|City News Releases
||The City of
Akron and the Civil Service Personnel Association Have Reached a Tentative Agreement
NEW YORKS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE WILL DELIVER
2006 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LECTURE
Skating Rink Open through January 29 with Skating Lessons and More
County Public Library presents "Madden Madness 2006" Madden NFL 2006
||IMPORTANT FACELIFT FOR
HIGHLAND SQUARE PLAN IS READY
Akron is Fun for Everyone
The 10th Annual First Night® Akron celebration is Dec. 31, 2005
in downtown Akron.
Luminaries Light Up Downtown Landscape
The City of Akron installed 30 luminaries along Main Street Thursday afternoon for
this years First Night® Akron festivities.
||Top 100 Cities
for Healthy Pregnancies Honored
Akron, Ohio Places Top 20 - California Ranks Best among States
Financial Accounting Lauded Again
Recognized for Two Decades of Awards
HOLIDAY WISHES TO A WOUNDED SOLDIER
I'm sure many of you are currently writing cards to friends and family. If you
can, please send an extra one (or 10, or 20) to our American military heroes who are
recuperating from wounds this Christmas Season, ...
||HUD to Send
$3M Plus to Akron
Help for Homeless
Donates 3,000 Masks for First Nights Popular Mask Making Event
Mask Making will take place at The Shoppes
at Akron Centre from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 31st.
Returning to Normal
Taste/Odor Issues Remedied
Court Sides With Akron in Officer's Firing
williams v. city of akron, case no. 2004-0695
9th district court of appeals (summit county)
Akron's Sister City to Perform at Lock 3
Visitors to Lock 3 Park are invited to enjoy performances by the Folklore
Moderner Tanzclub Chemnitz (Chemnitz Folk Modern Dance Club), a group of dancers from
Akron's sister city of Chemnitz, Germany.
||AKRON TO BENEFIT
FROM LOCKHEED DEAL
LOCKHEED WINS $149M DEAL FOR UNMANNED AIRSHIP
Mayor to Establish Scholarship Fund
ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION TO
HOLD SCHOOL DESIGN INSTITUTE IN AKRON
Mayor of Akron, City and School Officials to
Seek Design Solutions for Public Schools
ABS OVERHAUL OPERATIONS TO STAY
Mayor Don Plusquellic is sending a proposal to Akron City Council tonight that will aid in
retaining more than two dozen jobs in the city.
Own Lantern at Lock 3's Children's Lantern Parade!
Kids and their families are invited to get into the holiday spirit and get their
creative juices flowing during a new, fun event at Lock 3: a traditional German Children's
Subsidiary NeoReach Wireless to Provide Metro-Wide Wireless Network for City of Akron
MobilePro Corp., a wireless technology and broadband telecommunications company,
announced today the city of Akron has chosen its NeoReach Wireless Division to design,
deploy and operate a metro-wide wireless network, pending final review and approval of a
pilot network by the city council.
Lighting Extravaganza in Downtown Akron
Kick off the holiday season like never before with a new event at Lock 3 Park in
Downtown Akron on Friday, November 25 at 6:30 pm.
SEEKING LOCAL HUMANITARIANS
ANNUAL CHARLES SALEM AWARD READIED
Fifteen years after his death, Charles Salem, known to friends as Charlie, is still
remembered every year for his humanitarian work in and around Akron.
||CHARGED UP BY
AND OTHER HOLIDAYFEST NEWS
LOCAL ARTS AND ECONOMICS
TWO NEW FUNDS WILL HELP PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE
On the eve of his departure from Akron for the "Factory Automation Asia 2005
Trade Show" in Shanghai, China, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic today announced he will
seek creation of two new funds to promote the economic development and cultural enrichment
of the Greater Akron area.
||Akron Police to
The International Associations of Chiefs of Police and the Motorola Corporation will
honor the Akron Police Department as an award recipient in this years Webber Seavey
Award for quality in law enforcement.
||First Night Akron
2006 Button Artwork Unveiled
First Night Button Artist Martha Kaltenbach unveiled her artwork for First Night®
Akron's 10th admission button Wednesday morning at Akron-Summit County Public
Library's Main Library.
