Summit County Courthouse

A photo of the entrance to the Summit County Courthouse.
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Summit County has received a grant for a new domestic violence intervention program.

The Achieving Change through Value-based Behavior, or A-C-T-V, program aims to reduce recidivism rates for domestic violence offenders.

Judge Kathryn Michael, presiding judge of the Summit County Domestic Violence Intervention Court, says she's been working to increase access to programs like this since she was elected last year.

photo of AIDS Memorial Quilt
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The Akron Pride Festival is bringing sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to the Summit County Courthouse this week. The quilt, which was started 30 years ago, includes the names of 96,000 people who have died from AIDS.

The disease has killed more than 700,000 people the U.S. and nearly 32 million people globally.

photo of Hattie's Cafe coffee cups
HATTIE LARLHAM

Hattie's Café will be leaving the Summit County Courthouse at the end of the year due to financial issues.

The cafe, which employs adults with disabilities to train them for jobs in the community, is run by Hattie Larlham.

Dotty Grexa is the vice president of vocational services.

She says that while the decision was hard to make, the cafe is no longer needed for training purposes.