Akron Podcast

Dave Jackson

Do you live in Akron, Ohio? Want to keep up with what is going on in your city? This podcast is for you. We will cover local news (the good and the bad), Entertainment schedules, Updates on what your local representatives are up to (in a "just the facts / Non-biased fashion), and whatever else you'd like to hear.

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Thanks so much for supporting the show. If you find value in this podcast, please consider providing value back.StoriesLe Bron Mural Gets Vanalised in AkronLots of Events Coming to AkronAPS has decided to require masks in indoor settings and buses for students and employees when class begins again the fallBlossom Music Center Dos and Don'tsBusiness Spotlight: The Workz Family Entertainment CenterValue For ValueIf you found this episode valuable, please share the value you have back. See www.akronpodcast.com/valueSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jul 28

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In this episode, we talk aboutDerby WinnersPreserve the ValleyFirst Energy CEO VideoCivic Appreciation WeekAkron Killings MapSponsor: School of PodcastingStart your podcast and reach a global audience at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/startLike the show? CLICK HERE for a one time or recurring donationSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jul 26

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SPONSOR: School of Podcasting. Get your voice heard by going to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron.Free Local TVIf you want basic channels for free (plus a bunch of other channels with tons of re-runs) check out locast.org They now have a Cleveland option which gives Akron people local channels for free. It work on Roku, Amazon, as well as your computer. St. Patrick Day ActivitiesThere are no parades, but a scavenger hunt using the goosechap app, see https://www.downtownakron.com/event/st-patricks-week-scavenger-huntEnough With the MurderA 28-year-old man was killed on Akron's west side over the weekend after an argument. See the map of Akron killings at https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/Akron-KillingsPancakes and syrup return to Hale FarmThe event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for children ages 3 to 12, and $7 for a to-go pancake breakfast.A limited number will be sold for each hour and must be purchased by visiting www.halefarm.org. The last days are March 20th 21stTrash TalkGreen switches providersBook TalkLabor in Akron, 1825-1945 available at Amazon (aff link)Cleveland Icons Pass AwayMichael Stanley and Joe Tate.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Mar 15

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SPONSOR: Start your podcast at the School of Podcasting (founded by Akron's Own Podcasting Hall of Famer Dave Jackson). Go to https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akronVaccination Age Moved to 50Ohio Launches new plan to combat Unemployment FraudAkron Airdock Gets New Life$11.2 billion in extra funds coming to Ohio as part of the American Rescue PlanDave's Basement Backed Up and the City is Going to HelpSouthpark MentionHome in Akron: The cost of renting is going up in a city with above-average rentStan Eywrt Hall to Open in AprilSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Mar 12

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SPONSOR: Start your podcast at the School of Podcasting. Learn how to sound professional, sound like a million bucks (without spending a million bucks) and take classes online along with live coaching. Use the coupon code "akron" at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronStories:Dick Goddard RememberedAkron Police Raids Find All Sorts of StuffAkron Want Your Feedback on a ProjectThe city has not disclosed the estimated cost for the project, which is still being developed. Information about the project is available at https://www.akronohio.gov/cms/site/ef5558f56ea33a39/index.html.Residents can submit comments and questions to Christine Jonke at CJonke@akronohio.gov or the Akron Engineering Bureau, 166 South High Street, Design Division Room 701, Akron, Ohio, 44308. Comments must be submitted by March 29.The COVID LOTTERYOhio Lawmakers:Stripe a distracted driving law of it's teethNew state bill aims to curb racially motivated fake 911 callsSome Ohio lawmakers are introducing a new bill that is aimed at cutting down on fake 911 calls. Democratic State Rep. Thomas West of Canton says people are calling police on Black Ohioans while they are doing things as simple as sitting in parked cars making phone calls. Under the new bill, which has yet to be filed, victims of such calls could sue in civil court. And callers could be required to complete an implicit bias training program. It’s named “Darren’s Law” after Darren Cooper, an Ohio social worker who was the target of a false call in August.Did You Enjoy This Show?Tell a friend to go to akronpodcast.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Feb 27

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The city is voting to rezone for the redevelopment of Chapel Hill Mall. Here is a link to the Redeveopment PlanSPONSOR: School of PodcastingStart Your Podcast and use the coupon code "akron" at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and start your podcast today. Welcome Hom Akron Program at https://www.akronohio.gov/cms/AkronLiving/index.htmlAkron Rubber Ducks Release their 2021 Schedule. https://www.milb.com/akron/news/mlb-announces-2021-akron-rubberducks-scheduleLock 3 Gets a $1 Million DonationSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Feb 20

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Sponsor: School of PodcastingStart your podcast by going to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akronTimeline00:10 Summit Mall Closes Due to Rowdy teens01:28 Vaccination Website ( Story) (website)02:47 Covid Deaths03:30 New Plan To Help Felons Get JobsIf you like the show, tell a friend.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Dec 2020

