Reporters: Stephanie Warsmith covers Akron and local politics; Katie Byard covers business.

Your thoughts: On Ohio.com, there is a poll seeking your thoughts on the arena issue. The poll will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday. Results will be discussed later in the week.

There will be a discussion Sunday and Monday on the Akron Beacon Journalís Facebook page.

Regarding the next story, if you have thoughts on other downtown entertainment issues that you think should be shared, send your ideas to downtownakronideas@gmail.com. Include your name and contact information.