Rolling Acres

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After avoiding a water disconnection this month, Chapel Hill Mall is now facing a possible power shut down if its bill isn’t paid by January 20th. Ohio Edison issued the notice to mall tenants.

About half the stores are occupied at the mall, where the sole anchor tenant remaining is JCPenney.  It continues to attract customers like Kent State student Hannah Kurtz.

“I don’t know why [the mall] is going out of business.  Maybe it’s not in the best area?  I don’t know [maybe] they could remodel it and make it something else? I’m not sure.”

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, November 13: 

  • Cleveland reporter Nikki Delamotte found dead near Toledo;
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown Considers 2020 presidential run;
  • Canton sues owner of vacant warehouse;
  • Akron City Council to discuss former Rolling Acres Mall site;
  • Amazon to open package sorting operation in Wilmington;
  • Cleveland to hire Wisconsin-based company to help with startups;
  • Ohio State drains Mirror Lake in advance of rivalry game;

photo of Rolling Acres Mall
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Akron officials have no firm plans for Rolling Acres Mall, now that the city owns the former shopping center.

The mall has been boarded up and largely abandoned since 2011, and repeated attempts to sell the property through Sherriff’s sales – including one last attempt a week ago -- have failed. Now, the deed has been transferred to the city and Mayor Dan Horrigan says they’re evaluating the 40-year-old property.