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An important message to our members

We have heard your requests for a special meeting. We agree that this is imperative. We have many of the same questions you have, and we are working to find the answers. We understand this is not the way to do business and we feel terrible about that, but we were caught by surprise, too. Please give us time to gather information. We will hold a meeting in the coming days. The logistics are being put together and you will have details soon. We are also working to put together a Q&A to share the information we do know at this time and address false information.
ECONOMY

Akron’s Very Own | Making sense of Akron’s Black history

When I was 5 my parents decided it was time to move cities. I was born in a college town, my father being a professor at Kent State University. My parents, both from the East coast, were a new couple seeking to establish roots for their family. For parents attempting to raise their kids to resist white supremacist ideology, Kent wasn’t the best environment. According to Kent’s 2000 census, about 86% of the city’s population was white. Though I’d eventually return for my own sojourn in academia, moving to Akron supported my growth in a way Kent never could.
AKRON, OH
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Day Trip | Firestone Metro Park

Day Trip is a new TDS feature showcasing the Summit Metro Parks and the neighborhoods around them. The Hike: The Willow Trail at Firestone Metro Park. This trail is rated “easy” on the Summit Metro Parks’ website and loops around Turtle Pond. The Willow trail is 1.6 miles long with mostly flat-ground walking, and it has many ideal picnic areas. The trail does have an area with a slight incline, so be sure to wear proper footwear and bring hiking sticks if needed. Firestone Park is unique in that the trails are wider than most, which makes it perfect for more friends to join the hike.
AKRON, OH

Day Trip | Firestone Metro Park

Day Trip is a new TDS feature showcasing the Summit Metro Parks and the neighborhoods around them. The Hike: The Willow Trail at Firestone Metro Park. This trail is rated “easy” on the Summit Metro Parks’ website and loops around Turtle Pond. The Willow trail is 1.6 miles long with mostly flat-ground walking, and it has many ideal picnic areas. The trail does have an area with a slight incline, so be sure to wear proper footwear and bring hiking sticks if needed. Firestone Park is unique in that the trails are wider than most, which makes it perfect for more friends to join the hike.
LIFESTYLE

Arthur Treacher’s: A life’s work kept alive

An Ohio original and the best fish and chips in the area. For the past two decades, the nightly news has regularly reported on national and regional chains closing their doors forever. Stores like WaldenBooks, KB Toys and Old Country Buffet are just a few of the many lost franchises that left a significant yet brief impact on the lives of their customers.
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH

Independent Urban Horror returns to Akron

At the conference table sit two detectives discussing the latest transgression in a rash of criminal slaughter. An assortment of lights illuminates the scene, a horseshoe around the room, pulling up short from forming a ring so as not to be caught by the watching camera. Outside the lights on the edges of the room, a small cohort watches silently, terrified to break the spell, the anticipation filling the corners of the room and giving weight to the shadows.
AKRON, OH

Grown-up Trick or Treat: Wine and candy pairings

Maybe you think, “I just drink what I like.” No problem, you can absolutely do that. But take a minute to think about how much better mashed potatoes are with butter, or grilled cheese is dipped in tomato soup. Grilled cheese with broccoli cheese soup is fine, but it’s just too much cheese. I can’t believe those words just came out of my mouth, but it’s true. Some things are just better together.
DRINKS

Grown-up Trick or Treat: Wine and candy pairings

Maybe you think, “I just drink what I like.” No problem, you can absolutely do that. But take a minute to think about how much better mashed potatoes are with butter, or grilled cheese is dipped in tomato soup. Grilled cheese with broccoli cheese soup is fine, but it’s just too much cheese. I can’t believe those words just came out of my mouth, but it’s true. Some things are just better together.
DRINKS