TALLMADGE

Test results pending

for body found in snow

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is trying to determine the cause of death for a man found covered in snow Tuesday morning.

David Clark, 60, of Tallmadge, was discovered fully clothed and under several inches of snow behind the Pizza Hut at 535 South Ave., authorities said. The man lived in a nearby apartment and was found near a garbage bin with a pack of beer.

City Police Chief Ron Williams said there was no sign of foul play, and there were no tracks leading to or away from the body. The man was found by an employee who noticed the outline of a body in the snow, he said.

Gary Guenther, investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office, said Wednesday afternoon a cause of death has not yet been determined and authorities were awaiting toxicology results. Authorities said the man had a history of alcohol abuse.

It's unclear how long the man had been there. A winter storm that dumped more than 12 inches of snow on the Akron region fell Saturday and Sunday morning, leading authorities to believe he had been there for several days.

AKRON

Municipal court offering

Valentine's Day weddings

Akron Municipal Court will again offer Valentine’s Day weddings at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Judges Jon Oldham and Ron Cable will perform weddings from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the theater at 182 S. Main St. in downtown Akron. The theater donated the space for the ceremonies.

Appointments are first-come, first-served and must be scheduled and paid for before Feb. 14.

Couples must obtain a marriage license from Summit County Probate Court and pay a cash-only ceremony fee at the Akron Municipal Court Clerk’s Office in Room 836 of the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center, 217 S. High St. After paying the fee, couples must take their receipt to Room 901 of the Stubbs building to secure a time slot.

The fee is $25 for those in the court’s jurisdiction, which is Akron, Fairlawn, Bath, Richfield, Springfield Township, Lakemore and the Summit County portion of Mogadore. The fee is $40 for those outside the jurisdiction.

For more information, call Service Bailiff Patricia Williams at 330-375-2592.

HUDSON

May ballot issue to gauge

opinions on development

Hudson voters will have a chance in the spring to share their opinion about the proposed second-phase development in downtown.

The city council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to place an issue on the May 7 ballot that will ask voters to weigh in on the plan proposed at Owen Brown Street and Morse Road.

Since this will be an advisory election, the outcome of the vote will not be binding and the council will still have the final say on the project.

According to the preliminary plan for Downtown Phase II, the project will include townhomes, multifamily homes, about 138,000 square feet of office space and a 300-space parking garage. The final plan still needs to be approved by the planning commission and city council.

MACEDONIA

Fire chief plans to retire

after 36 years with city

Macedonia Mayor Nick Molnar announced at the city council’s Jan. 10 meeting that Fire Chief Tim Black is retiring after 36 years employed by the city — the last 24 as chief. His last day will be Feb. 15.

Molnar said Black, 56, has provided “exemplary service” to the city for many years “and we appreciate everything he has done to keep the city safe. He will be missed."

Molnar said Capt. Brian Ripley will serve as acting chief until a permanent replacement is found.