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The Reporter Newspaper Online


For those that are not in the know, we here at Mecca Media Entertainment have decided to take on the responsibility to bring to the community a weekly broadcast for The Reporter Newspaper. The program will be featured weekly here on this page and the home page of this site.

The Reporter Newspaper is an all black operated and black-owned weekly newspaper/publication that's been telling our stories for 50 years. In 2016 The Reporter Newspaper announced that they were available online which is the online equivalent (website) of the tangible form. 
Now in-conjunction with Mecca Media Inc. you can hear/ see the news being read directly from the website via a weekly broadcast.


November 2023

Community Announcements

Week 1

City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office 

The City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office and Lock 3 Akron, Ohio's WinterBlast season has begun!

Northeast Ohio’s most popular spot to ice skate and celebrate the holiday season is back and features family-friendly events and attractions all winter. Have no fear - though Lock 3 Park is undergoing construction, the ice rink and activities will continue between the State St. bridge and Canal Park Stadium. The area includes Ohio’s largest outdoor seasonal ice skating rink, ice bumper cars, ice bikes, Santa Parade, Polar Putt-Putt, Archie the 22 ft. talking Snowman and outdoor igloos, and will host special event dates like Breakfast with Santa and Dinner with the Grinch.

We hope that you get out this season to enjoy Downtown Akron's winter attractions, and get excited for the completion of the transformed, world-class Lock 3 Park in Fall of 2024, which will feature a revamped WinterBlast setting.

#ReimaginingCivicCommons #WinterBlast #AkronOhio

Akron-Summit County Public Library

We are thrilled to announce the 150th Anniversary of the Akron-Summit County Public Library! Since 1874, our library has been a community pillar, fostering a love for learning, knowledge, and culture. Stay tuned for more information about the many exciting events and initiatives that will bring our community together and honor our rich history.

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Celebrate the season at Winter Fest! Join us at Main Library on Saturday, December 9 (10 am - 3 pm) for wintry crafts, live holiday music, family photos, and a life-sized Candyland Game. Fun for the whole family!

Join us for these highlights:

10 am - 3 pm: Play a life-sized Candyland Game, pick up some sweet treats, and create a wintry craft in the Children's Library!

10:10 am - 3:30 pm: Have a festive family photo taken at the Library! To register for a 10-minute session, call 330.643.9050.

11 am - noon: In traditional holiday costumes, the Firestone Madrigals will carol throughout the Main Library.

11 am - 12:30 pm: Meet Elsa and have your face painted in the Children's Library.

1-3:00 pm: Tweens and Teens can stop by the Teen area to decorate a cookie and enjoy other fun activities. While supplies last.

For more information:


City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office 

If you still have leaves after your ward's removal date has passed, there are ways you can request a pickup with 311!

Our helpful and friendly 311 staff will be able to assist and find the best way to ensure your leaves can be picked up!

Please note that requesting the crews come back to your address after the wards have finished does NOT guarantee your leaf removal before the winter season.

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