Akron City Council

Mark Urycki / ideastream

Akron’s minimum age to buy tobacco products will increase from 18 to 21. But opponents and even some supporters are expressing reservations.

Downtown Akron Partnership

Akron is taking its first look at a resolution opposing a citizenship question the Trump administration plans to incorporate into the next U.S. Census. A group of 17 states and seven cities, none of which are in Ohio, are suing the Census Bureau and Commerce Department to remove the question.

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

Akron has become the first city in Ohio to officially ask the state legislature to ban assault weapons and related equipment.