AKRON

Free health fair for seniors

AKRON: The Healthy Senior Expo, featuring free health screenings, giveaways, line dancing, senior exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, ask-a-doctor and more, will be held 8 a.m. to noon April 6 at Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, 750 White Pond Drive.

The free event is presented by the Summit County Public Health Office of Minority Health and the Jewish Family Service of Akron and co-sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health.

Forty vendors are expected, including the Battered Women’s Shelter, CareSource, Summit County, Da Suga Foundation, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Medicare, Ohio Department of Aging Healthy, Shaw JCC and the VA Medical Center.

The expo is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. For more information, call Iriel Hopkins, program director of the Office of Minority Health, at 330-926-5764 or email ihopkins@schd.org.

Participants may ride free on any regular Metro RTA bus, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 for transportation to and from the event. Participants must download and print the event flier available at www.jfsakron.org and show to the bus operator for the free ride. The free fare does not apply to Metro SCAT, Call-A-Bus or Northcoast Express Services.

Victim Assistance luncheon

AKRON: Tickets are on sale for the Victim Assistance program’s annual Victims’ Rights Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path.

The luncheon celebrates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is April 2 to 8 and aims to raise awareness about victims’ rights.

David Voth, executive director of Crime Victim Services in Allen and Putnam counties, will be the speaker. He was the 2010 recipient of the Congressional Victim Rights Caucus Outstanding Victim Advocacy Award.

State Rep. Emilia Sykes, D-Akron, will receive the Rev. Dr. Robert Denton Outstanding Victim Service Award.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by visiting www.VAPLunch.gesture.com or by calling 330-376-0040. Deadline is Wednesday.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Front Street plan gets OK

CUYAHOGA FALLS: City Council approved plans to move forward with the Front Street project by a 10-0 vote Monday night.

The legislation approves nearly $10 million in expenditures for the design-build team of Akron-based H.R. Gray and Hammontree & Associates to begin work April 3.

The project will remove the pedestrian mall and return two-way traffic and on-street parking to a portion of Front Street that has been closed since 1978.

“This is the largest investment [the city has made] in the 21st century, and let’s make it the best one,” Councilman Jeff Iula said.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

ALLIANCE

Police to skip some calls

ALLIANCE: City police are no longer going to respond to non-injury traffic accidents on private property because of financial problems.

“We’re heading into a financial crunch,” Mayor Alan Andreani told WKYC (Channel 3).

The accidents involve mostly crashes in parking lots. They don’t get reported to the state and don’t require a state crash report, Alliance police posted on the department’s Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Police.Department)

“As a result, no police presence is necessary,” police said. “If you get into one of these accidents you are still required to exchange information with the other vehicle owner/driver before leaving the scene.

“Your insurance companies will handle the claims for you.”