South Side News & Notes

Drug Task Force, Human Trafficking Committee hosting panel discussion

GREEN — The City of Green’s Drug Task Force, in partnership with the Human Trafficking Committee, will present “The Effects of Human Trafficking” May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd.
A panel that includes psychologist Dr. Jennifer Davis; parent Carolyn Kinkoph, cofounder of the proposed Lake County Collaborative to End Human Trafficking; survivors Teresa Merriweather and Candace Williams; Broken Chains Ministry & Lydia’s Home Executive Director Dennis Shawhan; and RAHAB Ministries Minor Programming Director Halle Coblenz, will share stories and information on human trafficking.
This event is free and open to all and will be livestreamed at


Community Legal Aid offering programs

GREATER AKRON — Community Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals in Central and Northeast Ohio, is offering a variety of programs taught by attorneys and free and open to all unless otherwise noted.
For registration, where required, and for more details, call the Helpline at 800-998-9454 or visit unless otherwise indicated.
• Parent’s rights to visitation, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on how to ask the court for a parenting time order, with more details listed at;
• What to do about eviction, May 10 and every Tuesday at 4 p.m., on renters’ rights and options if facing an eviction. Visit for online resources and clinic details;
• “Ask a Lawyer” live on Facebook, May 11 and every Wednesday at 5 p.m., for civil legal questions related to housing, debt, family, law, public benefits and more;
• Homeowners’ information class, on the first and third Thursdays of the month, including May 12 at 5 p.m., on the foreclosure process and options, with more details available at;
• Legal Aid at Senior Summit, May 14. Advocates will be onsite to provide advice related to debt, housing and general civil legal issues. For required registration, visit;
• Veterans clinic, offering a screening consultation for free legal help, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via phone appointments only available by calling 330-761-7054 and selecting “4” at the prompt to preregister, held through the Canton Department of Veterans Affairs; and
• Advocate training: “Meet Me at the Intersection of Public Benefits and Family Law” (free online webinar with continuing education credits available), May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, providing a basic overview of various benefit programs and their requirements and exploring how family law settlements can impact a recipient’s public benefits.

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