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. read less

45% of Violent Students in Akron Face Little Consequences
Dec 8 2022
45% of Violent Students in Akron Face Little Consequences
Akron Teachers Don't Need to Redefine AssaultAccording to Pat Shipe, the president of AEA, 63 assaults against teachers have been reported this school year. Data provided by the district shows there were 249 disciplinary hearings in the first quarter, with five students expelled. Some 132 students received various disciplinary actions, including alternatives to expulsion, alternative placement, interim alternative placement, and transfer to another school, and 112 students were returned to their schools.112/249 is 45% that go back to their schools. source2 Shot One Dead Over Off of ArlingtonTwo 18-year-old boys were shot. in the 1100 block of 5th Avenue near Chittenden Street. around 9 pm, and one died. (source). See how close you live to the shooting in Akron with this Akron Shootings mapFamily Fun Time Christmas Lights in Summit CountryThe Northeast Ohio Family Fun site has a great list of lights all over northeast Ohio that you can filter by count. HERE IS A LINK to Summit country77 North is Open - Central Interchange UpdatesThere really seems to be some headway being made at the central interchange. 77 North is not open, but there will be more closings and openings over the next few weeks. If you go through the interchange, it will do you some good to check out this listing from the Ohio Department of Transportation that shows the updates.Find Value In The Podcast?Consider buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/davejackson Mentioned in this episode:Please Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcastingCheck out the Akron CalendarKeep up to date with what is happening in AkronAkron Events CalendarJoin the School of Podcasting - You Deserve to Be HeardJoin the School of Podcasting and get access to step-by-step tutorials, group coaching, and a brilliant podcasting community. You'll have unlimited coaching without calendars (Dave is in your pocket), along with live group coaching. See www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronStart Your Podcast TodayJoin the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as...
Dead Bowl Walking - The Rubber Bowl is Being Demolished
Nov 30 2022
Dead Bowl Walking - The Rubber Bowl is Being Demolished
The Rest of the Rubber Bowl to be DemolishedAkron is tearing down the rubber bowl. If you want to know why click here and see the horrific pictures of what was once a majestic football stadium.Come See A Blimp Up Close The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will host a toy drive for the Toys for Tots Foundation at the company’s Wingfoot Lake blimp hangar on Dec. 1-4.Community members who donate a new, unwrapped toy during the event can drive through the blimp hangar to see the airship up close. Event dates and times are:Dec. 1 from 5-7 p.m.Dec. 2 from 2-7 p.m.Dec. 3 from 2-7 p.m.Dec. 4 from 2-7 p.m.The Ohio Goodyear airship base is located at 841 Wingfoot Lake Road, Mogadore, OH 44260sourceVideo Shows Jayland Walker Poster Being Removed by Akron PoliceIn a "hey who thought that was a good idea" category, a video of Akron Police removing a podcaster about Justice for Jayland has gone viral ( source)100 Small Businesses Get 10K From the MayorThis is great, but I'm pretty sure the businesses that were HEAVILY affected by Covid needed this 2 years ago. sourceFirst Energy Was Out to 3000 Last WeekendI was surprised this didn't make it to the radio (WNIR) but if first energy doesn't let the radio station know, or someone calls the station, they can't report on it. In the future, if the power goes out, it's best to use your phone and go to First Energy's website and search for outages. Mentioned in this episode:Check out the Akron CalendarKeep up to date with what is happening in AkronAkron Events CalendarPlease Support This ShowIf you get any value from the show please consider giving some of that value back and help us keep the lights on by going to www.akronpodcast.com/value any size donation is appreciated.Value For ValueSupport the Show - Tell a FriendHelp us get the word out (It's FREE!) tell your friends, family, and neighbors to check out the Akron Podcast! Go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and never miss an episode.
New Law On CO Detectors
Nov 22 2022
New Law On CO Detectors
CO DetectorsThe new law gives the Akron Fire Department and the Department of Neighborhood Assistance the authority to inspect buildings for CO detectors like they currently do with smoke alarms. The ordinance is complaint driven and the city aims to focus first on education and voluntary compliance. Owners and landlords who remain non-compliant would be subjected to fines or potential criminal penalties depending on the violation. sourceBest Selling Combination CO and Smoke Detector (aff)Favorite Holiday Movies at the Canton Palace TheaterSee your favorite holiday movies on the big screen at the historic Canton Palace Theatre🎄 A Christmas Story – November 26 at 7:30pm🚂 The Polar Express – December 2 at 7pm🎅 Elf – December 19 at 7:30pm❄️ White Christmas – December 20 at 7:30pm🏡 Home Alone – December 21 at 7:30pm🌟 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation – December 22 at 7:30pmFind Out More -> https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/Central Interchange Closures the Next WeekMost of these are in the morning, but over the weekend and next week. SourceFree Shuttle in Downtown AkronThe 26th and 27th sourceWinterblast KickoffJoin us as we welcome back WINTERBLAST 22 with ice skating, ice bumper cars and all your favorite winter activities.Kick-off includes an illuminated holiday parade to welcome Santa, beginning at 6:00 p.m., on Main St. in Downtown Akron between Cedar and Bowery St. Our traditional tree lighting and fireworks will follow the parade. sourceWhen Can I See Archie the Snowman?Archie is free to visit.November 25th 11:30 am – 5:30 PMWednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 5:00-8:00 PMSaturdays 12:00 – 2:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 PMChristmas Eve 11:30 AM – 5:30 PMNew Years Eve 12:00 – 2:00 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PMJoin the School of Podcasting CommunitySave by going to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronMentioned in this episode:Start Your Podcast TodayJoin the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronCheck out the Akron CalendarKeep up to date with what is happening in AkronAkron Events...
