This Is Akron: Residents are drowning in sewer bills

by Doug Livingston and Amanda Garrett Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Akron resident Carla Deiss Dobbins is flummoxed: Why does it cost more to flush her toilets than to heat her Firestone Park home during th...

What I Wish I Knew | February 2018

What Ms. Julie Wishes She Knew 02/12/2018 Starting a business can be hard work, but fortunately for us, Akropreneurs are always willing to share their insights. Name: Julie Costell Occupation: Owner o...

Brain, Muscle and Vision

A Walk in the Park Café opens in Firestone Park words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti You can drink your coffee with an owl as you sit next to a giant tree all while staring at a beautiful mural of...

The Wanderer: Night at the Waterloo

words by Holly Brown, photos Ryan Whipple The night was cool, autumnal. Just after 7, it was already dark and drizzling, fallen leaves whipping around in the sudden gusts of wind. It was October in everything....

Urban Explorer: Firestone Park

words and photos by Kristina Aiad-Toss With much of Firestone Park’s population and neighborhood aging, many storefronts and houses lay idle and vacant remnants of the old glory days. However, amongst the crum...

BIG IDEA: Rick Stockburger and Firestone Park

Yo, Rick, what's your BIG IDEA for Firestone Park? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Rick Stockburger Age: 31 Hometown/H...

14 Days Ahead: No sleep til’ New Years

The holidays are here and it's time for holiday cheer, which generally means drinking. Sometimes even with friends. Here's our outlook for the next two weeks around Akron, which take you right up to New Year's ...