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Scott Wagner, executive director of the Barberton Community Development Corporation, stands inside a warehouse area in Barberton. The corporation will be awarded $1 million through the Small Business Administration this year. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
In Tim Harland’s 22 years of working as an officer for the Humane Society of Greater Akron, he’s handled his fair share of backlash — both from animals and people. When he pulled over to the side of the road to make a phone call back in March, though, Harland withstood his first physical attack, which landed him in the hospital for several days.