David Pepper, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, will be spending a lot of time in Akron next week, with three campaign stops planned in the city.
Pepper will begin his visits Sunday morning when he will attend a service at United Baptist Church of Akron, along with Ed FitzGerald, the Democratric gubernatorial candidate, and Sharen Neuhardt, his running mate.
Pepper then will speak at an Akron Chamber of Commerce luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the PNC Center, 1 Cascade Plaza.
Lastly, Pepper will speak at the Summit County Young Democrats' annual fall fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paolo's, 1 W. Exchange St.To read more or comment...
The statewide Democratic candidates will have a "Tour to Restore Ohio" starting Friday that will include a stop in Akron.
The tour, which runs through Tuesday, will hit a dozen Ohio cities.
The Akron stop will include Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for governor, Sharen Neuhardt, his running mate, and David Pepper, who is running for attorney general. It will be at United Baptist Church of Akron Sunday morning.
The stop is the only one on the tour not open to the media because it is at a church, said Meredith Tucker, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Democratic Party.To read more or comment...
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When Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic referred to the late Ethel Chambers as a "pain in the neck" during Monday's Akron City Council meeting, he meant it in a good way.
Plusquellic was alluding, during a tribute to the community activist, to her tendency to hound him and other city leaders for improvements in her neighborhood or her latest project.
"I wish in this community we had a thousand Ethel Chambers," Plusquellic said of Mrs. Chambers, 89, who died last month. "It's a good pain to have. She helped make this community better."
Council members, who passed a resolution honoring Mrs. Chambers, joined Plusquellic in praising her for her years of service to the community. They also thanked her large family, several whom attended the meeting, for sharing her with the city. Mrs. Chambers faithfully attended Akron council meetings.To read more or comment...
Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will attend the opening of the Summit County Republican Party's campaign headquarters next week.
Party leaders thought they would have only Kasich, but just learned that Taylor will accompany him.
"We're pretty excited," said Debbie Walsh, the party's executive director.
The opening, which will be six weeks before the Nov. 4 election, will begin at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 122 Broad Blvd. in Cuyahoga Falls. Doors will open at 2:45 p.m.To read more or comment...