Why Bob Dyer is wrong about the Akron Zoo and its levy

I have admired Bob Dyer’s work in the past and his dogged pursuit of the facts for the fine investigative pieces he has done over the years. To arrive at his opinion about the Akron Zoo, however, Bob…
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Akron Zoo seeking levy renewal and tax increase to cover operational expenses, planned expansion

For the first time in two decades, the Akron Zoo is seeking a new money tax levy to be approved by voters in Summit County. The revenue from the renewal of the 0.8 mill levy, which would coincide…
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Akron Zoo Engages 3.4 Million Visitors from Around the Country During the Height of the Pandemic

For three months last spring, not a single visitor stepped through the gates of the Akron Zoo. The pandemic forced closure of the zoo and other public facilities on March 17, cutting off the zoo’s…
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Akron Zoo a community gem that benefits everyone

An opinion piece published in the Akron Beacon Journal on Sept. 10 had a tone to sensationalize information regarding our upcoming levy as well as containing some inaccuracies. Along with being a…
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Zoo, APS host Backpack Adventure

The Akron Zoo and Akron Public Schools (APS) teamed up to provide health and hygiene items for APS students and their families at a drive-thru Backpack Adventure event Aug. 19-20, with participants…
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A first for the zoo

The Akron Zoo has its first female board chair: Michele Santana. The zoo's board of directors elected Santana to its top position, electing its first female chair in its 40-year history. (Yes, the…
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