Local history

A look at Akron’s fascinating history, its many contributions to American culture and where you can take a look into the past.

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...

Vintage Structures | Picnic Shelter at the Gorge

words and photos by Charlotte Gintert The picnic shelter at Gorge Metro Park is nestled in a cozy space above the fishing dock on the Cuyahoga River. Many visitors do not even realize it’s there. When a sto...