Houseplant business blooms on Goodyear Heights sidewalk

words and photos by Abbey Marshall Squeezed onto the devil strip between his Goodyear Heights home and the street lies a flourishing jungle of wide-brimmed leaves of fiddle leaf figs, playful hues of wildfl...

Akron Glossary

What the hell is a devil strip? by Andrew Leask Are you a Northeast Ohio newbie? A lifelong local? Whether you’re a tried and true townie, or simply a passer-on-through, you may have noticed certain terms par...

What does saying ‘devil strip’ say about Akronites?

A linguist looks at the city’s most unique phrase You can still catch the flinty reflection of Akron’s hardscrabble grit lurking behind the darkened windows of the city’s old brick factory buildings, splayed in...