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SPONSOR: Schoolofpodcasting.com use the coupon code Akron when you sign up. Lots of businesses left us in 2020, see the listTwo of the businesses were caused by downtown construction. Lebron has purchased tangier's and plans to use it as a resource for financial-literacy advice, job training and recreational activities for area youth. He is truly making a difference and that is why Time Magazine voted him Athlete of the year. See StoryHoliday Lights Lake Anna Holiday Lights are shinning from now through Jan. 3. Enjoy the free holiday light display at Lake Anna Park in Barberton, 615 W. Park Avenue. Lights come on at 5 p.m. and stay on until 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays.• From 5 to 9 p.m., Dec. 26, Dec. 27, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, visit the Akron Zoo’s Wild Lights holiday light display. The evening will be full of fun with free carousel rides, Holly Jolly Hillside featuring lighted animals and trees synchronized to music, classic holiday town, and much more. Tickets must be purchased in advance and must have a reserved time slot to enter due to COVID and social distancing. All guests, ages 10 and older, are required to wear a COVID face covering at all times when in the Akron Zoo. Visit www.akronzoo.org for tickets.Highland ThrowbacksVINTAGE APPAREL & ACCESSORIEShttps://www.highlandthrowbacks.com/#/Hair Discrimination is Now Illegal in AkronTara Mosley-Samples is an Akron councilwoman who has been serving the city for seven years.Akron City Council recently passed legislation making hair discrimination illegal.The legislation, also known as The CROWN Act was presented by samples and councilman Rich Swirsky almost a year ago."Say, if they fire you or tell you that you need to change your hair color, it’s like telling someone they need to change their, I don’t know, the color of their skin. This is something that is near and dear to them. They now will have the opportunity here in our city to go to our Akron Civil Rights Commission and file a complaint stating they were discriminated against because of the style of their hair or the natural state of their hair."According to the official national CROWN Act campaign, CROWN stands for “create a respectful and open world for natural hair.”Samples hopes that other cities throughout the state will adopt the CROWN Act.The Crown Act Makes it Cool to do WHATEVER YOU WANT With your Hair. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Dec 2020

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Today I voted early down on Grant street. The line looks like it goes on forever. Don't fret, that's due to everyone staying six feed apart. The large ten holds about 100 people that are all going through loops and then you are ushered in four to six people. When you get inside there is plexiglass between you and all the workers. I didn't see any idiots wearing their mask over their chin. For more information about voting see https://www.vote411.org/ohio2020 CENSUSYou can still fil out the census. This is SO IMPORTANT to helping Akron get federal funding. see https://2020census.gov/en/important-dates.htmlLouie's Bar and Grill Going Out of BusinessLouie's Bar and Grill is going out of business on October 18th. This is so sad.SPONSOR: SCHOOL OF PODCASTINGStart your podcast by going to www.schoolofpodcasitng.com/akron and use the coupon cod akron. City Owned Video Door Bells - Good Idea?While this would give the police "eyes" in "high crime neighborhoods" are you OK with a free video doorbell? see https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/akron-canton-news/akron-doorbell-camera-proposal-leaves-some-residents-with-privacy-concernsAkron-Canton Regional Foodbank Seeks VolunteersThe National Guard is slowly moving out from their assignment of helping.There is a 41 percent increase in people who are using this service, many for the first time. Can you help?Go to https://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/volunteer for more information. Need food? see https://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/need-foodPublishing Schedule Over the Next Six WeeksI'm in the process of moving from Cuyahoga Falls to Akron. In addtion to pickign up everything I own and moving it 15 minutes south, I am painting, updating kitchen, bathroom and other projects (ever seen the movie the money pit?). So things should return to a more stable publishing time come December 1st. Subscribe to the show at www.akronpodcast.com and have the episodes delivered to your device (for free) the minute they are available. SUPPORT THE SHOW?Help the show,iSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Oct 2020

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SPONSOR: School of PodcastingStart your podcast and be heard. Save 20% using the coupon code akron when you go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronShoppers save up to 30% at participating Akron shopshttps://colu.com/blog/supporting-black-owned-businesses-in-akron-some-other-ways-to-get-involved/Android AppiPhone AppLarry Householder Arrested for Briberyhttps://beaconjournal.com/news/20200721/ohio-house-speaker-larry-householder-4-others-charged-in-60m-bribery-case-tied-to-bailout-of-akronrsquos-energy-harborThe Gorge Dam to Be Removedhttps://www.facebook.com/139561179458303/posts/3124900567591001Summit County Fair is onhttps://www.facebook.com/240107089380317/posts/3238144399576556Summit Country Libraries Open Up Next weekhttps://www.facebook.com/139561179458303/posts/3124557114292013Hate Wearing a Mask?https://www.facebook.com/240107089380317/posts/3238144399576556Medical marijuana operation hopes to expandhttps://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200718/medical-marijuana-operation-near-chapel-hill-plans-35-million-expansionSobriety checkshttps://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200717/sobriety-checkpoints-planned-for-next-weekendSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jul 2020

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Wearing a mask in public is now mandatory as Summit County goes into "code 3" status. Get your very own akronpodcast.com mask at the Akron Podcast Store (and support the show)Masks are MandatoryBrowns Give Season Ticket Holders a BreakRacoons Ruin a 300,000 HomeLebron's Foundation Taking Over Part of The Tangier Event CenterSummit County Cares Program Help You Pay Utilities - read moreWest Akron Scores Poorly on Pop up COVID testingSPONSOR: SCHOOL OF PODCASTINGStart your podcast by going to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and using the coupon code akronSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jul 2020

