BEACON JOURNAL

Holiday weekend hours

AKRON: The Beacon Journal Call Center will be open from 7-10 a.m. Monday, Memorial Day.

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 Memorial Day.

The counter’s regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays will resume Tuesday.

AKRON

Ward 1 meeting

AKRON: Rich Swirsky, the Ward 1 councilman, will have a ward meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hereford Park on Hereford Drive between Merriman Road and North Portage Path.

Moms Demand Action Akron leader Erin Dickinson will discuss proposed gun reforms. Other topics include the city’s bike plans, a new citywide park initiative and Hereford Highland Block Watch activities. Akron police officers will be on hand.

Attendees can register for free rain barrels and write letters about pending legislation. Those who attend are asked to bring lawn chairs, though some will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.

If it rains, the meeting will be moved to the Highland Square library branch, 807 W. Market St.

For more information, call Swirsky at 330-283-6178.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Charity golf tournament

CUYAHOGA FALLS: Williams Challenge will host its 18th annual charity golf tournament at Brookledge Golf Club, 1621 Bailey Road, on Friday.

The event will be from 8 a.m. until noon, when lunch will be served. Proceeds will help fund scholarships for one female and male high school student in Summit County.

Registration is $90 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, one-half a golf car, lunch and prizes.

For more information and to register, visit www.williamschallenge.org.

JACKSON Township

ALS Care open house

JACKSON TWP: The ALS Care Project, a nonprofit whose primary mission is to improve the care of people with ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, through research and education, is hosting an open house and welcome reception. The event on June 11 from 5-7 p.m. will showcase the new office at the Belden Glass Tower, 4450 Belden Village St. NW., Suite 216.

An RSVP is not necessary, but an email or call would be appreciated. Contact 330-492-4257 or care4als@alscareproject.org or www.alscareproject.org.

Rittman

Boy, 13, missing from river

Police crews searched Sunday evening for a 13-year-old boy they fear drowned in Chippewa River while swimming with his friends.

Rittman police said at about 2:45 p.m., a male started to flag down motorists to get help on Milton Road near state Route 57.

Emergency personnel from Rittman Police and Fire departments and EMS responded to the scene along with other assistance.

An off-duty officer helped search the creek in his kayak, and an air support and a dive team were also called to assist.

Police said additional personnel from other local agencies also helped with the effort that lasted at least four hours.

As of 7:30 p.m., there was no update on the missing boy. His two friends are safe, authorities said.