AKRON, Ohio– Downtown Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration, First Night Akron, has come to an end after 22 years. The Downtown Akron Partnership announced on Monday it is retiring the event. “We are honored to have been a champion of this beloved event and look forward to DAP’s next chapter in improving the downtown neighborhood,” […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – A designer won a grant worth more than $200,000 to transform a closed Akron freeway into a pop-up forest. The project is called the Innerbelt National Forest, and will connect two isolated neighborhoods with a lush, wooded public space. Akron’s six-lane Innerbelt, also known as State Route 59, was started in the 1970s, but […]

AKRON, Ohio — It’s a festival that celebrates the hamburger. The National Hamburger Festival is this weekend in Akron. Legend has it two brothers from Akron created the hamburger back in 1885. The festival is at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. READ MORE: Fox8.com Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland Picture Courtesy of […]

AKRON–After a brief delay in the project, drivers in Akron are in for a traffic-induced headache beginning this week. The Ohio Department of Transportation will officially begin a massive bridge removal and reconstruction in the area of that city’s central interchange. The following changes begin Tuesday and last until further notice: I-76 between Grant St. […]

AKRON, Ohio — The city of Akron in collaboration with the LeBron James Family Foundation will host a celebration for LeBron James Thursday evening. According to a release, the celebration will take place at Lock 3. Gates will open at 7 p.m. The release states that James and his students from the Wheels for Education […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned. The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to accept Scarborough’s resignation, effective May 31, 2016. An interim president will be named in the near future. Scarborough was named the university’s 16th president in 2014. Scarborough’s tenure was plagued by budget cuts and […]

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron clarified Monday that they have no plans at this time to change the name of the university. University President Scott L. Scarborough sent an email to the campus community Monday, saying that, while they are considering how to reposition the university, they are not changing the name. The […]