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Ohio faces high prices for road salt this winter
Prices in some counties this year are roughly triple last year’s.
Area deaths — compiled Sept. 18


Miller, Zdenka L., 82, of Lodi. Died Sunday. Parker & Son.


Giles, Brian Lee, 55, of Kent. Died Friday. Bissler & Sons.

Starkey, Barbara K., 66, of Kent. Died Monday. Bissler & Sons.


Mulinix, Robbie, 52, of Canton. Died Tuesday. Cassaday-Turkle-Christian, Alliance.

Stoner, Harold F., 93, of Navarre. Died Friday. Paquelet, Massillon.

Wilson, Mary V., 77, of North Lawrence. Died Saturday. Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch, Massillon.

Area briefs — Sept. 18


Suspect surrenders

AKRON: An Akron man accused in last week’s shooting of a man on Jason Avenue has surrendered to police.

Dequante Darnell Moorer, 20, is being held in connection with the Sept. 11 shooting death of Jerome D. Bable, 21.

Bable was found shot to death inside of a car parked in the 800 block of Jason Avenue.

An arrest warrant for Moorer was issued last weekend. Moorer went to the Akron Police Department on Tuesday night and surrendered to detectives, police said.

He was being held in the Summit County Jail pending an arraignment Thursday in Akron Municipal Court.

Fugitive caught

AKRON: The U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force found an Akron murder suspect hiding inside a vacant Cleveland house Wednesday morning.

Devanae Griffin, 19, is suspected in the Aug. 18 slaying of Darryl Trammell, who was shot and killed inside his East Brookside home.

Griffin was found hiding inside a closet in an abandoned residence in the 3600 block of East 146th Street. He was wanted on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.

Police say Griffin and two accomplices ransacked Trammell’s house, taking a cellphone and hats, before shooting him. Trammell later died.

The other suspects — Dustin Terrel Melton, 29, of Chalker Street; and Michael Jermaine Crockett II, 23, of Socrates Place — are in custody.

Griffin was expected to be held in the Summit County Jail pending an initial appearance in Akron Municipal Court.

Community meeting

AKRON: My Neighborhood, Our Akron, a local group focused on beautification and community improvement, will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Summit Lake Reach Center, 390 W. Crosier St.

The group has changed its meetings to evenings rather than mornings and to community centers instead of City Hall in hopes of getting more residents involved.

Basketball event

AKRON: The Peace, Justice and Equality Committee will host a basketball event at 5 p.m. Saturday at East High School, 80 Brittain Road.

The event will team up youth, police officers and criminal justice professionals to help promote the committee’s message that police and youth can participate and communicate together to create a secure and safe community.

For more information, visit the Peace Justice & Equality Committee page on Facebook.

Clayton walk

AKRON: The 11th annual Mychal Clayton Sickle Cell Awareness Walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Akron at Lock 3 Park.

The on-site registration starts at 8 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 9 a.m.

The goal of the walk is to fund scholarships and grants to help young sickle cell patients pursue activities they enjoy.

The walk is named after Mychal Clayton who died from complications of the disease. Just before his senior year, he was hospitalized twice with congestive heart failure and needed a double-lung transplant.

He did graduate from Garfield High School in 2012 and died just weeks prior to leaving for college at the University of Toledo.


Clean audit plaudit

BARBERTON: Barberton is one of eight recipients in the state to be recognized by Auditor Dave Yost for clean audit reports. The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.

The entity must file timely financial reports, with audits showing no findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, or questioned costs.


Center closed

STOW: Summit County’s Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, at 1201 Graham Road in Stow, will be closed this week.

ReWorks, which operates the site, said a broken waterline is affecting access.

The site’s normal hours of operation are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 25.

For additional information, contact ReWorks at 330-374-0383 or go to www.­summitreworks.com.

Kent State University trustees approve new building for Division of Institutional Advancement

KENT: Kent State’s campus will get a new headquarters building for the Division of Institutional Advancement.

The Division of Institutional Advancement, the major fundraising arm of the university, oversees the university’s private fundraising activities and the Office of Alumni Relations, which in turn oversees the Kent State University Alumni Association.

The $20 million project was approved Wednesday by the Kent State University board of trustees at its first regular meeting of the school year.

