Akron’s Glendale Cemetery restores historic bell: See the tower come down (video): Rubber City Daily

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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Akron weather forecast Thursday, April 6 : Rain showers, warm temperatures, breezy winds. Read more

Akron’s Glendale Cemetery restores historic bell: See the tower come down (video): The 700-pound bell that for decades tolled Akron’s funerals and celebrations from Glendale Cemetery’s historic bell tower was removed Tuesday for restoration. But first, the bell tower’s 6,500-pound, 8-foot rustic framework and 14-foot pyramid-style roof, installed more than 130 years ago, had to be brought down in a delicate operation using a huge crane. Read more

7signal Solutions software company says it’s moving to Independence because potential employees didn’t want to drive to Akron: A growing software company, 7signal Solution Inc., is leaving Akron for Independence because it could not entice information technology experts to commute so far south, its chief executive officer said. Read more

Judge orders attorneys suing KNR to delete social media posts related to lawsuit: Summit County Judge Alison Breaux on Wednesday ordered lawyers Subodh Chandra and Peter Pattakos to delete social media posts referring to a post on the Chandra Law Firm blog that contained a copy of a now-stricken complaint in a lawsuit against personal injury law firm KNR. Read more

John Groce next Akron Zips men’s basketball coach (photos): Former Illinois and Ohio University coach John Groce is confirmed as the next men’s basketball coach for the Akron Zips, replacing departed coach Keith Dambrot. Read more

It’s opening weekend, Akron! RubberDucks to face off against Bowie Baysox: SThe Akron RubberDucks will face off against the Bowie Baysox during opening weekend at Canal Park, April 6-9. Read more

Summit County Prosecutor pushes for crime victim rights bill Marsy’s Law for Ohio: Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and other officials announced Wednesday they are backing crime victim bill, Marsy’s Law for Ohio. The Marsy’s Law for Ohio campaign is a movement to place a crime victims bill of rights into the Ohio Constitution. Read more

Akron Community Foundation’s Women’s Endowment Fund celebrates Mother’s Day by honoring SHEroes: Akron’s Women Endowment Fund invites members of the Akron community to make a donation in the name of a woman who inspires them. The monetary gifts will be used toward the fund’s grant-making initiatives that impact women and girls in Summit County.  Read more

Akron sees increased poverty rates, student food insecurity, more ‘grandparent caregivers,’ according to Ohio report (The Akronist)

Immersive exhibit at University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery combines technology, architecture (The Akronist)