Newspapers and Magazines
The mainstream daily paper in the area is the Akron Beacon Journal, which is available in both home delivery and digital versions. The newspaper covers international, national, and local news, along with sports, entertainment and business happenings. Special sections are published periodically to address seasonal interests in gardening, sports, and travel. Community news is the focus of Akron's West Side Leader periodical. Several other local newspapers address specific groups or interest areas, including the legal community, seniors, the rubber and plastics industry, and women's issues.
The City of Akron has recently begun publication of Akron City Magazine to keep the community abreast of developments and events. Several industry-specific publications are produced locally and distributed nationally.
Television and Radio
No television stations broadcast from Akron; most programming is relayed from the Cleveland area. A governmental channel for City of Akron issues exists, and the region receives network channels ABC, CBS and NBC in addition to the WB, PBS and PAX. Cable service is available.
Akron's three AM and 6 FM radio stations offer oldies, adult contemporary, talk, news, and alternative programming. Other radio station options are received via Cleveland and other nearby cities..
Media Information: Akron-Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308; telephone (330)374-7560; toll-free (800)245-4254
Akron Public Schools. Available www.akronschools.com
Akron-Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau. Available www.visitakron-summit.org
Akron-Summit County Public Library. Available www.akronlibrary.org
City of Akron. Available www.ci.akron.oh.us
Greater Akron Chamber. Available www.greaterakronchamber.org
Summit County Historical Society. Available summithistory.org
Endres, Kathleen L., Rosie the Rubber Worker: Women Workers in Akron's Rubber Factories During World War II Kent, OH: Kent State University Press (2000)
Havighurst, Walter, Ohio: A History New York: Norton (1976)
Discuss this city on our active forum.