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Rent ReliefA Summit County program to help residents pay their rents and mortgages during the coronavirus pandemic is now accepting applications.Through the Summit County CARES program, eligible residents will receive up to four months of rent or mortgage payments, up to $5,000, with the first round of payments expected to be dispersed in late July or early August.The United Way will work directly with landlords and banks and issue payments directly to them, not to residents, for delinquent rent or mortgage amounts. The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services will determine eligibility for applicants.The application period opened Monday and will remain open through July 17. Residents can apply online at summitcountycares.org Start Podcasting at the School of PodcastingGo to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron. Sheraton Suites ShootingPolice are investigating an apparent homicide Saturday night at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.Anyone with more information is encouraged to call the Cuyahoga Falls detectives line at 330-971-8334 or the Crime Fighters Tip Line at 330-971-8477.Cedar Point Opens Thursdayhttps://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200705/cedar-point-visit-this-summer-requires-advanced-legwork-and-healthy-body-mdash-park-opens-thursdayEllet High School Brickshttps://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/akron/you-can-have-a-brick-from-former-home-of-akron-ellet-high-school/95-d341d991-c2b7-411e-a081-3b3f3ea2e81cMonroe Elementary Demolitionhttps://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200629/demolition-planned-for-tallmadge-elementary-schoolTaxes Due the 15th!Don't Forget.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jul 2020

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SPONSOR: School of PodcastingSave 20% when you use the coupon code akron at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronVP Mike Pence coming to LordstownThe Tunnel Project is DoneHamburger sold at Walmart, other stores recalled for possible E. coli contaminationFederal Agencies are now looking for suspected shooter of Na’Kia CrawfordFamily Fun O'Neil Woods Metro Park Our website is www.akronpodcast.com - tell a friendSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jun 2020

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SPONSOR:School of Podcasting. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron to save 20%Police are looking for the killer of Na’Kia Crawford who was shot and killed this past weekend. There is a reward for any information leading to the arrest and indictment of the killer. 330-375-2490 or 330-3752tip330-434-cops (summit county crimestoppers)Racism is Declared a Public Health CrisisMeanwhile at the Country Fairs you can sell items with the confederate flag. Ohio's unemployment fund is broke. Voting Campaign this Friday on Juneteenth at www.akronvotes20202.com July 4th will have synchronized neighborhood fireworks displays.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jun 2020

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Akron Outlaws ChokeholdsBlack Owned Businesseshttps://thedevilstrip.com/black-owned-businesses/Summer Camp Is openhttps://akron.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=1654389 Year Old Dick Goddard has COVIDAkron Schools Are Distributing FoodSPONSOR: School of PodcastingStart your podcast worry free with a 30-day money-back Guarentee by going to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akronSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jun 2020

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Mayor Horrigan's was at the protests last weekend - to listen. He did a town hall meeting to address questions and address issues (bulk pickup is coming!)TOPIC INCLUDE:Bulk PickupThe Mayor actually went to the protestsNew Policemen added to the police force.Update on the census - take the censusThe Mayor is open to feedbackUsing Tear gas during the protestsHelping the businesses that were damagedWhen will Akron go back to normal?Is the city going to declare racism a public health crisis?Most things are opening on June 10thWhite people please watch the 13th documentary on Youtube (free)SPONSOR:Save 20% using the coupon code akron at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and start your podcast today. Join worry free with a money-back guarantee.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jun 2020

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In this episode you will hear about both Chapel Hill and Summit Mall closing.Brubaker's Pub in Downtown is closing for goodA UPS Driver was held upAnyone with information is asked to call Akron detectives at 330-375-2490, or 330-375-2Tip; Summit County Crimestoppers, 330-434-COPS; or text TIPSCO to 274637Drive through the Cleveland Zoo more informationSPONSOR: The School of Podcastinggo to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron to save 20%Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jun 2020

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In this episodeThe Diamond Grille is coming backThe Akron Zoo is waiting for the Mike Dewine to give the green light.The Akron Canton airport is in need of financial help quickly.Summit Lake continues its face lift thanks to the Knight Foundation.The Worst Zip Code with COVID-19 see mapAkron Recycling AppI Promise Housing ComingSPONSOR:The School of Podcasting can help you plan, launch, and grow your podcast at www.scholofpodcasting.com/akron use the coupon code akron to save 20%Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

