Hi all! My name is Nicholas Cacioppo and I am excited to be joining the Herald as a staff writer.
I was born and raised in Barberton, graduated from Barberton High School in 2015, and graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in spring 2019.
For the past four years I have called Highland Square in Akron my home. My hobbies include amateur woodworking, soap making, caring for a small forest of house plants and dabbling in all things political. I enjoy traveling, exploring new places, hiking, baking, spending quality time with friends and family, reading and scrolling through social media.
While in college my studies focused on environmental issues, social and political philosophy and progressive socioeconomic policy. During this time, I developed a passion for political education and for shedding light on the issues that most affect vulnerable people.
As a staff writer with the Herald I hope that I can follow this passion while writing interesting, relevant and hard-hitting pieces. Readers can expect my columns to regularly cover issues of politics, government and policy in Barberton and Norton.
Please send me your comments, questions and ideas at Nick@barbertonherald.com.