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Barberton Community Art Director Emily Speelman shows off the new coffee bar and art gallery space renovation in a building next to the Lake Theater. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Neighborhood Development Services Executive Director Dave Vaughan talks about creating a arts district along West Tuscarawas Avenue. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Neighborhood Development Services Executive Director Dave Vaughan (left), Barberton Community Art Director Emily Speelman, and NDS Director of Marketing and Public Relationa Erica Sadaj show off art space in a former B.F. Goodrich Service Center on West Tuscarawas Avenue. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Gordon — a pit bull used as a bait dog in an Akron dogfighting ring — seemed to find a happy ending in January when he cuddled up with a Sandusky woman and her 1-year-old daughter who promised “Gordo” had found his forever home.