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Akron Area News & Contact Info

Links to regional news media and local government websites.

Akron Area News & Contact Info

I’ve done my best to provide a current, convenient resource for significant local area information.  I hope that you find it helpful.  Please feel free to contact me with your feedback and suggestions at:

What’s in this guide?  Links to …

  • Local government agencies
  • Northeast Ohio Cleveland-based TV stations
  • Access to local, regional and community newspapers
  • Regional entertainment news
  • Leisure info & activities


Akron Beacon Journal – Akron’s primary newspaper

Access through text and HTML versions through UA database Access World News Research Collection:

Go to our home page and click Databases by Title then select Access World News Research Collection.  Go to Quick Links and scroll down to the Akron Beacon Journal tab.

Limited access available through

Akron Legal News –

Associated Press Cleveland Hub --

The Buchtelite – The University of Akron Newspaper

Akron Area News – Local Communities

Akron --  – sections about different neighborhoods

Canton --

Cleveland --

Kent --

Kent – Public Radio of Northeast Ohio --

 Stow --

Tallmadge --

Ohio Newspapers and News Media Links --

Leisure Activities & Info

There are so many to choose from in the northeast Ohio area, I tried to focus on the local, unusual, cheap or free.  Enjoy!

Akron Art Museum -- Home - Akron Art Museum

Akron Rubber Ducks Minor League Baseball -- RubberDucks Ticket Information | RubberDucks (

Akron Zoo -- Akron Zoo - Experience Our Wild Animals Up-Close

Cuyahoga Valley National Park -- Cuyahoga Valley National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (

Downtown Akron events -- Lock 3 (

Goodyear Theatre -- Home | Goodyear Theater -- With a seating capacity of 1,458 in the theatre and  Goodyear Hall seating 3,500, this venue features a variety concerts and events.

Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market -- -- Indoor Shops and America's Largest Outdoor Flea Market -- check event & flea market schedule. 

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park -- Nelson Ledges Quarry Park – Nelson Ledges Quarry Park ( A 250-acre park hiking in the woods, swimming in the lake, or camping. Also, the park also plays host to a number of music festivals throughout the year.

Portage Lakes State Park -- Ohio State Parks & Watercraft | Ohio Department of Natural Resources (

Stan Hywet Tours & Public Events-- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens -- A 70-acre landmark featuring a carriage house, a garden, a greenhouse, and its main attraction, a mansion.

Summit County Parks -- Parks and Recreation in Summit County | Summit Metro Parks

The Towpath Trail (Ohio & Erie Canalway) -- The Towpath Trail (