MEETS MAIN STREET
THEN THERE WERE THREE
Go back to a time when your family's television had only three channels, and to change
the channel you had to make a trip all the way from the couch to the set.
A hot water tank two floors above Akrons Department of Taxation has forced the
closing of the tax offices for at least today.
To be Honored in Ceremonies at Civic
Akron area armed forces veterans will be saluted by the community at a special,
free Veterans Day Concert Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre.
E. Market Street Signalization (Summit St. to Goodkirk St.)
The City of Akron is proposing to construct a new traffic signal system, new
sidewalk, curb, street scaping, underground utilities and streetlights located along E.
Market Street between Summit Street and Goodkirk St. within the City of Akron
Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off Holiday Season in Downtown Akron
Kick off the holiday season in Lock 3 Park as Downtown Akron comes alive with an
hour-long holiday lighting spectacular.
BUTTS ARE LITTER TOO!
The Board of Directors of Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB), an affiliate of Keep
America Beautiful, Inc., are thrilled with the support of the University Park Alliance and
The University of Akron for their fall Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.
ENGAGES SCHOOL ZONE SPEED CONTROLS
Nestor, Inc., the parent of Nestor Traffic Systems, Inc., a leading provider of
advanced traffic safety solutions, is pleased to announce the implementation of an
automated speed enforcement program for the City of Akron, Ohio.
BRINGS RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS DOWNTOWN
The numbers are tallied and it is official. After one year of operation, the new Main
Library in downtown Akron has quickly become part of the fabric of our community.
Gather for Biloxi Send Off
Announces Button Artist for 10th Anniversary
First Nights button art unveiling will take place at the Mayors
Press Conference on Nov. 9, 2005.
Upholding the honored tradition of choosing a professional local artist, First Night
Akron is pleased to announce Martha Kaltenbach as this years button artist.
LOCKS BIKEWAY, PHASE II
Towpath Trail continues through downtown Akron
The City of Akron is planning the construction of a 4000 foot extension of the Ohio
& Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Martin Luther King Freeway to Lock 2 in downtown
Holidayfest Kicks Off November 25 Downtown
MUSIC, FOOD, CRAFTS, FOOD, SKATING, FOOD, FIREWORKS, FOOD AND MORE
Beginning Friday, November 25, the City of Akron kicks off its second Holidayfest, a
month-long celebration of events in downtown Akron filled with music, entertainment, food,
shopping, and a special guest -- Santa Claus, direct from Radio City Music Hall in New
Bestows Lifetime Achievement Awards
Distinguished Artist/Professor and Philanthropists Honored
Mark Soppeland and Lola and Bruce Rothmann will be honored with Lifetime Achievement
awards for their outstanding contributions to arts and culture in the Greater Akron region
at the Akron Area Arts Alliance's Arts Alive! celebration November 12th.
Park to Hold Second Annual Howl-o-ween Contest Howl-o-ween costume contest
a real howl for community
Every dog has his day, and what better way to celebrate a canine's artistic side than
to participate in the second Annual Howl-o-ween Costume Contest Oct. 29, 1-5 p.m., at the
Akron Dog Park?
in Ohio Small Business Haz MatCenter Set to Open A
Green Option for Business Waste
Ohios first small business hazardous waste recycling center opened at a
dedication ceremony Tuesday, October 25, 2005.
unite in the City of Akrons Ingénue Theatre Ensemble to modernize the Christopher
Marlowe classic, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus in an Akron/Cleveland
Signal at Dart Ave./Rt.59 Exit Ramp/State Street
The Traffic Engineering Division of the City of Akron announces that beginning Monday,
October 24, 2005, the traffic signal at the intersection of Dart Ave/Rt.59 Exit Ramp/State
Street will be put into full operation.
Some Water Bills to Arrive at New Time
The City of Akron will implement a revised meter reading and billing sequence for some
of its water and sewer customers.
Idol is Back for Third Year
Local high schools are invited to get involved in the competition.
Local high school students will once again compete on New Year's Eve for the title
"First Night® Idol."
NEIGHBORHOOD COMES TO TOWN
Newton Crossing Completed
Akron has built another new neighborhood. Mayor Don Plusquellic and the Home
Builders Association serving Portage and Summit Counties (HBA) unveiled Newton
Crossings second phase this morning, one year after unveiling phase one of the
At approximately 1:00 p.m., a cap on a 20-inch water line crossing the Helen Arnold
CLC construction site was hit by a contractor causing it to fail, resulting in a rapid
rush of water and flooding of the construction site.
