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Coronavirus Updates April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021 |

This week, Governor DeWine held  a press conference on Tuesday.  Governor DeWine announced that any Ohioan who has been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19. This health order applies to all adults, except those who are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate…

Thank you 2021 Akron-Canton Sponsors

April 26, 2021 |

The Impact Ohio Akron-Canton Regional Conference would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you, to the following sponsors: The Ohio Democratic Party The Ohio Republican Party The Success Group, Presenting Sponsor The University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Lead Sponsor The Greater Akron Chamber, Lead…

2021 Akron-Canton Conference Recap

April 25, 2021 |

The 2021 Impact Ohio Akron-Canton Regional Conference was held virtually on Friday, April 23 with more than 130 attendees. The conference began with an analysis of Ohio’s unemployment and election capabilities by Secretary of State Frank LaRose which was followed by an in-depth discussion among Ohio Legislators about the 2022-2023 state budget that is currently…

Coronavirus Updates April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021 |

This week, Governor DeWine held  a press conference on Wednesday.  He discussed plans for three new PSAs encouraging Ohioans to get vaccinated and also discussed virus spread and variants.  As of this week, 38 percent of Ohioans have received at least one coronavirus vaccination shot.  Although cases have plateaued, virus variants are more contagious among…

Ohio’s Budget: What’s on the Horizon for Fiscal Years 2022-2023

April 19, 2021 |

“Ohio’s Budget: What’s on the Horizon for Fiscal Years 2022-2023” will be one of three panels at the virtual 2021 Akron-Canton Regional Conference on April 23. We are excited to welcome several members of the Ohio General Assembly to give us insight into the proposed budget and what it will mean for the Akron-Canton region.…

Coronavirus Updates April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021 |

This week, Governor DeWine held  press conferences on Tuesday and Thursday. Governor DeWine directed all Ohio vaccine providers to temporarily pause using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine following a recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The recommendation for a pause was made after six people who…

The Akron-Canton Metroplex Panel Announced

April 16, 2021 |

“The Akron-Canton Metroplex,” will be one of three panels at the virtual 2021 Akron-Canton Regional Conference on April 23. The panel is focused on regional collaboration around key economic development initiatives. Panelists will discuss recent economic development efforts to benefit Akron-Canton and how the Metroplex concept has served those efforts. This session will take place…

Coronavirus Updates April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021 |

This week, Governor DeWine held  press conferences on Monday and Thursday. Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health would issue a simplified health order that streamlines previous orders into a single order that underscores the most important tenants of infection prevention. He also announced that he has asked Ohio’s local health departments and…

2021 Akron-Canton Regional Conference Political Insight Panel Announced

April 7, 2021 |

“Political Insight: The State of Ohio’s Political Parties,” will be one of three panels at the virtual 2021 Akron-Canton Regional Conference on April 23. We are excited to welcome Ohio’s new party leaders to share their observations and outlooks on their respective parties and discuss what’s next for the Ohio Democratic and Republican parties. This…