May 2020

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The Bad NewsFather's Day and Stan Hywet CloseJuly Soap Box Derbie ChampionshipsCoronavirus in Ohio | Impact on Akron area: Summit County has 1,277 cases, 161 deaths; Ohio up to 33,006 cases, 2,002 deathsSPONSOR:Start your podcast at the School of Podcasting. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron to save 20%The Good NewsGyms Can ReopenThe Y branches in downtown Akron (Kohl Family Y), Barberton (Lake Anna), Cuyahoga Falls (Riverfront), Firestone Park, Green and Wadsworth will open Tuesday but not all previous activities will be offered and hours will be limited. The Y plans to monitor the opening and gradually offer more options and hoursCleveland Clinic Akron General’s three LifeStyle centers will reopen in two stages.The centers, located in Bath, Green and Stow, will open Tuesday to Cleveland Clinic Akron General employees and June 1 to all membersThe Salvation Army in Summit County is scheduled to reopen its youth-serving education program, The Learning Zone, with increased safety protocols beginning Monday, June 1.Pre-school and day-care attendees are scheduled to begin June 1 while older kids start their summer program Monday, June 8.Precautions include:• Daily temperature checks of children. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be sent home.Providers will wear masks. Parents and caregivers might be asked to wear masks.• Smaller class sizes. Maximum class size for preschoolers and school-aged children is nine. Toddlers class will be limited to six.• Children will wash hands as they enter and leave a building.• No field trips are planned.• Toys, teaching aids and surfaces will be cleaned after each use.The Salvation Army-run program is open to Summit County residentsDonations are needed to cover increased costs of service delivery during the coronavirus pandemic. Go to www.SalvationArmyAkron.org or call 330-958-3751.RUNNING CLUBThe Akron Running Project is a collaboration between local businesses, running crews and organizations that share a passion for the sport.Runners who join can look forward to cross-training classes, weekly challenges and incentives and discounts and special offers from the small businesses involved, according to the news release.Partners include the Akron Marathon Charitable Corp., Portage Lakes Running Club, Orange Theory Fitness of Akron and Copley, Second Sole Running Store, Run Well Be Well and Yoga Bliss AkronTo be part of the no-fees, just-for-fun fun Akron Running Project, register at raceroster.com/events/2020/31949/the-akron-running-project and sign up for regular email updates. This will serve as the hub for the project.Join Akron Running Project’s Strava group and log your running to be eligible for prizes.Follow @AkronMarathon, @PLXrunningclub, @SecondSoleAkrun and @RunWellBeWell for the most immediate information.For more information on the Akron Running Project, visit akronmarathon.org/akronrunning-project. TELL A FRIENDTell your friends about akronpodcast.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

May 2020

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JC Penny Last Day to Shop May 27thAkron Summer ActivitiesWebsites Mentioned:www.lock3live.comwww.inaturalist.org/projects/akron-birds Ohio State Fair Cancelled80% of those who stayed home are now going out and aboutUndercover agents keeping bars safeOutdoor places start to reopen.Sponsor: School of PodcastingGo to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron to save 20%Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

May 2020

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00:19 Akron Stats From the Mayor01:36 Dates For Reopenings01:52 Akron Pools02:52 Delta Suspends Akron Canton Until September04:07 The Malls Open Tomorrow04:47 Highest Infected Zip Codes05:33 Volunteer to Make Masks06:49 Goodwill is Open08:48 No Dates For DaycareSponsor: School of PodcastingStart your podcast today at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron to save on your purchaseMentioned in the ShowFill out the census at https://2020census.gov/Summa Support: 330-375-3247 volunteer@summahealth.orgTell a Friend About the Akron Podcast!www.akronpodcast.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

May 2020

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00:11 Meat Shortage on the Way01:57 Tallmadge Closures03:04 Summit Mall is Opening on the 12th05:13 Mayor Horrigan Delivers Some Stats08:27 Rubber Ducks Update09:12 Akron Board of EducationSponsor: www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron (use the coupon code akron)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

May 2020

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City of Akron bring back some furloughed employeesSmall Businesses get 1.5 millionUniversity of Akron Homework HotlinesGyms are still waiting for word on when they can openVoting percentagesSalvation Army giving out To-go OrderMentioned in this EpisodeU of A Homework Hotlinehttps://www.uakron.edu/education/homework/parentsSummit County Sherrif's WIC Programwww.scph.org/wic/contact330-375-2142Sponsor: School of PodcastingStart your podcast today. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Apr 2020

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Reopening OhioYesterday Governor Mike DeWine had a press conference to discuss reopening the state.On May 4, manufacturing, distribution and construction operations will be allowed to resume with strict safety instructions in place. That same day, general offices can resume operations, but DeWine strongly emphasized that those who can work from home are encouraged to continue doing so.On May 12, consumer retail and services can resume as long as facial coverings are worn by employees — with customers strongly urged to do the same.Akron Pride Festival CancelledThe Akron Pride Festival and Equality March will not take place this summer in line with other city events canceled because of coronavirus concerns.The group said plans are underway for the 2021 festival.SPONSOR: School of PodcastingStart your podcast by going to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron to save 20% when you sign upTracers Will Track VirusIf you get the virus you will work with "tracers" who will call anyone you've come in contact with to get them tested. We are testing many more people. This will help control the spread of the virus.Summit Count Library Furloughs 339EmployeesCheck out hoopladigital.com for ebooks and audiobooks that tie into the library system. There is also the Libby app (through overdirve.com ) that allows you to check out digital media.Six New Symptoms of COVID-19Chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and a loss of taste or smellMetro Bus Requires MasksSummit County’s bus system said Monday that customers and employees must wear face masks beginning Wednesday to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Face coverings “are mandatory for Metro employees and passengers,” Metro said in a news release.SPONSOR: School of PodcastingStart your podcast by going to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akron to save 20% when you sign upSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Apr 2020

