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Sheena Fain has been hired as the City's Contract Compliance and Supplier Diversity Officer. Sheena will manage the review of contracts, projects and plans, and development of policies to enhance opportunity for small, local, and minority businesses. akronohio.gov/cms/news/513ad…
Beginning today, ride free to & from COVID-19 vaccination appointments with digital or printed proof of a same-day, scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment. This service is made possible through a partnership with @ODOT_Statewide. Details: bit.ly/3sxj7nd. METROMovesYou
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Beginning today, any Ohioan 16 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. There are many locations where you can sign up to receive your vaccine. You can find a statewide list of vaccine providers at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. beaconjournal.com/story/news/202… via @beaconjournal
Today, Gov. Mike DeWine and his wife Fran toured the Jewish Senior Housing of Akron facility which is being used as a vaccination site. He met with several Akron & Summit County officials including Mayor Horrigan's Chief of Staff Annie McFadden. Thanks for stopping by, Governor!
Summit County's mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Summit County Fairgrounds is opening Saturday, April 3. beaconjournal.com/story/news/cor… via @beaconjournal
The phone lines are currently down for our customer service reps with the Utilities Business Office. If you need to pay a bill you can do so online at akronohio.gov/billpay, in the drop box at 1180 S. Main Street, or through the automated system by dialing 330-375-2554.
Beginning Monday, March 29, METRO will provide free transportation to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments on all services with digital or printed proof of a same-day, scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Free fares are valid on all services. #METROMovesYou
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now recruiting! Minority Contractor Capital Access Program provides financial & technical assistance to Akron & Summit County minorities, women, LGBTQ+, veteran & disabled-owned contracting businesses in construction. Learn more & request an application: mccap.org.
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The Ohio Dept. of Taxation announced that the 2021 state tax filing deadline has been delayed from April 15 until May 17. The City of Akron income tax filing deadline is directly tied to the State. Therefore, the City’s deadline has also been extended to May 17, 2021.
The Greater Akron area is undergoing its first LGBTQ+ needs assessment. Broad needs assessments like this can highlight gaps in health care, mental health services and other basic needs for the LGBTQ community. cleveland.com/news/2021/03/g… via @clevelanddotcom
Chin’s Place on West Market is a magnet in Akron, & not only for the delicious Cantonese take-out food. Elaine Chin has helped grow a luscious garden for decades, & she grows community and nurtures the neighborhood with her kindness. thedevilstrip.com/2021/03/25/ela… via @akrondevilstrip
All of Women's History Month we've been taking time to acknowledge all of the amazing women who work throughout the City of Akron. Today we sit down with Janai Tony, from the Akron Fire Department. youtu.be/uhKSzTyFY5U
The City of Akron hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the first new housing development in city limits in decades. The 6.2-acre area will include 51 single-family detached homes. Read the full press release here: akronohio.gov/cms/news/b95a7…
Please join us in congratulating the 2 newest Lieutenants in the Akron Police Department! Sgt. Dan Marks and Sgt. Mike Miles were both promoted today to the rank of Lieutenant. Well earned promotions!
The @AkronOhioMayor is expanding the Akronite app to new #Akron neighborhoods: bit.ly/MoreAkronite Through 3/31/2021, earn 5% Extra Back in Blimps at participating businesses thanks to @AkronMETROBus Download the app >> Register >> Join the Ohio Loves Transit offer #rewards
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Once again, downtown Akron is home to Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille where delicious sandwiches are served up hot & fresh with gooey, white cheese while you watch. Make sure to come check them out on Main St. if you haven't already! beaconjournal.com/story/lifestyl… via @beaconjournal
Tawon Burton owns Thai Soul Fusion Grill in Kenmore. His menu mixes two distinct styles of food: Thai & Soul food. Mayor Horrigan recently stopped in to see how business was going and learn more about how Tawon found his inspiration to start a restaurant youtu.be/VF8xTJRsGFA
The City of Akron is searching for a new Chief of Police! As a part of the process, we'd like your feedback. What would you like to see the City and Police Department do to help you feel safe? Please fill our the survey below, it only takes a few minutes. surveymonkey.com/r/APDCommunity
Ohio's mayors are looking forward to putting the #AmericanRescuePlan dollars into action for their communities. Hear from Akron Mayor Horrigan (@AkronOhioMayor), Elyria Mayor Whitfield, and Parma Mayor DeGeeter (@ParmaMayor) on how they will use the funds. ideastream.org/news/ohio-citi…
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Don't be alarmed! Ohio will conduct a statewide tornado warning drill today at 9:50am. beaconjournal.com/story/news/loc… via @beaconjournal
All of Women's History Month we've been taking time to acknowledge all of the amazing women who work throughout the City of Akron. Today we sit down with Yamini Adkins, Deputy Law Director for the City of Akron. youtu.be/wxI07Isz8iU
Applications are now being accepted for the second cohort of the Minority Contractor Capital Access Program (MCCAP). The application period will end on April 16, 2021. To apply or learn more interested businesses should visit mccap.org.
