Free services offered
at Minority Health Fair
The Summit County Public Health Office of Minority Health, in conjunction with Metro RTA, will host the 2019 Metro Minority Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The event at the Metro Transit Center on South Broadway will highlight the importance of addressing health inequity and disparities.
It will feature free health screenings and services for attendees, who have a chance to win raffles and other prizes.
Vendors who have agreed to provide on-site services and screenings include Akron-Summit County Public Library, American Heart Association, AxessPointe Dental, Beyond Expectations Barber College, Canapi, Community Action Pathways HUB, Community Legal Aid, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp., Equitas Health, Head Start, Heart to Heart Family Support Center, Life Banc, Mount Calvary Baptist Church Nurses, Project LEARN, Rape Crisis Center of Medina & Summit Counties, Red Oak Behavioral Health, Summit County Public Health, Summa Health, the University of Akron and Vantage Aging.
The event is part of Minority Health Month. For all of the month's events, visit https://bit.ly/2vanU1K.
Student injured by falling
ceiling tile at high school
A Cuyahoga Falls High School student was injured Monday after a ceiling tile fell, hitting the student in the head.
The student was in math class around 9 a.m. when the tile fell, Superintendent Todd Nichols said.
"The student was treated and will return to school," Nichols said. “We are replacing ceiling tiles as they are identified by our custodial/maintenance staff.
“When this type of tile falls, it is replaced if the tile has not been too severely damaged,” Nichols said. “We are unsure of how many have fallen over the years, but this is the first time that I can recall a student or staff member being hit by a falling tile.”
Lake Christian eighth-grader
named MVP of essay contest
An eighth-grader at Lake Center Christian School has been named an MVP winner of the Scholastic Breaking Barriers Essay Contest sponsored by Major League Baseball. The contest commemorates Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball and civil rights in the United States.
Rebekah Lane wrote about using Robinson’s values when she faces her own barriers. She and her language arts teacher, Mindy Ickes, will both receive a laptop, and her class will receive Breaking Barriers T-shirts and a set of novels by Jackie Robinson’s daughter and author, Sharon Robinson.
Rebekah’s essay discusses her struggles of not knowing her birth mother and feeling misunderstood as an African-American adopted by white parents in a predominantly white community. In “Mistake to Magnificent,” she details finding herself and the importance of letting go.
She will be recognized at the Indians game on Friday against the Atlanta Braves. She will receive an award and throw out the first pitch. Her father, Rob Lane, and Superintendent Joseph Beeson will be with Rebecca on the infield.
Pedestrian killed by car
while crossing Route 172
A Massillon man was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a car while walking across state Route 172, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Michael A. Tyson, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was crossing the road near the intersection of Miles Avenue Northwest at 8:51 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound 1997 Ford Taurus driven by Cheryl A. Evans, 59, of Massillon. Tyson was not in a crosswalk, the patrol said.
Evans was transported by Perry Township Fire Department to Mercy Hospital for minor injuries.
Drug use may be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, the patrol said.
Police search for suspect
in break-ins at businesses
Stow police are asking Summit County residents to help find a suspect involved in several break-ins at local businesses.
Police said the crimes, which take place at night, began in late February and have continued. Businesses hit include Nervous Dog Cafe, Famous Hair and Tavern of Stow.
Based on a video of one the break-ins, police say they believe the intruder is a white male. They also said a large, light-colored SUV was seen in the area at the time.
Police ask that anyone with information about the incidents call 330-689-5727. Summit County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.
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