CUYAHOGA FALLS

Neighborhood basketball

tournament seeks players

Cuyahoga Falls Neighborhood Ambassadors are partnering with Cuyahoga Falls and the Riverfront YMCA to organize the third annual Cuyahoga Falls 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament at noon Aug. 24 at Lions Park, 641 Silver Lake Ave.

Six youth teams and eight adult teams competed in 2017, with more than 20 teams taking to the courts in 2018.

Coed teams are encouraged to sign up to play in the officiated event. There is no entry fee to participate. Teams consist of four persons, including three players and one alternate, and are placed in one of two brackets. The adult bracket is for ages 18 or older, and the youth bracket is for ages 14 through 17. If players are over age 17 but enrolled in high school, they are qualified to play on a youth team.

The deadline for teams to register is Aug. 16.

Mayor Don Walters will challenge a spectator to a basketball shooting game of C-F-O before the championship game.

Volunteer opportunities include referees, scorekeepers, timekeepers and set-up or tear-down crews.

For more information, registration forms or to sign up to volunteer, visit cityofcf.com/3on3 or contact Alex Hall at 330-842-6619 or acohall26@gmail.com.

 

NORTON

County to host meeting

on foster care, adoption

Summit County Children Services will host a free foster care and adoption information meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library's Norton branch, 3930 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.

Area residents will learn a variety of details about foster care and adoption, including how long the process is, what kind of support is provided by the agency, and the costs involved with adopting a child through a public agency.

Agency staff also will be available to share basic information about the children who need foster or adoptive homes. The event is open to the community and reservations are not needed. For more information, go to www.summitkids.org or call the foster care and adoption inquiry line at 330-379-1990.

 

STATE NEWS

Two grants awarded

for study of Lake Erie

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two grants totaling nearly $100,000 to fund research into nutrient reduction and algae impacts on Lake Erie.

Funding for the awards comes from donations and proceeds from the sale of Lake Erie Ohio license plates through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund.

A $47,090 grant for Teresa Cutright from the University of Akron & Watershed Division, Akron Water Bureau, will focus on research to evaluate water treatment residual systems and their implementation to assist with nutrient reduction.

A $49,924 grant for Stuart Ludsin from Ohio State University Aquatic Ecology Laboratory will expand understanding of the impact of harmful algal blooms and hypoxia on Lake Erie food webs and fisheries in Lake Erie.

All donations and proceeds from the sale of Lake Erie license plates are used to fund grants to benefit Ohio’s Great Lake. Residents also may make tax-deductible donations directly to the Lake Erie Protection Fund. For more information, visit lakeerie.ohio.gov/LakeErieProtectionFund/LakeEriePlate.aspx.

 

STOW

City is still accepting

entries for photo contest

After selecting nearly 70 photos taken by local residents to hang in Stow City Hall, the city is accepting additional submissions until Sept. 9 as part of its “How Do You Picture Stow?” program.

Residents can submit their photography to pictures@stow.oh.us.