Summit County Land Bank

Sage Lewis in the tent city
Tim Rudell / WKSU

The Second Chance Village in Akron is going away.  But the founder of the homeless encampment, and his charity that has been supporting the tent city, are not. 

Since Akron city council voted not to allow a zoning variance for Second Chance Village, local realtor and auctioneer Sage Lewis, who sponsored the camp, has been looking for an alternative. 

photo of highway patrol car lights
ROB BYRON / SHUTTERSTOCK

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, August 31:

  • ICE raid detainees indicted;
  • Ohio State trustee resigns amid Urban Meyer decision;
  • Officials confirm fentanyl exposure sicked dozens at Ohio prison;
  • Shapiro announces apartments for homeless female veterans;
  • State to begin mailing absentee ballots;
  • New body armor arrives for state agents after grievance;
  • Barberton teen pleads guilty in mansion arson;

13 ICE raid detainees indicted

8th St. entrance, Affinity Medical Center
Affinity Medical Center website

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Feb. 1:

Akron downtown
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 23:

photo of empty commercial property
SUMMIT COUNTY LAND BANK

The Summit County Land Bank has launched a new program that it hopes will keep commercial properties from sliding toward blight and into demolition.

The land bank's Building for Business program is aimed at people who want to re-purpose old buildings for mixed-use or even into residences.

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