Blue Pond is an ice-age wonder in Goodyear Heights

by Pat Worden There’s an ancient landmark in East Akron that travelers on Goodyear Boulevard, and perhaps most residents of Goodyear Heights, bypass regularly without a second glance. From a distance, it...

The Urban Archaeologist: When Clay was King

by Mark Schweitzer Most young people in Akron can’t imagine what it must have been like to live here when Akron really was “The Rubber City”—when Goodyear, Firestone, B.F. Goodrich and General Tire were rollin...

Historical Akron: FirstMerit Tower

by Katie Jackson As the brightest jewel of the Akron skyline, the FirstMerit Tower is easily identifiable from any downtown vantage point. Standing tall at a coincidental 330 feet, the Art-Deco style building ...