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Ohio.com - Officials explore ideas on waterway recreation

There are 3 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jul 30, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Officials explore ideas on waterway recreation. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

KENT: Hoping to boost recreational tourism and better exploit the Cuyahoga River, city and community leaders in Kent are exploring whether they can turn the waterway downtown into a canoeing and kayaking ...

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Betamax

Tulsa, OK

#1 Jul 30, 2007
Mebbe Kent should follow in Akron's footsteps. Build a stadium, encourage university level bars to open, help refirbish a theater that's never open, convert some buildin's to house the poor, oh and most importantly, drive the city's debt $500 million deeper and they'll have the world by the tail.
David

United States

#2 Jul 30, 2007
As a kent resident, something like this is a good step.

First let me clear up some mis-conceptions about the cuyahoga river in kent. This is not the same river that caught on fire. It never was. What flows under main street's bridge is not the crooked river called the Cuyahoga, but rather an upstream tributary to it.

If you look on an aerial map, kent's river downtown comes from the watershed north of here and is dammed up at lake rockwell - a very pristine lake. Especially the area they are talking about using for canoeing -which is upstream north of kent and stow-munroe falls wastewater treatment discharge.

Something like this is possible.

I agree with Betamax on the other suggestions. The loss of kents movie theater downtown in 2002 was a disaster. <2002, I could walk downtown, walk to the library, walk to a restaurant, and then walk to the movie theater and see a movie on the cheap there. It was wonderful.

I also had the opportunity to visit bowling green, ohio this weekend. Where downtown kent bars/restaurants are dead this time of year, BG was thriving and in full swing. A much livelier place.

Of course, it seems like many kent residents prefer abandoned buildings downtown vs. bars/restaurants so who am I?
Call me Ishmael

Redmond, WA

#3 Aug 5, 2007
Kent, Isn't it a sister city of Tikrit, Iraq?

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