Dec. 24, 2020

Lebron Voted Time's Athlete of the Year

Lebron Voted Time's Athlete of the Year

The King Gets Another Crown

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Lots of businesses left us in 2020, see the list

Two of the businesses were caused by downtown construction.

Lebron has purchased tangier's and plans to use it as a resource for financial-literacy advice, job training and recreational activities for area youth. He is truly making a difference and that is why Time Magazine voted him Athlete of the year. See Story

Holiday Lights

 Lake Anna Holiday Lights are shinning from now through Jan. 3. Enjoy the free holiday light display at Lake Anna Park in Barberton, 615 W. Park Avenue. Lights come on at 5 p.m. and stay on until 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays.

• From 5 to 9 p.m., Dec. 26, Dec. 27, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, visit the Akron Zoo’s Wild Lights holiday light display. The evening will be full of fun with free carousel rides, Holly Jolly Hillside featuring lighted animals and trees synchronized to music, classic holiday town, and much more. Tickets must be purchased in advance and must have a reserved time slot to enter due to COVID and social distancing. All guests, ages 10 and older, are required to wear a COVID face covering at all times when in the Akron Zoo. Visit for tickets.

Highland Throwbacks


Hair Discrimination is Now Illegal in Akron

Tara Mosley-Samples is an Akron councilwoman who has been serving the city for seven years.

Akron City Council recently passed legislation making hair discrimination illegal.

The legislation, also known as The CROWN Act was presented by samples and councilman Rich Swirsky almost a year ago.

"Say, if they fire you or tell you that you need to change your hair color, it’s like telling someone they need to change their, I don’t know, the color of their skin. This is something that is near and dear to them. They now will have the opportunity here in our city to go to our Akron Civil Rights Commission and file a complaint stating they were discriminated against because of the style of their hair or the natural state of their hair."

According to the official national CROWN Act campaign, CROWN stands for “create a respectful and open world for natural hair.”

Samples hopes that other cities throughout the state will adopt the CROWN Act.

The Crown Act Makes it Cool to do WHATEVER YOU WANT With your Hair.

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