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There's new of hope for Akron's Summit Lake neighborhood; vision calls for $8 million investment
Akron leaders are hoping to create a new vision for the area near downtown with a plan that calls for millions of dollars in investments and improvements.
Akron Community Foundation awards more than $2 million in grants
A sweet pop-up Indulge Chocolates is the latest business to spring up as part of downtown Akron's pop-up program. The sweet spot, at 209 S. Main St., is a sister company to Chill Artisan Ice Cream, co ...
Akron City Council considers 205-foot digital billboard visible from Ohio 8 bridge
AKRON, Ohio -- City Council on Monday requested additional time to review a controversial proposal for a 205-foot digital billboard to be built on East North Street so as to be visible to drivers on ...
University of Akron launches cybersecurity 'testbed'
At the University of Akron's new cybersecurity facility in downtown Akron, viruses and malware can get in, but they can't get out. In fact, some malicious software weapons may spend their entire lives ...
The Monday After: Celebrating Christmas a half century ago.
The spirit of Christmas shone brightly in the center of the city in 1969. Fifty years ago, the merchants of Canton dressed the downtown with a new array of holiday finery. Canton, the business owners ...
Why LeBron James’s hometown philanthropy is powering forward on supportive housing
The new school is a partnership between the LeBron James Family foundation and Akron Public Schools. NBAE via Getty Images The site of the future I Promise village, a 22-unit apartment building, is ...
CRESCO closes 38,000-square-foot industrial deal in Akron
It’s close to downtown Akron, accessible to all the major highways, hospitals and universities. Promerus plans to officially move into the new space sometime in Summer of 2020.
Winds cause trouble in Akron, Northeast Ohio
High winds were whipping up trouble across Northeast Ohio on Thanskgiving Eve. In downtown Akron on Wednesday afternoon, police blocked off the side of Victim’s Assistance on Bowery Street between ...
Winds knock over Christmas tree in downtown Canton
CANTON, Ohio — Gusting winds toppled the large Christmas tree in Central Plaza in downtown Canton Wednesday. The 30-year-old blue spruce that was installed this week at the intersection of Market ...
New Art Park to Enrich Downtown Akron
civic and economic development of the city of Akron. On Thursday, the museum announced its plans to build a one-acre art park in the downtown area. The Bud and Susie Rogers Garden will be located ...
Lessons from Akron: A conversation on a new way of working with Dan Rice
Image credit: Tim Fitzwater. Setting the context. The Akron Civic Commons project focuses on three distinct neighborhoods in the city (Civic Gateway in downtown, Park East and Summit Lake) and the ...
Downtown Akron’s Bowery Project expected to generate $245 million in economic impact over 20 years, study finds
AKRON, Ohio – The $42 million Bowery Project to renovate six historic buildings on Main Street in downtown Akron is expected to create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact, ...