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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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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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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 »

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It’s a Beautiful World

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An Akron wish list by some of the folks making it a reality 01/03/2018 If you haven’t noticed, we like to think positively. So we pinged a bunch of our friends around Akron who are actively engaged in making this a better place to live. While we didn’t (and co... More »

Honoring Local Heroes with the Red Cross

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Brian Moore receives 2018 H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award by Taylor Patterson 01/03/2018 Brian Moore’s interest in philanthropy comes from his childhood. When Moore was 11, his home caught on fire, and his family lost everything. His mother was a wido... More »

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Cool to be that person you can depend on

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An Akron 8th Grader Leads by Example by Noor Hindi When world events and breaking news make the slide into cynicism so easy, how do you hang on to hope? For Sherry Hankinson, a language arts teacher at National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School, it’s s... More »

On the Street: Aimee & Trae

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  by Lisa Kane of Akron Snow Angels   To help Aimee, Trae or anyone the Akron Snow Angels serves, visit AkronSnowAngels.com/donate or donate directly through GoFundMe or mail a contribution to: Akron Snow Angels PO Box 107 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222 Currently, A... More »

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Lending a Helping Hand

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How The Community Can Give Back Year-Round by Sierra Allen 12/14/17 It’s that time of year again. The seasons are changing, leaves are falling and sun rays are few and far between as darkness falls quicker than desired. The winter gear once tucked in the close... More »

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Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Beaver Marsh

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words and photos by Anthony Boarman   September, 2017 Everyone loves a comeback story. LeBron James returning to Northeast Ohio to bring the Cavaliers their first championship in franchise history. WWII veteran Louis Zamperini’s journey from Olympic stardom to... More »