Akron Municipal Court Judge Kathryn Michael, who runs the court's domestic violence docket, talked about the importance of stopping the cycle of domestic violence. Judge Michael notes that domestic violence runs across all lines. While some offenders may have mental health or addiction issues, for example, the one commonality is that they witnessed domestic violence as children. That's why she's passionate about helping people stop the abuse cycle now, to prevent future violence from occurring.For more information, visit her page on the court's website.
Michael Savene and Bob Jenkins, founders of the Akron Comicon, are looking forward to this year's edition of the popular event, which celebrates the comic book industry. It takes place next weekend, Nov. 4 and 5, at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. Doors open both days at 10 a.m., closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. This year is the 40th anniversary of Black Lightning, the first African-American D.C. superhero, created by Akron's own Tony Isabella. The entire Black Lightning creative team will be at next week's Comicon, along with more than 100 booths. Fans can bring their favorite comic books and even have them signed by the creators in attendance. Tickets to the family-friendly event cost $10 for one day and $15 for both. Kids 13 and under are free, and there's free parking in downtown Akron on the weekends. For more information, visit the website.
The Munroe Falls Paranormal Society helps countless families who think they're experiencing paranormal activity in their homes. Nearly 99 percent of the time, the investigators -- including Eric Haney, Scott Wells and Jessica Toth -- can find earthly and rational explanations for the goings-on. But the tiny percentage of incidents that can't be explained rationally are truly spooky. Eric and his team do the investigations for free. You can contact them by visiting their website. And you can tune in to their Mysterious Midwest series on YouTube or visit their Facebook page.