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Saving Nuclear Plants Is 'Insurance Policy' According to FirstEnergy CEO

The future of Ohio’s two nuclear plants remains up in the air as a bailout package, House Bill 6, works its way through the state legislature. The package would throw a lifeline to bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions . Its former parent company, FirstEnergy hosted shareholders at its annual meeting in Akron Tuesday. Protesters were there too. [Author: Sarah Taylor]
Tags: Ohio, Sarah Taylor, Akron, FirstEnergy, House Bill, FirstEnergy Solutions


Bernie Sanders Launches a Deeply Misguided Attack on Charter Schools

One of the great benefits of living life well outside the Beltway is that it’s easy to take my eyes off the swamp, look to the states surrounding me, and see places where politics actually function as they’re supposed to. I can even, occasionally, see those issues on which Democrats and Republicans might work together, united in common purpose, for the common good.Exhibit A: the charter-school movement. It’s granted an invaluable degree of educational choice to families who long lacked the flexi...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, America, Beltway, Newark, Lebron James, Bernie Sanders, Akron, Sanders, Bernie, Akron Ohio, Cory Booker, Center City Philadelphia, Thurgood Marshall, National Review Institute


City of Akron to Debut Recycle Right Campaign

The City of Akron has partnered with local sustainability organizations to institute a Recycle Right campaign. ReWorks and Keep Akron Beautiful will work with the city to teach residents how to properly recycle. Keep Akron Beautiful CEO, Jacqui Ricchiuti, says people need a refresher on what is recyclable. “We know that our residents want to recycle and they want to recycle right, but in the past there’s been a lot of mixed messaging about recycling in Akron," Ricchiutti said. "So, we just want ...
Tags: Ohio, Epa, Akron, Keep Akron Beautiful, Jacqui Ricchiuti, Akron Ricchiutti


Ohio Legislative Leaders Roll Out More Bipartisan Bills

For the second time in one week, Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio House have come together to support bills they agree upon. The bipartisan bills are aimed at reducing domestic violence, improving prenatal care, providing access to job training and broadband service and establishing an office of drug policy. Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) said these are some priorities on which her members and majority Republicans agree. “Every Ohioan, regardless of where they live, should be able t...
Tags: Sykes, Akron, Ohio House, Jo Ingles, Emilia Sykes


Party Leaders in Ohio House Take a New Approach to Tackling Priorities

The leaders of Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio House are coming together to sponsor priority legislation for this general assembly. That’s a departure from previous sessions, when each caucus announced their priorities separately. House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said his fellow Republican members will collaborate with minority Democrats on bills to improve foster care, to create a kinship navigation program, work on the new H2Ohio clean water fund and improve job training oppo...
Tags: Washington, House, Ohio, Sykes, Akron, Ohio House, Jo Ingles, Householder, Emilia Sykes, Larry Householder R Glenford


Akron Cooperative Farms Offers Space for Gardening and Gathering

Akronites who are interested in gardening but don’t have the space or the skill can join a new urban farm cooperative. Akron Cooperative Farm s this month tilled the earth at an unused baseball park in North Hill. Now with about 300 plots, the five-acre urban farm is ready for planting. It is the largest shared garden in the city, said Co-op Executive Director Doug Wurtz. Wurtz worked with Akron’s Bhutanese population a few years ago while volunteering for the International Institute of Akron. O...
Tags: Nepal, Akron, North Hill, Wurtz, International Institute of Akron, Jennifer Conn, Akron Cooperative Farms Offers Space, Akron Cooperative Farm, North Hill Now, Doug Wurtz Wurtz, Sammis Park, Gaylan Drive


New ASIA, Inc. CEO Looks Forward to Opening New Akron Facility

The incoming CEO of a social service agency focused on the well-being of Asian-Americans and recent immigrants in Northeast Ohio, says she’s looking forward to bringing together some of the agency’s divisions to better serve clients. Attorney Elaine Tso previously served on the board of Asian Services In Action -- or ASIA, Inc. -- and was interim co-CEO for the past six months. Her first day as CEO is Thursday. She says in her first 100 days, she’s looking forward to bringing operations in Akron...
Tags: Northeast Ohio, Akron, Tso, Kabir Bhatia, ASIA Inc, New ASIA Inc, Opening New Akron Facility, Elaine Tso, Summa City Hospital


Learning Logos: Enhancements to Notes in 8.4

Perhaps the greatest addition to Logos 8 is the new Notes tool. Understandably then, the makers of our software continue to tweak and enhance this incredible database. The recent release of 8.4 brought several such improvements, so in this blog, I’ll highlight a few. Compact view of notes We now have two views in which to display Notes in the Notes list: Choose Tools | Content | Notes Click the new Notes view icon above the Notes list pane (A) Notice the two views: Default lists the Notes wi...
Tags: Religion, Training, Atlanta, Akron, Morris, Morris Proctor, Grant Osborne, Logos 8, Learning Logos, Logos Notes 8.4, Notes 8.4


I Promise School Gets a Visit from 'American Ninja Warrior' Host

Students at the I Promise school in Akron got the chance to become ninjas this week. Kids participated in a replica of the "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle course where students tested their strength and stamina. They climbed an 8-foot wall among other obstacles. American Ninja Warrior host Akbar Gbajabiamila visited the school. While he was happy seeing the kids participate, Gbajabiamila wanted to leave an important message for everyone. The visit was part of a tour for Gbajabiamila's new book...
Tags: American Ninja Warrior, Akron, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Gbajabiamila, Brandon Bounds, American Ninja Warrior Host


Federal Judges Reject Appeal to Delay Drawing a New Congressional District Map

A panel of three federal judges that ruled Ohio's Congressional district map is unconstitutional has denied a request from the state to delay their order to draw a new map by next month. The judges rejected the request from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to delay the drawing of a new map until after upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions on maps from Maryland and North Carolina. They ordered that a new map must be drawn by June 14. That’s two weeks before the state budget is due. Ohio House Mino...
Tags: Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, Akron, U S Supreme Court, Andy Chow, Ohio House, Yost, Dave Yost, Emilia Sykes, Ohio s Congressional


Morning Headlines: DeWine Dedicates Land to Protect Endangered Plants, Primary Results

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 8: DeWine dedicates land to protect endangered plants; Primary results; Summit County to form zoning task force; Congress wants to make natural disaster information more accessible; Stow police cruiser struck on Ohio 8; Karamu House receives $2M grant; Cuyahoga Falls Irish festival canceled; DeWine dedicates land to protect endangered plants Gov. Mike DeWine has dedicated the addition of 118 acres to a nature preserve to help protect more than 7...
Tags: Congress, Ohio, Summit County, Akron, Wildlife Service, Mike DeWine, DeWine, Karamu House, ANDREW MEYER, Ohio s Department of Natural Resources, Marblehead State


Akron Voters Oust Four City Council Members in Primary

Voters went to the polls in Akron’s primary election on Tuesday where they ousted four city council incumbents. [Author: Jennifer Conn]
Tags: Akron, Jennifer Conn, Akron Voters Oust Four City Council Members


Morning Headlines: Republicans Appeal New Congressional Map Ruling, Ohio Primary Begins

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 7: Republicans appeal new congressional map ruling; Ohio primary begins; Former Massillon medical center could become veterans clinic; Work begins on Lordstown TJX warehouse; Great Lakes rise above normal water levels; Cincinnati lawmakers introduce legislation for state cookie; Republicans appeal new congressional map ruling Ohio is seeking to stay an order requiring a new congressional map be drawn by next month after a court ruling found its Re...
Tags: Ohio, Great Lakes, Akron, Cincinnati, State, Lordstown, Massillon, ANDREW MEYER, Frank LaRose


Morning Headlines: Akron to Cast Primary Votes, Yost Pulls Video from Campaign Email

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 6: Akron to cast primary votes; Yost pulls video from campaign email; A recap of Kent State's May 4 commemoration events; Federal regulators call on state to work on backlog of Medicaid applicants; Cleveland RTA to set meetings, surveys to improve conditions; Aultman, Akron Children's to open new office in North Carolina; Contest opens for anti-bullying car plate design; Akron to cast primary votes Voters in Akron are dealing with an earlier primar...
Tags: North Carolina, Medicaid, Akron, Kent State, Yost, Cleveland RTA, ANDREW MEYER, Aultman Akron Children


Learning Logos: Send Note Content to a New Sermon Document

I hope you’re making use of Guides and Workflows for your biblical research. Also, as you uncover insights about passages or topics, I trust you’re saving them in Notes. These tools are great for our study, but as you’ve probably discovered, Guides, Workflows, and Notes are not designed to produce the finished product of a sermon manuscript or Bible lesson. That’s what the Sermon Editor is for. To help in this manuscript production, the recently released Logos 8.4 contains a new feature ...
Tags: Religion, Training, Atlanta, Akron, Morris, Morris Proctor, Grant Osborne, Logos 8, Notes Tool, Sermon Document


