Todd Snitchler, shown in this Feb 28, 2011 file photo resigned as 50th District Representative to become the new chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Ohio Governor John Kasich (left) introduces Todd Snitchler as the new commissioner of the Ohio Public Utilities Commision during a news conference at Lake High School in this Feb.10, 2011 file photo. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron cannot independently confirm FirstMerit Corp. fulfilled its 2013 promise to provide 150 new jobs in Akron in exchange for millions of dollars of upgrades to its aging plaza, but a city official said he has no reason to doubt the bank’s word.