AKRON

Sunday is last day

for Crest Bakery

The last day of business for Crest Bakery, an institution in Akron’s North Hill neighborhood, will be Sunday, a co-owner said Wednesday.

A co-owner of the business confirmed last week that a sale of the property at 888 N. Main St. was expected to soon close.

There was no closing date available last week for the store, which opened in 1939. The co-owner, Rafael Apaestegui, said no more orders are being taken.

He declined to say what type of business planned to move in. He has said it would not be a bakery.   I-76 westbound ramp

to Dart closing nightly

The ramp from Interstate 76 westbound to Dart Avenue in Akron will be closed nightly at 7 p.m. through Saturday morning for bridge repairs, the Ohio Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

The closures will occur between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. The detour route is East Avenue to I-76.

Group to re-enact

Sojourner Truth speech

The Summit County Historical Society will host the Sojourner Truth History Hike at 11:30 a.m. May 28 at Wesley Temple AME Zion Church on North Prospect Street.

The event includes actor/director/writer Josy Jones re-enacting the Sojourner Truth speech as reprinted in the June 21, 1851, edition of the Anti-Slavery Bugle.

The hike then continues to the Sojourner Truth Ohio Historical Marker on High Street, where Society President and CEO Leianne Neff Heppner will discuss the 1851 Akron women's rights convention, only the second held in Ohio.

The event is free, but reservations/tickets are suggested. For more details, visit SummitHistory.org or contact the historical society at 330-535-1120.

GREEN

Woman hit by truck on I-77

while at scene of crash

A 55-year-old city woman was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup on Interstate 77 Tuesday and suffered life-threatening injuries, the Summit County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies responded around 2:30 p.m. to a report of a single-car crash on I-77 northbound near the Akron-Canton Airport. The woman had hit a light pole, Summit County Sheriff's Inspector William Holland said.

The woman exited her 2010 Honda Odyssey and was interviewed by a sheriff's deputy.

While the deputy was interviewing witnesses, the woman walked into the highway and was struck, Holland said. She was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital by Green firefighters.

Holland said the deputy was surprised the woman walked into traffic. He said the deputy said the woman was coherent and answered the deputy's questions.

NORTON

Land to be sold not

part of Silver Creek Park

A Summit Metro Parks official said Wednesday that she’s received several calls from residents concerned about a land sale to the city of Norton. The land is off Eastern Road in the city.

The callers were worried that the $1.26 million agreement to sell about 140 acres involved Silver Creek Park, which is also on Eastern Road in Norton.

Not to worry, said Stephanie Walton, chief of marketing and communications for the park district. Walton said the land sale was unrelated to the park and involved land the district did not intend to develop into a park.

“We’ve probably heard from a dozen people who have questions,” Walton said. “We want to make sure people understand the land being sold was never developed as a park.”

Summit councilwoman

to hold office hours

Summit County Council District 7 representative Bethany McKenney will host her monthly office hours from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 24 at Dayton Nurseries, 3459 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.

The business sells plant and garden supplies. McKenney has office hours in different locations to help residents and promote awareness of local businesses. For more information, email bethanymckenney@gmail.com.

SUMMIT COUNTY

OVI Task Force plans

sobriety checkpoints

The Summit County OVI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints across the county Saturday night and early Sunday morning.►may18-19◄  The task force does not announce beforehand where the checkpoints will be held. WADSWORTH

City to host Craft

and Herb Festival

The 2019 Craft and Herb Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday downtown.

This year will feature a new layout and all vendors will be located in the Central Intermediate School parking lot, 151 Main St. or the City Hall parking lot, 120 Maple St.

There are more than 100 vendors registered ranging from home decor to food to fresh herbs to industrial art.