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(City of Akron) – As another school year comes to an end, Mayor Dan Horrigan is proud to announce that the City of Akron Recreation Bureau, in partnership with Akron Public Schools Child Nutrition Services, will once again be participating in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program this year.
“There is nothing more important than making sure our young people have the nutrition they need to grow, learn, and live healthy, productive lives,” Mayor Horrigan said. “Research tells us that children who are hungry or food insecure are less likely be in good health, to form friendships, to be curious, and to learn. Through the Summer Food Service Program, we are able to continue to offer our children these essential meals at no cost throughout the summer, so that our students can return to class in the fall healthy and ready to learn.”
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months. A list of participating program sites is attached.
The City of Akron will once again be partnering with the Akron Public Schools (APS) and Summit Education Initiative (SEI), to host its successful summer reading program, starting June 10th and continuing through August 8th. All children are eligible to participate, but the program is targeted at helping Akron students in kindergarten through second grade practice their reading with support from a community volunteer. For the convenience of families, all twelve summer reading sites are also sites offering free lunch.
“Our Summer Reading Program, which includes one-on-one sessions with volunteer tutors, helps stem the tide of reading loss and sends students back to school in the Fall, prepared to start the new school year off right. This also aligns with the work of the United Way of Summit County’s ‘bold goal’ around third grade reading readiness,” Mayor Horrigan added. “I thank our partners at Akron Public Schools, Summit Education Initiative and The EX[L] Center at The University of Akron for supporting these critically important programs for Akron’s future leaders.”
The Summer Reading Program partners are also seeking volunteers to read to students. “This is a great opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of a young person,” Akron City Councilman-at-large Jeff Fuso said of the program. “We encourage everyone to consider volunteering to read with a student—whether for just one hour or throughout the summer.”
"Learning and good nutrition can’t take the summer off, but for quite a few of our students, one or both really do," added David W. James, superintendent Akron Public Schools. “We’re grateful for the community team that’s looking out for students when they’re on an extended break. We must make sure kids keep up with learning and have healthy meals so they can have energy and enjoy every day.”
Acceptance and participation requirements for the food service program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
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Jay Miller, 50, was arrested Wednesday, charged with the attempted abduction of four girls at Weis Park in Canton.
According to the report from Canton Police, at about 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Miller is alleged to have approached the group of children between the ages of 6 and 11-years-old and threatened to duct tape their mouths, hit them over the heads with a hammer, and drag them to his car.
Miller reportedly then drove off, but a witness got a picture of his license plate. He was arrested at a home on 32nd Street shortly after the incident late yesterday afternoon.
Miller's first court appearance is scheduled for Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Taylor Ceepo was just a quarter mile from the finish line of Sunday's Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, when she collapsed on the unseasonably hot day.
Medics on the scene responded immediately, and Taylor was taken to University Hospital's Cleveland Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Just 22-years-old, Taylor is a recent graduate of Walsh University where she majored in Biology, and double-minored in Psychology and Chemistry, and also played Soccer.
Taylor was originally from Medina, and graduated from St. V, where a mass was held in her memory this morning. She was a four-year member of the girls soccer team at St. V, who tweeted their disbelief and condolences Sunday night:
Our hearts are broken as one of our former players, Taylor Ceepo, passed away today. Shocked and saddened, but forever grateful she was a part of ours lives, Taylor will be greatly missed. ??— STVMGirlsSoccer (@stvmgirlssoccer) May 19, 2019
No official cause of death yet, though the heat is likely a factor as the mid-to-upper-80's and humidity, proved problematic for many runners. Race officials say more than 70 had to be treated for heat-related illnesses.
Late last week, according to News 5, Coventry Local Schools District noticed a data-stealing virus identified as a "trickbot" on the district's network.
As a precaution, Coventry Schools Superintendent Lisa Blough announced that the entire district would be closed Monday, May 20th.
As of early Monday afternoon, the FBI has reportedly been contacted to assist with the investigation into the source of the virus. The News 5 report goes on to say that while it doesn't appear that any school accounts have been compromised, two teachers' personal Amazon accounts have been accessed.
The district has reportedly frozen all of its accounts as a precaution.
As of early Monday afternoon, Superintendent Blough said that they were "nowhere near" having everything corrected.