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By Tracy Wheeler, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 5--Before March 5, Akron Police Officer Michael Vavro had never used an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a real-life situation. And he hasn't used one since. That one time was enough, though.
Discourage bugs from crashing your outdoor party with these tips from Terminix: _ Ants: Immediately clean drink and food spills. Take dirty plates and utensils indoors after eating, and immediately discard disposable cups and plates.
By Jim Carney, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 4--CUYAHOGA FALLS: The 1,000 Girl Scouts are long grown now, scattered into lives as wives and mothers, educators and businesswomen.
By Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 3--When pop music legend Neil Diamond takes the stage of Quicken Loans Arena tonight, he will bring with him 42 years of hits, songs that have been woven into the fabric of American pop culture.
By Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 2--A big crowd gathered at Akron's Firestone Park Friday night, and not only to see the Ballet Theatre of Ohio in the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival.
By Colette M. Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 2--Three Akron Dominican Sisters will celebrate their golden and silver jubilees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Sebastian Church, 476 Mull Ave. Sisters Yvonne Horning and Andre Kravec entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron on Aug.
By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 1--FirstEnergy Corp. customers will see electricity rates increase more than 15 percent over three years starting in 2009 under a plan the Akron utility gave to state regulators late Thursday.
By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 1--ZOAR -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is concerned that the underground fires at a landfill in southern Stark County are spreading.
WHAT'S NEW: ROLLER HANDLE HOLDS PAINT Black & Decker's PaintStick EZ-Twist lets you ditch the paint tray. The EZ-Twist is a long roller handle that's hollow to hold paint.
By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 24--A new specialty hospital for critically ill patients is bringing life to the city of Akron's efforts to boost medical-related economic development.
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