Month: June 2020

Akron Art Museum Plans Reopening July 23 Limited Hours and Capacity; Free Admission

Akron  – The Akron Art Museum plans to reopen to the public in a limited capacity on Thursday, July 23. Member previews will begin July 16. AAM’s first phase hours will be Thursdays 11 am-9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am-5 pm. The limited hours will allow for proper cleaning of gallery and lobby areas

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City Of Akron Announces Temporary Summer Patio Permit Program

Akron, Ohio – Mayor Horrigan has announced a new Temporary Summer Patio Permit, in partnership with Summit County Public Health, to assist local establishments in welcoming patrons back safely. The permits enable restaurants and bars to expand or create temporary outdoor spaces to encourage physical distancing. The City’s Office of Integrated Development worked across departments to

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Mayor Horrigan Releases Summary Of The City Of Akron’s Ongoing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Efforts

Akron, Ohio– Mayor Dan Horrigan has released a new report which summarizes the City of Akron’s efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in everything from safety and services to economic impact and recreation. This summary is a living document outlining efforts being taken to advance equity across City departments including Public Safety, Human Resources,

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Gorge Dam to be Removed by 2023

Cuyahoga Falls– A new plan has been introduced by the Ohio EPA that could see the removal of the Gorge Dam by 2023. Costs of this project have been estimated at between $65 million and $75 million. The ambitious plan will be funded as part of a joint venture between the city of Akron and

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Ohio House Passes Bill Allowing Bars and Restaurants to Serve Alcohol Until 4 a.m.

Columbus, OH– A new bill concerning the sale of alcohol has recently been passed by the Ohio House of Representatives. HB 674 would permit Ohio bars and restaurants to serve alcohol until 4 a.m.  Owners of these establishments would simply need to apply for a “J Permit” through the Ohio Division of Liquor Control and

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The Ohio 8 Coalition To Offer Insight On School Reopening & Related Critical Policy Priorities To Ensure Success For Students And Staff

Ohio K-12 traditional public schools are experiencing unprecedented times. State and Federal policy priorities and decisions are and will continue to have significant financial and operational impacts on students, teachers, staff, and communities. The Ohio 8 Coalition will walk you through several critical issues outlined below: Distribution of federal CARES Act Title I funds (Eric

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Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Hosting 3rd Annual Blood Drive in Honor of Gracie Andrews

The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company is sponsoring a blood drive in honor of Gracie Andrews at the Towpath Trail YMCA gymnasium in Navarre on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 8 AM to 6 PM. Gracie Andrews is a sweet, loving and caring girl. She enjoys coloring, baking, swimming and playing with her favorite

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Initial Akron Marathon Races Cancelled

The first two races in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series have been cancelled due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19. This includes both the National Interstate 8K and 1 mile scheduled for June 27th and the Goodyear Half Marathon and 1OK scheduled for August 8th. As of now, the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon will

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