AA News: Co-founder honored

Part of Akron street re-named "Dr. Bob's Way

To honor AA's 75th Anniversary and to coincide with the annual Founder's Day, the Akron city Council gave a portion of Olive Street the historical designation "Dr. Bob's Way." This section runs from North Main Street to North Howard Street, and is on the north end of St. Thomas Hospital (now called Summa St. Thomas Hospital), which featured the first hospital specialty unit to treat alcoholism.

Administrators at the parent medical group of St. Thomas Hospital suggested the name change, and the Akron City Council agreed. Signs were added at three intersections after a June 14... Login to read more
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