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Jimmy Biggs Grille owner Pam Riley (right) with her daughter Katie Hastings. Jimmy Biggs Grille has been serving sandwiches and burgers at the State Road location for close to three years. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
An illustration by former Akron Beacon Journal artist Chuck Ayers that appeared in the Beacon Magazine on March 25, 1975. On The Strip there were 41 restaurants on the 1.8 mile stretch of road extending from the high level bridge to the State Road Shopping Center. (Akron Beacon Journal file illustration)
Jimmy Biggs Grille and Subway are just some of the eating establishments on State Road in Cuyahoga Falls. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
The view looking North along State Road from Phelps Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
The view looking North along State Road from Phelps Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls . (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
After losing her nursing license, an Akron woman felt like she had hit rock bottom. So when her friend offered a drug she claimed was even better than the Vicodin she was taking, the former nurse figured she had nothing left to lose.