Dan Rice

photo of Summit Lake

This spring, a public art project will kick-off at Summit Lake in Akron. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, it’s being coordinated by groups in Akron and Philadelphia.

Mural Arts Philadelphia began in the 1980s as an anti-graffiti program. Today, cities from around the world come to the organization for training in how to bring projects to fruition in struggling neighborhoods. Now, Mural Arts is bringing a $100,000 grant to Akron to support an 18-month project here.

Photo of the vandalized Towpath Trail bridge near Akron

The Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition has started a crowdsourcing effort to repair a bridge on the Towpath Trail that was set on fire by vandals.

The blaze destroyed a 40-foot section of the floating bridge that sits near West Wilbeth Road in Akron. Investigators say propane was used to start the fire.