From an Akron Basement to a National Award, Company 'Pedals' Its Way to Success

An Akron-based small business received an award from the Small Business Administration Monday. Pedal devices can help bands like Akron-based Relaxer create guitar effects. Relaxer band member Jamie Stillman started making pedal devices in his Akron basement 15 years ago. Now, his company EarthQuaker Devices is receiving the 2019 Exporter of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Stillman’s wife, Julie Robbins, serves as CEO and said they’re proud to still manufacture i...
Tags: Robbins, Akron, Small Business Administration, SBA, Jamie Stillman, EarthQuaker Devices, Anna Huntsman, Akron Basement, Small Business Administration SBA Stillman, Julie Robbins


Volunteers Canvas Cleveland's Slavic Village Installing Smoke Alarms for Free

Dozens of homes in Cleveland are a little safer following the American Red Cross annual “ Sound The Alarm ” event to install free smoke alarms. About 100 volunteers spent Saturday canvassing door-to-door in Slavic Village, offering to install smoke detectors -- in any home -- with sealed batteries that are good for 10 years. It’s a program that has been offered in different parts of Cleveland since 1992, and went national in 2014. Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo said in that time, the number of house...
Tags: Red Cross, Cleveland, Akron, Kabir Bhatia, Angelo Calvillo, Youngstown Warren


Morning Headlines: Court Rules Embryos Aren't Living, Akron Faces Fine for Missing Sewer Deadline

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, May 3: Court rules embryos aren't living; House plan reduces income tax for low earners; Akron faces fine for missing sewer project deadlines; Under pressure, Ohio's jobs office releases pay of top executives; Former MetroHealth dentist sentenced to 10 years; Bill could save Ohio nuclear plants, dismantle green energy initiatives; Governor announces changes to state parole board; Court rules embryos aren't living An Ohio appellate court has ruled that ...
Tags: House, Ohio, Bill, Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, Akron, Wendy, MetroHealth, Living Akron Faces Fine for Missing Sewer Deadline, Rick Penniman, University Hospitals Beachwood, Ohio Supreme Court House


The Cuyahoga River's Most Dangerous Dam Will Soon be Coming Down

One of the last remaining dams on the Cuyahoga River will soon be coming down. The Brecksville dam was built in 1952 to divert water to operations of what is now Charter Steel in Cleveland. Elaine Marsh, president of the Friends of the Crooked River , announced this week that Kokosing Industrial has been hired to remove the dam. She said the dam not only prevents fish from traveling up river, it’s a severe hazard for kayakers. “Once this dam comes down," said Marsh, "there will be vast benefits ...
Tags: Ohio, Epa, Akron, Marsh, Jeff St. Clair, Cuyahoga River, Brecksville, Crooked River, Charter Steel in Cleveland Elaine Marsh, Kokosing Industrial


Akron Officials Help Develop New Statewide School Funding Plan

Officials from Akron and across Ohio testified in Columbus Thursday in support of a new school funding plan they say is more equitable and realistic than what’s been in place for the last 30 years. Eighteen months ago, Ohio Reps Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) asked active school superintendents, treasurers, educators and administrators to put their heads together to create a funding plan that would serve Ohio’s 610 school districts based on their individual needs. The biparti...
Tags: Ohio, Columbus, Akron, Jennifer Conn, John Patterson D Jefferson, Ohio Reps Bob Cupp R Lima


Morning Headlines: Cuyahoga Co. Set to Ban Plastic Bags, Summit Co. Dems Refuse to Back Incumbents

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, May 2: Cuyahoga County set to pass plastic bag ban; Summit County Dems refuse to back council incumbents; House passes bill endig state takeover of school districts; Euclid woman sues MetroHealth for alleged religious discrimination; Timken reports positive first quarter earnings; Akron to get new sand volleyball courts; Former news anchor Doug Adair passes away at 89; Federal court to consider news outlet access to opioid data; Cuyahoga County set t...
Tags: House, Cleveland, Akron, Cuyahoga County, MetroHealth, Euclid, Timken, Cuyahoga County Council, Cuyahoga Co, Doug Adair


Akron Zoo's 'Emma' the Humboldt Penguin Remembered

Humboldt penguins have a median life expectancy of 16.5 years. Emmanuelle, known as Emma, at the Akron Zoo lived to be 36. The Zoo had retired Emma in 2013. She was suffering from age-related problems. When she stopped responding to treatment last week, they humanely euthanized her. The Zoo says Emma was the oldest, zoo-born female Humboldt penguin in any facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She hatched April 23, 1983 at the Milwaukee County Zoo and came to Akron in Octo...
Tags: Zoo, Chile, Peru, Sarah Taylor, Akron, Emma, Milwaukee County Zoo, Akron Zoo, Emmanuelle, Association of Zoos