Amazon Looking for 1000 Seasonal Employees
Oct 15 2022
Amazon Looking for 1000 Seasonal Employees
Fall Fest October 22ndFall Fest is C O M I N G to #downtownAkron & includes about 🦇13 #TrickOrTreat stations, including a haunted (but friendly) Akron METRO Regional Transit Authority BUS & stations by The Great Escape Room, Street Craftery, and Akron-Summit County Public Library to name a few.Find out more about Fall Fest: https://bit.ly/FallFestAkron22*(The Fall Fest event is 5 - 9 pm, trick or treat is 5 - 7 pm)Helping Abused PartnersA new program is aimed at helping Summit County parents who have been abused by their partners and are seeking child support.The Safe Access Unit will offer safeguards to those who would like to get child support but are concerned that this could put them or their children in danger. The safeguards will include doing hearings by phone and having an advocate accompany the parent to court.The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office announced the new effort Friday in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is in October.This new Safe Access Unit will create protections in the child support process so parents will have the critical financial resources they need to survive.”To contact the Safe Access Unit, call 330-643-2765.Gorge Damn Removal is On the MoveDid you know? The #GorgeDam is set to be removed in the near future, a huge step forward for the restoration of the #CuyahogaRiver.To hear more about the dam removal process and what's in store, you are invited to attend a public meeting at the Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls on October 31.Amazon Looking For Seasonal HelpAmazon (on what was Rolling Acres Mall) is looking to hire 1000 seasonal employees. If you stay on Amazon has taken steps to improve the working conditions with steps to raise wages to $19/hr. (source)For more information go to https://www.akazon.com/applyThird Phase of Freedom Trail is OpenThe towpath keeps tending and extending now into Downtown Akron. (source)Mentioned in this episode:Please Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcastingStart Your Podcast TodayJoin the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a...
Getting Ready for November
Oct 10 2022
Getting Ready for November
The Mayor of Akron Will No Seek Re-Election"After much consideration and self-reflection, I have decided not to seek a third term as the mayor of this great city," Horrigan wrote in an emailed statement. "My reasons are my own, and they are without regret."Get Registered to VoteThe deadline to register to vote in Ohio's upcoming election is Oct. 11 and early voting begins Oct. 12.Check out the Online Voter RegistrationIn order to cast a ballot, Ohio residents must be registered by Oct. 11, thirty days before the general election is held.To register, residents must meet these qualifications:Must be a U.S. citizen.Must be 18 years old or older on or before the Nov. 8 election.Must be an Ohio resident for at least 30 days prior to Election Day.Have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.Have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.For more information see this article in the Beacon JournalBW3 is Back in Downtown AkronIf you've missed some good wings, and good times with your friends (and didn't want to drive to Kent) BW3 (Buffalo Wild Wings) is back in downtown AkronThey are at the Corner of Exchange and S Mainhttps://bit.ly/BWWGoAkron349 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308(234) 542-8888 | Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12 a.mApplications for Civilian Oversight BoardApplications are now open for Akron's new civilian oversight board, a proposal from Mayor Dan Horrigan that City Council recently passed to oversee the city's policing policies and practices.The board will be composed of eleven members, six of whom will be appointed by Horrigan with Council's consent and five selected directly by Council. It will include at least one resident from each ward, as well as an attorney, an expert in the field of mental health, an expert in the fields of racial equity and social justice and an expert in law enforcement.Board members are recommended to complete optional training with the Akron Police Department's citizen academy and 40 hours of ride-alongs within their first year of service.Each board member will receive $100 per board meeting, hearing or City Council session that they are required to attend, but annual compensation paid to any member may not exceed $1,200.Another Shooting AkronA 58-year-old man was shot by a 22 year old man in the University Park Neighborhood.Full storySee the map of Akron Shootings.988 Suicide Prevention Funding On July 16, the federal government is requiring states launch a more robust and easy to remember 988 hotline with the aim of providing more capacity – costing $136 million for Ohio over five and a half years. Questions remain how that total cost will be covered.Full...
