Akron

History Thursday: When news of the World War I armistice hit Ohio

BY: - November 12, 2020

With bold-faced, all-caps headlines and words the size of your fist, Ohio newspapers on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918 trumpeted bulletins heard all ‘round the world. WAR IS NOW OVER, the Scioto Gazette in Chillicothe blared. GERMANY OVERCOME, PEACE IS DECLARED, read the Fremont Daily News. The Akron Beacon Journal, in traditional early 20th-century […]

Mayors pledge police reform, racial inequity efforts

BY: - June 19, 2020

Mayors from across Ohio said they are already implementing plans to address racial bias and increase police relations in their cities.  The Ohio Mayors Alliance said a Police Reform Support Network will be formed to take recommendations on changes to police and community efforts, and “focus on turning these ideas into action by supporting policy […]

Homeless advocate takes Akron’s ‘tent city’ rejection to Ohio Supreme Court

BY: - February 11, 2020

An Akron man is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to intervene in the city’s refusal to allow him to host an encampment for homeless people in his own backyard. Sage Lewis, who runs The Homeless Charity and Village, filed his appeal last week seeking to challenge Akron officials’ refusals to allow him to harbor the […]

COMMENTARY
Man fishing on Cuyahoga River with Cleveland in background

Ohio is flat, rural, red and boring. Except that it’s not.

BY: - February 10, 2020

Ohio is flatland corn country. It’s rural and red and full of white people who drink mass-produced American lager and like football. Oh, and it’s boring, painfully boring. It’s not that these statements are entirely inaccurate, but the massive generalizations they represent are wildly off base.  In reality, while Ohio boasts plenty of flat corn […]