The trees of Issue 4 are beginning to bear fruit. One of those fruits is a new fire station in Middlebury.

Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about replacing fire station #2 over on East Market Street. Horrigan has stressed the monies from Issue 4 will be split into thirds, and fire is one of those categories. The other two are police and streets, and more than 54 miles of road will be resurfaced this year.

The mayor also talked about the Hamburger Festival hiatus. Due to the construction downtown, Horrigan believes the Hamburger Festival would have had a difficult time operating, though other events at Lock 3 should not be affected.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 09:09

11th Annual Hamburger Festival This Weekend

If you're looking for a good place to get your grub on while mixing in a lot of family-friendly fun, look no further than Lock 3 for this weekend's 11th Annual National Hamburger Festival. 

The founder of the event, Drew Cerza, says in the 11th year of the festival, they're always looking for ways to keep it engaging and entertaining for burger revelers. In addition to the usual burger-eating contest, bobbing for burgers, and live music, this year's event will feature the Buckeye Brewfest. The new addition will showcase the best efforts of 10 Ohio-based breweries on Sunday, the last day of the event. 

During a media preview event on Tuesday at Canal Park, where Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan kicked off the event, saying the family-friendly event has become a staple in Akron and continues to draw people to the area after 11 years. 

The event kicks off this Saturday, August 13th, from noon until 11 p.m. and again on Sunday, August 14th, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

See more on the festival, including a list of restaurants, vendors, events and acts, on the official National Hamburger Festival website. 

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