Kenny Lambert From Just a Dad From Akron Store and Documentary
Sep 29 2022
Kenny Lambert From Just a Dad From Akron Store and Documentary
Today is a special episode of the Akron Podcast. I saw where "Just a Dad From Akron" was coming to the Akron Civic. The more I looked into it, the more I wanted to meet the man behind the movement. His documentary is showing at the Civic on October 1 at 7 PM and in true Kenny Lambert fashion, the tickets are free. If you've never been to the Civic, this would be a great time to come. Support the movement at www.justadadfromakron.comFor more information on the Akron Civic, see www.akroncivic.com For more information on what is happening around Akron see www.akronpodcast.com/eventsMentioned in this episode:Give Back to the Akron PodcastIf you are finding value in this show, please consider giving back by going to www.akronpodcast.com/valueValue For ValueStart Your Podcast TodayJoin the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akronPlease Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcasting
What Happened to Tyrone Brown?
Sep 22 2022
What Happened to Tyrone Brown?
Why Are You in Downtown Akron at 3:30 AM?Tyrone Brown is saying that police officers loaded him into a cruiser and drove him away from a crowd that had gathered after the bars closed that early Sunday morning on Aug. 28. They pulled into the campus of the I Promise School, There, handcuffed in the backseat, he said officers opened the door, punched him in the face, dragged the skin off his wrists on the parking lot pavement and kicked him unconscious.But police say every second is accounted for in the body camera footage of the two officers who transported the man. A police radio log puts paramedics, who routinely check people tased by police, at the school two seconds before officers arrived.The claim of police brutality is "baseless," said Capt. Dave Laughlin, a public information officer who reviewed the videos.While the footage is not being released pending an internal use of force investigation, two wildly different versions of what happened are being told. The arrested man, Tyrone Brown, has retained attorney Bobby DiCello, who is representing Walker's family.The public won't see what happened after Brown's misdemeanor arrest until the body camera footage is released. Routine internal investigations can take weeks or months.WHAT???The ordeal began with a confrontation outside a deli and bar beside the public library on Market Street. The crowd moved toward the library parking lot as the first of five people dialed 911.A witness with slurred speech called 911, the caller reported "a female with gun and two dudes with guns" who "look about to shoot," according to the dispatch log.Any available cruiser was summoned. With 13 units eventually responding, the first two cruisers arrived at 3:37 a.m. to find a crowd in the library parking lot, but nobody armed. A request for backup went out within five minutes as the crowd cussed out and filmed the officers.Some people continue to argue with police long after Brown is taken away. Brown's sister, the woman recording with her cell phone, is only inches from the officers. But she is allowed to drive home.Brown tried to flee but fell to the ground when tased. He "was handcuffed without any incident," Capt. Laughlin said.Laughlin confirmed the officers took Brown to a parking lot at the I Promise School to get him away from the crowd.Social Media VideoSource: Beacon JournalSUMMER MAY BE OVER - BUT WE'RE NOT DONESummer has come to an end but there are still many reasons to celebrate. Come to Summer Sunset on Cascade Plaza for the Steel Drum Trio, drinks, food and games. Stay tuned for more fun activities. Want to register your office for the Office Championship cornhole & skee-ball tournament? Sign up here: https://bit.ly/CascadeOfficeChampionshipKnight Foundation Provides $20 Million to Help U of A Renovate Polsky Building.The Polsky Building, designed by New York City architects and finished in 1930, was a premier downtown shopping center on Main Street across from the old O’Neil’s Building. Polsky's department store closed in the late 1970s. The building sat vacant for nine years until 1987, when The Prudential Insurance Co. gifted the art deco-style building to the University of Akron.“This investment will transform a dormant building into a vibrant...
Future Plans on the Horizon and On the Ballot
Sep 20 2022
Future Plans on the Horizon and On the Ballot
Who Gets to Vote? Ohio Issue 2Ohio voters will decide this fall whether noncitizens can vote in local elections. State Issue 2, which would change the state constitution if a majority votes "yes", proposes that only adult U.S. citizens who legally reside and are registered to vote in Ohio for at least 30 days can cast a ballot in future state and local elections.Backers of the amendment say it's important to uphold the integrity of citizenship, while opponents argue it's an unnecessary part of a trend to cut down on voting access.Barberton Speedway Up For SaleBarberton Speedway, a presence in Norton before it was a city, is up for sale after the death of owner Greg Prunty in June.Sue Young, a sister of Prunty and executor of his estate, said in a recent phone interview that she is hoping to sell the speedway to a buyer who will continue racing at the quarter-mile track.Summit County Gun Buyback and Safety Training InitiativeWhile in the planning phase now, Summit County will spend 55,000 on gifts cards and advertising (including gift cards from Dick's sporting Goods, and Acme Fresh Market) to exchange for guns. I'll keep you posted when the dates are announced.Christmas GrooveThe Christmas Groove is an annual benefit concert that seeks to raise awareness and benefit those in need in Northeast Ohio. In 2004, a group of friends and a few musicians assembled for a common purpose: to create a family-friendly concert that would entertain and bless others during the Christmas season.www.christmasgroove.orgFree Women's Self Defense Class McEbright Community Learning Center at 349 Cole Avenue in Akron on Tuesday, September 27 from 6p-8p. Thanks to Akron Ward 7 Councilman Donnie Kammer for helping sponsor the event. (source: Sherri Bevan Walsh, Summit County Prosecutor)Citizen Oversight Board Presented to Akron City CouncilProposed Timeline of Ordinance:Introduced to Akron City Council – Sept. 12, 2022Second Reading at Council – Sept. 19, 2022Third Reading and Possible Passage at Council – Sept. 26, 2022If passed by a super majority (9 members of Council) the ordinance would go into effect immediately, if passed by a simple majority (7 members of Council) the ordinance would have a 30-day referendum period before implementationImmediately after passage, the Mayor’s Office would open applications to Akron residents who are interested in being on the Board (must be 18 or older) – Sept. 27, 2022Applications would remain open until October 31, 2022Mayor Horrigan will present his choices to City Council in Dec. 2022 (given that there have been enough applicants to fill the Board)A Board would be in place by the first quarter of 2023Mayor Horrigan would then work to create a City Charter initiative to go on the Nov. 2023 ballot enshrining the Citizen Oversight Board into Akron’s CharterMentioned in this episode:Give Back to the Akron PodcastIf you...