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Action For Akron Free Marketing AdviceMarketing communications agency Kleidon & Associates is pledging a complementary half-hour consultation for any nonprofit or small business to help them effectively navigate this crisis. The offer is available from now through April.  This effort is a part of Kleidon’s Action for Akron, a pro bono program that the company started several years ago to help nonprofit agencies develop their communication materials. Companies and nonprofits that wish to seek assistance from Kleidon & Associates can schedule a session at www.kleidon.com/actionforakron or by calling (330 666-5984. All consultations will be held via video conferencing. Akron Aviators ABA BasketballThe Akron Aviators is a professional men’s minor league basketball team based in Akron, OH playing in the iconic American Basketball Association (ABA). Founded in May of 2017, the Aviators are currently playing in our third season. The Akron Aviators boast family-friendly entertainment and great basketball for fans of all ages.7 of our players have either been signed overseas, chosen for US Select Teams, or invited to pro training camps and is an excellent stepping stone for players looking to further their career and also a great home for talented players in the Northeast Ohio region.Their schedule is supposed to kick off in November with their home games being played at Hyre CLC. For more information see https://akronaviators.com/Linda Theater Spread Message of HopeThe owner Ted Bare (who also owns the Highland Theater and Leonardo's pizza) is keeping his 50 employees on payroll and was thankful his pizza customers have kept his 47-year-old restaurant, busy enough to support the staff. On the Marquee of the Linda Theater is reads, “Faith, Hope and Love. Stay safe neighbors."NFL Alumni Association HQ Coming to CantonA national headquarters for the NFL Alumni Association will be built at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. There is a hall of fame villiage?22 People Charged For Violating Stay at Home OrderViolating an order from the health department is prosecuted as a second-degree misdemeanor, and records from the three municipal courts in Summit County show 22 people have had charges filed against them by local police as of Thursday.The common thread between the cases is that every person charged with violating the order also was charged with another crime. Barberton Police Public Information Officer Marty Eberhart said the majority of people who are out and about have nothing to worry about; officers are not stopping people simply to enforce the order.One man was stopped by police for leaving a grocery store with the “distinct imprint of large cans in each pocket,” according to a police report. He was found to be shoplifting and since his “sole reason for visiting Giant Eagle was to steal beer” he was charged with violating the order along with theft, the police report said.Barberton has cracked down on the most people for violating the order in Summit County, with 13 charged in Barberton Municipal Court.SEXTORTION SCAM MAKING THE ROUNDS AGAINSeveral individuals have reported to the Summit County Sheriff's Office that they have been targeted with emails attempting to extort money from them. Recipients are told that spyware has monitored their computer activity and a video has been recorded of them visiting porn sites. Unless the recipient pays $2000.00 in bitcoins, the hacker will share his video with your family, friends, employer, etc. Once payment is made, the hacker promises to delete the video and go away. These so-called 'sextortion' scams are nothing more than 'phishing' expeditions whereby millions of emails are sent to random individuals in the hope that someone with a guilty conscience will panic and pay.If you receive one of these emails - DO NOT RESPOND, DO NOT PAY, DELETE.VOTING DEADLINESImportant BALLOT RETURN deadlines for the Ohio 2020 Primary :Getting a Ballot:In order to receive a ballot by mail for the 2020 Ohio Primary Election, your request for an absentee ballot application must be physically at the board office by NOON on Saturday, April 25th.Election extension● RETURNING A BALLOT IN PERSON TO 470 GRANT STREET, 44311 - APRIL 28TH AT 7:30 PM● RETURNING A BALLOT BY US MAIL - BALLOT MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 27TH TO BE COUNTABLEDon't forget to use the secure ballot drop box located outside the front door of 470 Grant Street, Akron, 44311! Do not bring ballots into the building!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Apr 2020

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Governor to Reveal Plans to Open the State On MondayGovernor Mike Dewine said on 4/23 during his press conference that he will reveal the plan to move forward on Monday 4/27Lock 3 is Locked DownMayor Dan Horrigan and Akron’s Office of Integrated Development, which oversees Lock 3 Park and all city recreation, said in a news release that there will be no large concerts or festivals at Lock 3 Park downtown. However, many smaller events are still scheduled but will be reconsidered and possibly reconfigured with the public and city employees’ health in mind.The city announced that all downtown events with an expected attendance of 250 or more are postponed until 2021.Akron’s Stan Hywet to open grounds for visitors to stroll gardens for free amid the pandemicAkron’s historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens will open its gates to pandemic-weary residents to take a stroll — albeit at a socially acceptable distance from one another.The first day the grounds will be open to the public free of charge will be Friday April 24th.The first hour and half from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be reserved for senior citizens with the remaining hours being from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no public restroom facilities available.The historic home is at 714 North Portage Path in Akron.The decision to open the grounds was made with the blessing of the Summit County Health Department SPONSOR:Start your podcast today and utilize all the tools at the School of Podcasting including:Step by step tutorialsA private Facebook group filled with brilliant podcasting mindsLive group coaching sessionsPriority email support.For more information see www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronDrive-up Coronavirus TestingRite Aid will open a self-swab testing location Wednesday at the Rite Aid at 4053 S. Main St. near state Route 619 in Green, near the Portage Lakes.People getting tested must remain in their vehicles during the entire process. In line with Centers for Disease Control recommendations, those seeking tests should wear a cloth covering over the nose and mouth.The program is not intended for people experiencing emergency warning signs.Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to preregister online at riteaid.com to schedule a time slot for testing1.5 Million in Funding To Small BusinessesMore than 300 small businesses in Summit County will receive a total of more than $1.5 million in funding through a program created to provide emergency relief during the coronavirus pandemic.Summit County and the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that 311 small businesses in the county will receive funding from the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program.The grant program, which Summit County Council approved last month, provides grants of up to $5,000 to small for-profit businesses affected by COVID-19.Businesses in operation for at least a year prior to March 15, 2020, with three to 25 employees and more than 50% of their employees residing in Summit County were eligible.At the application deadline on April 13, there were more than 1,000 applicants, resulting in more than 600 eligible applications that were reviewed by the Grant Underwriting Team.Fifty-one percent of eligible applicants received grant awards.Support Local Businesses by Buying a Gift CardWhile many people are losing their jobs, if that is not you, then maybe you can help others. Currently according to a support local site on USA Today, there are 33 companies in Akron that you could purchase a gift card to help them through this tough period.Click HERE to see a list.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Apr 2020

