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 Courier
Local Sports Teams: The Akron Aeros (minor league baseball)
Local Colleges: State UniversityThe University of Akron
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WKYC visited the West Point Market, 1711 West Market Street to find NORKA . Brand owner Michael Considine found an old bottle a year ago and decided to revive the brand.Pipe bomb may have caused Akron car explosion
A rental car exploded early Monday after a man threw a pipe bomb in to the car, police reports say. A man approached the 2015 Ford Fusion rental car about 1:30 a.m. while it was parked in a driveway in the 1700 block of East Waterford Court.Phyllis Jefferson Stabbed Boyfriend In Groin For Eating All Her Salsa: Police
Police in Akron, Ohio, said Jefferson, 50, allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the groin with a pen Sunday evening after he ate all the salsa in their house, Cleveland.com reports. Jefferson's boyfriend, Ronnie D. Bucker, 61, told police that he and the accused were arguing about the salsa consumption when she allegedly stabbed him with the pen.Former Israeli premier Olmert found guilty in bribery case
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial on corruption charges, three years after being acquitted. Olmert's lawyers said they would likely appeal the ruling by the Jerusalem District Court.Poet Sjohnna McCray receives Walt Whitman Award
Sjohnna McCray, a prize-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book. McCray's honor was announced Monday by the Academy of American Poets.Stevie Wonder surprises Minneapolis Baptist church
There in the front pew was singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder who happened to be in town for a performance at the Target Center. The Rev.Campaign begins for most unpredictable election in decades
Britain's prime minister David Cameron is paying a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II as the country begins formal campaigning for an election seen as the most unpredictable in decades. Voters failed to produce a majority for the Conservative Party or the Labour Party in the House of Commons in 2010, and the electoral landscape is fractured again.Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight
Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The attorneys are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes.China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols
China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country. Three Chinese navy ships were diverted to the port of Aden to rescue about 500 Chinese nationals caught in the conflict, state media reported on Monday, marking only the second time Chinese military assets have been used in such a mission.Outdoor dogs find shelter in proposed changes to Akron's animal cruelty laws
Akron Police Department Sgt. Kris Beitzel gets a smooch from Zuz a two-year-old male terrier mix at Summit County Animal Control.Destiny's Child reunites at Stellar Gospel Awards
A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night's top honor. Beyonce and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams in a surprise performance of Williams' single, "Say Yes," which also netted an award for music video of the year.DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M
The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly. According to studio estimates Sunday, "Home" opened with $54 million, giving DreamWorks Animation a much needed hit.Rihanna, Madonna, Taylor Swift set for iHeartRadio Awards
Rihanna will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form.Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug
An Akron physician is leading a national clinical trial with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide.Summa prepares for future under new leadership of Dr. Thomas Malone
Dr. Tom Malone, President and CEO of Summa Health System, at the administrative offices of Gorge Blvd. on Monday, March 23, 2015 Akron, Ohio. Dr. Tom Malone, President and CEO of Summa Health System, at the administrative offices on Gorge Boulevard.Anthony Antonakas of Hudson wins Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament
Janet Clary of Akron works on puzzle #2 while participating in the 6th annual Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament Saturday at the downtown Akron-Summit County Public Library. Shannon Schilling of Canton and her sister, Kristen, check to see if the answers on their finished crossword puzzles match the correct answers after round two during the 6th annual Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament Saturday at the downtown Akron-Summit County Public Library.Teen posts videos damaging cars, cruiser on Facebook
Teen posts videos damaging cars, cruiser on Facebook Kulick was attending a meeting at Firestone Park Community Center and the cruiser was parked outside Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1bD4SFl AKRON, Ohio -- Police Lt. Rick Edwards said three teens were involved -- Alexander Beasley, 18; a 17-year-old; and a 16-year-old.
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