Someone's Writing a Book About Barberton Chicken and He Needs Your Help


Akron native Ron Koltnow now lives in Boston but his heart, and stomach, are back here in Ohio. Specifically in Barberton, where chicken is king.

Koltnow is planning a book detailing the history of Barberton chicken and is seeking stories and pictures from chicken shacks current and former, most notably of Terrace Gardens, which closed in 1997.

Have pics or want to contribute? Email Ron at

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.