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Mayor Dan Horrigan's town hall meeting will be played in this podcast. Other stories include:400 Non-Essential Companies were shut downGiant Eagle is listing shows that may have had confirmed cases in the building.See website (https://www.gianteagle.com/store-cleansing)How Avenue construction updatedAkron pushes back on Sewer consultant charging $550/hrNeed a Podcast?Check out the School of Podcasting at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronfounded by Akron's own, Hall of Fame podcaster Dave Jackson. Like the show?Tell a friend or donate (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/davejackson) to keep the doors open. Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Mar 2020

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Full show notes HERE (http://akronpodcast.com/?p=380) Tell a friend about www.akronpodcast.com (http://www.akronpodcast.com) Support the show, buy Dave a coffee (http://www.buydaveacoffee..com/davejackson) . Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Mar 2020

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Full show notes at http://akronpodcast.com/joann-stores-to-help-make-medical-supplies/ (http://akronpodcast.com/joann-stores-to-help-make-medical-supplies/) Mentioned In This Episode School of Podcasting (http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start) JOANN Stores (http://www.joannstores.com/) gaccovid19.org (http://gaccovid19.org/) Support The Show www.buymeacoffee.com/davejackson (https://my.captivate.fm/www.buymeacoffee.com/davejackson) Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Mar 2020

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Today we talk about Five Coronavirus Cases in Summit County Go to traffic court via Skype The Unemployment office is closed Planet Fitness Streams Free Online Workouts Full show notes at http://akronpodcast.com/covid-19-in-akron/ (http://akronpodcast.com/covid-19-in-akron/) SPONSOR: Start your podcast today. (https://www.podcastingaffiliates.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=100) Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Mar 2020

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250 Sidewalks Are Out of Luck When it Comes to Being Repaired Citizens and property owners have identified 410 sidewalk sections that need replaced. The 2020 budget will take care of 160 of them. While property owners can hire someone to do the work, there’s an incentive for some to get a quote from the city. If the damage is caused by the roots of trees planted by the city of Akron, the money to replace the sidewalk comes out of the city’s general fund, not the property owners’ pocketbook. In really bad cases, the city replaces the tree with another that doesn’t have such a sprawling root system. But “if it’s just normal wear and tear on the sidewalks,” Public Service Director Chris Ludle told City Council this week, “then we will assess them $25.25 per [foot].” The funding breakdown for the projects is $405,000 in municipal borrowing, which is repaid through income tax collections, and $150,000 in estimated assessments for private property owners who by law must maintain sidewalks. If you get stuck with the bill you can spread it out over five years as an additional charge on property tax bills. For the first time, the city is adding money ($50,000) to make sidewalks accessible to wheelchairs around Akron’s community centers and parks. The process for adding a sidewalk in your neighborhood starts with a complaint.. A city engineer then assess the project, determining the extent of the damage and who’s responsible to pay for the fix. To add a sidewalk section to the city’s list, call 3-1-1 inside Akron, 330-375-2311 from outside the city or visit https://311.akronohio.gov/csrsite/csr/eula (https://311.akronohio.gov/csrsite/csr/eula) . City Council has moved the 2020 sidewalk budget for approval at the next regular public meeting on Monday. Daylight Saving Time Non Binding Ban Passed Most of the Ohio Senate is tired of changing their clocks twice a year, and they want the U.S. Congress to stop the madness.. That’s why they passed a non-binding resolution 31 to 1 February 25th urging the federal government to remove the requirement that states on DST only use it during specific dates (the second Sunday in March through the first Sunday in November). “This is basically government induced biannual jet lag,” Sen. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, said. U.S. states and territories can stay on standard time year round. That’s what Hawaii, Arizona and Puerto Rico do, but Roegner said that’s not ideal. She’d rather have more light in the evenings. “You’ll have more time to get out and exercise,” Roegner said. “It has also been shown that there’s a reduction in crime because of the lighter hours later.” Standard time supporters say most people don’t want to wake, get ready and send their kids to wait for the school bus in the dark. Start our PodcastStep by step tutorials Live group coaching (get your questions asked) Private Facebook filled with other brilliant podcasting minds Priority email support with private instructional videos (ask a question expect a video answer) 30-day money-back Guarantee Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start (http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start) Akron Events Calendar http://akronpodcast.com/events/ (http://akronpodcast.com/events/) Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Mar 2020

