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  1. What Is a County Executive, and Why Do Only Two Ohio Counties Have One?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WKSU-FM Kent

    Only two of Ohio's 88 counties have a county executive, and both are in Northeast Ohio. This November, voters in one of those counties will be choosing their next county leader.


  2. Candidates for Summit County Executive Talk Economic Development, Public SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WKSU-FM Kent

    Republican Bill Roemer and Democrat Ilene Shapiro are running for Summit County executive. Shapiro currently holds the office, having been appointed to it this summer after the cancer-related death of long-time Executive Russ Pry, who also was a Democrat.


  3. Summit County Executive Candidates Differ on Top PriorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Republican Bill Roemer and Democrat Ilene Shapiro, the candidates for Summit County executive , held their first and only debate today at Quaker Station in Akron. They're running in the first election since Democratic County Executive Russ Pry died this past summer.


  4. Summit County Executive Candidates DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 19 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Republican Bill Roemer and Democrat Ilene Shapiro, the candidates for Summit County Executive , held their first and only debate today at Quaker Station in Akron. They're running in the first election since Democratic County Executive Russ Pry died last summer.


  5. Company That Operated The Plane in Fatal Akron Crash Was 'Infested With Sloppiness'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 18 | WKSU-FM Kent

    After a nearly year-long investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued its "probable cause" findings for the crash of a chartered jet in Akron last fall. It says pilot error and a corporate culture caused the crash that killed nine people.


  6. Major Renovations Are in Time for the Upcoming Holidays at Akron's Largest Historic LandmarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 6 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Akron's Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is more spruced-up than ever for the upcoming holiday season. In today's State of the Arts, WKSU's Vivian Goodman takes us along on a curated tour.


  7. More City Health Departments Merging With Their County Departments in OhioRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 3 | WKSU-FM Kent

    City and county health department mergers are a growing trend across Ohio according to the National Association of County and City Health Officials . The group says for more than 70 percent of Ohio cities, those health services are being provided at the county level.


  8. Northeast Ohio is Seeing a Rise in VisitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 30 | WKSU-FM Kent

    The last few years have been good for the tourism and convention business in Northeast Ohio. Visitor and convention bureaus in Cleveland and Akron both report significant growth in 2015.


  9. A Decade-Long Look at the Concerns of Summit, Stark County ResidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 29 | WKSU-FM Kent

    A decade-long look at the quality-of-life in Summit County shows renewed optimism about jobs in greater Akron, even as concern over safety has risen in recent years. The Center for Marketing and Opinion Research in Akron has polled 800 people annually for the past decade about what they think is the biggest problem facing Summit County.


  10. Akron Looks for Input on a Plan for the Civic CommonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 26 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Akron officials are holding a meeting Monday to find out how residents want to use a $5 million grant to improve public spaces. The grant comes from the Knight Foundation's Reimagining the Civic Commons project , which awarded the grant to Akron, as well as Memphis, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia earlier this month.


  11. Akron Announces Green Initiatives and Savings of About $57 Million For Its Sewer PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Akron announced today a change to the city's sewer plan that's expected to save about $30 million. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.


  12. Akron is Getting $5 Million to Bring the Public to Public SpacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Akron has gotten $5 million to connect public spaces along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. but as WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports, how to accomplish that will be up to the public.


  13. Aurora, Bainbridge and Northeast Ohio Bid Farewell to Wildwater Kingdom TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Several redevelopment plans have been considered in recent years, including mixed-use retail or a movie production complex . Susan Blubaugh from Akron came on the park's last weekend, and says she hopes city officials follow through on redeveloping the area.


  14. Comedian Rhea Butcher Keeps Akron at the Heart of Her SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Comedian Rhea Butcher is having a whirlwind of a year. The 34-year-old Akron native has appeared on Conan O'Brien , launched an online TV series called "Take My Wife" with her wife and fellow comic, Cameron Esposito , and has had the No.


  15. Summit County Health Department Trains Police and the Public on How to Use an Overdose-Reversal DrugRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Akron police are being trained this week on how to use the drug Naloxone to revive overdose victims. And as WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports, other cities - and the public - have been getting the training as well.


  16. Devo Co-founder Comes Home to Akron for a Show of His Visual ArtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    On Saturday, the Akron Art Museum's putting on a "last-look" party to celebrate the final week of its Mark Mothersbaugh exhibition. Since the spring, the Akron museum and Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art have shared a retrospective of the Akron native and Devo founder's audio and visual art.


  17. Veterans Group Seeks Donations to Boost Low Supplies for Homeless Stand-Down EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Summit County Veterans Services usually receives items for its annual Stand Down from the Department of Defense. But due to a warehouse fire, they now need community help Event coordinator Dan Moore says the event usually gets about 80 to 90 percent of its resources from the Department of Defense, but supplies are low due to a warehouse fire in February.


  18. Akron Interchange Shut Downs Are DelayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    The problem was signs -- or, rather, the lack of them. The multi-year project, for which the ramp work is an early step, will eventually cost a half a billion dollars and affect much of Summit County.


  19. New Report Shows the Impact of Immigrants on AkronRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Tika Dhimal is one of thousands of refugees who have settled in Akron and are now having a big economic impact on the city that would otherwise be losing population much more quickly without foreign-born residents. The report shows that Akron's population decline has been slowed with the arrival of more than 2,000 immigrants in the city between the year 2000 and 2013.


  20. Seventeen Overdoses in 24 Hours: Akron's Drug Crisis Increasingly Involves FamiliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | WKSU-FM Kent

    There is increasing concern in Akron over a possible new twist in the rising tide of opioid abuse after the city dealt with 17 overdose cases in 24 hours -- including one fatality. Officials say a mother, a daughter and perhaps another family member were doing drugs together when they became part of the Akron overdose outbreak.


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