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Cindy Lewis embroiders a section of a quilt at GentleWorks, the occupational therapy division of GentleBrook, which assists clients with developmental disabilities in Hartville. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Missy McDonald (left) paints frames along with Micah Anderson and Brent Bixler at GentleWorks, the occupational therapy division of GentleBrook which assists clients with developmental disabilities in Hartville, Ohio. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
As Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan made his way through the vacant Rolling Acres Mall for the first time on Wednesday afternoon he said, “This reminds me of fictional movies where there’s nothing around but … us.”