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In this episode: Amazon looking to add 3000 jobs The Mess That is Route 8 Begins Reverend Angley Settles New Law Used to Stop Dollar General State Representative Bill Roemer Wants to Kill e-Check Tracy Morgan and Mike Tyson coming to MGM (https://mgmnorthfieldpark.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment.html) Start Your PodcastJoin the School of Podcasting and get access to Step by step tutorials Live group coaching Private Facebook group for networking See (http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start) Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Feb 2020

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Billboard UpdateI had previously mentioned the billboard for Route 8, but the city was blocking it? At-large Councilwoman Linda Omobien and Ward 4 representative Russ Neal voted in favor of the billboard construction, which was defeated. James Hardy, deputy mayor for integrated development, said his staff would reach out to offer assistance to the business owner, who has previously told the Beacon Journal that the city doesn’t care about him. Ohio Bill Puts the Ownership on DoctorsA new Ohio bill seeks to restrict gender identity medical treatments for transgender youths by penalizing the doctors who prescribe them. Republican Reps. Ron Hood of Ashville and Bill Dean of Xenia plan to introduce the “Protect Vulnerable Children Act” this week. Physicians could be charged with a third-degree felony for attempting therapeutic or surgical procedures intended to alter the gender of someone under age 18. Parents could also file civil lawsuits against physicians for providing treatment. LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Ohio plans to fight the legislation until the end of the session Beloved Morning Man Stan Piatt Dies at 68For 35 years Piatt reveled in anchoring a morning comedy show on radio station WNIR (100.1-FM), bringing laughter to thousands of Greater Akron listeners by utilizing a quirky cast of regular callers and his own relentless sense of humor. Goodyear Had a Poor 2019Goodyear ended 2019 with large losses for the fourth quarter and the full year, sending its shares plunging on Tuesday. The company did well in the United States but faces a challenging global environment and as a result, will continue to focus on cost control and working capital management, its top executive said. The Akron tire maker on Tuesday said it lost $392 million, or $1.68 per share, on revenue of $3.7 billion for the fourth quarter ending. Dec. 31. That compares to a profit of $110 million, or 47 cents per share, on revenue of nearly $3.9 billion a year ago. The Akron Airport is Closing One RunwayThere are two runways at what used to be known as Akron Fulton airport (now Akron Executive Airport) and one runway is going to be closed so that more development of the land can take place. Today, AKR services around 20,000 flights annually, including flights by pilots in training. The passengers on incoming and outgoing flights range from corporate employees to athletes to celebrities, many of whom include PGA golfers and country musicians. Children’s Hospital utilizes the airport as a base for dispatching their helicopter and an ambulance. Lee Brice, Caroline Jones, and Bill Engvall at the Civic Next WeekBrice and Jones will bring their country music together on February 22nd, and Bill Engall will bring his stand up comedy on the 28th. For more information see https://www.akroncivic.com/ Start Your PodcastCheck out the School of Podcasting at www.schoolofpodcasting.com (www.schoolofpodcasting.com) Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Feb 2020

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Canton Police Bust A Bunch PervsKudos for the Beacon Journal for listing their names. For those who are fans of the Game of Thrones television show, "SHAME, SHAME, SHAME..." Route 8 Billboard BattleAhead of a $125 million project to replace the state Route 8 bridge, the Ohio Department of Transportation bought and demolished the plumbing and trucking businesses below it. But the neighboring two car garage at Duane’s Auto Body, which Duane Bartoe has owned and operated for six years on East North Street, wasn’t so lucky. Bartoe got no state offer to sell, which he would have used to relocate his Akron business. Instead, he said the state warned him that the bridge work would probably close the road outside his garage for the next five years. It's kind of hard to fix cars when you can't get to the garage. So he’s looking to lease his property to Conteers LLC, a Sidney, Ohio, company that operates billboards. This would be very tall and end up being 55 feet above the bridge. “My first and foremost concern is the business owner,” said Councilwoman Tara Samples, one of the few at City Hall to show support for the billboard request in her ward. “He’s been down there for a long time. He’s watched a lot of the businesses around him get bought up or close. He’s really down there by himself.” Any billboard requires a conditional use permit in Akron. And the city, so far, has rejected Conteers’ permit request. Councilman Jeff Fusco, who chairs the Planning Committee, said he will ask colleagues if they have all the information they need to vote Monday. City officials say the billboard would be an unwanted and aesthetically displeasing distraction for drivers, as well as too tall for normal consideration. My favorite is it will block the view of a few trees and a looking into the Juvenile detention center. According the Beacon Journal, "Mayor Dan Horrigan’s planning staff, “which remains decisively opposed to the proposed use,” reiterated these concerns in recommending that Council also reject the billboard permit, which the state has separately approved." Kevin Wasie runs Exactly Real Estate on main Main Street. He’s excited about construction and revitalization in downtown Akron, but he’s troubled by the lack of opportunity to advertise his small business. According to Kevin if you want on a billboard its almost a monopoly as all the billboards are run by two companies. “There were so many events that I didn’t even know about,” Wasie told the council Monday about moving back to the area. “And I think that so many people outside of Akron don’t even know about so much of the great stuff going on down here that you guys are all a part of putting together …” “In my opinion,” he continued, “this should not be a question of whether we should or should not allow the billboard. The question should be how do we get more companies like Conteers investing in our community and how do we get more megaphones to tell our stories so people really know who we are.” The lawyer for the billboard company said it would obstruct 'only five to 10 trees.“ Support The Show Buy me " a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/davejackson) " Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Feb 2020

