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Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Statehouse fellowship available to graduates

The Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

Many 'on board' for downtown redux in Cuyahoga Falls
Mar 24, 2017 2:27 PM

Many 'on board' for downtown redux in Cuyahoga Falls

Cuyahoga Falls — City Council will vote on March 27 whether to contract with H.R. Gray of Akron to take on a transformation project that would open downtown Front Street to vehicular traffic for the first time in 40 years.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Crystal Clinc QuickCare offers extended evening, weekend hours
Mar 24, 2017 2:01 PM

Crystal Clinc QuickCare offers extended evening, weekend hours

GREEN, OH – The Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center announces that QuickCare, its rapid care facility which serves those with orthopaedic injuries and chronic musculo-skeletal injuries, now offers extended hours at both its locations in Montrose at 3975 Embassy Parkway, Ste. 003, in Akron and 1622 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Suite 201, in Green.

Mar 23, 2017 2:17 AM

Purses are like Friends luncheon to benefit Akron Children's Hospital

AKRON, Ohio – The Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital will host its annual “Purses are like Friends” luncheon on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Country Club in Akron.

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Red Cross calls for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors
Mar 23, 2017 1:52 AM

Red Cross calls for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors

CLEVELAND — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off for Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Mar 22, 2017 12:02 AM

Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off for Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as the 26th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off during a sold-out breakfast on March 1.

Mar 21, 2017 4:26 PM

Akron SCORE Awarded $20,000 by GAR Foundation

AKRON, OH – A grant of $20,000 has been made to Akron SCORE by GAR Foundation. The grant will help SCORE continue its services to start-up and existing businesses in Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne counties.

Mar 21, 2017 1:48 PM

Towpath trail section in Valley View closed until May 27

Brecksville, Ohio – The Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be completely closed from through Friday, May 26, 2017 between Hillside Road and Stone Road in Valley View.

Girl Scout Troop 50250 continues to define Girl Scout tradition
Mar 21, 2017 12:00 PM

Girl Scout Troop 50250 continues to define Girl Scout tradition

As the celebration of the first known sale of Girl Scout Cookies in 1917 rolls on, Troop 50250 comprised of girls from Amherst, Elyria, Lagrange, Olmsted Falls, and Wellington continues to exemplify the five essential skills that are taught by the Girl Scout Cookie program.

Submitted By Matt Lupica Of Girl Scouts Of North East Ohio
High Ranking Military Official to meet students, community at University of Akron March 22
Mar 20, 2017 2:02 PM

High Ranking Military Official to meet students, community at University of Akron March 22

AKRON, Ohio – Rear Admiral June Ryan, the highest ranking U.S. military officer in Ohio, will discuss the role of the U.S. Coast Guard in countering maritime security challenges at The University of Akron on Wednesday, March 22.

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Mar 20, 2017 10:07 AM

ArtsNow ask community to take action during Arts Advocacy Day

Akron, OH – The 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day is taking place on March 20, 2017, and is designed to showcase the powerful effects of creative communities and the importance of strong public policies supporting arts and culture.

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

30th annual reverse raffle, auction set for The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties

The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties will host its 30th Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction on April 21 at Guy's Party Centre in Akron. The event includes a dinner, $2000 grand prize, reverse raffle, as well as a live and silent auction.

Mar 16, 2017 3:45 PM

Lt. Governor Taylor urges Ohioans to attend 'Welcome to Medicare' events

COLUMBUS – Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is urging Ohioans newly eligible for Medicare to attend free “Welcome to Medicare” events sponsored by the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Akron RubberDucks National Anthem auditions set for March 18
Mar 15, 2017 12:01 AM

Akron RubberDucks National Anthem auditions set for March 18

AKRON The Akron RubberDucks are seeking talented singers to tryout at its national anthem auditions on March 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Canal Park. Pre-registration is required.

Mar 9, 2017 4:13 AM

Women's event featuring Savannah James raises nearly $100,000

AKRON, Ohio – On March 7, nearly 450 local leaders gathered at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn to celebrate women’s philanthropy and honor Savannah James, founder of the I PROMise Makeover and the Women of Our Future mentorship program.

Mar 9, 2017 1:27 AM

Vernon L. Odom Fund grants support diversity initiatives throughout Summit County

AKRON, Ohio – On Friday, Feb. 24, the Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded $11,500 in grants to programs that promote diversity and enrich the quality of life within local minority communities.

United Way set to unveil Bold Goals at annual meeting
Mar 7, 2017 2:16 PM

United Way set to unveil Bold Goals at annual meeting

AKRON, OH – United Way of Summit County today announced the date for its upcoming Annual Meeting, set to take place on April 25. Over the past year, the organization has worked to develop a series of Bold Goals, which will be unveiled at the event.

Mar 6, 2017 11:58 AM

National Park Service to Temporarily Close Towpath Trail Section in Valley View

Brecksville, Ohio – The Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be closed from 6:00 a.m. Monday March 6, 2017 through March 2018 between Hillside Road and Stone Road in Valley View.

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Summit County Executive announces hiring of State Representative Greta Johnson
Mar 3, 2017 2:18 PM

Summit County Executive announces hiring of State Representative Greta Johnson

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro announced March 2 she has hired State Representative Greta Johnson to work in her Department of Law, Insurance and Risk Management.

Mar 2, 2017 2:18 AM

Night Arts Challenge, offering a share of up to $1 million, opens applications March 29

AKRON – The Knight Arts Challenge in Akron will open for submissions March 29, offering a share of $1 million to the best ideas for the arts. A project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the challenge is open to anyone with an idea for engaging and enriching Akron through arts and culture.