It will be built through a partnership between the university and the Portage County Port Authority. The Port Authority will own the property and the university will lease it over a 13-year period and the Kent State University Foundation will have a sublease from the university. The building will be financed through the issuance of Port Authority bonds.

“The KSU Foundation will provide 61 percent of the funding for the project. It will reimburse for the land and space they will be occupying,” said Gregg Floyd, senior vice president of finance and administration. “The university will have the option for early termination of the lease and the ability to purchase the property. The university will have the opportunity to prepay its portion off within five years without penalty.”

The new, 34,000-square-foot building will house the division’s 104 employees under one roof. They are currently working in three different buildings.

It will also be the home of the KSU Foundation, a nonprofit that receives, manages and administers private gifts to the university. The new building will also have a 28-station call center, conference rooms and internal and external event space.

The new headquarters will be built on a 3.75-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Kent Campus at South Summit and Lincoln streets, a site formerly occupied by the Dubois Bookstore.

“The new building also sends an important message to our alumni and external constituencies as to the value we place on their engagement with and support of Kent State now and into the future,” said Stephen Sokany, Kent State’s interim vice president for institutional advancement.

Construction will begin the first week of October. The construction company is the Gilbane Building Co. and the developer is GMS Development LLC.

In other action:

• The board authorized a 1.5 percent cost of living increase for 890 classified service employees and unclassified hourly employees not represented by a bargaining unit and a 1.5 percent cost of living increase for 1,363 unclassified administrative and professional employees who are not represented by a bargaining unit. The pay-grade adjustment would be retroactive to Sept. 1, the same date a 2 percent across the board pay increase took effect.

• The board sold a 0.055-acre parcel of land at Depeyster Street and Haymaker Parkway to the city of Kent for its appraised value of $12,000. The city will use it to construct a new safety center for the Police Department.

Marilyn Miller can be reached at 330-996-3098 or mmiller@thebeaconjournal.com.

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON: The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

The 273-156 vote crossed party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by near ceaseless partisanship. Top Republican and Democratic leaders backed Obama’s plan seven weeks before midterm elections, while dozens of rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties opposed it.

The provision was added to spending legislation that will ensure the federal government operates normally after the Sept. 30 end of the budget year. Final approval is expected in the Senate as early as Thursday.

Even supporters of the military plan found little to trumpet. “This is the best of a long list of bad options,” said Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.

One Republican supporter noted the measure includes strict limits on Obama’s authority. “Members on both sides of the aisle are very concerned that too much of Congress’ war-making power has gone to the president,” said Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

Obama’s remarks and similar comments Wednesday by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California seemed designed to reassure liberal lawmakers that the new military mission would be limited.

In a statement following the vote, Obama said the House “took an important step forward as our nation unites to confront the threat posed” by the Islamic State group, showing bipartisan support for a “critical component” of his strategy against the extremists.

Only a day earlier, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, drew widespread attention when he told Congress he might recommend the use of U.S. ground combat forces if Obama’s current strategy fails to stop the militants.

Across the political aisle from the president and Pelosi, Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California swung behind the plan.

Yet many other Republicans expressed concerns that it would be insufficient to defeat militants who have overrun parts of Syria and Iraq and beheaded two American journalists.

In all, 85 Democrats and 71 Republicans voted to deny Obama the authority he sought. The measure passed on the strength of 159 votes from Republicans and 114 from Democrats.

GOP lawmakers took solace in the short-term nature of the legislation. It grants Obama authority only until Dec. 11.

That gives Congress time to return to the issue in a postelection session set to begin in mid-November.

While the military provision was given a separate vote in the House — to tack it onto the spending bill — it seemed unlikely there would be a yes-or-no vote in the Senate on Obama’s new military strategy to train rebel forces in Saudi Arabia to be used in conjunction with potential U.S. airstrikes.

Instead, the Senate is likely to vote only once on the legislation that combines approval for arming and training rebels with the no-shutdown federal spending provisions.

Officials put a $500 million price tag on Obama’s request to train and equip rebels.

The cost generated virtually no discussion among lawmakers, who focused instead on the possible consequences of a new military mission not long after America ended participation in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Testifying before a Senate Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry said the forces seeking to create an Islamic state “must be defeated. Period. End of story.”

There was little, if any dissent on that, but debate aplenty about the best way to accomplish it.

“We simply don’t know if somewhere down the line it will turn our guns back against us,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., giving voice to a fear that rebels seeking the removal of Syrian president Bashar Assad would eventually prove unreliable allies.

