AKRON

County councilman plans

office hours Wednesday

Summit County Councilman Jerry Feeman will host public office hours 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ellet branch of Akron-Summit County Public Library, 2470 E. Market St.

He will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents. Feeman represents District 6, which covers Tallmadge and part of Akron.

Councilman asks officer

to discuss school traffic

Ward 2 Councilman Bruce Kilby will hold his monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave.

The guest speaker will be an Akron Public Schools resource officer who will talk about traffic around schools during student pickup and what is being done to alleviate it.

Representatives from the police department will also be at the meeting to give a monthly crime report and address safety concerns.

St. Vincent-St. Mary

names school principal

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School has a new principal.

School President Thomas M. Carone on Monday announced the hiring of Kimberlee Gorr, effective July 1. She has served as dean of curriculum for two years at the Catholic school in Akron. She replaces Robert Brownfield.

Before joining the school, she was an administrator at Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Pennsylvania for eight years. Before that, she was a math teacher for the Mount Lebanon school district in Pittsburgh.

Gorr earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and administrative certification from St. Vincent College.

BARBERTON

Police collecting unused

and expired medications

City police will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27.

Police will accept unused or expired medication for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former FirstMerit Building at 480 W. Tuscarawas Ave.

People will be able to drive up and hand their unwanted pills to a police officer. Police also will hand out free Deterra bags so people can destroy their pills safely at home.

Barberton police said they have collected 1,500 pounds of pills over the last five years.

FAIRLAWN

Commission to discuss

hospital for Crystal Clinic

The city Planning Commission will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 29 to discuss the planned Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Hospital on Embassy Parkway.

A Summit County Common Pleas judge recently ordered the commission to reconsider its approval for the $100 million project because the body didn't take into account whether the height of the facility is compatible with the surrounding residential property.

Crystal Clinic announced plans last year to build a nearly 50-foot tall, 160,000-square-foot hospital with 12 operating rooms and 60 inpatient beds in the Embassy Park commercial park.

The project has faced fierce criticism from homeowners in Bath whose properties abut the park.

ROOTSTOWN

NEOMED giving away

tree and shrub seedlings

Northeast Ohio Medical University is giving away 200 free tree and shrub seedlings in recognition of Arbor Day.

The seedlings will include hemlock, white pine, red maple, white spruce, red oak and redosier dogwoods. Seedlings will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 or until they are all distributed in the atrium of the NEOMED Education and Wellness Center.

The event is first-come, first-served, with one seedling per person.

NEOMED was recently designated with Tree Campus USA status by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its efforts to promote the growth and maintenance of healthy trees. The event is sponsored by the University’s Tree Campus USA committee.

For more information, contact Dale Hluch at dhluch@neomed.edu or 330-325-6191.

STATEWIDE

Ohio intercepts winnings

from deadbeat parents

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has hit the jackpot when it comes to intercepting gambling winnings from people who haven't paid their child support.

The state agency says it has intercepted $10 million in unpaid child support from winners at Ohio casinos and racinos and the Ohio Lottery since 2014. The amount covers more than 6,300 jackpots.

State law allows child support agencies to intercept jackpot and prize winnings from noncustodial parents who owe past due support. In partnership with the Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio Casino Control Commission and Ohio’s casinos and racinos, Job and Family Services created a program that checks jackpot and prize winners against a database of deadbeat parents. If a winner owes child support, the casino/racino or Lottery Commission withholds all or part of the winnings.