Together to Celebrate Opening of ACHR Dental Center Monday Come Monday, the
dentists door wont be closed to you even if your wallet is empty or you
dont have insurance.
TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR AKRON-BASED TROOPS The City of Akron will pay tribute to the
service of the Akron-based Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine regiment
that returned from Iraq last week.
to Become Akrons Newest Residential Community In a groundbreaking ceremony
today, the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA), the City of Akron and The
Community Builders, TCB, a community development firm, announced a new residential
community called Cascade Village.
ACTIVITES ABOUND AT 6th ANNUAL KIDSFAIR NOVEMBER 6 Sunday,
November 6 marks the 6th KidsFair, but families who visit the John S. Knight
Center from 10 AM - 5:30 PM that day will find new activities at every turn, including
softball games with the Akron Racers, the Passport to Reading Fun and a new show from PBS
45&49 plus visits from Elmo, Clifford, Arthur and Sesame Street's Honker.
Rabies Vaccine Clinic The Akron Health Department, in our ongoing efforts to
protect the health of Akron's citizens, has been sponsoring a series of low-cost rabies
vaccination clinics for area pets in cooperation with Pet Guards, Inc.
||Out of the Box
Exhibition Opening at Summit Artspace Gallery
Out of the Box, an exhibition of more than 50 decorative boxes designed by local
artists, will open with a public reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 27th
at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron.
IN AKRON AWARD 2005 WINNER ANNOUNCED
In an effort to encourage the citizens of Akron, Ohio to take pride in their city
by preventing litter, recycling more, promoting responsible solid waste management and by
beautifying their environment, Keep Akron Beautiful is announcing the 2005 winner for the
seventh year of the Take Pride in Akron Awards.
Park to Hold First Adopt-a-Thon
BARC brings local rescues together for adoption fair
Does your family have a best friend? If not, you better show up for the Adopt-a-Thon
at the Akron Dog Park on October 15, 10-4 p.m.
||THE FIRST TEE OF
AKRON SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The First Tee of Akron has announced that
Executive Director Vincent King recently accepted the top position at the Charlotte
chapter of The First Tee.
Bridge Opening to Traffic
After nearly a year of work, the Bettes Corners Bridge is completely opening to
||AKRON TO RECEIVE
$4 M TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM DANGEROUS LEAD AND OTHER HOME HAZARDS Funding targeted to programs to make low-income housing
safer and healthier
Honored for Leadership by Regional Publication Each year, Northern Ohio Live
Magazine honors some of the many people whose talent and industry have enhanced the
quality of life in northeast Ohio.
Partnership Celebrates at Cascade Plaza Downtown Akron Partnership is throwing a
birthday party on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cascade Plaza on
Main Street in downtown Akron.
||IT'S UP TO
TRAIL WILL SOON REACH HEART OF CITY
The City of Akron today broke ground for a 5,000 foot extension of the Ohio-Erie Canal
Towpath Trail that will be the most difficult and expensive mile of the hike-and-bikeway
along the 101 mile corridor.
MUSICIANS TAKE JAZZ TALENTS TO GERMANY
CHILDREN WALKING TO SCHOOL
NEW SPEED ENFORCEMENT TECHNIQUE IN AKRON
Akrons school children and their crossing guards will have a helper soon in the
battle to keep children safe on their journeys to and from school.
Responds to Katrina Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic this evening announced the
deployment of Akron safety forces to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Spill A spill of hazardous material near the city of Akrons watershed
was quickly contained this morning in Geauga County without contaminating the citys
Katrina Victims Relief
The City of Akron has joined with other community sponsors to provide relief to
victims of Hurricane Katrina.
||Fifth Third Bank
"Brings the Dream Home" with the Fifth Third Homeownership Mobile
Unique Initiative Brings Homeownership Opportunities and Financial Literacy
Directly to the Residents of Akron
The Fifth Third Bank Homeownership Mobile or "eBus" will be rolling into
Northeast Ohio during the month of September 2005.
||GET A KICK OUT
NEW SOCCER COMPLEX TO HOST 18 TEAMS AT ONCE
Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 12:30 p.m., the City of Akron and the Greater Akron Soccer
Association will dedicate the new and long-awaited soccer facility on Copley Road.
