AKRON

Foundation will hold

prom-dress giveaway

Prom season is quickly approaching and the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation will once again give away free prom dresses and accessories.

The giveaways will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday and March 16 and April 6 at Riedinger Middle School, 77 W. Thornton St. Participants can enter Door No. 1 and follow the signs.

The foundation is a nonprofit that assists the underprivileged and elderly, addresses environmental issues and promotes community service and education.

For more information on the dress giveaway, visit andrearose.org or call 330-630-2243.

Senior citizens group

to meet at Main Library

The monthly meeting of the Akron Senior Citizens Commission will be from noon to 2 p.m. March 11 at the Akron-Summit County Main Library at 60 S. High St. in downtown Akron.

The meeting to discuss issues facing elderly residents is free. All are invited.

COVENTRY TOWNSHIP

Authorities seek suspect

in Jan. 6 home invasion

Authorities have issued a warrant for one of three men accused of breaking into a Ponciana Drive home last month and announcing "Police!" during a robbery.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force are looking for Paris Dean Timmons, 27, of Akron. Authorities said he was identified "through evidence found at the scene" and a first-degree aggravated robbery warrant has been issued.

The sheriff's office responded to the robbery Jan. 6 after a woman reported that three armed men kicked open the back door, broke windows and entered her house. They announced "Police!" as they entered and presented themselves as police officers, authorities said.

The woman fled out the front door. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the home.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Timmons or the identity of the other two suspects should contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at 330-643-2181 or the Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force at 866-4WANTED or text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (TIP411).

RAVENNA

Online search manipulation

is topic of tea party forum

The Portage County TEA Party Speakers Bureau is bringing Dr. Robert Epstein, an authority on Google search manipulation and social media censorship, to give a free lecture at Maplewood Career Center at 7075 state Route 88 in Ravenna on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The venue has seating for 300.

Tickets are available at www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Parent participants needed

for juvenile court program

Summit County Juvenile Court is still seeking participants for the second session of its Parent Project, a program to help parents of children with behavioral problems.

Ten women were in the first group to complete the program, graduating on Jan. 9.

The next session of the free, 10-week program will begin March 14 at the William P. Kannel Juvenile Court Center, 650 Dan. St., Akron.

Each session could last up to three hours. Food and refreshments will be provided, as well as incentives.

For more information, call 330-643-5332 or 330-643-7952.

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

National security experts

to give talk at E.J. Thomas

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will join two other national security experts to discuss “National Security Challenges Facing the United States” at 8 p.m. March 7 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on the University of Akron campus.

Also on the panel will be Michael Mullen, former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and Lisa Monaco, former assistant to President Barack Obama for homeland security and counterterrorism.

Michael Morell, a 1980 UA alumnus and former acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will serve as moderator for the panel.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the E.J. Thomas box office or online at www.uakron.edu/ej. Call 330-972-7570 for more information. Tickets are free for UA students, faculty and staff.

E.J. Thomas Hall is at 198 Hill St.