City of Akron to celebrate Dick Goddard Day on Wednesday


AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — The City of Akron is paying tribute to legendary meteorologist Dick Goddard by declaring Feb. 24 as Dick Goddard Day.

Councilwoman Tara Samples, along with Mayor Dan Horrigan, introduced the ordinance which was passed unanimously by Akron City Council last year.

Goddard left behind a lasting legacy at FOX 8, where he worked for 51 years. He was also a devoted animal advocate who helped create Goddard’s Law in 2016.

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In honor of the first-ever Dick Goddard Day on Wednesday, Councilwoman Samples is encouraging people to share photos of themselves with their pets along with the hashtag #DickGoddardDay.

“We look forward to doing something big in 2022 post COVID, so that we can celebrate Dick Goddard and all that he done for  Northeast Ohio and the State of Ohio,” she said.

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