rittman

Boy’s body found in creek

RITTMAN: Police recovered the body Monday of a 13-year-old boy who disappeared while swimming with friends a day earlier in Chippewa Creek, according to Beacon Journal news partner News 5 Cleveland.

The boy’s body was found by the Summit County Water Rescue Team under a dam, according to fire officials.

Emergency personnel from the dive team, Rittman Police and Fire departments, EMS and others, including an air support team, began searching the area Sunday after a male flagged down motorists at about 2:45 p.m. to get help on Milton Road near state Route 57.

AKRON

Rust Belt essays at library

AKRON: The Akron-Summit County Main Library will host editor Anne Trubek and writer Jason Segedy for readings and a discussion of Voices from the Rust Belt, a collection of essays recently published by Picador.

Anne Trubek is founder of Belt Publishing. Jason Segedy is Akron’s director of planning and urban development.

Voices from the Rust Belt pulls together a variety of voices from people who call the region home. Voices emerge from familiar Rust Belt cities like Akron, Cleveland and Detroit and are drawn from uniquely personal experiences: A girl has her bike stolen. A journalist from Buffalo, N.Y., moves away and misses home. A father gives his daughter a bath in the lead-contaminated water of Flint, Mich.

Friends of Main Library will host a book sale and signing after the event. No registration necessary.

For information, call 330-643-9020.

Safety Town volunteers

AKRON: Volunteers are needed for Akron Safety Town this summer.

The free, hands-on educational program is designed to teach kids about safety topics dealing with bicycles, buses, fire, playgrounds, guns, dogs, poison, calling 911 and more.

Sessions will be June 18-22 at Forest Hill Community Learning Center, 850 Damon St. in North Hill, and June 25-29 at King CLC, 805 Memorial Parkway in Northwest Akron.

Volunteers can choose to work one day or multiple days.

Members of service organizations are welcome to volunteer. Teachers, teachers’ aides and high school (age 16-plus) and college-age students are encouraged to volunteer.

Akron Safety Town is a collaboration among Akron Public Schools, Akron Police and Fire departments, the city of Akron, Fairlawn-West United Church of Christ and other safety partner organizations.

The free sessions are open to Akron children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall.

For more information about volunteering, call 330-864-2179 or go to akronsafetytown.org.

GREEN

Monthly program for siblings

GREEN: Green Sibshop, a monthly program for kids in grades 3 through 6 who have a brother or sister with special health or developmental needs, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 9 at the Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road.

June’s event is a birthday party to celebrate Green Sibshop’s second year.

Those interested or who want to register a child can find information at www.greensburgumc.net or call 330-244-7650.

Lunch is provided. The program is free, but registration is requested.

A Sibshop for older kids grades 7 and up will be launched July 14. Organizers say more information will be available soon.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY

Part of towpath reopens

BRECKSVILLE: The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail between Boston Store Visitor Center and Peninsula is now open, according to a Cuyahoga Valley National Park news release.

The section of the trail closed in December for replacement of a pedestrian bridge. The park worked with contractors to complete the bridge. The trail remains closed between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt House.

For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.