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Located about forty miles from Cleveland Akron is set along the historic Erie Canal. It was a boomtown in the 1800's home to such industries as cereal production, toy, marble, and rubber manufacturing. The city was officially founded in 1825. Today Goodyear Tires and FirstMerit Bank support the local economy. The city also has a ten-mile stretch of free WiFi access downtown, one of few such projects in the country. Cultural destinations include the Akron Art Museum and the Akron Police Museum.
Local Newspapers: The Akron Beacon Journal
Local Sports Teams: The Akron Aeros (minor league baseball)
Local Colleges: The University of Akron
Zip Codes associated with akron, ohio:
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Towns/Cities near akron, ohio : Tallmadge Barberton Green Cuyahoga Falls Wadsworth Kent Ravenna Doylestown
10 things to do in Akron and Summit Country the week of Jan. 22-28
From film to art to live music, there's a little something for everyone this week in Akron. Dance the evening away at the Mighty Soul Night, tell your best tales at Full Circle Storytelling and listen to the sounds of Becca Stevens and Mountain Heart.Unusually warm temperatures in 50s to accompany rain showers Monday in Akron: Weather forecast
The jet stream is shifting. Upper-level winds will strongly blow out of the southwest ushering in warmer air.Dr. Moss returns to HRRMC
Urologist Bradford Moss, M.D., has returned to the medical staff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. He will join Drs.Bellator's Joey Davis influenced by LeBron James, 'Rampage' Jackson, Malcolm X
Considering the personalities who have come into his orbit at various points in his life, you can't blame Joey Davis for believing that he's destined for greatness. A lifelong friend of fellow Bellator fighter A.J. McKee and his father, 15-year MMA veteran and coach Antonio McKee , the 24-year-old Davis was developing a well-rounded combat sports portfolio long before he had any inclination to step into the cage as a pro.Millions of American small business owners feel left behind. This is how tech can help
In the last few decades, the technology sector has been a cornerstone of innovation in the United States. It has sparked rapid growth, provided access to global markets and created entirely new, massive industries - generating an estimated $1.3 trillion and accounting for about 8% of U.S. GDP.Police: Akron school board member found overdosing in front seat of SUV
A member of the Akron Public Schools Board of Education remains hospitalized after police found him overdosing on drugs in the front seat of his SUV Thursday night. According to a police report, officers found 57-year-old John R. Otterman unconscious in his red Ford Escape just after 8 p.m. on E Cuyahoga Falls Ave. EMS crews later arrived on scene and administered four doses of narcan to Otterman before taking him to Akron City Hospital.Smithers Rapra expands Chinese tire-testing facility
Smithers Rapra has expanded tire-testing capabilities at its tire and wheel testing facility in Suzhou, with the addition of six machines that cover cleated tire and wheel endurance testing; wheel impact; salt spray; and tire air permeation. "The new testing equipment gives the Suzhou lab a 35-percent boost in capacity and broadens testing capabilities," Smithers Rapra said, without disclosing the scale of investment.Was it suicide or not? Decision in firefighter's Route 8 death pending
Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler said she's not required to be 100 percent certain Tonya Johnson intended to kill herself, to rule her death a suicide. However, Kohler explained all the evidence she examined in the case of the 43-year-old Canton firefighter's Feb. 22, 2016 death, could lead her to no other explanation.Akron councilwoman to run with Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich, the newest candidate to announce a bid for Ohio governor, Thursday said Akron City Councilwoman Tara Mosley-Samples would run with him as he seeks the Democratic nomination. "It is the honor of my life to be standing here today with my friend and inspiration, Dennis Kucinich, to accept his offer to be his running mate for lieutenant governor of the state of Ohio," she said.Dennis Kucinich chooses Akron city councilwoman as running mate
Two days after making his gubernatorial run official, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat, chose Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate. Kucinich introduced Samples at the Burning Bush Church in downtown Akron.Akron man seriously hurt in shooting in Goodyear Heights neighborhood
No suspects have been identified in a shooting Thursday in Akron's Goodyear Heights neighborhood that left a man with serious injuries, police said. The 28-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds in the face, chest and arms just before 10 p.m. on Keck Street near Bethany Avenue, according to a police report.Planned Parenthood ramps up its presence in Greater Akron
Planned Parenthood is ramping up its presence in the Greater Akron area. The organization recently held an organizing meeting in Akron seeking volunteers, and hired a new Akron field manager.M. Weston Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Opens in Ohio
The Ohio Center offers more convenience to a high number of clients. Additional Great Lakes region accessibility will allow clients a chance to experience this permanent solution for hair loss."Three new school board members starting on same page
However coincidental or intentional, voters in the Copley-Fairlawn City School District sent a message Nov. 7 when they placed a trio of first-time candidates, each former educators, into three seats on the Board of Education. "I'm not sure, but I don't remember a time when we had three former educators vying for seats at the same time," said Steve Coon, a retired coach and teacher who was elected along with former Copley High School teacher Paula Lynn and former athletic director and 23-year Copley High School assistant principal James Borchik.Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Award presented
Richard Burke, of Fairlawn, a partner at Brennan, Manna & Diamond in Akron, received the 2017 Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Award for outstanding service in facilitating charitable giving to Summa Health Dec. 1 at the annual meeting of the Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council, which includes the region's leading legal, financial and wealth planning professionals. The event took place at Portage Country Club.West Side Police News & Notes
On Jan. 11, Christopher Hendon, 26, of West Akron, pled guilty to 31 charges in connection with several incidents, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. The charges included seven counts of kidnapping ; six counts of abduction ; 15 counts of impersonating a police officer ; and three counts of illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone with firearm specifications .Traveling Stanzas showcasing refugee experience in Akron
Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders, which will be on view at Summit Artspace Jan. 19 through Feb. 7, will feature poems by refugees and immigrants living in Akron that were written during writing workshops led by Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center. Charlie Malone, program and outreach manager at the Wick Center, is shown with students from Nepal and Bhutan during one workshop.
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