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Akron's downtown development weathers COVID and road construction
Things are progressing on Main Street in downtown Akron — and not just on the street itself, which has been undergoing a major redesign this year. Not that it's been easy, they said, as construction ...
City of Akron celebrates 4th of July with neighborhood based fireworks
The City of Akron has come up with a unique way to celebrate the Fourth of July, while still maintaining social distancing.
WATCH LIVE: Akron holds Fourth of July fireworks display
During this nontraditional Fourth of July, the city of Akron has worked to bring a fireworks show to residents in a socially distanced fashion, with four different shows planned across the city.
New rewards program saves shoppers up to 30% at participating Akron shops
It could soon pay to shop in Akron. The city's Office of Integrated Development, which includes urban planning and economic development, is launching a mobile app this summer to give rewards of up to ...
Simultaneous fireworks displays in Akron to help provide room for social distancing
Instead of having patriotic onlookers crowd into downtown like hotdogs into saran wrap, the city will instead host four separate fireworks displays in various parts around the city.
City Of Akron Offices Closed For Business On Friday, July 3rd In Observance Of Independence Day
All municipal offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. As a reminder, physical access to municipal buildings remains very limited during the City's response ...
Patio at Akron’s Lock 15 Brewing Co. is an oasis
Between COVID-19 cabin fever and this glorious summer weather, I’ve been itching for road trips lately. If they involve patios, food and cold ...
When will office workers return to downtown Akron? Companies weighing timing
Businesses in downtown Akron and outlying neighborhoods are making plans to bring back employees who have been working at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. FirstEnergy Corp., Huntington Bank and ...
Akron buys $65 million insurance policy for new $184 million sewer tunnel
Akron will pay $100,000 a year to insure the most expensive asset the city has ever owned-- a recently completed 27- foot tall, 6,240- foot long, $184.1 million sewer tunnel under downtown. With ...
Akron taps Israeli company to develop small business app
Israeli-based Colu Technologies has chosen Akron as the launching point for its first app-based reward program in the United States after a successful inauguration in Tel Aviv.
Akron police search for 2 teens after armed robbery of Family Dollar
No one was hurt in the robbery at the store on the 200 block of East South Street, just south of downtown Akron.
Bitcoin-like tech for local businesses launches in Akron
Akron, Ohio's Blimps bonus currency could drive business, helping with recovery as stores reopen after coronavirus.