The Worst Offenders From the Summit County Restaurant Inspections
Sep 13 2022
The Worst Offenders From the Summit County Restaurant Inspections
Today we start off using data from a page from the Beacon Journal that lists critical violations from Summit Country Restaurants. The worst?Eddy's Deli & Restaurant4581 Kent RD, StowLock 3 UpdateThey are going to update the .3.3 Acres to be more like a park with playgrounds to use year round. More information. It will take a year for all of the construction to finish.Akron Events Calendar DORA MAPThey keep expanding the map where you can drink alcohol downtown. Here is the map.The Cost of Canceling The 4th of JulyHow much training could we have paid for with 126,000? Just a thought. Here is the story from the Beacon JournalMentioned in this episode:Akron Events CalendarFind out what is happening in Northeast OhioAkron Events CalendarPlease Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcastingGive Back to the Akron PodcastIf you are finding value in this show, please consider giving back by going to www.akronpodcast.com/valueValue For ValueStart Your Podcast TodayJoin the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron
10 Years of Porchrokr
Aug 19 2022
10 Years of Porchrokr
Porchrokr is TomorrowThe PorchRokr celebrates 10 years of live music and getting out the meet your neighbors. WKSU has put out a cool guide to get the most out of the event.Watch The Steelers Vs Browns at Canal ParkThe Akron RubberDucks are holding a watch party for the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns Thursday night game, Sept. 22.Gates will open at 7 p.m. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Fans can watch from anywhere in the Canal Park seating bowl or in the outfield grass. Concessions will be open.Tickets for the watch party are $10 with proceeds benefiting Summa Health Foundation. Go to akronrubberducks.com or call 855-97-QUACK (855-977-8225).Akron U Installs Nap PodsCause, like, you know.... I have anxiety. It's nice to see the University getting our young people ready to join the workforce. It's like a couch with a ball that you stick your head into. The nap pods were purchased by a Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education to support behavioral health on college campuses. Too bad that money wasn't used to make education more affordable. More infoAkron Events CalendarAkron Events Calendar Value For Value Free Marriage Location on 9/23A free outdoor wedding ceremony and vow renewal will be offered for Summit County residents at the Valley View Area of Cascade Valley Metro Park at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23.The Promises in the Park will be outside in a setting featuring beautiful park views or inside Himelright Lodge in the event of inclement weather. Valley View, formerly a golf course, was transformed into a park and opened in September 2021.Couples may invite up to 10 guests to observe their nuptials. Photographs are encouraged.Akron Municipal Court Judge Nicole Walker will officiate.Summit Metro Parks will provide a sapling tree for each couple to plant at home in honor of their marriage. Music will also be provided for the ceremony.One registration is required per couple. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3Axdkof.Couples must get a marriage license from Summit County Probate Court prior to the ceremony. For information on this process, visit summitohioprobate.com.For more information on the ceremony, contact Lisa Mansfield, the community outreach specialist for probate court, at 330-643-7346 or lmansfield@summitohioprobate.com.Long's Shoes is Closing After 53 YearsIn a Facebook post on Aug. 6, the business announced "it is with a heavy heart that we must close the doors of Long's Shoes. We have enjoyed serving you these past 53 years.Garfield Community Learning Center Grand OpeningAkron Public Schools will hold a grand opening for the new $57 million Garfield Community Learning Center on Aug. 27.The district will have a ribbon-cutting and offer tours of the new school in an event from 1-3 p.m. at the school, 1326 Brown Street, Akron.Students and staff will be on-site, as well as community partners including Acme Fresh Market, FirstEnergy Corp. and Stark State College.The school is the last in the series of full building replacements completed over the last 15 years, and will hold the combined student bodies from the former Kenmore and Garfield high schools.Mentioned...
