Local news briefs — May 12

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K-9 competition

AKRON: Law enforcement officers and their K-9 units will participate in the city’s annual K-9 Challenge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lock 3 Park downtown.

The event is open to the public and admission to the Olympic-style competition is free.

Area dogs and their handlers will be judged on agility, obedience and criminal apprehension following state certification requirements. Trophies will be awarded and the team scoring the highest number of points will be deemed “Top Dog.”

A pancake breakfast will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. with proceeds going to the Akron Police Department’s K-9 unit. Food and beverages will be available through the lunch hour and pet-related products will be for sale.

People are asked not to bring their pets to the event.

For more information, contact Maria Nagel at maria_nagel1@yahoo.com or 330-441-2493.

Free admission

AKRON: Admission to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens will be free to all moms on Mother’s Day.

The free admission will include a self-guided tour of the 65-room Manor House, the Corbin Conservatory, the Gate Lodge and the landscaped historic gardens and grounds.

Accompanying family members will pay the regular price for admission of $14 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 are free.

Stan Hywet, 714 N. Portage Path, is open from 10 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission closes at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, go to www.stanhywet.org or call 330-836-5533.


Kids safe day

ALLIANCE: Safe Kids Stark County will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Mount Union in Barcy Hall.

The interactive safety fair will provide tips through children’s activities and displays.

This year’s theme is Preventing Childhood Injuries. It will focus on bicycle safety, child passenger safety, stranger danger and bullying, fire safety and burn prevention and emergency preparedness.

Ronald McDonald will make an appearance and emergency vehicles will be on display, including the Family Safety Education Trailer and Alliance police and fire vehicles.

For more details, call 330-493-9904 ext. 282 or email kellya@starkhealth.org.



AKRON: The committee seeking to elect Kandi O’Connor as judge for Stow Municipal Court will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., 529 Grant St., Akron.

The suggested donation is $75.

Coventry Township

Road closure

COVENTRY TWP: Cottage Grove Road will be closed for seven days beginning Tuesday for a culvert replacement between Killian Road and Moore Road, the Summit County engineer’s office said.

The detour involves Killian, Moore and South Main Street. Detour routes will be posted.

north canton

Pool season

NORTH CANTON: North Canton Pool passes will be on sale Monday through May 24 on the second floor of City Hall.

The pool will open May 25.

For more information, call 330-499-8223 or visit www.northcantonohio.com.


Hunting rules

COLUMBUS: The Ohio Wildlife Council will consider proposals this week allowing deer-gun hunting in early January.

Ohio’s Division of Wildlife Chief Scott Zody says the proposal would result in a total of five days of January gun hunting. He says Jan. 3-4 would be open to all legal firearms and Jan. 5-7 restricted to muzzleloaders. The proposal would allow hunting from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset on both days.

The Wildlife Council also will consider a proposal to adjust the bag limits in Hocking, Perry and Ross counties from three to four deer.

The council approves all rules and regulations for the Division of Wildlife.

Wednesday’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wildlife District One Office, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus. The meeting is open to the public.

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