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The 330 boasts plenty of cozy bed-and-breakfast inns that are ideal for a romantic weekend or a restful staycation. more

Aug 25, 2016 3:41 PM Travel

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No one comes to Ohio for the weather. Some come for jobs, others for the low cost of living, but most stay here for the people—Akron’s greatest resource. Nowhere in town is that more evident than in the North Hill neighborhood. more

Jul 5, 2016 10:22 AM Travel

Amish Country is perfect for those who want to get closer to the land. Its rolling hills, natural features and stunning views have inspired plenty of outdoor recreation and fun. Family outings can include camping, farm visits, hayrides, bike trips an more


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On the southern edge of The 330, this area is jam-packed with industry, including economic powerhouses like the J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville and Daisy Brand in Wooster. more

Sep 14, 2015 10:03 AM Travel

Each of these wildlife preserves were founded to protect and conserve natural habitats for animals and vegetation. So take the family or round up a group of friends to enjoy everything that Mother Nature has given us. more

Sep 14, 2015 9:02 AM Travel

Adventure is out there! Explore beyond the 330 this summer. more

Jun 22, 2015 1:35 PM , Travel

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A letter to akronlife magazine and its readers more

Jun 3, 2015 3:42 PM Travel

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The Perfect Getaway more


Artists, athletes, event planners inspired by Akron’s grand old city of the dead. more


When you tell locals that you’ll meet them “on the Square”, there’s no confusing the rendezvous location. more


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Heritage Ohio is the state’s official preservation organization and Main Street coordinating agency. Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood

Exploring the Heartland

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At Ohio’s Amish Country in Holmes County, the entire family can have fun, whether you make it a day-trip adventure or a long-weekend reunion. Plenty of unique experiences, from feeding a giraffe to buggy rides to making an Amish friend, create visits that young ones — from toddlers to teenagers — will remember.

  • The Gamut: Little Voice

    My quiet condition used to really bother me, but in recent years, I’ve come to accept some things about myself that younger me worried over, my voice among them.

    Aug 23, 2016

  • Jazz at Jilly's 6/22/16

    Thanks to all who came out to our Jazz at Jilly's Event at Jilly's Music Room.

    Jun 24, 2016

  • The Business of Busyness

    I am a creature of habit. I suppose we all are, but my tendency to cling to repetitive action is, as far as I can tell, slightly more pronounced than the average Joe's. At times in my life, this character trait has been diagnosed as a "disorder."

    Apr 22, 2016