My Trip to Lock 3
Aug 15 2022
My Trip to Lock 3
I Went Down to Lock 3I went to Lock 3 this weekend and I have to tell you it was wonderful. I'm not sure what I expected besides no parking or expensive parking, but the whole day was wonderful.Affordable Concession standsClean RestroomsFree Parking (Right Next Door)I also discovered lock 4 which has more small theater stages. It was lovely. If you haven't gone down yet, you should as they are going to begin renovating it (which makes it should like it will be more like a park with trees) see further Development Plans.Ride the Bus for Free This WeekThe Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority is providing free fares for all passengers from Aug. 14-20 in recognition of Metro passengers winning the Community Champion Award from the Akron Urban League.Gloria Rodgers District 3 Open Q&ASummit County Council District 3 representative Gloria Rodgers will host public office hours from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow.Rodgers will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents. District 3 includes Hudson, Stow, Silver Lake and portions of Cuyahoga Falls.Akron EventsCheck out what is going on in your city on our Event Calendar.The Return of Party CityThose planning a birthday party or another celebration will have a new place to purchase their balloons, decor and other party supplies.Party City is scheduled to open in The Shops of Fairlawn on West Market Street on 8/19. It will open in the former Pier 1 Imports location.According to a Party City representative, this location "will be the first Next Generation Party City store in the market." This will spotlight the store's Balloon Experience, which includes a counter in the middle of the store with its own checkout. Other highlights include lower shelf heights, shorter isles and overall "easier access" to the products in the store.In addition, Party City will offer curbside pickup, and same-day or scheduled delivery, as well as online shopping.For details, visit www.partycity.com online.We Salute the AFDTwo Akron firefighters were injured after a house exploded in West Akron early Monday, according to the Beacon Journal.The department was called to the scene of a fire at a home on Winton Avenue around 2:30 a.m., and when firefighters tried to enter the house, it exploded.The two firefighters were transported to the hospital but no major injuries were reported, according to the department.We need to stop and think that when everyone is trying to get OUT of these buildings, the AFD is trying to go in. We thank you for your courage.Stream Movies From the LibraryWhile I knew that you could get audio books online, I didn't know you could stream movies from the Library. See all of the Library's different digital options at https://www.akronlibrary.org/books-more/digitalAkron Podcast Now on Amazon AlexaI've taken to steps to add the Akron Podcast to Amazon. Just say, "Alexa, Play Akron Podcast" and she will play the latest episode. If you stop and ask again, she picks up where you left off. If you know someone who would like the show but doesn't understand podcasts, be sure to show them how easy it is to keep up with the show. Mentioned in this episode:Give Back to the Akron PodcastIf you are finding value in...
Freedom Taillight Project
Aug 9 2022
Freedom Taillight Project
Freedom Tailight ProjectA person using the name Madonna has organized the Freedom Tailight Project.“Jayland Walker was pulled over for (an equipment violation) and ended up dead,” said lead organizer Madonna, who uses that name in protesting spaces for her safety and privacy. “We know that can happen to anybody. More often it happens to Black and brown and Indigenous folks because that’s statistically shown, and we know poorer communities are disproportionately policed compared to affluent, white neighborhoods.”The group raised about $250 through CashApp donations at $FreedomTailPro. Funds were used to purchase bulbs for headlights, license plate lights and taillights, all of which could constitute a traffic stop if burned out. Volunteers also used tape for cracked lights to make them street legal.Madonna said Freedom Taillight Project plans to host an event each month until the weather gets too cold, at which point they will raise funds for the spring. The goal, she said, is to establish a nonprofit and bank account for any groups nationwide that wants to hold similar clinics.“A lot of people are approaching the racial justice fight from a lot of different angles,” Madonna said. “This is just another way of doing that.Water Boil AdvisoryThe neighborhood of Fairlawn Heights and the portion of Copley Township east of Route 21.All customers within this area who experienced the low pressures, or are unsure, are advised to boil their water until further notice. Water used for drinking or cooking should be brought to a full boil for a minimum of 2 minutes and returned to the proper temperature before use. This advisory will be in effect until further notice, but for a minimum of 24 hours.  Akron EventsGo to akronpodcast.com/eventsSupport the ShowBuy the team a coffeeLow Flying Plans Next WeekendAugust 12-14! The aircraft will be preparing for as well as performing in the Props and Pistons Festival and will include aerobatic and military aircraft. All activities have been approved by the FAA.To learn more about this local event, please visit: FlyOhio.orgFun Things DowntownWe Are the Weirdos Punk Rock Flea Market - Saturday the 13th from Noon to Six.Phuture Boogie Rollerskate on the Plaza from 6 - 9 pmSunday: Family Skate on the Plaza and Movie Night at Lock 3 6:30 - 8:30 Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donationsMentioned in this episode:Please Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcasting
