New dog policy
AKRON: The city of Akron has made changes to its policy regarding stray dogs after a pit bull attacked three people, including two children, earlier this month.
The attack happened near Dietz and Stanton avenues when a loose dog ran at a group of children playing outside. Some of the children had to jump on top of cars to avoid being bitten. The three victims were treated for injuries, and the dog’s owner was cited for failing to secure the pet.
On Friday, the city announced two changes to its policy. The change calls for police and an animal control officer to respond and decide whether the animal control officers’ services are needed.
Also, animal control officers will respond to any vicious dog attack as soon as they are notified, even if the dog is under control and secured.
Under the former policy, an animal control officer responded only if there was still a threat to the public.
In the case earlier this month, the animal control officer followed protocol by not going to the scene of the incident because the dog had been secured by its owner in his home.
AKRON: The production of On an Average Day at the new None Too Fragile theater company in Akron’s Merriman Valley will not open this weekend as scheduled.
Jaysen Mercer, managing director, said “Because of production issues related to the building of the theater while trying to finish up the show preparations, we need to cancel this weekend’s performances.”
Anyone who bought tickets can get refunds and exchanges by calling 330-671-4563. Find more information at www.nonetoofragile.com.
AKRON: Michael Fuller, a professor of anthropology from St. Louis Community College, will talk about the Da Vinci Code, Knights of Templar and archaeology at the Archaeological Institute of America Akron/Kent chapter lecture.
The talk will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in Folk Hall Auditorium on the University of Akron campus.
Fuller has visited several archaeological sites and examined ruins across the Middle East. He will also discuss castles in Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Israel.
Meet the speaker at 5:30 p.m. in the foyer of the building.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For more on Fuller go to http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/. For more on the Akron/Kent chapter go to http://www.archaeological.org/societies/akronkent.
SEVILLE: A Harvest Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Seville Library on North Center Street.
All ages are welcome to celebrate the harvest with crafts, games and treats.
Events include balloon twisting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Laura Ingalls Wilder stories, 11:30 a.m.; an Ohio wildlife program with a naturalist, 1 p.m.; live baroque music, 1 p.m.; alpacas and sheep presentation, 1 to 3 p.m.; and scarecrow and bird house crafts, 2 to 3 p.m.
Hours for Roegner
State Rep. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, will hold district office hours Monday and Oct. 15.
The Monday session will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Stow Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road.
The Oct. 15 session will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hudson Library, 96 Library St.
Constituents unable to attend can contact Roegner’s office at 614-466-1177 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AKRON: A birthday fundraiser for Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday on the third floor of the Akron Bar Association, 57 S. Broadway St.
Suggested donation is $50.
WADSWORTH: The Wadsworth Public Library will host a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 132 Broad St.
The forum will be taped for later airing on the city cable service.