Latest Akron Beacon Journal Stories

2010-06-16 09:48:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 23, a free, interactive Web cast on three leading industries in Ohio promises to inspire renewed hope for new jobs in Ohio.

2009-04-22 11:45:00

A 14-year-old boy in Akron, Ohio, says he caught an alligator while fishing at Summit Lake.

2009-03-15 14:36:58

An insurance agent in Hudson, Ohio, says he received a postcard from someone he did not know and was dated 1962. Insurance agent Dave Conn said he was confused by the postcard signed by someone named Fran that appeared in his post office box recently, the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal reported Thursday. After doing some digging, Conn said he connected the postcard to the late Beacon Journal reporter Frances B.

2009-01-22 17:36:34

An Ohio man claims in a lawsuit against a strip club that he was struck in the face and injured by a dancer's discarded boot. Yusuf Evans, 37, said he was at the XTC nightclub in Akron, Ohio, with some visiting friends last year when a dancer using the stage name Tiara kicked off her thick-heeled boot, which flew from the stage and struck him in the nose, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Thursday. Evans said doctors at a local hospital treated his nose injury and told him he will likely need...

2008-08-07 03:00:00

By Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 7--Hard to believe it's been five years since Square Records opened in Highland Square. It's even harder to believe that it's still open, given the topsy-turvy music industry and the slow death of buying music in a physical format.

2008-08-07 03:00:00

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 7--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag . . . Q: I know "Wizard's First Rule" by Terry Goodkind is being made into a television show and it will be released sometime this year.

2008-08-06 03:00:55

By Jewell Cardwell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 6--It's time for high school and college reunions. One of the bigger ones taking place this weekend is Akron's Buchtel High School class of '73, which boasts nearly 400 students.

2008-08-06 03:00:50

By Colette Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 6--AUSTINTOWN TWP. -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama continued on Tuesday to present his proposal for the nation's energy crisis, saying in Northeast Ohio that the plan can translate into new manufacturing jobs.

2008-08-06 03:00:25

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 6--Sex Study. The Parents Television Council, long a critic of sex and violence on television, is now advocating some sex on TV. As long as the people doing it are married to each other.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.