Bringing Bowling Back To Ellet
Aug 5 2022
Bringing Bowling Back To Ellet
Akron's Night OutWhile neighborhoods like Goodyear Heights canceled their nights out celebrations due to safety concerns, the night went off without a hitch (at least that I can see)Ironically before the night out event a 29-year-old man shot while walking Wednesday evening on Chittenden Street in Akron's East Akron neighborhood around 6:30 PM See Akron Shooting map.Teenagers with UzisA 17-year-old male teen was arrested Saturday night and five guns were seized by Akron police in an incident that involved a crowd becoming aggressive and making threats to officers, police reported.The police department's Gun Violence Response Team stopped what they called a suspicious vehicle in front of a home in the 1400 block of Minson Way, in the Joy Park area in the East Akron neighborhood, just before 11:30 p.m.Police said they saw what appeared to be Uzi and AK-47 rifles in the open trunk of a vehicle that had five occupants, all teens between ages 15 and 18.As they detained the occupants, police said a large crowd formed around the officers and became aggressive and made threats, with officers calling for backup.Four of the five teens were not charged and released. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was arrested and charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of weapons under disability after two handguns were found in the front seat with or near him, police saidSee Akron Shootings MapBra DonationsTallmadge Hair Service, located at 71 West Ave. in Tallmadge, is participating as a donation site for the 13th Annual Celtic Club Fights Cancer campaign by collecting new and gently worn bras which will be given to battered women's shelters after the Club's fall bridge bra displays.They have collected over 200 bras and will receive bras at the salon through the end of December. Tallmadge Hair Service is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.Akron Events CalendarKeep up with what is going on in Akron, but tickets and more at www.akronpodcast.com/eventsThe 73rd annual Italian American FestivalAkron's Italian-American Festival is back with the city-sponsored family event Taste of Italia Thursday through Saturday at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. The festival will include authentic Italian food, including pizza, sausage and peppers, espresso, cannoli and Peroni beer. Guests can also enjoy assorted wines and a game of bocci. Admission is free to the event at 200 S. Main St.The festival will run 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Friday and Saturday. Entertainment on Thursday will feature Swizzle Sticks at 7 p.m. and the Lights Out Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band at 8:30 p.m.Small Business GrantsThe City of Akron's new Small Business Relief Program will provide eligible small businesses with a one-time $10,000 grant. Applications open 8.15.22 Learn more at https://www.akronohiorescue.gov/businessreliefBringing Bowling Back to Ellet - FundraiserI interviewed Amanda Dagostini who runs the Artistic Butterfly in Eastgate Plaza about the opportunity and fundraiser she is organizing to try and re-open Eastgate Lanes as Ellet Community Lanes.Amanda is to the owner of the Artistic Butterfly where close to 30 local vendors can sell their creative creations. She also has many programs for the...
Tax Free to Totally Free Loot!
Aug 3 2022
Tax Free to Totally Free Loot!
Sales Tax VacationOhio's sales tax holiday is coming. And that means summer is coming to a close and kids will soon be going back to school. The state's tax-free weekend for school supplies will be from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 this year. The sales tax rates across northern Ohio range from 6.75% to a high of 8% in Cuyahoga County. The tax break will be for school supplies and some clothing purchases.Here are the basic rules of what will be exempt from sales tax: An item of clothing priced at $75 or less. An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less. An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less. The Ohio Department of Taxation notes that items that are typically used for trade or a business are not exempt.The state has a wide definition of what it considers to be clothing eligible for the tax break, and some of the items — like a wedding dress as long as it is under the $75 threshold — might surprise you.More InformationFree Back to School HaircutsBell's Barber Shop is offering free back-to-school haircuts for students at its Stow location. Justin Bell, owner, said business at his barbershop has been going well and he wants to give back to the community. "With inflation and prices going up everywhere, we just want to help out," he said. Haircuts will be free by walk-in only for all students from kindergarteners to high school seniors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 through Aug. 19 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20.They are located at 1672 State Rd. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223Akron EventsCheck the full schedule at www.akronpodcast.com/eventsDerby Senior Day August 11Seniors are invited to race down the world famous Derby Downs Track in adult Soap Box Derby cars. About this event Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Aging on Track Senior Expo in the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and Museum Building. There will be live entertainment and a catered boxed lunch provided by City Barbeque.Tickets Are $20Support This ShowIf we were at a coffee shop and I told you all this information, would you pick up the tab as a way of saying thanks. If you get value from the show, do consider buying me a coffee (or two).Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donationsMentioned in this episode:Please Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcasting
