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Bob Capron (left) talks with Mayor Don Plusquellic at a celebration of 40 years of public service for the Mayor at The Duck Club at Canal Park in Akron on March 15, 2014. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
University Park Alliance Executive Director Eric Johnson in this 2011 file photo. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron Mayor DOn Plusquellic delivers his State of the City Address to a large gathering at the John S Knight Center on April 2, 2014. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic signs a book for Akron Public Schools substitute teacher Valerie Jackson after delivering his State of the City Address to a large gathering at the John S Knight Center. The book is titled Greater Akron and is written by retired deputy mayor, Dave Lieberth. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
In this 2014 file photo, David James, the superintendent of the Akron Public Schools, gives his state of the Akron Public Schools address. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
In this 2011 file photo, Tony O'Leary, President of UPA Board, (left) Mayor Don Plusquellic, State Rep. Lynn Slaby, and KUD International President and CEO Marvin Suomi talk after a University Park Alliance press conference welcoming the international development firm to Akron. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
In this 2011 file photo, University Park Alliance Executive Director Eric Johnson at their new offices at the Andrew Jackson House loft. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
NICKERSON, NEB.: Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.