STOW

Man, 86, struck, killed

in Kent Road parking lot

An 86-year-old man was struck and killed at 5:10 p.m. Monday while he was walking in the parking lot of RSVP Food & Party Outlet, 4431 Kent Road.

James W. Skeese of Stow was hit by a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup that was traveling northbound through the lot, police said. The truck was driven by a 19-year-old Kent man who remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.

Skeese was unresponsive when officers arrived. They administered CPR and Stow EMS took him to Summa Akron City Hospital where he later died.

The Summit County Metro Crash Response Team responded to the scene to assist Stow police with the investigation, which is continuing.

COLUMBUS

Holiday travel fatalities

tie Ohio record for lowest

The Thanksgiving holiday travel season was the safest in Ohio in 27 years, tying the state record for the fewest number of fatalities, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says.

The patrol reported that six people were killed in six fatal crashes from Nov. 21 through Nov. 25. It was the lowest number of fatalities since 1991 when there also were six.

"We are always pleased to see a decrease in lives lost on Ohio's roadways," patrol Superintendent Col. Paul Pride said in a prepared statement. "However, we can't settle until the number of fatalities is zero."

The patrol said troopers arrested 502 drivers for operating a vehicle while impaired, made 257 drug arrests and issued 1,538 seat belt violations.

For more details, visit: http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/Thanksgiving2018.pdf.

AKRON

Neighborhood assistance

director to hold office hours

John Valle, Akron director of Neighborhood Assistance, will host open office hours from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave. and from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at Mason Park Community Center, 700 E. Exchange St.

AKRON

Councilman to hold

two Ward 7 meetings

Donnie Kammer of Ward 7 will host "Lunch With the Councilman" at A Walk in the Park Cafe, 1491 Aster Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 with the Akron Police Community Relations division. Topics include senior safety, scams and fraud prevention.

Kammer will also host "Coffee with the Councilman" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Firestone Park Community Center.

DOYLESTOWN

Breakfast will kick off

holiday celebration

The community will celebrate its inaugural WinterFest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 downtown.

The event, sponsored by Doylestown Thrive, will kick off with a pancake breakfast with Santa from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Doylestown United Methodist Church, 153 Church St.

There also will be a bake sale, children's activities, gingerbread house display, sled dog meet-and-greet, ice carving demonstrations, live music at the bandstand and holiday market.

For more details and the full schedule of activities, visit: doylestownagi.org.

NORTON

Car dealership donates

truck to city police

Fred Martin Superstore has donated a 2018 Dodge Ram Big Horn pickup to the Norton Police Department DARE program.

The fully functioning police vehicle will be added to the city's patrol fleet. Fred Martin has been donating vehicles since 1999, and this is the ninth vehicle the car dealership has donated to the city.

"We are extremely fortunate to have Fred Martin Superstore in our city," Police Chief John Dalessandro said. "They treat us well."

He didn't know the value of the vehicle.

ROOTSTOWN TOWNSHIP

NEOMED students to host

free Christmas concert

Musicians in Medicine, a group of Northeast Ohio Medical University students, will host a free public Christmas concert from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the great hall of the university, 4209 state Route 44.

Refreshments will be available.