Monthly Archives: August 2014

Akron Digital Academy, not your grandmother’s school

By Dorothy Markulis



The Akron Digital Academy is not the school of your grandmother’s day. It is a school of today and the future, combining individual learning with technology.

“We are a great example of blending learning,” said the academy’s superintendent and executive director Dr. David Bowlin. “We value academics but we focus on the whole child.”
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By: Katie Sobiech July 30th was a beautiful day where more than 200 people gathered for the grand opening of The Commons at Madeline Park. This new Permanent Supportive Housing facility holds apartments for 60 individuals who were once homeless, … Continue reading

Strong Reentry Network Growing in Summit County (Part Eight)

By: Katie Sobiech






As we conclude this series on the world of re-entry we share the great news that recidivism is dropping in Summit County and the numbers are showing improvement through the efforts of the Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN), Oriana House and others.

The SCRN is proud to say that they are changing the county and state of Ohio for the better, and reaching new goals every day.
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The Akron Peacemakers hosted a postcard project for the National Night Out Against Crime

By Staff Writer

During the National Night Out Aug. 5, the Akron PeaceMakers had a spot at 17 sites throughout the city, providing information and guidance to youth. Attendees were also be asked to fill out a postcard with positive thoughts about their neighborhood. After the event, these cards were sent to residents in other neighborhoods promoting positive lifestyles in the Akron area.

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Strong Reentry Network Growing in Summit County (Part Seven)

By: Katie Sobiech

What is so great about Summit County is the fact that there are so many caring and giving hearts, willing to reach out to those who need a “hand up” in society.

But with that comes a slew of well-meaning but often misled groups, who can actually end up doing more harm than good.

Some of these groups include faith-based missions, which the Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN) hopes to reach and teach.

Some in the faith community feel it is their calling to reach out to those in prison, and genuinely want to help returning citizens. But it is lack of knowledge in this area that often sets them back. This is what the SCRN and Oriana House hope to change through education.

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