July 17, 2022

Deescalating

Deescalating

Akron Leaders Ask For Deescalation

Jayland Walker's Funeral was this week. The pastors and the mayor ask for things to de-escalate so we could talk to each other.

Meanwhile, two police held this guy down on Tuesday see twitter.

and this video of Akron policemen punching someone who was already behind held by two policemen in the face multiple times. see video

It seems de-escalate has different meanings to different people.

THE BOSS IS COMING TO CLEVELAND

Bruce Springsteen is coming to Cleveland in 2023. Tickets go on sale July 27th at 10 am

MY TRIP TO IRIE KITCHEN

If you're tired of burgers and pizza, check out irie kitchen (Jamaican food). Think chipotle layout, but it's Jamaican food. The place was super clean and had a Jamaican vibe. You zip through the line quickly.

I had the skewed chicken, Plantains, and pineapple coleslaw (so good). This takes three bites if you've never had this type of food as it doesn't taste like anything I've ever eaten. Quite yummy.

All of this is on top of Jamaican rice, and that mean I was not leaving hungry. They are located at 837 W Market St, Akron or you can call ahead and pick it up.

Their website is https://www.iriejakitchen.com/

DERBY WEEK - RENT THE TRACK

August are derby days and some of this has been moved out of downtown Akron to EJ Thomas.

see https://www.soapboxderby.org/

CHECK OUT THE AKRON EVENTS CALENDAR

akronpodcast.com/events

 

SUPPORT DOWNTOWN ARKON

See https://www.facebook.com/10242143011/posts/10161886435948012/

 

VOTING LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED

Some polling locations will be changed for the Aug. 2 primary election, the Summit County Board of Elections announced. The changes include:

• Apostolic Church Annex (1717 Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Barberton) will be closed. Voters assigned to the precincts New Franklin 1-B, 4-A, 4-B and 4-C will vote at Manchester Middle School, 760 W. Nimisila Road,

New Franklin. • Parkside Church – Green (4520 S. Arlington Road) will be closed. Voters assigned to the precincts Green 3-A, 3-E and 4-B will vote at Green Middle School, 1711 Steese Road.

• Victory Life Church (3833 Hudson Drive, Stow) will be closed. Voters assigned to the precincts Cuyahoga Falls 5-A and Stow 4-D and 4-F will vote at Summit Pentecostal Church, 1221 Graham Road, Stow.

• Twinsburg Community Center (10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg) will be closed. Voters assigned to the precincts Twinsburg 3-B, 4-A, 4-B and 5-A will vote at Twinsburg High School, 10084 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg.

OUTDOOR MOVIES

Lock 3 Movies

Northeast Ohio List of Outdoor Movies

PROGRAM TO HELP PREGNANT AND HOMELESS WOMEN

 

In an effort to reduce infant mortality in Ohio, a pilot program that provides housing to pregnant women dealing with or at risk of homelessness will soon expand in Columbus and put new roots in Akron. The state will provide $2.25 million from its budget for the expansion, but groups behind the program are asking for $9 million more for further growth.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio had the 10th worst infant mortality rate in the nation during 2020, at 6.53 deaths per 1,000 births.

Spearheaded by CelebrateOne, a public-private partnership backed by the city of Columbus, the project had positive results. There were fewer fetal deaths, less Medicaid spending and shorter stays at newborn intensive care units for those who received housing.

But the study sample was not big enough. That's why a second iteration is being put into motion, with the goal of housing 300 women across Columbus, Akron, Dayton and Cincinnati. Currently, the initial $2.25 million will only cover 60 women in Columbus and 30 in Akron with a starting date in the summer

Link to program

Source: Beacon Journal

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