University of Akron considering academic reorganization

October 2, 2018 by  

The University of Akron is considering reorganizing its academic offerings to attract, retain, and graduate students in technical and scientific fields such as computing, cybersecurity, and [Read more]

United Way wins grant from Wells Fargo

September 2, 2018 by  

Wells Fargo has awarded a $50,000 grant to United Way of Summit County, which it will use to improve services at the Financial Empowerment Center in Akron.

The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) provides free [Read more]

Hospital celebrates 10 years of Air Bear care

August 7, 2018 by  

Air Bear, the medical transport helicopter used by Akron Children’s Hospital, has been in service for ten years, and in that time, has helped 3,556 children. Recently, Perkins Square Park was the site of an [Read more]

Art Bomb Brigade finishes latest Akron project

July 6, 2018 by  

The Art Bomb Brigade, a creative team from the University of Akron, only recently finished a mural, and has now finished another project—the largest piece of public art it has worked on to date.

Students covered over [Read more]

Insurer finds new home in Akron

June 2, 2018 by  

SummaCare, a health insurance plan based in Akron, has relocated its offices within the city, moving from its East Market and South Main location to the old Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company headquarters on East Market Street.

SummaCare, now [Read more]

Akron firefighters to acquire new imaging units

May 4, 2018 by  

The Akron Fire Department recently announced that it will soon be buying 10 pieces of new equipment—namely, thermal imaging units.

These units will [Read more]

Akron announces plans for new fire stations

April 6, 2018 by  

Akron officials recently announced they plan to break ground soon on a new fire station, the first to be built in the city in 22 years.

The new facility will [Read more]

Akron kicks off Harvest for Hunger

March 1, 2018 by  

Nearly 500 people recently attended the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbanks kickoff breakfast that started the 27th Harvest for Hunger Campaign.

This is the [Read more]

Akron jeweler gives headquarters a facelift

February 2, 2018 by  

Signet Jewelers Limited renovated its headquarters in West Akron, and recently held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the expansion and improvements to [Read more]

Akron names new police chief

January 1, 2018 by  

Kenneth Ball, who acted as deputy police chief for over two years, and then served as interim chief, was formally named as Akron’s new police chief recently.

He is the [Read more]

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