This week, aviation technology, with planes, drones, and even blimps! We'll also hear about how Facebook is invading your privacy yet again, and how they're planning to one day, even read your mind.
(SUMMIT CO. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP) Summit County Community Partnership’s medical marijuana committee is hosting a Medical Marijuana Symposium on Friday, September 6, 2019 to provide the community an update on the state of medical marijuana in Ohio and how the law could impact youth, neighborhood residents, employers & their workforce, and government officials. The event will be held at Summit County Public Health – Fairway Center located at 1867 W. Market St. in Akron, Ohio.
State and national experts will share information regarding Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law, the impacts of the law for employers & the workforce, as well as the clinical implications and science of marijuana. The symposium is a primer on Medical Marijuana and will be helpful to employers, government officials, chemical dependency, treatment, prevention and mental health professionals; youth workers, faith based organizations and community residents.
Speakers include: Aaron Weiner, Ph.D., the Director of Addiction Services for Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Chicago and a national speaker on the clinical implications of marijuana; Marcie Seidel, a member of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee which provides guidance to Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Commission as it oversees the implementation of Ohio’s medical marijuana program, and Karen Pierce, the Managing Director or Working Partners Systems, Inc., an expert on helping employers navigate the uncertainties and impact of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana law.
The event is open to the public but registrations are required..
One of the newest members of the Indians is NOW one of the newest citizens of the United States.
Yasiel Puig, who is just coming off of serving a three-game suspension for fighting in his last game with the Reds, and who defected from Cuba in 2012, became an American citizen on Wednesday.
The slugging outfielder posted this photo to Twitter Wednesday:
Thank you ? God for this great opportunity to be an American citizen ??????? pic.twitter.com/346P6g89LX— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) August 14, 2019
Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has announced a free women's self defense class at Nordonia High School next week.
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The University of Akron has a new President.
He is Gary L. Miller, who is currently the Channcellor at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and will start his new job in Akron on October 1st.
You can find the University's official announcement below. Click here to see the press conference where they live-streamed the announcement on Facebook.
(University of Akron) - The University of Akron Board of Trustees today announced the selection of Gary L. Miller, Ph.D., as the University’s 18th president. Miller currently serves as Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He will assume duties in Akron on Oct. 1, 2019.
“After a careful, thorough and inclusive candidate search, our Board of Trustees unanimously chose Dr. Miller to lead The University of Akron into the future,” said Board Chair Joseph M. Gingo. “Dr. Miller has an outstanding record as an effective higher education leader and consensus builder. He brings not only two decades of senior-level higher education leadership, but also first-hand experience as a member of the teaching faculty and as a researcher. My Board colleagues and I believe he is the right person at the right time to lead our University.”
Interim President Dr. John C. Green will continue in his current role until October, then serve as special assistant to the president for strategy and transition until Jan. 31, 2020. While serving as special assistant to Miller, Dr. Green also will retain his titles of director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, and distinguished professor of political science.
President-elect Miller said, “I am honored and excited by the prospect of leading the faculty and staff of The University of Akron. They have done much in a very short time to ready this University for reaffirmation, renewal, innovation and growth. I see a university well positioned for the creative institutional and community discussions needed to develop a new, forward-projecting design.”
Miller has served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay since 2014. His administrative credentials also include roles as chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington; provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University; and dean of the College of the Pacific (arts and sciences) at the University of the Pacific.
He earned a doctorate in biological sciences from Mississippi State University, and co-authored the widely used textbook, Ecology, while serving as a professor and chair of the biology department at the University of Mississippi. Miller earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology from the College of William and Mary. He and his wife, Georgia, have three adult children.
Additional information about Dr. Miller is available on the president-elect webpage.
Board Chair Gingo said, “I want to extend my thanks to Board members and the elected leaders of the six key university constituency groups who participated in the presidential search process. These individuals provided valuable insights, opinions and observations that helped inform the Board’s selection of Dr. Miller.”
Interim President Green added, “I commend the selection committee on a fine choice for this vital position. The selection of Dr. Miller as the 18th president of this University is cause for great optimism and enthusiasm.”
Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System added, “Gary has been an effective leader as UW-Green Bay’s Chancellor, helping grow enrollment while elevating UW-Green Bay’s standing as a strong regional comprehensive institution within the UW System. His leadership was instrumental in developing and implementing mission changes that were responsive to state and regional needs. As important, he was extraordinarily successful in community engagement, helping build relationships that not only benefit us now, but will serve us well into the future. We wish him the best.”
The UA Board has appointed a Presidential Transition Committee led by Board Chair Gingo that includes Trustees Lewis W. Adkins, Jr., Alfred V. Ciraldo, Olivia P. Demas and Student Trustee Taylor Bennington. The committee will coordinate President-elect Miller’s meetings with University and local leaders, as well as other aspects of the seven-week transition period.
The Cavs have released their 2019-2020 regular season schedule that tips off in Orlando on October 23rd.
Three days later the Cavs welcome the Pacers to Rocket Mortgage Field House for the home opener on the 26th. The only nationally televised game for Cleveland is in DC against the Wizards on November 8th.
LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers come to town on March 26th, the same day as the Indians 2020 season/home opener when the Tribe take on the Detroit Tigers.
Click here for the full 2019/2020 Cavs Schedule.
Click here for the full 2020 Indians Schedule.
Two people riding on a motorcyle were killed after driving around barriers and through the construction zone on the Kenmore Leg of I-76 Westbound.
News 5's reporting that construction workers first called 911 to report the motorcycle that had gone around the barrier some time prior to them arriving at 6:50 this morning.
Both riders were found dead on the scene. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Akron Police say two people were shot after an altercation between two people Sunday night just outside of Firestone Community Learning Center. One person was killed.
The shooting happened near the corner of North Hawkins Avenue and Berendo Avenue around 9 p.m. after the fight escalated, and others became involved. That's when police are reporting that unknown suspects fired shots into the crowd of people.
When Police arrived on the scene they found two people shot, a 20-year-old male who was pronounced dead on the scene and a 17-year-old male who was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
There's been no suspect information released, nor have the identities of the victims been released yet.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; or 330-375-2Tip, or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.