AKRON

Trash delay due to holiday

AKRON: The city will have no curb service on Thursday because of Thanksgiving.

There will be a one-day delay of trash and recycling collection for the remainder of the week, with curb service resuming Friday and continuing through Saturday.

Trail closed through Dec. 4

AKRON: The Highbridge Trail in Gorge Metro Park will be closed through Dec. 4.

A contractor for Summit Metro Parks will be completing tree work along the 3.2-mile trail.

It stretches from Front Street in Akron to the Chuckery Area of Cascade Valley Metro Park off Cuyahoga Street in Akron.

For more information, call 330-865-8065 or go to www.­summitmetroparks.org.

BATH TOWNSHIP

Gifts for seniors sought

BATH TWP.: Home Instead Senior Care is collecting gifts for senior citizens in Summit, Medina and Wayne counties through Dec. 7 for its “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

The program, which provides gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors, relies on nonprofits, retailers, volunteers and community members to be successful.

The in-home care network provides personalized care, support and education to aging adults and their families.

Donors can pick up an ornament, from a Be a Santa to a Senior Christmas tree, at local retailers, purchase the gift requested on the ornament and return the unwrapped gift and ornament to the retailer.

Program partners and volunteers will wrap and distribute gifts.

Christmas trees are at Montrose Ford, 3960 Medina Road, Fairlawn; Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2244 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls; Cool Beans, 406 S. Broadway, Medina; Wadsworth Soprema Senior Center, 617 School Drive, Wadsworth; and Home Instead Senior Care, 700 Ghent Road, Bath Township.

For more information, go to www.beasantatoasenior.com or call 330-334-4664, 330-688-8443 or 330-865-6733.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Toys for Tickets back

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The city’s police department will repeat its Toys for Tickets program for the sixth year, allowing motorists stopped for minor traffic offenses to trade a traffic warning for a toy donation.

From Nov. 30 through Dec. 11, Cuyahoga Falls police officers will issue toy waivers, encouraging traffic violators to donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors program.

The toys may also be dropped off at the police department, 2310 Second St., on or before Dec. 11.

Workgroup meeting set

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Summit Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a Local Workgroup meeting on Monday.

The meeting will be at 4 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at the Summit County Department of Environmental Services, 2525 State Road.

The meeting is open to the public to get input on local conservation issues and problems.

For more information, contact Sandy Barbic at 330-926-2452.

LAKE TOWNSHIP

Rezoning approved

LAKE TWP.: Township trustees held a public hearing Monday evening before voting to approve rezoning a tract of land along the west side of Cleveland Avenue, just South of Highland Park Street, from General Commercial to Residential.

The owner of the 21-acre tract requested the rezoning in order to build a home on the property.

Both the Lake Township Zoning Commission and the Stark County Regional Planning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.

In other business, township trustees hired John VanCamp as a part-time road department employee. He will be paid $10 per hour.

Trustees also approved a 25 percent weight reduction on township roads during the thawing and freezing season from Jan. 1 to May 1, 2016.

PENINSULA

Council recount Tuesday

PENINSULA: A recount will be done to determine whom Peninsula’s new council member will be.

Councilwoman Dee Holody was the top vote getter in the four-way race for two council seats in the Nov. 3 election.

For the second seat, the vote count — with provisional and late mailed-in absentees ballots added in — has candidate Douglas Anderson leading Gale Barnhart by one vote, 117 to 116. This is a closer spread than the unofficial count that had Anderson beating Barnhart by three votes.

The Summit County Board of Elections will do a recount in the race at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Peninsula Councilman Brian Schall, whose term is up this year, chose not to run for another term.

Jack Bradford received the least votes in the council race.

STREETSBORO

Ex-principal sentenced

STREETSBORO: A former school principal admitted to sending sexually explicit messages online to an adult posing as a 13-year-old girl.

Cleveland.com reported William Basel, 35, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted importuning.

The Twinsburg man was sentenced to one year of probation and must register as a sex offender for 15 years.

Authorities said a 19-year-old Texas woman posing as a younger girl reported having a sexually explicit online chat with him in March.

Investigators say Basel sent a nude photo of himself and asked her to “hook up” with him.

Basel was fired from Henry Defer Intermediate School in Streetsboro after being arrested in June.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Dog licenses on sale soon

Summit County Dog Licenses for 2016 will be available for purchase beginning Dec. 1 through Jan. 31.

Cost for a single year license is $18, a three-year license is $54 and a permanent license is $180.

Renewal applications will be mailed starting this week.

Citizens who fail to meet the Jan. 31 deadline will be required to pay an $18 late fee.

The Ohio Revised Code requires citizens who own, keep or harbor a dog more than three months of age to purchase a county dog license.

Dog owners may purchase licenses at the following county government office buildings:

• Summit County Division of Animal Control, 250 Opportunity Parkway, Akron

• Summit County Services Department, 1030 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron

Kennel owners must also renew their licenses during the same time period; the cost is $80 per license.

Licenses for dogs providing assistance to citizens with disabilities are free of charge and valid throughout the duration of the animal’s life.

Proof of training must be submitted.

To apply online for a dog license, to find additional locations to purchase a license or for more information visit: http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/dog-licensing or call 330-630-7226.