COPLEY

Police department names

four new sergeants

Four veteran Copley Police Department patrol officers Tuesday were promoted to sergeant.

Police Chief Michael Mier said the promotions are a result of department retirements and promotions.

The new sergeants are Joel Marmet, 37; Eric Gable, 35; and Michael Wheeland and Michael Yovanno, both 42. Base salary for a sergeant is $82,000 a year. The department's current complement is 28 with 22 patrol officers.

The department's annual report shows in 2018 that officers answered 16,201 calls compared to 15,239 in 2017. Mier said the number of calls last year was the highest in the last five years. He said the department 's complement is still two positions short which he expects to fill shortly.

More than two-dozen family members and police officers attended a brief swearing-in ceremony for the four officers. To accommodate them, the ceremony was moved from the board of trustees township meeting room downstairs to a fire department bay.

Mier characterized the sergeants' positions as the department's most important because of their closeness to the community and to the patrol officers they oversee.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Stamping classes offered

at cultural center

Two stamping classes will be offered by the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department at the Quirk Cultural Center.

Blow out the candles — from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Learn how to put creative stamping graphics on candles.

A 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 class for men only will allow participants to use stamps to make Valentine's and birthday cards and decorate a package for a small gift.

Registration and a class fee (includes all supplies) is required.

To register, call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971-8225 or visit www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Ohio senator invites

public to office hours

State Sen. Kristina Roegner is inviting the public to join her and state Rep. Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) during office hours from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 at Canal Fulton City Hall on East Market Street.

Roegner (R-Hudson) says her plan is to connect more with the community and understand issues.

"Office hours are an opportunity for me to connect with constituents in the communities where they live, work and raise their families," said Roegner. "Effectively serving as your voice in the Ohio Statehouse requires, most importantly, a commitment to listening and understanding your concerns. Together, we can develop solutions that make our communities and state better for everyone."

No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Roegner's office at 614-466-4823 or by e-mail at Roegner@OhioSenate.gov.

TALLMADGE

Hemp-derived CBD

to be focus of talk 

Seven Grains Natural Market in Tallmadge will host a lecture and seminar about hemp-derived CBD at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Lions Park Hall, 245 Northeast Ave.

Industry expert Jesse Miller will talk about the history of hemp and the properties of CBD and address the stigma and misinformation surrounding it.

This event is free but space is limited. Reserve a seat by calling the market at 330-633-9999. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit www.sevengrains.com or the market's Facebook page.