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. Nine experts in the biomedical sciences, advanced energy, and polymers and coatings industries will share their insight on innovation, global commerce and the new skills needed for a new economy from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. at www.ohio.com/jobgrowth. Presented by the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.monster.com,...

2009-04-22 11:45:00

A 14-year-old boy in Akron, Ohio, says he caught an alligator while fishing at Summit Lake. The Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal said while Anthony Greer may have been fishing for more traditional aquatic fare at Summit Lake Sunday, the teen ended up with an alligator that measured more than four feet in length. The eighth-grader said he was forced to kill the reptile when it suddenly attacked him. ''His mouth opened up. He would have bit me,'' Greer told the Beacon Journal. ''I had to hit him (on...

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. Murphey, who routinely traveled the nation and sent postcards to friends. While the...

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. To celebrate, Square will play host to two days of live, in-store music. On Friday, New Body Type featuring members of Houseguest, Human Caveman, Ghostman and Sandman will perform along with mellow indie...

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. Any idea when and which channel will air it? The books were fantastic. A: ABC's production company is making the series, which has been renamed Legend of the Seeker, and it will premiere the weekend of Nov. 1. But it is being sold in syndication,...

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. Remarkably, one of the major reasons those who graduated 35 years ago give for returning is Barbara Redd Lewis, their guidance counselor. "She is like a second mother to many of us," reminisces Phyllis Ford of Akron, who still calls Lewis on a regular...

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. The Democratic presidential hopeful told a supportive audience of more than 2,500 people at the Austintown Fitch High School gymnasium that "we need a people plan" that will create jobs and free America from its dependence on...

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. The PTC's latest study, Happily Never After, complains that "sex in the context of marriage is either non-existent on prime-time broadcast television, or is depicted as burdensome rather than as an expression of love and commitment. "By contrast,...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'