litter pile cleanup day
A citizen-initiated cleanup of litter piled up at 1286 Moore St. in South Akron will begin at noon Saturday until the last of the trash is gone.
A resident complained about the mess to Tammy Cummings, who is running for city council in Ward 7. Pizza will be provided for volunteers, and participants are asked to bring gloves.
Keep Akron Beautiful is joining the effort, and the local Soul Devils Motorcycle Club is providing a garbage bin.
For more details, Cummings can be reached on Facebook or through email at TammyFor7@gmail.com.
Annual parks presentation
to include talk on coyotes
The township's annual State of the Parks talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 21 at the Bath Nature Preserve's University of Akron Field Station, 4240 Ira Road.
The agenda includes updates on Bath’s parks and trails as well as the installation of the StoryWalk on the King Trail in Bath Community Park and other projects planned for this year.
Additionally, Greg Smith, former UA Field Station manager and a professor at Kent State University, will talk about coyotes in the township. John Shulan of the Summit County Astronomy Club will discuss the Fairlawn Rotary Observatory, which opened in the nature preserve in June.
Light refreshments will follow in the Regal Beagle, adjacent to the Field Station.
Community Expo offers
The 2019 Community Expo is March 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium located at 2345 Fourth St. The Expo will feature local businesses, nonprofit clubs and organization exhibitors with information, giveaways and door prizes.
Expo doors open at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies with Mayor Don Walters, the Expo committee, and event sponsors will begin at 10 am. Exhibitor door prize drawings will be announced at 1:30 p.m. Winners need not be present. The Expo is free to attend with free parking in all the city of Cuyahoga Falls parking lots. Soliciting by attendees is not permitted.
For more information, call the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce at 330-929-6756, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cfchamber.com.
Woman's body found
in Plain Twp. woods
The body of a 38-year-old Louisville-area woman was found Tuesday in a wooded area in Plain Township, the Canton Repository reported.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman was Cassandra K. Barker. Her body was found in the 3400 block of Columbus Road Northeast about 2 p.m.
“It was back in the wooded area where we found her,” said Rick Walters, an investigator with the Stark County Coroner’s Office.
The cause of her death has yet to be determined, according to the sheriff’s office. But there does not appear to be any foul play.
“We don’t see anything to indicate that,” Walters said.
School security tightened
amid short police pursuit
A man and woman who ran from police at a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon caused a precautionary lockdown at Wooster City Schools, The Daily Record reported.
The lockdown lasted from about 1:30 to 2 p.m., after police stopped a vehicle at West Highland Avenue and Norway Drive and the male and female occupants of the car got out and ran from officers.
Police received an anonymous tip that a man in the vehicle had warrants for drug trafficking and failure to appear, Chief Matt Fisher said. Police located the female suspect with a K-9 unit and took her into custody but did not find the male, Fisher said.
Police do not believe the two suspects were armed, dangerous or posed any threat to the schools, Capt. Anthony Lemmon said.