AKRON

Free prostate screenings

available through December

Cleveland Clinic Akron General, One-in-Six Foundation and Stewart’s Caring Place are teaming up to provide free prostate cancer screening blood tests and education.

The screenings that will be provided at the events are the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which is a blood test that determines the level of PSA — a protein produced by the prostate gland — in the bloodstream.

Here are the dates that the Prostate Cancer Coalition will offer free blood tests and educational materials:

• Saturday, Aug. 3: 8-11 a.m. at the African American Male Wellness Walk, Buchtel Community Learning Center, 1040 Copley Road, Akron.

• Aug. 14: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron.

• Sept. 11: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Urban League.

• Nov. 1: 4-7 p.m. at Stewart’s Caring Place, 2955 W. Market St., Akron.

• Dec. 11: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Urban League.

No appointment is needed. Call 330-344-4673 with questions.

AKRON

Akron man dies

in single-car crash

A 60-year-old Akron man died in a single-car accident Wednesday evening after he lost control of his van and it flipped over on the All-America Bridge just north of downtown Akron.

Ronnie Burney of Frederick Avenue in Akron was southbound and traveling at a high rate of speed on the bridge, also known as the Y-bridge, when he wove in and out of traffic, attempting to pass another vehicle, according to police.

He lost control of his 2003 Ford Econoline van as he was moving from one lane to the next, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police said Burney lost control, swerved severely, and struck the west-side concrete barrier. The van came to rest on the driver’s side. Akron police received multiple calls on the crash about 7:30 p.m.

Burney was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, according to police reports.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 7:40 p.m.

AKRON

New snow leopard cub

to get name, make debut

The new female snow leopard cub at the Akron Zoo will make her debut from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Zoo spokeswoman Elena Bell said Thursday that the zoo “will slowly increase her time out into the habitat so she has time to adjust.”

Eventually, the cub will be in the zoo’s snow leopard habitat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Her debut follows a naming contest, and Friday the cub’s name will be revealed.

The final name options are Bayara, Tuya and Baya.

ALLIANCE

Carnation Festival starts,

continues through Aug. 11

Thousands of scarlet carnations have arrived in the Carnation City as the 60th Greater Alliance Carnation Festival gets underway.

More than 30 events — including an auto show, hot air balloon lift off, community breakfast, rib fest and parade — will take place throughout the Alliance area during the festival, which runs through Aug. 11.

For more information, go to http://www.carnationfestival.com.

BARBERTON

Bar owner sentenced

for attacking woman

A Barberton bar owner has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for attacking a woman on New Year's Day.

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Tammy O’Brien handed down the sentence Thursday against Todd Cleavenger, 42, of Chenoweth Drive in Barberton, after a jury had found him guilty in June of kidnapping, felonious assault and abduction.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Church to offer

free 'Cars' showing

Bethany United Church of Christ in Cuyahoga Falls is offering a free Movies on the Lawn event 8-10 p.m. Friday.

Kids will be able to decorate boxes like vehicles and then sit inside while they watch the movie "Cars."

The event is free and open to the public.

The church is located at 1235 Broad Blvd.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/2169598403157831/

WADSWORTH

Wadsworth to unveil

mural at First Friday

The Main Street Wadsworth nonprofit will unveil the latest downtown mural — depicting three industries that built Wadsworth — at 4:30 p.m. Friday as a prelude to the city’s First Friday event.

The unveiling will be at 141 Main St. in downtown Wadsworth.

On Saturday, the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, at 840 Airport Dr., will be the site of the city-organized Balloons Over Wadsworth. Attendees are encouraged to bring their seating and blankets. Food vendors will start serving at 4 p.m., and the balloons will launch between 6 and 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting). The balloons will return for a “Night Glow” around 9 p.m. (also weather permitting).