Dan Horrigan

photo of FCCUSA event
AKRON/SUMMIT CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Akron has been chosen as one of six U.S. cities to participate in a national cycling events tour.

The Fondo Cycling Circuit USA will offer three different distance options for participants during the event this October

In choosing Akron, National Series Director Steve Meckfessel said the tour was looking for what he called “vibrant cycling communities.”

photo of Rolling Acres Mall
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, July 17:

  • Akron issues warrants for three shooting suspects;
  • Rolling Acres Mall property sells for $600,000;
  • Ben Carson to visit Family Promise of Greater Cleveland;
  • Former Cuyahoga County Auditor seeks reduced sentence;
  • Belmont County Republican Party Chairman resigns;
  • Gov. John Kasich to dedicate wildlife area to Olympian Jesse Owens;

Akron issues warrants for three shooting suspects

photo of Gov. John Kasich
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, June 27:

photo of Rolling Acres Mall
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, June 25:

  • Akron begins process of revitalizing Rolling Acres Mall property;
  • Radioactive soil begins transport from Ohio to Michigan landfill;
  • Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that killed Mentor officer;
  • Ohio reaches settlement with inmate over strip search;
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gives Cleveland residents free admission;
  • Sandusky bar shooting injures five, no arrests made;

Akron begins process of revitalizing Rolling Acres Mall property

Deomlition of the Rubber Bowl
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Demolition of Akron’s Rubber Bowl started today, a decade after it ceased to be the stadium for University of Akron football and almost eight decades after it was designed.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan cited a wide range of memories in his news conference at the Rubber Bowl marking what he called a necessary but sad duty:  Ordering the teardown.

He remembered football games his father took him to and other events that drew millions over the years.

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