The city of Akron on Thursday will unveil a new permanent remembrance of the rubber industry that thrived here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, making it the fastest growing city in the country at the time. The display will include stories of people who have connections to the industry that employed thousands.
In 2020 the pandemic sent the entire Ohio restaurant industry into a tailspin. Tens of thousands of Ohio workers were left without jobs and some businesses closed their doors for good. But many of the restaurants that survived are hopeful mass vaccinations and warmer weather could help to turn the tide.
Ohio has become an increasingly "red" state as Republicans have scored significant wins over Democrats. It's up to Summit County Councilwoman Liz Walters, who recently took over as chairwoman of the Ohio Democratic Party, to lead the effort to change that.
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital emergency room Dr. Nate Johnson says on a scale of 0-10, his level of concern is at an eight. But he's hopeful his staff can manage the winter coronavirus surge that his facility at roughly 80% capacity, according to NPR data.