release. “My hope is that, through this training, we will gain more knowledge, expand collaborations and enhance our service to veterans and their families.”

Valor Court was started in 2013 and provides help to veterans who face criminal charges. Veterans receive access to programs and treatment and are provided with mentors.

IN THE REGION

Celiac food pantry dates

A new food pantry has some upcoming distribution dates. The Celiac and Allergy Friendly Food Initiative is a nonprofit with a goal of offering gluten-free and allergy-friendly food and educational materials to qualifying low-income families in need.

A family of four must make $60,625 a year or less, and a family of two must make $39,825.

The service is free, and the group relies on donations, its organizers said.

July distribution dates:

• July 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mobile Meals, 1357 Home Ave. Suite 1, Akron

• July 18, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Center Of Hope, 1081 West Main St., Ravenna and 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Kent Social Services, 1066 South Water St., Kent

Appointments are necessary. Please contact caffi@allergyfriendlyfood.org or 330-603-7644

WOOSTER

College receives grant

WOOSTER: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the College of Wooster a $1.1 million grant to support four new, interdisciplinary tenure-track faculty.

The grant will provide bridge funding to hire and support interdisciplinary scholars in anticipation of expected retirements in the arts, humanities, and nonquantitative social sciences. Two will be hired to start in the fall of 2019, and two the following year.

The liberal arts college already offers interdisciplinary majors in a number of fields, including neuroscience; biochemistry and molecular biology; women’s, gender and sexuality studies; urban studies; and African studies.

“This funding provides a crucial opportunity to accelerate both our development of new areas of inquiry and the realization of our commitments to increasing the diversity of our faculty,” Wooster President Sarah R. Bolton said in a prepared statement. “This grant will provide the bridge that allows us to build capacity and interest in new programs while supporting existing majors.”

Groups of faculty have been invited to develop proposals for the first two new interdisciplinary lines for review by the college’s educational policy committee this fall.

AROUND THE STATE

Worker fired over message

CINCINNATI: An employee at a downtown Cincinnati Dunkin’ Donuts who wrote a disparaging message on a homeless woman’s cup has been fired.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the disjointed message first posted on Instagram by a customer and then shared on Facebook by others said: “Stop Hangin’ out in-front of the store. If you have a Full Time job! — management.” The message was written Thursday.