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WEB SPECIAL: Looking Ahead to 2018

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An Interview with County Executive Ilene Shapiro What are you most proud of doing or being part of in 2017? While we had many successes in 2017, I am most proud of our collaborative efforts to create job opportunities and help local businesses grow.  In 2017, ... More »

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Imagine Peace. It’s Hard, I Know.

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On Exhibit: Yoko Ono at the Emily Davis Gallery   01/04/2018 by Josy Jones Peace. It’s an idea. Sometimes it’s a feeling. It’s an intangible concept that can be easily dismissed for its abstract nature. You can’t explain it. You only know it when you experienc... More »

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Happy Anniversary: A Reflection on my First Year in Akron

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by Josy Jones   01/04/2018 When I originally left Ohio, I swore I’d never be back. I just knew there was nothing left here for me. Why would anyone choose to be in Ohio? I was that person. Somehow, it only took a four-day visit in November 2016 to change my mi... More »

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From the Heart of the Valley to the Heart of the City

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Ron Shea’s Plans for Akron’s First Brewery District   01/04/2018 words and photos by Brittany Nader After two years of producing complex, innovative and downright tasty beer in the heart of Merriman Valley, R. Shea Brewing has big plans for the future. Owner a... More »

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Bar Crawler’s 2017

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The year in review 01/04/2018   by Leslie Shirley Nielsen I’ve discovered that the news events that cause me to raise a glass for a toast or slam a shot to calm my nerves are pretty much the same year to year. Sports, politics, celebrity losses and just flat-o... More »

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Shout-outs from the Recovery Community

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01/03/2018 (cover photo by Ilenia Pezzaniti) Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health The Summit County Opiate Task Force gets a shout out for their incredible commitment to battling the opiate epidemic ... More »

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How Will Akron Work to Beat the Epidemic in 2018?

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01/04/2018 Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health What was great about 2017? In 2017 the ADM Board enhanced the community’s ability to gain access to treatment for addiction. The ADM Addiction Helpline... More »

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What are you most proud of doing or being part of in 2017?

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01/04/2018 Christine Amer Mayer, President of GAR Foundation I’m currently the board chair of the United Way of Summit County and I’m most proud of what that organization has done this year — reshaping all of its work in service of four Bold Goals that will im... More »

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On My Plate

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BANG BANG: Breakfast at Akron Family Restaurant & Fred’s Diner words and photos by Tyron Hoisten 01/03/2018 My love of breakfast is what made me a morning person. No lie, at 5:45am, before the rooster even crows (they’re more reliable than alarm clocks), my ey... More »

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The Year in Sports: The Akron Edition (2017)

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The Year in Sports: The Akron Edition 01/04/2018   Akron Aviators What was great about your 2017? What was great about your 2017? Being able to get out of my comfort zone and try something new! Not that the entertainment industry is a comfortable position—it’s... More »