Join us for Kyle Stewart Day


The 2013 Kyle Stewart Day will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Clay’s Park, 13190 Patterson St. NW, North Lawrence. The day will feature swimming, a cornhole tournament, raffles, live entertainment and many other family-friendly activities.

A night of hot chili, good cheer benefits Akron Children’s

The Katz family - Julie, Noah, Randy and Alyssa - offered up a treasured family recipe and complemented their Old World Chili with a display of historic family portraits.

They came with secret spices, old family recipes, Food Network-inspired twists and super deluxe Crock Pots. The competitors at the 7th annual Lauren Audrey Braman Memorial Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Bake-Off came to Copley High School on March 23 with high hopes of victory, but also good intentions as the event raises funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Change Bandit Spotlight: Carmen Mozzochi 2013 marks cancer survivor's ninth year as Change Bandit


Carmen Mozzochi spent six months at Akron Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with childhood leukemia. Carmen is so thankful for the doctors and friends she made at Akron Children’s. This is her ninth year as a Change Bandit, and she is “looking forward” to once again participating in the Radiothon. The “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon airs Feb. 7-9 on 98.1 WKDD.

Wishing our prince and princess a happily ever after Young cancer patients honored at Kent State University homecoming

Cassidy at KSU homecoming

Kent State University’s 2012 Homecoming Court– Queen Ann Miller and King Thomas Ream – welcomed a special girl and boy into their royal family. During the Oct. 20 homecoming game against Western Michigan, Cassidy Brozovich, 11, of Howland, was named Kent State’s Homecoming Princess and Ben O’Daniel, 13, of Kent, was named Homecoming Prince.

Highland High graduate headed to Capitol Hill this week

Tyler Froats

At first glance, Tyler Froats seems like the typical 19-year-old boy, with one foot still in his teen years and the other foot stepping timidly into adulthood. A 2010 graduate of Highland High School, Tyler is taking online college courses and loves to write songs and play his guitar. He works at Dick’s Sporting Goods and has an older sister and younger brother. But Tyler has had anything but a typical, carefree childhood due to a 13-year battle with cancer.

I overcame cancer and now will take my story to Capitol Hill for Family Advocacy Day

Tyler loves to play his guitar

Hi, my name is Tyler Froats, and I am representing Akron Children’s Hospital this year for Family Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. I’m looking forward to meeting the legislators and sharing my story with them in hopes to make a difference in their lawmaking decisions when it comes to our needs with medical issues that […]