Local news briefs — Nov. 8

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Open house

AKRON: The Lippman School, 750 White Pond Drive, will host an open house at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The school is now enrolling for all-day kindergarten through eighth grade.

Personal tours are available by calling 330-836-0419.

For additional information, visit www.thelippmanschool.org.


Cancer support

FAIRLAWN: The American Cancer Society’s Man to Man prostate cancer support and education group will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stewart’s Caring Place, 2955 W. Market St., Suite R, Fairlawn.

The topic will be sex and intimacy before, during and after treatment.

Spouses and significant others are invited to attend.

For additional information about the meetings, call Stewart’s Caring Place at 330-836-1772.


Request tabled

HUDSON: Approval of the Collection Auto Group’s request to rezone the former Clarke Ford property has been postponed until the Nov. 19 council meeting.

Council President David Basil suggested tabling the vote, which would have rezoned portions of 5715, 5735 and 5751 Darrow Road from outer village residential to outer village commercial.

The suggestion to table was made to allow time for members of City Council, the Collection Auto Group and its adjoining neighbors to review the proposed deed of conservation easement.

Five adjoining property owners spoke during the public hearing portion of Wednesday’s meeting on the issue.


New business dean

KENT: Deborah F. Spake has been named the new dean of Kent State’s College of Business Administration. She currently is associate dean and professor of marketing at the University of South Alabama.

She will join Kent State on Jan. 1, replacing Kathryn S. Wilson, who has served as interim dean since October 2011. Wilson will return to her faculty position in the economics department.

Prior to her current position, Spake was assistant dean for assessment at the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business.

She has taught marketing at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Western Michigan University and Fachhochschule Worms (University of Applied Sciences) in Worms, Germany.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama.

Spake will be paid $240,000 in her job at KSU.


Inmate dies

MEDINA: An Akron man being held on robbery and kidnapping charges died after hanging himself in a Medina County Jail cell, police said.

Michale Green, 18, died Wednesday night while being transported to Medina General Hospital.

According to Sheriff Neil Hassinger, Green had been held at the Medina County Jail since Oct. 10 after his arrest on charges of robbing a convenience store in Harrisville Township.

Green did not show signs of being suicidal during his stay, the sheriff said.

After eating dinner and speaking with corrections officers, Green was left alone in his cell.

About 8:30 p.m., guards found Green with a towel around his neck tied to a window bar and leaning.

He left no note.

Hassinger said deputies revived Green, but the inmate died during the drive to the hospital.

Green also had burglary charges pending in Summit County.


Foundation to meet

NORTH CANTON: The Student Loan Foundation of North Canton will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The session will be held in the media center at Hoover High School, 525 Seventh St. NE.

The meeting is open to all contributors to the Student Loan Foundation.

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