AKRON BEACON JOURNAL

Holiday hours

AKRON: The Customer Service Call Center is open 7-10 a.m. Memorial Day.

Customer service can be reached at 330-996-3600 or toll-free at 800-777-2442.

Regular daily business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will resume Tuesday.

The Public Service Counter inside the Beacon Journal is closed Memorial Day. Regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will resume Tuesday.

AKRON

Highland preps for theater

AKRON: Councilman Rich Swirsky’s regular monthly ward meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday will be held outside Angel Falls Coffee Co., 792 W. Market St., to discuss Summit Stage Fest.

The series of short, outdoor theater performances will be scattered around Highland Square on Saturday.

Participating artist Kris Carter, production groups and retired Summit County Common Pleas Judge Jane Bond will discuss the acts and locations.

Volunteers are needed. To sign up, contact the artists at www.summitstagefest.org or attend Swirsky’s meeting. The rain location for the meeting will be Highland Square Library.

Ward 7 meeting

AKRON: Ward 7 Councilman Donnie Kammer will host his monthly “coffee with the councilman” meeting June 13 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Firestone Park Community Center (1480 Girard St.).

Akron Zoning Manager Mike Antenucci is scheduled to speak.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Oscars for Aging Resources

Winners of the inaugural Summit Oscars for Aging Resources (SOAR) awards are Summit County Adult Services, which won the Joe Ruby award for improving services to seniors; Summit County Probate Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, who received the Ed Kaufman Leadership in Aging Award; and the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, which won the Innovations in Aging Award.

The awards, sponsored by Mature Services, seek to raise awareness of aging issues in Summit; encourage collaboration between people, businesses, government and nonprofit service providers; and offer an opportunity to nominate individuals, communities and organizations who deserve public acknowledgement for outstanding service to the aging population.

More information is at www.matureservices.org/ce/soar_awards.php.

TALLMADGE

Apartment complex nixed

TALLMADGE: City Council’s planning and zoning committee on Thursday rejected a revised application for a 32-unit apartment complex by Merryweather Real Estate.

“The developer showed improvement in the revised plan, but the planning and zoning committee would have preferred condos for the space rather than the proposed rental apartments,” Mayor David Kline said. Most council members on the zoning committee agreed there wasn’t enough space for the project, as 3 acres is considered tight for a 32-unit townhouse. They also questioned the availability of space for a proper ingress/egress.

Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly Ray, a member of Planning and Zoning, said: “It sounds like a nice project, just not for that location.”