Lebron Gets Featured on a Nascar
Aug 2 2022
Lebron Gets Featured on a Nascar
Get Your Driver's License BackIf you need legal assistance with your criminal record or with restoring your driver's license, there are volunteers that can help! The University of Akron School of Law is offering a Reentry Clinic on August 13, 2022. See the link for details: http://ow.ly/mqSg50Ia6RASchedule from 9-noon but may close sooner if they get to capacity. So get their first. 1040 E Tallmadge AveSummit County Library Adds Period ProductsThe library has free organic cotton pads and tampons available in dispensers in its women’s and family restrooms in the main library and its nine branches in Akron. They were installed last month. Akron Event CalendarSee what is going on and get the best tickets at www.akronpodcast.com/eventsWater Mains are Being RepairedThe City of Akron is beginning rehabilitation work on 6300 feet of the West Side Transmission Main Line (WSTM) beginning August 1The work will take place over a six-month period and be performed primarily on North Street, Valley Street, Crosby, and a small portion of South Portage Path. HM Miller has been contracted to perform the work.This pipe's primary function is to convey large volumes of more than 20 million gallons of water per day. It is 49 years old and it is time to have it replaced.The projected $4.5 million project will reduce the likelihood of future catastrophic main breaks in the area.Scary Moment at the Summit County Fair3 children received scrapes and bruises when a car fell 18 inches on to them. Now I remember why I don't like fair rides. The fair said the rides had been inspected the day before. LeBron James Family Foundation featured on a NascarTo see our foundation represented alongside one of the most iconic racing teams in NASCAR shows our kids from Akron that anything is possible and nothing is out of reach for them,” she said.The I Promise program serves more than 1,600 Akron students and their families with fundamental resources, wraparound supports and family programming with the goal of encouraging success in academics and beyond.Full storySupport the ShowBuy Dave a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/davejacksonSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donationsMentioned in this episode:Please Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcasting
Meetings - Shootings and Butter
Jul 29 2022
Meetings - Shootings and Butter
I do try to find non-violent stories to talk about, but some weeks its hard.My plan is to bring four stories when I get four stories to talk about. Today it just seems like everybody is shooting everybody.Akron Ward 4 MeetingAkron City Council member Russel Neal (D-Ward 4) will host a meeting Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St. Police Chief Steve Mylett and Lt. Mike Miller will attend.The discussion will focus on healthy community relations. Also, Buchtel High School Principal LaCresia Beecher will share information on the Buchtel Community open house. For more information, call 330-212-3024Ohio State Fair reveals record 2,530-pound butter sculpturesThe Ohio State Fair went back to its roots with this year’s butter cow display, using 2,530 pounds of the dairy product — the most ever — to create the traditional cow and calf and, for the first time, a life-size pig, chicken and lamb. This year’s display is intended to highlight the agricultural roots of the state fair, which opens Wednesday and runs through Aug. 7.The sculpting team spent 600 hours working on the display, 500 of which were spent on sculpting alone.The sculpting team began on July 9, first building steel frames of the figures before moving on to work with the butter, which Brooke said isn’t much different than using clay.The fair runs July 27 - August 7717 East 17th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43211https://www.ohiostatefair.com/Akron Events CalendarSee www.akronpodcast.com/eventsA Cop Shot a Woman who had Shot a Woman at the Oasis BarSee https://www.cleveland19.com/2022/07/29/woman-shot-by-akron-police-after-shooting-another-woman-police-say/ Reward $15,000 for Information on Pizza ShootingThere is now a total of 15,000 for information on a pizza delivery driver shooting.He was attempting to make a delivery after 10 p.m. on Grace Avenue in West Akron on July 15. Suddenly, several teens or young men came out of an abandoned house. Others came from behind the house and the group demanded the pizza worker's car, according to the victim. Instead, the driver chucked the pizza at someone holding a shotgun and tried to run away. "They didn't ask for money or nothing like that. They just wanted my car and when I was unable to give that to them, his friend said, 'Blast him,'" the victim recounted. "I started like sprinting down the driveway and that's when he fired his gun and hit me in the back." The victim, who was treated at Summa Akron City Hospital, was unable to get good descriptions of the suspects. No one has been arrested. With the suspects still on the run, there is added concern for other delivery drivers from both police and pizza shops.Stats on Policemen Who Shot Jayland WalkerThe Beacon Journal - through legal actions - have information on the cops who shot Jayland Walker.see https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/2022/07/28/jayland-walker-police-shooting-records-withheld-fired-gun/10127846002/Support the ShowGo to www.akronpodcast.com/valueEvery little bit helpsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donationsMentioned in this episode:Please Tell a FriendIf you know...
