To our readers:

Last year, The Devil Strip became the country’s first community-owned local news co-op. We are owned collectively by over 1,000 local members, staff and supporters, and we’re continuing to grow. Now that we are established and moving in a positive direction, our original founder, Chris Horne, is taking a sabbatical. Because TDS is run by a dedicated staff and board of directors, fundamentally nothing will change. We are even more devoted to Akron and its residents than we ever were, and we will continue our mission to make Akron a better, stronger community for everyone.

To contact our board of directors, email