||MAYOR'S NEWS CONFERENCE
||MAYOR NAMES MATULAVICH POLICE CHIEF
Mayor Don Plusquellic announced this morning his intention to name Major Michael
Matulavich, as the City of Akrons chief of police before the end of the year.
||PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE CONCLUDES IN AKRON
The delegation of visitors from Serbia and Hungary are concluding their visit to Akron
today as part of the Partnership Conference among the cities of Akron; Szeged, Hungary and
Subotica, (suh boe TEET suh) Serbia.
FIREFIGHTERS RATIFY CONTRACT WITH CITY
Deputy Mayor for Labor Relations Jerry Holland announced today that Firefighters Local 330
has ratified its contract agreement with the City of Akron.
||PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE CONTINUES IN AKRON
A delegation of visitors from Serbia and Hungary continue to tour Akron today as part
of the Partnership Conference among the cities of Akron; Szeged, Hungary and Subotica,
(suh boe TEET suh) Serbia.
||MAYOR RECOGNIZES VETERAN OFFICERS FOR
Mayor Don Plusquellic today recognized and honored two veteran police officers for
heroism. Deputy Chief Gus Hall and Patrolman John Mostar received the Mayors Award
for Distinguished Service during a noontime ceremony.
||AUTOMATED CUSTOMER SERVICE SYSTEM
ENGAGED FOR AKRON WATER CUSTOMERS
The City of Akron Public Utilities Bureau has added a new Interactive Voice Response
telephony system. The new system is scheduled to be operational November 22nd, 2000.
||Akron Fire Department arson
investigators probe blaze that destroys new Patterson Park pavilion.
City of Akron Fire Department
Official Press Release
On the evening of Thursday November 2, 2000 at approximately 9:00 P.M., a fire
occurred in the picnic pavilion of the City of Akrons softball fields located at 955
Patterson Ave. in the North Hill area of Akron.
Everyone is Ravin
about FIRST NIGHT® Akrons Artwork!
AKRON, OhioMayor Don Plusquellics Press Conference on Wednesday, October
25th at the Akron Art Museum included a bit of exciting fanfare.
||Eight Nominees for 2000 Take Pride in Akron
Akron, Ohio The Everett Groups Hermes Building on East Market Street and
the new public garden at Highland Square shared the 2000 Take Pride in Akron award,
presented by Keep Akron Beautiful.
||U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES
$1,272,900 GRANT TO THE City of Akron, Ohio
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration
(EDA) today announced the award of a $1,272,900 grant to the City of Akron, Ohio, for
roadway and utility improvements to its Massillon Road Industrial Park.
HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL
The Valley View Hike and Bike Trail has officially opened from the historic
Mustill Store on North Street in Akron, to the Akron Metro Parks Big Bend trailhead.
||NEW TAX TO PAY FOR PUBLICLY FINANCED
Akron City Council has approved placing on the upcoming November election ballot
the issue of publicly financed political campaigns.
||CITY AND CEDARWOOD AGREE ON
DEVELOPMENT OF GHENT ROAD PROPERTY
The City of Akron is a step closer to developing nine-plus acres of land along
Ghent Road north of Smith Road.
||MAYOR HONORS CIVILIAN, LETTER CARRIER
AND APD LIEUTENANT FOR HEROISM
At a morning news conference, Mayor Don Plusquellic today honored three men for their
lifesaving efforts. Letter carrier Kevin Cooper, Akron Police Department Lt. Jerry Hughes
and Gene Barker each received the Mayors Distinguished Service Award for acts of
heroism that saved the lives of three persons.
||AKRON AND SISTER CITY IN EDUCATIONAL
Several University of Akron students are currently enjoying an educational opportunity
created through the sister city relationship between the City of Akron and Chemnitz,
||NOMINATE NOW FOR THE MAYORS AWARD
Akron, Ohio Nomination forms are now available to the public for the second
annual Take Pride in Akron Mayors Award. Keep Akron Beautiful is distributing
the one-page forms and will be accepting completed applications until Monday, September 4,
||AKRON ZOO EXPANSION PROJECT
The Akron Zoo, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority and the City of Akron are
announcing the longtime lease of available land to the Akron Zoo for future growth.
||CAMPAIGN FINANCE RECOMMENDATIONS GOING TO
The legislation containing the recommendations of the Task Force on Municipal Campaign
Finances appointed by Mayor Don Plusquellic will be delivered to Akron City Council for
this evenings meeting.
||AKRON SET TO WELCOME 30 CHAMPIONS FOR
THE ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY
Volunteers and staff members are making final preparations for Monday's arrival
of 360 boys and girls from throughout the United States and from the Philippines and
Germany who will be competing in the 63rd All-American Soap Box Derby next Saturday, July
22 at Derby Downs.
||BAILEY TO LEAVE CITY HALL, MAYOR NAMES NEW
Mayor Don Plusquellic announced at a morning news conference that Deputy Mayor for
Administration Joel Bailey is leaving to take a position with FirstEnergy Corp.
||Stan Hywets 43rd
Annual Fathers Day Car Show: Rescheduled for July 2, 2000
Akron, OH This year, Mother Nature had it in for Fathers Day. The
weather did not cooperate with the Antique, Classic & Collector Car Show at
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.
||PIATTO SAYS "BUON GIORNO" TO
An 84-year old downtown building that until 1998 served as an operating branch bank
opened for business today as Akrons newest restaurant.
