Expanded non-discrimination law passes
Council passed an ordinance adding sexual orientation and gender identity to existing discrimination laws at Monday's Council meeting. The ordinance also created the Akron Civil Rights Commission to enforce complaints of unlawful discrimination. Council also passed resolutions honoring Ellet football coach Joe Yost and Deputy Clerk of Council Connie Genevish. With more than 200 victories, Jost is the winningest football coach in Akron history. Genevish worked for the city and Council for more than 30 years.