August 3, 2020

Many Ohioans are still waiting to receive benefits from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS). However, for some, that wait time just got a little longer.

On Friday, ODJFS announced that it has placed temporary fraud alerts on 270,000 unemployment clai...

July 27, 2020

Mayor Dan Horrigan and the Water Supply Bureau are proud to announce record low lead levels in City of Akron drinking water for the 2020 testing period.  Akron is reporting lead at 0.00155 milligrams per liter which is 90% below the EPA action level. The EPA action lev...

December 6, 2017

In the wake of what seem like endless sexual abuse scandals coming out of Hollywood, the political arena, the media, the literary world and the hospitality industry, it can be a bit daunting to even open the newsfeed in the morning. Though social media may be abuzz wi...

October 3, 2017

Summit County, Ohio: Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, Administrative Judge of the Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division, announces that Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry, and Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones have ent...

July 11, 2017

Akron, Ohio, July 11, 2017— Yesterday, Akron City Council unanimously passed legislation allowing Akron voters to decide on the City's proposal for a 1/4% income tax increase to support police, fire/EMS, and roadway improvements in the City of Akron. The proposal—expec...

June 13, 2017

Mistrust and alienation between black men and the police have become so entrenched that we need radical, sweeping change. The collective experience of black men in the criminal justice system is sobering. African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be arrested than...

May 16, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD -- Baltimore--The NAACP released the following statement regarding the DOJ's decision to promote the use of mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes.
The decision by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions requiring federal prosecutors to pursue the most se...

May 2, 2017

AKRON, Ohio— Five Akron Zips— DB Larry Hope (Miami Dolphins), WR Jerome Lane (Indianapolis Colts), DE Jamal Marcus (Cleveland Browns), WR JoJo Natson (Indianapolis Colts), and DT Se'Von Pitman (Tampa Bay)—have signed as rookie free agents with NFL teams.
The class of...

February 14, 2017

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the committees on which she will serve to help shape and refine public policy during the 132nd General Assembly:
"I am honored to serve as a ranking member on the Finance Subcommittee on Health and Hum...

February 7, 2017

Akron Ohio, February 1, 2017— As we enter Black History Month, Mayor Daniel Horrigan cordially invites residents and visitors to stop by City Hall and take a tour of the City's largest Gallery of Black History displayed throughout the building.
"Beginning today, and c...

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