PROJECT COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
The City of Akron Automated Meter Reading (AMR) project has been successfully
completed ahead of schedule.
||The H2 Car
Comes to Akron A prototype hydrogen-powered car is on display in Akron.
Created by Akron native, 82-year old Stanford Ovshinsky...
Breaks Ground Mayor Don Plusquellic and City Council President Marco
Sommerville are joined in the groundbreaking for the Helen Arnold Community Learning
||COOL NEWS FOR
HOT, DRY SUMMER
HOLIDAYFEST IS BACK WITH BIGGER CHRISKINDL MARKET, SKATING RINK - Akrons
Holidayfest will return to Lock 3 in Downtown Akron this year with more food, more crafts
and more fun.
CHEMNITZ SAYS BRAVO! TO JACK SCHANTZ QUARTET - After hosting artisans
and craftsmen from its sister-city of Chemnitz, Germany last winter at Lock 3 Park,
Akronites have been asking what Akron will send to Germany.
IN FIRESTONE PARK
An area of South Akrons Firestone Park neighborhood is experiencing water
discoloration this afternoon. The water is useable without having to be boiled.
MAYOR SAYS CITY IS CLOSER TO RELOCATING
The City of Akron is closing in on a new location for disposal of solid waste, one
that would replace the Transfer Station on the citys near east side.
||An Open Letter to
the Public From Mayor Don Plusquellic
Over the past year, Ive had the privilege of representing Akron to the world,
and many residents have been generous and kind in telling me how proud they are of what I
have done as Mayor.
HERO JERRY SNYDER
ADVOCATE FOR DISABLED REMEMBERED ON ADA ANNIVERSARY
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic led ceremonies today commemorating the 15th anniversary of the
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by honoring a long time advocate for the disabled in
the Greater Akron community.
LONDON BOMBINGS PROMPT SECURITY ADVISORIES LOCALLY Suspected
terrorist bombings in London, England today brought tighter security to bear on City of
||MAKE WAY FOR THE
CITY PREPARES ROUTE FOR BIKEATHON
The City of Akron has announced closings of streets to make way for the LeBron
James King for Kids Bikeathon, Saturday, June 25.
Department 2005 Mosquito Fogging Schedule The Akron Health Department has begun
its 2005 mosquito fogging program in targeted areas of the city.
Hosts Free Lunch Hour Concerts Downtown Akron Partnership and the City of Akron
will Co-Sponsor a series of six concerts at Cascade Plaza this summer.
in 2005 Akron Reads turned another page this year as the municipal government
of the City of Akron coordinated a volunteer effort with 39 employees of the City.
Foundation Celebrates $50 Million in Grants in 50 Years Present and former
trustees of Akron Community Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary last
night and marked a milestone: more than $50 million in grants reinvested in the community,
a record $6 million last year alone.
King for Kids Bikeathon Scenic views and some challenging and
thrilling topography await hundreds of bicycle riders participating in the LeBron James King
for Kids Bikeathon, Saturday, June 25 in Akron.
CHILDRENS SPORTING EVENT RETURNS
THEYRE SIMPLY MIBSTERS HOPING FOR A SNOOGER
Groups of mibsters will gather in Downtown Akron on Saturday to knuckle down,
trying not to lose their commies and flinties to a dabster playing
for keeps, hoping for a snooger and trying to avoid a hunch.*
Mayors to Convene in Chicago for the 73rd Annual Meeting of The United States Conference
of Mayors June 10-14, 2005 More than 200 of the nation's mayors, led by
Conference President and Akron, Ohio Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic, will gather in Chicago
June 10-14 for the 73rd Annual Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM),
hosted by USCM Past President and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
the Future at Ascot Parkway Anheuser Busch, Armstrong Flooring and Del Monte
are amongst a long list of global customers of Applied Vision, an Akron-based company.
INSURANCE TO LOCATE NATIONAL OPERATIONS CENTER IN CANAL PLACE The Homesite
Insurance Group, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts has completed a lease agreement
with Canal Place to locate its new national operations center in Akron.