BSB TV: Meyer And Players Talk UC And More
Coach Urban Meyer, safety Tyvis Powell, receiver Evan Spencer and offensive tackle Taylor Decker discuss the open week, Cincinnati and more in post-practice interviews.
Stan Hywet to welcome vehicles that defy description at Concours d’Elegance

Tickets are on sale for Concours d’Elegance, the event of the century at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

The 20th century, that is.

“Translated, the term means a ‘competition of elegance,’ ” event director David Schultz said. “These were held in Europe in the 1920s and ’30s and featured, in addition to automobiles, fashion, food, music and art. That is exactly what will be created at Stan Hywet — the spirit of the original concours d’elegance.”

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with various activities leading up to it throughout the weekend including a Friday night Welcome Party at the Stan Hywet West Terrace and Saturday events including a High Tea and Fashion event, and cocktail party and silent auction.

Sunday will feature 180 invitation-only vehicles from America and Europe from the early 1900s to the early 1960s, including brass-era auto­mobiles, high-performance foreign sports cars and pre-1928 motorcycles.

“Our show will feature Pierce-Arrow, Duesenberg, Packard Darrin, Cord and classic American woodies,” Schultz said. “There will also be a fun class entitled ‘Vehicles that Defy Description.’ ”

“These are one-of-a-kind, rare automobiles,” Stan Hywet communications manager Donna Spiegler said. “All cars are invitation only — it’s one way that differentiates this show from our Father’s Day car show.”

One such exhibitor is Judge Joseph Cassini, who is bringing his 1931 Duesenberg from New Jersey. The vehicle is featured on the event posters, Schultz said.

“Another highlight will be a fully operational replica of the 1770 Fardier de Cugnot steam carriage, the world’s first self-propelled vehicle,” Schultz said.

Alain Cerf will give a presentation on the 1770 Cugnot replica from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Other activities Sunday include an automobile art show and sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show from noon to 1 p.m., an awards presentation at 1:30 p.m. and a presentation titled Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture given by Leigh and Leslie Keno of PBS’ Antiques Road Show.

The Concours d’Elegance formerly was known as the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles. It was held in Jackson Township and ended in 2012.

“It had been held for 18 years and I served as executive director for the last eight years, during which time we raised the bar and the event became a true concours d’elegance,” Schultz said. “I’m excited to be producing an event like this in such a spectacular, historic setting and I’m looking forward to the owners coming in from throughout the United States to display their historic auto­mobiles and motorcycles. This will be a wonderful assemblage of rare vehicles.”

Tickets to Sunday’s event are $35 for adults and $14 for children ages 6 to 17.

There is no additional charge to attend the fashion show and lectures on Sunday although seating is limited.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 330-315-3287 or visit concours.stanhywet.org.

Katie Nix can be reached at 330-996-3216 or knix@thebeaconjournal.com. She can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KatieNix_ABJ.

Temple Knows Improvements Are Needed
Cincinnati senior linebacker Nick Temple knows there are improvements to be made when the Bearcats take the field Saturday night against Miami Ohio. Temple spoke with members of the media about the team’s performance and talks about this week’s opponent in the following video.
House Roll Call: Vote on Syrian rebels training

The U.S. House of Representatives agreed Wednesday to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels in a vote of 273 in favor and 156 against.

A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of the measure. Voting yes were 114 Democrats and 159 Republicans. Voting no were 85 Democrats and 71 Republicans.

Ohio representatives whose districts include Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina and Wayne counties:

• Democrats — Marcia Fudge (11th district), N; Tim Ryan (13th district), Y.

• Republicans — Bob Gibbs (7th district), Y; David Joyce (14th district), Y; Jim Renacci (16th district), Y.

House Roll Call: Vote on Syrian rebels training

The U.S. House of Representatives agreed Wednesday to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels in a vote of 273 in favor and 156 against.

A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of the measure. Voting yes were 114 Democrats and 159 Republicans. Voting no were 85 Democrats and 71 Republicans.

Ohio representatives whose districts include Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina and Wayne counties:

• Democrats — Marcia Fudge (11th district), N; Tim Ryan (13th district), Y.

• Republicans — Bob Gibbs (7th district), Y; David Joyce (14th district), Y; Jim Renacci (16th district), Y.

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