Work can now officially begin on creating a master plan for the Merriman Valley! Cuyahoga Falls City Council unanimously approved entering a contract with Farr Associates to prepare a study and master plan for the Valley. beaconjournal.com/story/news/202… via @beaconjournal
During yesterday's community update, Mayor Horrigan talked about the violence we've seen throughout Akron saying, "One is too many; 15 is a tragedy," in reference to the 15 individuals who have been killed in Akron in 2021. beaconjournal.com/story/news/202… via @beaconjournal
If you've received your vaccine you can receive a free glazed donut from Krispy Kreme! Did you know the Krispy Kreme in Akron is the oldest standing location in the country? beaconjournal.com/story/news/202… via @beaconjournal
Mayor Horrigan is back with another community update for March 22, 2021. Tune in below: youtu.be/tkzRsgUVX6Y
Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax will perform in Akron this week. His performance kicks off a new season for the Tuesday Musical Association. beaconjournal.com/story/entertai… via @AkronBeacon
Baseball season is just around the corner & the @AkronRubberDuck have planned several home game promotions ranging from fireworks nights, t-shirt giveaways, and an appearance from Jaleel White, who played Steve Urkel on Family Matters beaconjournal.com/story/news/202… via @AkronBeacon
Congratulations to the St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball team for winning the state championship! STVM won its ninth overall boys basketball state title with a 72-50 win yesterday in the state championship game. beaconjournal.com/story/sports/h… via @beaconjournal
Mayor Horrigan will record a community update on Monday, March 22. It will be shared on all City of Akron social media platforms at 2pm that day. If you have questions that you would like to see Mayor Horrigan address during his update, you should submit them ahead of time.
Every one of the Akron RubberDucks’ 60 home games will include a promotion for fans, from fireworks to giveaways, celebrity appearances and more. cleveland.com/entertainment/… via @clevelanddotcom
With Spring right around the corner, fishing will be in full swing. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released updated 2021-22 fishing regulations effective from now through Feb. 28 of next year beaconjournal.com/story/news/202… via @AkronBeacon
17-year-old Grace Moritz, a junior at Firestone High School, helps Akron shelters in need with her extreme couponing. Way to go, Grace! #AkronHelpingAkron news5cleveland.com/news/local-new… via @WEWS
Mayor Horrigan will record a community update on Monday, March 22. It will be shared on all City of Akron social media platforms at 2pm that day. If you have questions that you would like to see Mayor Horrigan address during his update, you should submit them ahead of time.
ALERT: N. Main Street has been closed to all traffic between Bannock St. and the Cuyahoga Falls city limits. Over the next 24 hours, Ohio Edison will replace two 70 foot poles on N. Main, both of which support high voltage lines and caught fire earlier this afternoon.
Mayor Horrigan will record a community update on Monday, March 22. It will be shared on all City of Akron social media platforms at 2pm that day. If you have questions that you would like to see Mayor Horrigan address during his update, you should submit them ahead of time.
The City of Akron is now accepting applications for the new Chief of Police position. Mayor Horrigan invites community members to take this survey regarding the future of the Akron Police Department and what is needed in the next Chief of Police: akronohio.gov/policechief
The Summit County Public Health Department has moved its eight-week mass COVID-19 vaccination site from the Chapel Hill Mall on Akron’s North Side to the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge about 2 miles from the mall. cleveland.com/akron/2021/03/… via @clevelanddotcom
Stark State will offer a full semester of free tuition to this year's class of graduating high school seniors via @AkronBeacon beaconjournal.com/story/news/202…
The City of Akron's Health Equity Ambassador, Tamiyka Rose, has been appointed to Gov. DeWine's Eliminating Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality Task Force. Congratulations Tamiyka! Hear her talk about her work to reduce infant mortality in Akron: youtu.be/cDud3bkGMDw
Yesss! The promo schedule is out. Anyone else getting excited for baseball in Akron again? twitter.com/AkronRubberDuc…
The Akronite app, which offers rewards and discounts to customers for shopping locally, is expanding to include businesses in Merriman Valley, Middlebury and Maple Valley. Download the app today and start earning! cleveland.com/business/2021/… via @clevelanddotcom
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! With organizations like @UDSAkron and @summitdd inclusion becomes a reality every day.
Vaccine complete! Huge thanks to @SCPHOH and God bless everyone who is working diligently every day to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine and get shots in arms. Stay safe Akron, and when you get the opportunity to get the vaccine, I would encourage you to do so! –DH
All of Women's History Month we've been taking time to acknowledge all of the amazing women who work throughout the City of Akron. Today we sit down with Melissa Hentosz, Police Community Relations’ Administrative Assistant. youtu.be/npU0xCh9X_Q
The Akronite App is expanding into Merriman Valley, Middlebury, and Maple Valley! Read the full press release here: akronohio.gov/cms/news/f6c46…
The University of Akron has announced a tuition freeze as well as a goal to reduce on-campus housing expenses by 30% via @wkyc wkyc.com/article/news/e…
Chapel Hill Mall will be transformed into a business park by its new owner, Industrial Commercial Properties. beaconjournal.com/story/news/202… via @AkronBeacon
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! There are plenty of things to check out downtown today, including a scavenger hunt hosted by @downtownakron Be safe and responsible!
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