Protecting Data Will Require More Money According to UA Expert

Cleveland City Council has approved spending $750,000 to hire two technology firms to fix computer problems at Hopkins Airport. The city says malicious software infected the airport’s computer network, disrupting flight and baggage claim display terminals as well as the email system. This week a Brunswick church also fell victim to hackers. St. Ambrose was tricked into putting nearly $2 million into a phony bank account. University of Akron cybersecurity program director John Nicholas said these...
Tags: Cleveland, Hopkins, Akron, Brunswick, Cleveland City Council, St Ambrose, University of Akron, John Nicholas, Brandon Bounds, Hopkins Airport The city


This is Akron: Connecting Akron

The goal was to connect. The Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, The Devil Strip and WKSU public radio sat down with about 200 residents this month at neighborhood school cafeteria tables. Engaged citizens came to talk about life in Akron. Journalists came to listen. What we heard was a suffering sense of community, almost everywhere. Residents resoundingly expressed a desire to connect, and be connected. Neighbors bemoaned not knowing their neighbors. Adults lamented a lack of economic opportunities, espe...
Tags: Akron, Doug Livingston, West Akron, Doug Livingston/ Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, James Reddick


Great Streets Akron Enhances Historic Rialto Theatre

Businesses in older buildings can sometimes look uninviting to customers. The city of Akron is working to change that by giving grants to spruce up buildings in its small business districts. Great Streets Akron, launched last year, aims to help bring vibrancy back to 10 Akron neighborhoods through grants, loans and street enhancements . On Kenmore Boulevard, the Rialto Theatre is a popular live music venue and recording studio. Owners Nate and Seth Vaill used a $25,000 facade grant to make struc...
Tags: Akron, Rialto Theatre, Nate, Kenmore Boulevard, Great Streets Akron, Jennifer Conn, Seth Vaill


Nick Cave's HEARD Takes Over Akron

Nick Cave’s artwork has been on display for months at the Akron Art Museum, but over the weekend the artist’s wearable sculptures came to life. Performers from across the region donned the so-called sound suits made up of synthetic raffia fibers for a unique performance that mixes visual art, dance and music. [Author: Mark Arehart]
Tags: Nick Cave, Akron, Akron Art Museum, Mark Arehart


This is Akron: What's Next?

One of the things we are constantly trying to do at WKSU is to break out of the cocoon that ideas for news coverage can only come from the newsroom. After all, we’re trained journalists. We know what our audience needs to know. We are the experts. We are the only ones who truly know the coverage they want. Right? Wrong. Over the past several years, WKSU has undertaken a number of initiatives to bring our audience into the reporting process; from our year’s worth of community conversations coveri...
Tags: Ohio, Akron, WKSU, Akron Beacon Journal, ANDREW MEYER


Goodyear: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Friday reported a first quarter loss of $61 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
Tags: Finance, Article, Ohio, Associated Press, Akron, Goodyear, FBN, Goodyear Tire Rubber Co, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/markets/earnings, 1ed07204-2896-5fc6-9928-78075eea18aa


University of Akron Dedicates Remembrance Garden

An annual Remembrance Day at the University of Akron has led to creation of a Remembrance Garden honoring students, faculty and employees who have died. At the dedication this week, attendees walked from ballroom of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union to the Remembrance Garden located between Olin Hall, Bierce Library and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences. There, they placed carnations on a large stone that reads “Forever a Zip.” The university’s student government is developing plans for what...
Tags: Akron, University of Akron, Remembrance Garden, Jennifer Conn, University of Akron Dedicates Remembrance Garden, Jean Hower Taber Student Union, Olin Hall Bierce Library, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, Zakareia Husein, Doug Hausknecht


Akron to Celebrate NFL Centennial During 'Draft Day Experience' at Lock 3

Football fans from across the region are expected to gather at Akron’s Lock 3 Park to celebrate the centennial of the National Football League and Akron’s own pro football team. As part of NFL 100 , the NFL’s year-long celebration, Akron will host the Draft Day Experience, a free family-oriented event, Saturday, April 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lock 3 Park, 200 King James Way. The event will include activities, giveaways, food trucks and a 2019 6th round draft pick made via a live telecas...
Tags: NFL, National Football League, Akron, Browns, Akron Pros, James Hardy, Dan Horrigan Akron, Jennifer Conn, Lock 3 Park