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Crooked River Reflections | Stanford Run

Writing by Arrye Rosser Despite all its challenges, 2020 is shaping up as a banner year for river restoration in Cuyahoga Valley. The dams in Brecksville were removed. Check. The work to reconnect Stanford ...
Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles | You Just Never Know

Writing by Marc Lee Shannon Six years ago, If I were to wager that I would be sober, healthy, and solvent, writing this column about sobriety, I would have probably bet against that possibility. I had lost ...

Vintage Structures | WAKR-TV

words and photographs by Charlotte Gintert If you ever noticed what looks like an old movie theater on Copley Road and didn’t know the story behind it, well, I have some fun Akron trivia for you!  T...

Why Can’t We Be Included?

Essay by Imokhai Okolo The youth in the city of Akron have been vocal in demanding real change as a result of all the police violence, civil unrest, and the COVID-19 pandemic for the past several months. We...
Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles | Lonely Work

by Marc Lee Shannon It's 5:24 am, and the timer on my ‘70s mustard-yellow electric oven has sounded. It’s the wake-up sentinel that tells me the mixture in my french press is about to be ready to revive me ...

Crooked River Reflections | Rediscovering Harriet Keeler

writing by Arrye Rosser As a community, who do we honor in our public spaces? Many organizations, including the National Park Service, have been highlighting women’s contributions this year. On Women’s Equa...

Losing a mother to COVID-19 in a nursing home

Essay and photos by Karla Tipton The coronavirus arrived on U.S. shores in January. I watched the news reports of infections in Washington nursing homes with a sense of dread. The coronavirus was coming ...

Vintage Structures | The Charles R. Grant House

Reporting and writing by Mark Schweitzer; Photos by Charlotte Gintert When most people visualize the “Queen Anne” architectural style, they probably think of something like the home at 110 Merriman Road, ju...