The Rubber Capital of the world, former Bowling Capital of the world and at one point the Marble Capital as well. The first city to ever use police cars and the home of the All American Soap Box Derby. Also, Alocholics Annomyous was founded in Akron and the first ever meeting was held in Stan Hywett Hall, home of the Seiberling family (founders of Goodyear). As well as being the home of LeBron James its the meth capital of the US with over 200 meth lab busts last year. Depending on where you live it can be a nice place to live. It is also known as the Rubber City.
You know LeBron James? Well he grew up in Akron, Ohio.