National Register of Historic Places

a photo of Kenmore Boulevard businesses
JENNIFER CONN / WKSU

Community pride got a boost along Kenmore Boulevard this week with the Akron business district’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tina Boyes, executive director of the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, says the designation is rejuvenating pride among residents.

Boyes says the organization has been working toward the designation since 2018.

CALEB ARONHALT / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, September 10:

a photo of Kenmore Boulevard businesses
JENNIFER CONN / WKSU

Kenmore leaders hope the state’s recent approval to designate the heart of Kenmore Boulevard a National Historic District will be the key to attracting the development they’ve been seeking.

Once one of Akron’s busiest commercial districts, Kenmore Boulevard now has many empty storefronts.

Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance Director Tina Boyes says to reenergize Kenmore, the boulevard needs places people can gather -- like a coffee shop, a restaurant or a brewery.

photo of East Liberty Schoolhouse
CITY OF GREEN / OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION

The new owner of the historic East Liberty Schoolhouse in Green says he plans to rehab the building as soon as the weather improves – but he’s not sure what the finished product will look like.

Richard Edwards – a home restorer who also builds furniture -- bought the 129-year-old brick building earlier this month from the city for $82,500. He lives in Green and says he wanted to preserve a piece of the town’s history. Over the next two years, he’ll be tackling the project with help from his ten children.

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

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, June 27:

photo of Marlboro Underground Railroad house
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A historic Stark County house that was once on the Underground Railroad is up for sale. The property was built in the mid-1800’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gloria Schreiber with the Marlboro Township Historical Society says her group hopes to buy the house and use it for educational purposes.

Photo of Journalist Dan Rather
ANDREW ATKINS / WKSU

Kent State University today dedicated the site of the May 4, 1970, shootings of 13 students -- killing four -- by Ohio National Guard soldiers as a National Historic Landmark.

Journalist Dan Rather will speak tonight as part of the school's Presidential Speaker Series.

“This was an emotional earthquake for the country to have young national guardsmen firing on young students," Rather says. "Or if you want to use a metaphor, it was a tremendous hammer to the heart.”

Affinity Medical Center
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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Feb. 12: