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Ann's Place owner Wilma Parsons (left) and her friend Cynda Williams stand outside the local diner in West Akron. Williams is initiating a campaign to raise funds for a new sign. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
In this 2012 file photo, Ann Harris, owner of Ann's Place 24 hour restaurant, said that President Obama said his grandmother's name was Ann and he held her hand as they talked. President Obama dropped by for breakfast on his bus tour through Ohio on Friday, July 6, 2012 in Akron. Ann Harris died later that day. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Ann's Place friends Robet Giles (left) Cynda Williams, owner Wilma Parsons, and Lee Haley owner Wilma Parsons. Williams is initiating a campaign to raise funds for a new sign in front of the restaurant. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
President Barack Obama (left) says hello to Toni a waitress at Ann's Place in Akron on his two-day campaign bus trip in Ohio and Pennsylvania in 2012. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Goodyear employees, Jim DiFalco, (left to right) Rick Nixon, President Barack Obama and Keith Ross chat during a breakafast stop at Ann's Place on his two-day campaign bus trip in Ohio and Pennsylvania in 2012. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal file photo)