Tim Rudell

The University Akron’s trustees held an emergency meeting Monday. They issued a statement involving President Matthew Wilson -- who is scheduled to interview later this week for the president’s job at the University of Central Florida.

Spokesman Wayne Hill said the trustees remain committed to maintaining the progress made during Wilson’s tenure in Akron.

A recent bankruptcy court ruling could clear the way for the sale of the Packard-Delphi industrial site in Warren. 

Former Warren native Christopher Alan owns AutoParkit. The international automated garage company is expanding and he wants its manufacturing to be at the old Packard site. But, he’s been unable to buy it from the local owner. Now, that owner is out of the picture. Following a bankruptcy filing a trustee is in control of selling the property.  

Construction of the first building for Stark State College’s new Akron Campus is nearing completion.  School President Para Jones took a tour to see how things are coming together.   

May 26th is the grand opening of the new building, but Jones says by design just two of the building’s three floors will be in use, at first.

As veteran officers retire from Ohio police departments millennials, who now comprise the largest living generation, are increasingly being looked to in order to fill their jobs. The question is, are they really interested in that type of work? 

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At Kent State University’s Police Academy, a class of 24 recruits gathers on a recent evening to train in how to be ready for combative situations. Millennial recruits make up about three-quarters of the class.

Akron is on the right trajectory. That’s what New York City’s Parks & Recreation Commissioner told local planners and interested citizens at a community conversation last night at Akron Civic Theater

Nexus Pipeline
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Green City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to settle with the builders of the NEXUS, after suing to stop the construction of the natural gas pipeline.

Green City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to settle with the builders of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline. 

Council was split over pulling the plug on the fight against NEXUS and accepting a seven and a half million dollar settlement, but speakers in the public comment part of the council meeting were not. All but one criticized the deal, many on practical grounds.  Like Jane Karl of New Franklin.  “Do you have a safety net built in when you determine that they have lied to you, so that you can back out of this agreement? 

The City of Green had hoped to get the NEXUS natural gas pipeline routed elsewhere.  However it is dropping its legal challenges to the project as part of a proposed settlement. 

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