HOURS OF PUBLIC SERVICE AT MAIN LIBRARY DURING SUMMER MONTHS; LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR MAY
30 HOLIDAY Good news for area library users: for the first time in the librarys
history, Main Library will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. year round.
SIGNATUREÔ BRAND NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF THE ALL-AMERICAN SOAP
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Driver Jimmie Johnson to Serve as Spokesperson for the
All-American Soap Box Derby, a Youth Initiative of NASCAR
CONFERENCE OF MAYORS HOSTS FOURTH OHIO EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE For the fourth
time in just over a year, The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and
Akron (OH) Mayor Don Plusquellic will convene a roundtable of urban mayors in Dayton, OH,
to discuss the mayoral role in public education.
||ON THE LOOKOUT
CITY AGAIN CASTING WIDE NET FOR LIFEGUARDS
City of Akron summer recreation swimming pool operations are in jeopardy due to a critical
shortage of lifeguards.
||THE CITY OF
AKRON and MAPS AIR MUSEUM ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF: AERO EXPO 2005: DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM
AIR SHOW "Ohios Most Exciting Air Show" will again be coming to
the Akron Fulton Airport this summer.
||EVERY WEEK IS
WOMENS HEALTH WEEK IN AKRON
NATION OBSERVES NATIONAL WOMENS HEALTH WEEK
National Womens Health Week begins today, led by the Office on Womens Health
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
AKRONS DRINKING WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CONTINUES In recognition of National
Drinking Water Week, the City of Akron and the Akron Water Supply Division would like to
emphasize to its customers the importance of quality water, our most precious natural
of Mayors President Donald L. Plusquellic Joins Mayors for Peace for Non-Proliferation
Treaty Review Conference at United Nations The United States Conference of
Mayors President and Akron, Ohio Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic will join more than 100
mayors and city officials from around the world for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
(NPT) review conference at the United Nations in New York.
||Bring Your Child
to Work Day
||CITY, AMHA TO
SUPPORT KING FOR KIDS CHILDRENS RIDE
SPECIAL RIDE ALONG JUST FOR KIDS
When bike riders from around northeast Ohio gather in Downtown Akron on June 25 for
the inaugural Lebrons King for Kids Bikeathon, they will be joined by a
select group of children, ages 8 to 11, who will be recognized for their deeds of good
||NEARLY 2 MILLION
EX-OFFENDERS TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON OVER NEXT THREE YEARS The U.S. Conference
of Mayors (USCM) and the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) will convene a joint
"Forum on City Leadership for Safe and Successful Re-entry" on Friday, April 29th
during the National Conference of Black Mayors Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Gang Summit The U. S. Conference of Mayors, led by Conference President Akron
(OH) Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic, and police chiefs from around the country will come
together for a national summit on gangs on Wednesday, April 27, 2005
OFFICE, RETAIL ALSO COMING NORTHSIDE Mayor Don Plusquellic has
revealed plans to construct the first new market-priced housing in Downtown Akron in 20
APPRECIATION DAY APRIL 21, 22 The City of Akron Senior Citizens Commission will be
holding its annual Appreciation Day Celebration Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 at
the Carousel Dinner Theater...
||FREE TAX PREP
FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES STILL AVAILABLE - EITC PROGRAM HELPS FAMILIES FIND FUNDS The
Earned Income Tax Credit program for low- and moderate-income working families who can
claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits and benefits is offering
free, confidential tax preparation services in the City of Akron through Friday, April 15th.
||MAYOR UNVEILS NEW
COMING TO ALREADY BUSTLING CORNER
A new retail and office development is coming to downtown Akron. Mayor Don Plusquellic
announced the plans at his weekly news conference today.
CITY SIMPLIFIES COLLECTION PROCESS Akron goes to weekly recycling Monday,
April 4, 2005. Until now, Akrons recycling curbside collection has been done every
|DO DOWNTOWN A
NEW, COMPREHENSIVE MARKETING STRATEGY READY TO ROLL Akron Mayor Don
Plusquellic today announced an aggressive campaign to market Downtown Akron as an
entertainment and dining destination beginning June 1, 2005.
||KING FOR KIDS
LEBRON DRIVES AKRON CYCLING FUNDRAISER Cleveland Cavaliers standout LeBron
James will hold his inaugural charity fundraiser through the streets of Akron, and all of
northeast Ohio is invited to participate.
||MAYOR BRINGS $2
MILLION TO WEEKLY NEWS CONFERENCE
Payment to Akron Public Schools The Akron Public Schools will be able to
substantially reduce its projected deficit in the coming year with a revenue-sharing
payment made by the City of Akron today.
