Murder & Mayhem of Akron and Summit County

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From family photos to important historical events about her hometown of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Jeri Holland has dedicated passion, time, knowledge and colossal effort in the pursuit of compiling and documenting treasured past. She has created websites Cuyahoga Falls History ( and History of Akron & Summit County ( and joined several historical societies including the Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society and the Summit County Historical Society, to share this past with anyone who wishes to know it.

From this love of history comes a love of paranormal history. Jeri has spent many hours studying firsthand what goes bump in the night, be it in the dark woods or run-down sanitariums and prisons. She believes that without historical context, the stories and legends of the haunted present wouldn't be nearly as fascinating or spooky. Jeri is the creator and director of the paranormal group Cuyahoga Valley Paranormal. She uses this perspective when speaking on the radio and television and in print, like with WNIR, 19 Action News and Cleveland Scene magazine. For those who share her passion for historical hauntings and local history, she currently provides a variety of classes about both at the Quirk Cultural Center in Cuyahoga Falls, throughout the year and delivers information through lectures at public libraries and other local venues. Jeri also shares her experience by organizing community events such as haunted scavenger hunts and history hikes. For more information on upcoming events and other books visit

Murder & Mayhem of Akron and Summit County

Authored by Jeri Holland
Illustrated by John R Holland

Why fear ghosts and legends when the darkness of flesh and blood humanity and the destruction of mother nature can be even scarier? The history of Akron and Summit County stretches back over 200 years and in that time many of its citizens have schemed, murdered, injured or otherwise been up to no good against their fellow man. Twisters, floods, fires and man-made disasters have taken the lives of the innocent in increasingly gruesome ways. In Jeri Holland's new book about the darker side of life and death in our neck of the woods you will find a chronicle of the not-so-nice people and catastrophes that have befallen those of us who call Akron and Summit County home. Be sure to lock your doors, check the windows too, before settling in to explore the ill-fated lives and untimely ends of all those ancestors that came before.

Publication Date:
1477636420 / 9781477636428
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / State & Local / General

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