Barberton: Responding to Rising Waters

The City of Barberton has a long history of flooding; more than 100 years. Barberton sits at a convergence point where Mud Run, Hudson Run and Wolf Creek all flow into the Tuscarawas River. Mayor William Judge called the city "the punchbowl of Summit County." And he's right. Residents deal with flooding nearly every summer [...]

Industrialization to Urbanization: How economic changes directly effect the Cuyahoga River

The Flats East Bank - left circa 1987 | Cleveland Public Library, right circa 2019 | George Hahn, idea stream Years ago before the bars, nightclubs, and restaurants Cleveland's most popular and growing area known as the Flats was considered as the hub of industrialization. The area siting between the river and the plateau of [...]

Amateur Paddlers Present Unnecessary Danger to River Recreation

Heavy rains this Summer left much of the Cuyahoga River swollen and many surrounding communities flooded. At least fifteen people were rescued in Kent alone. This led the local fire department to issue a warning to potential kayakers against paddling in high waters. John Kobak is with the Keelhaulers Canoe Club, an organization that teaches [...]