COVERS -- Lookout Below! - Drivers might find that Akrons newest road
surface problem makes springtime potholes look like mere pinholes.
PLUSQUELLIC WANTS RESIDENTS TO SEE WHAT A STATE CUTBACK WOULD LOOK LIKE At
his regular weekly news conference today, Mayor Plusquellic illustrated what a $2.9
million cut would look like if the state legislature slashes 20% from the Local Government
Fund as proposed by the governor.
TEE OF AKRON SETS DATES FOR 2005 EVENT Vincent King, Executive Director of
The First Tee of Akron, announced today that The Second Annual Golf Outing, Dinner and
Auction will be held on May 6th and May 7th.
||GOOD DEAL, GOOD
FOOD, GOOD PARK
CITY PICKS VENDOR FROM MENU OF FOUR
In February, 2005 the city of Akron issued a Request for Proposals seeking a vendor to
provide food service operations at the Good Park Golf Course.
||IT MAKES A
City and Partners Unveil Townhouse Plan for UA Community
At his weekly news conference today, Mayor Don Plusquellic expressed the Citys
support for the development of Spicer Village, a new townhouse and mixed-use project near
The University of Akron.
Infrastructure Deteriorating, Report Finds U.S. roads, bridges, sewers and
dams are crumbling and need a $1.6 trillion overhaul but prospects for improvement are
grim, the American Society of Civil Engineers said in a report issued on Wednesday.
CONFERENCE OF MAYORS PRESIDENT DONALD L. PLUSQUELLIC TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERALISM AND THE CENSUS AGAINST VIRTURAL ELIMINATION OF
THE CDBG PROGRAM
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Home Avenue Project Begins Tuesday Home Avenue will be closed at Tallmadge Avenue
beginning March 1, 2005 through October 2005 for the rehabilitation of the Bettes Corners
of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Akron
(Chicago) -- The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
has been awarded to City of Akron, Ohio by the Government Finance Officers Association of
the United States and Canada (GFOA) for
its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
||State of the
City Presentation Mayor Don Plusquellic, Tangier Restaurant, February 10,
County Officials, and Business Leaders Denounce Elimination of CDBG - Coalition
Says Move Is Totally Unacceptable and Will Have Devastating Economic Impact on Local
2005 SENIOR COLLEGE PLAYER SELECTIONS The NPF officially announced today that the
league will head into the 2005 season with six teams consisting of the Akron Racers,
Arizona Heat, Chicago Bandits, New England Riptide, NY/NJ Juggernaut, and Texas Thunder.
2005 Mayor Don Plusquellic is introduced to a new friend, an Australian bird,
during his weekly news conference.
SUPPORTS COLEMAN IN GOVERNORS RACE Mayor Don Plusquellic, addressing his
future plans and his consideration of a run for governor said this afternoon, "I am
not going to run..."
Income Tax Credit Coalition Expanded Free Tax Preparation Assistance to begin in Akron
January 26, 2005 Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic announces that the Earned Income
Tax Credit (EITC) Program of Akron will begin offering free tax preparation for the second
year January 26 at two sites in Akron.
Preparation Assistance for Low-Income Workers to begin in Akron On Wednesday,
January 26, the Earned Income Tax Credit Program of Akron, which helps low-income workers
claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), will begin offering free tax preparation at two
sites in Akron for families with household incomes of less than $36,000 and individuals
with incomes of less than $13,000.
REPLACE SEVEN TRAFFIC SIGNALS ON CANTON ROAD Canton Road (Triplett Boulevard
to Mogadore Road)
HOMELAND SECURITY TOM RIDGE ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF THE NATIONAL RESPONSE PLAN (WASHINGTON,
DC) - The U. S. Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with Federal Departments
and agencies, state, local and tribal officials, private sector and emergency management
national associations, today announced completion of the National Response Plan.