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Cleveland Clinic Akron General is offering a free eight-week healthy lifestyle challenge.Healthy Akron, a Healthy Communities Initiative created to educate, encourage and empower area residents to make healthy lifestyle choices, is kicking off the challenge on Thursday, Feb. 6. Participants will meet once a week on Thursday evenings to hear a talk on topics such as nutrition, fitness and chronic diseases, followed by 45 minutes of activity, such as line dancing, aerobics and stretching. Participants are asked to attend all sessions, which begin at 6 p.m. This program, which is patterned after similar programs that have been successfully offered at other Cleveland Clinic health system hospitals, will take place at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, 450 Vernon Odom Blvd. in Akron. While it was created to meet the greatest needs of residents who live in the neighborhoods near the hospital, it is open to all. Registration is requested but walk-in participants will be accepted. To register, call 330-344-1442. The first session will include health screenings such as body mass index, blood pressure, prostate cancer and breast exams. Participants can earn points by attending the Thursday programming, as well as some events held by the partner groups on other days. Prizes will be awarded to the top three point earners and the two people who experience the highest percentage of weight loss. Akron Mattress Consumed in FlamesA fire destroyed an Akron mattress factory and warehouse Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, on East Exchange Street, creating plumes of smoke that were visible miles away through the afternoon. The company located at 601 E. Exchange St., near the University of Akron campus and state Route 8 was reported to the Akron Fire Department about 11:25 a.m. Saturday Taking the School Board To SchoolIn the past to speak to the School Board you had to sign up in advance. The new policy, which Vice President N.J. Akbar drafted and the board discussed in committee last week, would allow for in-person sign-ups just before a meeting started. People could also email their requests to speak ahead of time. School boards by law do not have to include time during their meetings for public input, but almost all do. If they do, they must make the process reasonable. The backlash from the local policy’s restrictions included threats of voting against any levy request. The board’s four new members have said they heard complaints about the policy on the campaign trail, and board members last year said reviewing it would be a priority in 2020. The full board has not yet reviewed the new policy, which would have to go through three readings before it would take effect. The first reading is slated for the next business meeting Feb. 10. The draft also removes the limitation that someone can only speak on an issue six times in one year. Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Feb 2020

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Stan Hywet Hall and Garden and the Akron Zoo are having Job fairs the weekend of February 8th. Stan Hywet Website (https://www.stanhywet.org/careers) Akron Zoo Website (https://www.akronzoo.org/employment) JC Penny is Leaving Chapel HillIt has been announced that JC Penny will be leaving Chapel Hill mall April 24th Homicide UpdateThe man has been identified as Bradley Harvey, 33, of Akron. Chief Investigator Gary Guenther said the preliminary cause of death was gunshot wounds to the head and neck. Akron Police Lt. Michael Miller said Harvey was found shot inside a parked car in the 1000 block of Winton Avenue around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. He said on Thursday that there are no witnesses or suspects. Miller said Friday that the investigation is ongoing. The Beacon Journal has created an interactive map to track homicides in Akron (https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=19rNiGBm0Sl1YVkAxmW8V59XFjTnyLeQN) . As of Jan. 31, there have been four, per information from Akron police. Senator Rob Portman Votes No WitnessesThe Senator has stated he will vote to acquit President Trump. Entertainment NewsDancing with Stars Tour Comes to the Civic The tour delivers a spectacular night of dance performances from world-renowned dancers including Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, with more surprise casting to be announced. More information (https://www.akroncivic.com/shows/177) Suzanne Westenhoefer w/ Brooke Cartus February 7th No one ever accused Suzanne of being subtle, not the shuttle driver who took her to the airport, the woman she was in line with at the grocery store yesterday and certainly not her audiences. Subtle, she is not. More Information (https://www.akroncivic.com/shows/207) Rocky Horror Picture Show February 7th - Kent Stage Door open at 11 with the show starting at midnight. More Information (https://www.thekentstage.com/e/rocky-horror-picture-show-91809427469/) Support the Show Buy Dave a Coffee (buymeacoffee.com/davejackson) and help pay for bandwidth, studio expenses and more. Tell Your Friends About the Akron Podcast! Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Feb 2020

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I don’t know about you, but when I turn on the news I cringe or cry. I do not hear to put on rose-colored glasses, but I also know there is actual NEWS that is happening right in my backyard and I never hear about. I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and I can’t explain why but I love it. I love the people, the places, the history of a people who never give up. After moving away for a few years and living in Cleveland, I wanted to really get to know the place I call home. Future TopicsLocal News Entertainment Events Schedules Updates on what your politicians are doing in a non-biased, “just the facts” manner. Whatever else you want to hear Support this podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donations

Jan 2020

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