Holiday weekend hours
AKRON: The Beacon Journal Call Center will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday and Memorial Day, Monday.
The Call Center’s regular hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will resume Tuesday.
The Customer Service Counter inside the Beacon Journal at 44 E. Exchange St. will be closed Sunday and Memorial Day.
The counter’s regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays will resume Tuesday.
Judge Michael fundraiser
AKRON: Akron Municipal Court Judge Kathryn Michael, who is running for a seat on the Summit County Common Pleas bench, will have a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bricco, 1 W. Exchange St.
The suggested minimum donation is $175.
Community garage sale
BATH: The seventh annual Bath Community Garage Sale, sponsored by the Bath Business Association in cooperation with Bath Township, will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9.
Typically, there are more than 75 individual garage sale locations throughout Bath Township participating in the annual sale. A brief, itemized list of some of what will be available at each individual garage sale location and a map showing those locations may be purchased the day of the sale for $1 at the Bake Shop in Ghent, 800 Wye Road, starting at 7 that morning.
An official Bath Community Garage Sale sign and balloons will be posted along the road near the front of the garage sale participants’ homes.
Net proceeds from the sale help to fund an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Bath planning to pursue a career in a business-related field.
For details, call 330-666-3347 or check the website at www.bathbusinessassociation.com.
Celiac food pantry
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 organization relies on donations, its organizers said.
June distribution dates and locations are:
• June 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mobile Meals, 1357 Home Ave., Suite 1, Akron
• June 26, 9:30-11 a.m. at Center Of Hope, 1081 W. Main St., Ravenna, and 1-2:30 p.m. at Kent Social Services, 1066 S. Water St., Kent
Appointments are necessary. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-603-7644.
elsewhere in the state
COLUMBUS: Ohio officials say a collection of Native American earthworks is being considered for designation as a World Heritage Site.
The Dayton Daily News reports the Ohio History Connection announced Thursday that Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks will be the next U.S. nomination considered by the World Heritage Committee.
The earthworks include sites such as the Fort Ancient Earthworks in Warren County and the Newark Earthworks in Heath that are said to date back to between 100 B.C. and A.D. 300.
OSU settles age bias suit
COLUMBUS: Ohio State University has agreed to pay $765,000 and review its policies to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by two women who said they were forced to retire as instructors.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Julianne Taaffe, 62, and Kathryn Moon, 67, sued the school in 2015. Both taught English as a second language.
Their complaint alleged a program director equated working with older instructors as “herding hippos.”
Regional news briefs, May 27: Beacon Journal holiday weekend hours