MEDINA COUNTY

Fundraiser to feature

art by detained youth

Medina County Juvenile Detention Center, 655 Independence Drive, Medina, will host its second annual Art Experience event from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

More than 100 pieces of art, created by detained youth, will be on display. Select pieces will be available for auction to raise funds for ongoing art therapy, as well as for the Children’s Center of Medina County. The theme this year is: "Shoot for the Moon — Even if You Miss You Will Land Among the Stars."

While select pieces of art will be up for auction during the Detention Center’s event, additional pieces will be auctioned at the Children’s Center’s 4th Annual Art With a Heart for Children Auction and Benefit to be held Nov. 9 at the Blue Heron Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Montville Township.

The Children’s Center will retain 50 percent of the proceeds and donate 50 percent to the Detention Center. For more information on The Children’s Center’s event, call 330.764.8891 or go to www.medinacountychildrenscenter.org.

AKRON

Court to hold Halloween

weddings at Civic Theatre

Akron Municipal Court will again offer Halloween weddings this year.

For the third year, the court will provide area couples the chance to tie the knot on Halloween at the historic Akron Civic Theatre.

Akron Municipal Court Judge Nicole Walker will perform the weddings from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 at the theater, 182 S. Main St. Costumes are welcome.

Appointments are first-come, first-served and must be scheduled and paid before Oct. 31.

The fee is $25 for those in the court’s jurisdiction and $40 for those outside this area.

For more information, call Patricia Williams, the court’s chief service bailiff, at 330-375-2592.

The Akron court serves Akron, Fairlawn, Lakemore and Richfield; Bath, Richfield and Springfield townships; and the part of Mogadore in Summit County.

AKRON

Ward 8 plans coffee

with a councilwoman

Ward 8 Councilwoman Marilyn Keith invites constituents for Coffee with a Councilwoman from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Renacci to address

Akron Press Club

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, a former Wadsworth mayor challenging U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in November, will speak at the Akron Press Club Oct. 9 at the Tangier in Akron at 532 W. Market St.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. with a buffet at 11:45 a.m. and the main event at noon.

Co-sponsored by the University of Akron's Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the City Club of Cleveland, the engagement will allow for audience questions.

The cost of attendance is $20 for Akron Press Club Members, $25 forothers and $160 for an eight-top table.

Visit https://conta.cc/2xnvQy7 to RSVP or contact Lianne Fowler, Akron Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com.

COLUMBUS

Absentee voting for military,

overseas voters has begun

Ohio election officials say absentee voting for military and overseas voters wanting to cast ballots in the November general election begins this weekend.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said county boards of elections began mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot on Saturday.

Voters in Ohio will be deciding a statewide ballot initiative and races for both state and federal offices on Nov. 6. Various local issues and races also will be decided.

The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the election is Oct. 9. All voters may begin voting in person and by mail-in absentee ballot on Oct. 10.

More information can be found at MyOhioVote.com.