||MAYOR NAMES MATULAVICH INTERIM POLICE CHIEF
Mayor Don Plusquellic this afternoon named the Akron Police Departments senior
deputy chief to head up the APD while the search begins for a permanent replacement for
Chief Edward Irvine.
||AKRON AGREEMENT BRINGS WORK AND PLAY
TOGETHER IN COVENTRY TOWNSHIP
In a unique agreement announced today, the City of Akron initiated the development of
its seventh industrial park and its second in a Joint Economic Development District
||MAYOR APPOINTS VETERAN OF LOCAL LABOR
TO CABINET POST
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic today announced the appointment of Jerry Holland as
deputy mayor for labor relations. Holland replaces Matt Contessa on the mayors
||CITY RECEIVES GRANT TO HELP TRANSFORM OLD
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has informed the City of Akron that
it has been selected for a Brownfields Pilot project and will receive a grant totaling
||KENMORE II NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AREA
Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic announced today that the City would begin a Housing
Rehabilitation and Neighborhood Development Program in the Kenmore II Neighborhood
||JOHN BROWNS FUTURE IN AKRON
Mayor Don Plusquellic today announced a plan to appoint a special task force to
determine the future of the Perkins Woods memorial and monument dedicated to the
abolitionist John Brown.
||Trolley Service Now In Downtown
Enjoy all that downtown Akron has to offer on beautiful historic trolley
||City and Akron Community Foundation
Award $200,000 in Neighborhood Grants
The City of Akron and the Akron Community Foundation are pleased to award
$200,000 in neighborhood grants as part of the Neighborhood Partnership Program.
||JUDGE ISSUES PARTIAL JUDGEMENT IN AKRON
A Portage County judge has issued a partial judgment in the case involving a water
dispute between the County and the City of Akron.
||14th REMEMBRANCE OF HOLOCAUST PLANNED
The City of Akron is celebrating its annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest once again.
The Days of Remembrance is celebrating its 14th anniversary in Akron.
||Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge school
districts announce progress on education standards initiative
Three school districts in Summit County today released a report on their progress in
moving toward academic standards for children enrolled in their schools, as well as the
first draft of the standards they plan to implement in their school districts.
||City Faire! A Community
Celebration of the Arts
The stage is being set for City Faire, a community festival
of the arts, which will debut Augus 4-6 in downtown Akron.
||Conceptual Development Plan
Mayor Don Plusquellic and County Executive Tim Davis at a March 17 news
conference announcing a conceptual development plan for a new County office building, a
revitalized Civic Theater and more.
Four Israeli visitors from Western Galilee stop in Akron as part of the Young Leadership
||WHITE POND OFFICE PARK BEING PLANNED
Omni Classic Development Company is working with the City of Akron to develop an
office park on 57 acres of land at the northwest corner of Interstate 77 and White Pond
(Akron, Ohio. March 8, 2000.) The City of Akron today announced plans for a
year-long celebration of its Centeseptequinary, the 175th anniversary of its
||HARVEST FOR HUNGER 2000 KICKS OFF
NATION'S SECOND LARGEST FOOD DRIVE
AKRON, OH - The local kick-off for Harvest for Hunger 2000 took place
Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at a news conference hosted by Donald L. Plusquellic, Mayor of
Akron, at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Guests were invited to bring canned goods to
the news conference in support of the campaign.
||CITY HOSTS HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE
ACTIVITIES FOR 2000
(February 15, 2000) The City of Akrons annual Holocaust observance
begins this month with the student Arts & Writing Contest display at the Akron Art
Museum. The art display runs through the end of April. The annual awards and commemoration
ceremonies will be held this year at Central Hower High School May 2.
||CITY SETS UP NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE
CONNECTION TO WATER DEPARTMENT
The City of Akron Public Utilities Bureau implemented new billing and customer information
software for water, sewer and curbservice late last year. Due to the conversion process
||STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
MAYOR DON PLUSQUELLIC
FEBRUARY 3, 2000
||Akron Zoo to host 13th annual Snow
Bowl at Stonehedge
The Akron Zoo will hold their largest fundraiser of the year, February 12, 2000 at
Stonehedge. Snow Bowl runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with bowling times of 10 a.m., noon, 2
p.m. and 4 p.m.
THE 21ST CENTURY
REPORT TO THE MAYOR BY THE TASK FORCE STUDYING THE AKRON POLICE DEPARTMENT
||MAYOR IN WASHINGTON TO ANNOUNCE CAMP
The Camp Invention program at Inventure Place is about to extend its reach into
more cities, communities and neighborhoods across America following an announcement in the
nations capital by Mayor Don Plusquellic this morning.
||AKRON INCOME TAX FILING GOES ON-LINE
The city of Akron is pleased to announce it is implementing a service that is the first of
its kind in Ohio. This service was designed for the benefit of individuals who file income
tax returns with the city of Akron. By utilizing today's technology, many taxpayers will
now be able to file their returns through the Internet.
||INDUSTRIAL INCUBATOR HATCHES ANOTHER
(January 5, 2000)- Western Reserve Controls, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic
controls that got its start in the Akron Industrial Incubator in May of 1991, has
graduated to its own facility. At his weekly news conference today, Mayor Don Plusquellic
credited the Industrial Incubator and its director, Mike Lehere, with creating the proper
environment to create new jobs in the city.