AKRON

Panel discussion looks

at importance of census

The League of Women Voters of the Akron Area and the Akron Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host a panel discussion on the 2020 census from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.

Barbara Hunsicker, past president of the Akron League of Women Voters, will moderate and field audience questions. Panelists include Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Kent Camino of the U.S. Census Bureau and Akron Urban League Interim President Larry Chadwick. They will talk about the importance of the upcoming census for the region and its residents.

The forum is free to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available in the attached deck.

Health Equity Summit

features talk by mayor

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan will update the public on his Full Term First Birthday infant vitality collective at the third annual Health Equity Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the John S. Knight Center.

The theme this year is “Connecting the Dots: Connecting Social Determinants of Health to Health Equity.” The keynote speaker is Angela Neal-Barnett, a national award-winning psychologist, professor and leading expert on anxiety disorders among African-Americans. Counselors and social workers attending can earn four hours of continuing education units.

The event is presented by Medical Mutual; sponsors include Summa Health, Summit County Public Health and Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Register for the free event, which includes a complimentary lunch, at akronsummit.eventbrite.com.

Recycling to be topic

of meeting in Ward 2

Councilman Bruce Kilby will host his monthly Ward 2 meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in the Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave.

Guest speaker Mila Susnjar from Summit County Re-Works will talk about recycling and how to reduce solid waste. Akron police officers will give a monthly crime report and address safety issues.

Zoo CEO will appear

at Ward 8 meeting

Councilwoman Marilyn Keith will host her monthly Ward 8 Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdayat Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave. (following the 6 p.m. Northwest Akron block watches meeting).

Doug Piekarz, president and CEO of the Akron Zoo, will talk about new exhibits coming to the zoo. Four free zoo passes will be handed out. Akron police will give a crime and safety update, and officer Felicia Tinney will share details on recruitment efforts.

Advocates receive grant

for community playground

Community advocates in Goodyear Height have landed $30,000 from the Northern Ohio Golf Charities to create an inclusive playground for children of all ages at Reservoir Park.

Sharon Connor of Residents Improving Goodyear Heights Together said the money will complement $100,000 won last year in the inaugural round of the city’s Akron Parks Challenge grant program.

The overall project will add a circular walking path, the new playground and outdoor entertainment space at the 80-year-old park.

To learn more or contribute to the Reservoir Park Renovation project, contact Friends of Reservoir Park on Facebook or call Reservoir Park Director Aerika Wright at 330-375-2802.

BATH

Trolley tour will relate

tales of town's history

A historical trolley tour will take place at 1 p.m. March 31, beginning and ending at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road.

Costumed interpreters will narrate the town's two-century story in 20-year increments, pointing out historic sites, families and places of interest along the three-hour tour. Only two stops require disembarking, and refreshments will be served at intermission.

Space is limited. Tickets, at $20 per person, can be purchased while supplies last at the Bath Administration Office, 3864 W. Bath Road, or online at www.bathtownship.org.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Sobriety checkpoints set

during St. Patrick's Day

The Summit County OVI Task Force on Thursday said it will conduct sobriety checkpoints across Summit County starting Sunday evening.

The task force did not release any additional information on the St. Patrick’s Day checkpoints.

County councilman

plans hours at library

Summit County Council member John Schmidt will hold public office hours from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St.

Schmidt, the District 2 representative, will answer questions and hear concerns from constituents.

District 2 includes most of Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, and part of Akron including East Akron, Goodyear Heights and North Hill.

For more information, call the Summit County Council Office at 330-643-2725.