Mother of Sandy Hook
victim to be in Akron
Since Scarlett Lewis lost her 6-year-old son, Jesse, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, she’s used the experience to teach others the importance of social-emotional learning in schools.
Lewis is bringing her Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement to Akron Public Schools during a community discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
All are invited to the free talk, which will take place in the gym of Glover Community Learning Center at 935 Hammel St.
Lewis will discuss her program and its comprehensive pre-K to 12th-grade social-emotional learning curriculum that teaches educators and their students how to “choose love in any circumstance.”
For more information, contact Dana Davis at email@example.com.
Senior Center to host
Bicentennial History Fair
A Bicentennial History Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center at 246 Northland Drive.
The event will feature costumed historical actors and historical displays and speakers and entertainment. Participants include the Medina Bee Keepers Association, Medina County District Library, Ukrainian Egg display by local artist Judy Totts, Northern Ohio Railway Museum, "Spirits of the Past" actors and more.
The featured speaker will be Robert Hyde, who will give a talk titled "Beyond the Storefronts, Part II."
The $3 admission fee includes lunch and a chance to win a door prize.
Call 330-725-9177 for more information.
Conservation district selling
fish for ponds and lakes
Attention area pond and lake owners: The Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District is selling fingerling size fish to stock ponds or lakes.
For sale are Japanese koi, white amur, bass, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, channel cat, crappies, shell crackers, yellow perch and fathead minnows.
The deadline for ordering is Friday. Pickup will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Canfield Fairgrounds at 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.
Other conservation materials available for sale include birdseed from local farms.
To order, call the MSWCD office at 330-740-7995 or visit their Facebook. Orders may also be placed in person at the MSWCD office at 850 Industrial Road, Youngstown.
Police department makes
wily request about coyotes
A Northeast Ohio police department where fans of the “Road Runner” cartoon are apparently employed has a request for residents after a string of recent coyote sightings.
The North Royalton Police Department says residents shouldn’t call 911 about coyotes unless they see any of the following:
• Coyotes carrying any product marked “ACME”.
• Coyotes dropping anvils from hot air balloons.
• Coyote posting signs such as “Detour” or “Free Bird Seed."
• Coyote in possession of a giant magnet.
• Coyote in possession of a catapult.
• Coyote detonating “TNT”.
• Coyote on roller skates with rockets attached.
In the cartoon, Wile E. Coyote is the Road Runner’s hapless nemesis.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are typically nocturnal, but do make appearances during the day.
University training aimed at
preventing sex misconduct
Ohio State University is providing students with new online training about preventing sexual misconduct.
Administrators recently notified students that the training is mandatory. They say it takes an hour or less and includes information about identifying and reporting sex- and gender-based misconduct and about resources providing support.
The school plans to roll out new online training for faculty and staff later this fall.
It says students and employees are expected to prioritize the training as soon as possible. There’s no announced penalty for not completing it, but a spokesman says Ohio State will evaluate completion rates and an enforcement strategy.
Beacon Journal/Ohio.com and Associated Press