Bethel Lutheran Church helping to relieve hunger

BATH — Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 3852 Everett Road, hosted its second Rise Against Hunger (RAH) packaging event Oct. 27. RAH is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable people. The church’s RAH event included volunteers packaging highly nutritious meals of rice, soy, a dehydrated vegetable mix and a pack […]

High school students help decorate local Griswold House

WADSWORTH — Students from Copley, Norton, Barberton and Wadsworth high schools in the Four Cities Compact’s automotive technology program at Wadsworth High School are contributing to this year’s Wadsworth Griswold House display. The local Griswold House, owned by Greg and Rachel Osterland, features the Osterland’s house with “a crazy, over-the-top lights display” that is a tribute to the “National Lampoon’s […]

Akron Zoo officials seeking longer levy

County Council also adopts panhandling ordinance amendment DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron Zoo officials are seeking to make another change to its levy request headed to the November 2020 General Election ballot. During the Nov. 18 meeting, Summit County Council heard a first reading of the Akron Zoo’s request for the renewal of an 0.8-mill levy, along with a 0.4-mill increase, […]

West Side News & Notes

Chip technology adopted for Red Kettles GREATER AKRON — The Salvation Army is making it easier for area residents to make a donation by adopting Apple Pay and Google Pay technology at its red kettles during the Christmas season. According to Salvation Army officials, smart chips and Quick Response (QR) codes have been added to red kettles in Summit County, […]

Committee split over summer sewer rates

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Mixed feelings from Akron City Council members remain over Councilman Bob Hoch’s (D-Ward 6) summer sewer rate legislation, with two Public Utility Committee members voting to bring it out of committee with an adverse report, two voting against that motion and one abstaining from voting. After another lengthy conversation on the matter, Councilman Rich Swirsky (D-Ward 1) […]

Holiday Lantern Tours returning to Hale Farm

BATH — Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm & Village are returning to once again transport guests to a mid-19th century Christmas Eve in the Western Reserve. According to Hale Farm officials, this holiday tradition is a 90-minute lantern lit evening tour held Nov. 30, Dec. 7-8, 13-16 and 19-23. With lanterns in hand, guests will stroll through Hale Farm’s […]

Home Run for Homeless is family affair

Thanksgiving Day event benefits local nonprofit Gennesaret Inc. WEST AKRON — To Copley resident Tim Miller, a local charitable organization and its annual Thanksgiving Day fundraising activity is about going the extra mile to support and love those neighbors currently needing a little help along life’s road. Since 2000, Miller and his family has volunteered with Gennesaret Inc., an all-volunteer, […]

West Side Neighborhood Watch

WEST AKRON: Police investigated the following burglary reports: Nov. 13 in the 900 block of Peerless Avenue; Nov. 14 in the 1100 block of Hartford Avenue and the 1700 block of West Market Street; and Nov. 18 in the 1000 block of Mercer Avenue. Police determined a vehicle had been reported stolen from Stark County and questioned the driver and […]