Free School Supplies
Jul 28 2022
Free School Supplies
Jayland Walker UpdateAfter the eight officers shot and struck Walker 46 times, an officer who arrived seconds later rolled Walker onto his stomach and pulled his hands behind his body while another officer handcuffed Walker. Other officers, some with rifles, said they provided “lethal coverage” until his body was secured.More InfoNight Out ReturnsNational Night Out event at Patterson Baseball Complex, 955 Patterson Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m.Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard Street, hosted by council member Donnie Kammer from 5 to 7 p.m.Reservoir Park, 1835 Hillside Terrace, hosted by council member Sharon Connor from 6 to 8:30 p.m.Joy Park Community Center, 825 Fuller Street, hosted by Mike Dowdell, from 4 to 8 p.m.Ed Davis Community Center, 730 Perkins Woods Drive, hosted by Robert Dowdell, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Northwest Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave., hosted by council member Shammas Malik from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Chestnut Ridge Park, 1958 Chestnut Ridge Blvd., hosted by council member Mike Freeman from 6 to 8 p.m.St. Ashworth COGIC, 1086 Vernon Odom Blvd., hosted by the Rev. Robert DeJournett from 4 to 7 p.m.Dave’s Supermarket, 871 East Exchange St., hosted by Megan Delong from 6 to 8 p.m.West Hill Church of Our Savior, 471 Crosby St., hosted by the Rev. Debra Bennett from 6 to 7:30 p.m.Highland Square Theater, 826 W. Market St., hosted by council member Nancy Holland from 4 to 7 p.m.Odom Boulevard Branch Library, 600 Vernon Odom Blvd., hosted by Theresa Boware from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Free School Supplies and Check-UpsThe event will be at People's Park at 760 Elma Street. No registration is required, click the link for details: http://ow.ly/Ylnf50K2qj7Google Voice ScamIf you get a Google verification code from someone you didn't contact first, it's probably a scam.More InformationTraffic Pattern UpdateMost of the Central Interchange will be done by the end of the Fall. Monday 77 North switches so be alert. More InformationGIVE ME SOME CANDY!B.A. Sweeties is a Cleveland-based candy store and calls itself the "largest candy store in North America." Now, inside the Acme Fresh Market (anybody see the irony here?) is what might be the largest candy aisle. The Candy Aisle features more than 50 varieties of Pez candy dispensers, hundreds of nostalgic candy brands as well as novelty candy new trendier items. The aisle also features bulk candies packaged in small containers at value prices for customers to purchase.The Candy Aisle at Acme, can be found at 4445 Kent Road.Akron Rents are Going UpIn some cases 88%. See where the cheapest cities to live at at this linkhttps://www.rent.com/ohio/akron-apartments/rent-trendsNorthside MarketplaceI have not been to this place down by Louigi's. One of the stores is 7th Floor Flooring which have been featured Buy Me a CoffeeIf we were hanging out together right now, and I gave you all this information, would you pick up the tab? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/davejacksonSupport this podcast at —
Tequlia and Tigers and Cookies
Jul 25 2022
Tequlia and Tigers and Cookies
Buy Me a CoffeeDo consider Buying Me a Coffee if this made you laugh, cry, think, groan, educate or entertain you.Tecquila and TigersThe Akron Zoo plans to raise a glass and toast its tigers at a special after-hours event for adults and kid-friendly event the day before. To mark Tiger Day, the zoo is hosting its first adults-only Tequila ‘n Tigers event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 30. Tickets are available at https://www.akronzoo.org/tequila-n-tigers at $35 and include a trio of margaritas tastings, chips and salsa, tiger keeper talks, a tiger training demonstration and other activities.Kid Friendly VersionThere will be kid-friendly activities the day before — July 29 — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the zoo to International Tiger Day. The zoo will celebrate its two Sumatran tigers, Eko and Diburu, with crafts, special tiger training talks and other activities.More informationRhino Baby at Cleveland ZooCleveland Zoo celebrates the birth of the Eastern black rhino calf and needs help coming up with name.Akron Event Calendarsee www.askonpodcast.com/eventsJoin the School of PodcastingGo to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/akron and use the coupon code akronNew Shooting Not Getting Enough Coverage20-year-old Atavia Robinson came to the Regal Movie theater on Independence Avenue in Akron with her boyfriend for a date night. When her boyfriend got into an argument with someone on the phone, they left the movie early, and that’s when they were both gunned down in the parking lot.Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. The family has also raised $15,000 on their own to help drum up leads.Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip, The Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS (2677). You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (CRIMES).F*ck the Police Cookies at Sweet Mary's BakeryHas cookies with the phrase "Fuck the Police."They are located at76 E Mill St, Akron, OH 44308Their website is https://sweetmarysbakery.com/Tara Mosley from Ward 5 is Pro Cookie and Chris Anderson (who is running for State Representative) is "anti-cookie.Toys R Us Coming to Macy's a Summit MallMacy's at Summit Mall will have a Toys R Us section.The Macy's store in Summit Mall on West Market Street in Fairlawn will open a Toys R Us by fall 2022, Macy's spokeswoman Allison Edheimer said. Highlights for this location and other Macy's stores include hands-on demonstration tables and a life-size “Geoffrey On A Bench” photo opportunity for families with the Geoffrey Giraffe store mascotSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/akron-podcast/donationsMentioned in this episode:Please Tell a FriendIf you know someone who would enjoy this show, tell them to go to www.akronpodcast.com/follow and subscribe/follow today. Thanks to out sponsor: School of Podcasting www.schoolofpodcasting