EDITORIAL: Saving lives in the opiate crisis

Jan 14, 2019
Read on> Those are heartening words from Jerry Craig, the director of the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board. He told Amanda Garrett of the Beacon...

United Way posts record volunteer numbers for second year in a row

Jan 14, 2019
United Way of Summit County today announced that in 2018, for the second year in a row, participation in its volunteer events surged over the previous year. In 2018, 3,829 volunteers took part in...

Hope in the new year: Summit County overdoses and overdose deaths plummet in 2018

Jan 11, 2019
Read on> By Amanda Garrett Beacon Journal/    The opioid crisis that’s gripping much of the U.S. may finally be loosening in Summit County. Both the number of overdoses and...

United Way releases volunteer engagement calendar for 2019

Dec 03, 2018
United Way of Summit County today announced the release of its new engagement calendar for 2019. Available on the United Way website at, the calendar lists more than a dozen...

United Way of Summit County seeks volunteers to provide free tax preparation services

Oct 29, 2018
In preparation for next year’s tax season, United Way of Summit County is recruiting volunteers for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. United Way’s VITA program provides free tax...

Akron Public Schools Welcomes The University of Akron as Sister University

Sep 12, 2018
Ellet, NIHF STEM, and Akron Early College to receive significant academic support Today Akron Public Schools (APS) formally welcomed The University of Akron (UA) as a sister university to Ellet High...