Top Story Akron councilman announces leukemia diagnosis Akron councilman announces he has been diagnosed with leukemia (Source: Richard Swirsky Facebook) By Simon Hannig | November 29, 2020 at 9:30 PM EST - Updated November 30 at 10:13 AM CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron councilman Richard Swirsky announced on Facebook Sunday he has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He is the Akron Ward 1 councilman. Dear friends, neighbors, and constituents, I recently received some difficult news. I’ve been diagnosed with Acute...Posted by Richard Swirsky on Sunday, November 29, 2020 Copyright 2020 WOIO. All rights reserved.