fourth historical marker
Bath’s fourth Ohio Historical Marker, this one recognizing Bath’s historic town hall and Bath Center Cemetery, was dedicated this week.
One side of the two-sided marker describes the 1817 purchase of the site by early settlers of Bath for both a burial ground and meeting house.
The other side provides the history of the township hall, from the initial log house constructed in 1818 and replaced in 1834 by a wooden-frame structure until the 1905 construction of the current building, an example of early 20th-century Georgian Revival architecture that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
The building was the seat of Bath Township government until 1980, when the current Bath administrative offices were built across the street. In 2005, the Bath Historical Society converted the Bath Township Hall into the home of the Bath Township Museum.
The dedication included four narrative historic presentations representing significant figures from Bath’s history.
A majority of the funding for the marker on North Cleveland-Massillon Road was through a $3,040 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation; Bath’s portion of the cost was $310.
Among Bath’s other Historical Markers are ones at Moore’s Chapel and Ira Road cemeteries and the Ghent Woolen Mill.
City seeks volunteers
to assist park cleanup
The city of Green is calling on volunteers to help rid Southgate Park of litter and garlic mustard weed and to mulch trails in the park.
The city is asking volunteers to meet at the Boettler Park pavilion about 8 a.m. on May 18. They’ll be assigned duties for a four-hour shift and should wear work boots. Tools and work gloves are recommended.
Lunch will be provided, the city said. Parking is available near the pavilion.
Call the city at 330-896-6621 or go to https://bit.ly/2VUx2Xn for details.
for victim's rights effort
Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh recently received a Victim’s Rights Champion Award from Marsy’s Law for Ohio.
Walsh was recognized for her efforts in fighting for crime victim’s rights.
Walsh, Summit County’s longest-serving prosecutor who was elected in 2001, said she was honored to receive the award.
“My main mission as Summit County prosecutor is to keep our community safe,” she said in a press release. “By holding criminals accountable, we fight for justice and the rights of victims.”
Walsh said her efforts to help the community include monthly self-defense classes, safety speeches and scam alerts.
Ronda Blankenship, a survivor of a triple murder in Barberton in 2013, also received the Victim’s Rights Champion award.
Both Blankenship and Walsh were supporters of Marsy’s Law, a statewide ballot issue approved by voters in 2017 that added many rights for crime victims into the Ohio Constitution.
DEA reports results
of drug disposal day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration collected 50,821 pounds of drugs in Ohio during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27.
Nationwide, the agency reported collecting and destroying nearly 469 tons of potentially dangerous unwanted drugs. The DEA has collected a total of 11,816,393 pounds, or 5,908 tons, since the program began in 2010.
“We know of many cases where leftover pain pills have led to an opioid addiction,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said in a prepared statement. “Properly disposing of these pills is one important step anyone can take to get involved in turning the tide on the opioid epidemic that has caused so much pain here in Ohio.”
The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 26. For more details on the program, go to: www.DEATakeBack.com.