Crime & Safety
Akron is a great small town! It is 30 minutes from several bigger towns. There is a great grocery store, multiple banks, hair salons and other amenities. The people are friendly and I wouldn't want to raise my children anywhere else.
Akron is a calm, small town with several ties to the local agricultural way of living. Previously having been focused more or less as a retirement town, the past decade or so has seen the town become a home to a growing number of new families and faces. There isn't necessarily a large amount of things to do in the town. The schooling and teachers are fairly decent. There is a good potential for new ideas and businesses.
The only real weather problems you have to worry about are the tornadoes that happen in the summer. However, most of them do not do any damage, but the warnings can disrupt normal life.