West Side Police News & Notes
Expungement/CQE clinic set for June 14
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Up to 50 applicants can get assistance applying for an expungement/record sealing and Certificates of Qualification for Employment (CQE) at a free June 14 clinic at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 422 Bell St. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon.
According to Summit County Executive’s Office officials, representatives of The University of Akron School of Law will assist the first 50 qualified applicants in applying for the CQE, which may remove some barriers to employment for people who have committed felonies or misdemeanors. A CQE may help applicants who are finding it difficult to get a government-issued occupational license or job with an employer, according to the Executive’s Office.
Representatives of the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services will take applications for financial assistance with the $100 CQE filing fee.
To file a CQE petition in Summit County, applicants must live in the county and have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor in Ohio, according to officials. Applicants must have completed all terms of the sentence, including probation and community supervision, and have paid all court costs at least two years prior to the application, according to the Executive’s Office.
A CQE cannot relieve an applicant from the requirement to register as a sex offender; from driver’s license suspension, revocation or cancellation; restriction on employment as a prosecutor or law enforcement officer; or from denial, ineligibility or suspension of license as a health care professional under certain circumstances.
For a list of documentation required, potential applicants should visit www.uakron.edu/law/clinical/cqe-clinic.dot.
NPS seeking information about October dumping
BRECKSVILLE — The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking information regarding the dumping of hazardous materials on Ira Road in October.
According to NPS officials, containers of hazardous materials were dumped on Ira Road between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads Oct. 30 at about 8:30 p.m. The containers were removed and the area safely cleaned, according to NPS officials.
To report information about the incident, contact the NPS at 440-546-5945.
Summit County Crime Stoppers also will pay for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the dumping, according to NPS officials. Tips can be provided anonymously and rewards also can be given anonymously. Tips can be made by: calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 330-434-COPS (2677); texting to “TIPSCO plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES); or by visiting https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1156.
Kathleen Collins and Pam Lifke contributed to these reports.
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