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A student runs across Tallmadge Avenue to Jennings CLC last month. According to a study, one in every 446 city students have been hit by a vehicle in the past five years. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Students walk to school along Tallmadge Avenue in front of Jennings CLC on their way to North High School in Akron last month. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Students run in front of traffic as they head along Tallmadge Avenue to North High School. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
From the porch behind my uncle’s house, I watched my dad shoot a silver handgun at a makeshift target. The series of bullets scattered wood debris as they struck the base of an old oak at the forest’s edge.