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2008-07-02 03:00:00

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--A tract of 620 acres at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls might be saved from development. The Trust for Public Land on Tuesday announced plans to acquire the undeveloped property from the Musical Arts Association. The land, with forests, meadows and ravines, will then be sold and transferred to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, if the needed federal or state funding can be arranged. The Cleveland musical arts group will...

2008-07-01 03:00:38

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 1--Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital's new owner is pumping millions of dollars into the facility's intensive-care, emergency, operating and cardiac services. Summa Health System confirmed on Monday that it has completed a deal to acquire the community hospital. The 113-bed facility in Wadsworth already has been affiliated with Summa since November. No money changed hands under the acquisition agreement, which went into effect Friday. But...

2008-07-01 03:00:38

By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 1--Dr. Lois Margaret Nora announced Monday that she will step down as president and dean of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy when her contract expires Dec. 31, 2009. In written remarks, Nora, 53, said: "This is the best move at the best time." She said the "brutal fact" is that the responsibilities for her job have grown so much that NEOUCOM should have both a president and medical dean, but it...

2008-06-30 12:03:14

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 30--Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital is now officially part of Summa Health System. Summa announced this morning that it has completed a previously announced deal to acquire the community hospital. The 113-bed facility in Wadsworth already has been affiliated with Summa since November. As part of the deal, Summa has pledged to spend $7.8 million on construction projects at the hospital in Medina County, the health system said in a...

2008-06-27 03:02:29

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 27--Upset about all those so-called oil company windfall profits with each $4 gallon of gasoline you pump into your vehicle? And what about your natural gas and electricity bills? Instead of complaining about rising energy costs, people can buy stock in energy companies, energy-sector mutual funds or exchange-traded funds and take the risk that they will likely profit if energy prices keep rising, says economist and forecaster Ken...

2008-06-26 03:00:00

By Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 26--You've read the book; now meet the editor. And even if you haven't yet read the memoir A Time to Dance -- The Life of Heinz Poll, you should stop by a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 2 at the University of Akron's Center for Dance and Theatre at Guzzetta Hall, 139 Buchtel Ave. The memoir's editor, Barbara Schubert, will be featured in a program at 5:30 p.m. A former administrator at Ohio Ballet and a longtime...

2008-06-26 03:02:23

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 26--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag . . . Q: Explain to me why "Bones" made Eric Millegan a killer at the end of last season. A: For those of you who don't watch the entertaining Fox comedy-drama, Millegan's character, Zack Addy, was a murderous associate of the serial killer Gormogon. "We're going into our fourth season and you want an audience to know that you're not 'in a box,' that anything can happen," producer...

2008-06-26 03:02:03

By Jim Carney, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 26--CUYAHOGA FALLS: The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution encouraging mayors to phase out city spending on bottled water and to promote the importance of municipal water, despite the objections of Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart. Robart said he was able to get language written into the resolution "that acknowledges the importance of bottled water in times of emergency and times when tap water is unavailable." Robart said...

2008-06-24 12:01:35

By Tracy Wheeler, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 24--Health-care costs can be a real pain. Medical tests and treatments and prescription drugs account for a large part of health costs. Today, more than ever, consumers need to take as much responsibility as they can for their health. As part of the Beacon Journal's weeklong Reclaim the Dream series, Beacon Journal medical writers Tracy Wheeler and Cheryl Powell today offer simple suggestions and solutions so people can live...

2008-06-24 09:01:24

By Tracy Wheeler, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 24--PREVENTION Preventive screenings are a way to identify and treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen, the CDC says. Recommendations on exactly which screenings you need and when you need them vary from one organization to another. But here are the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: --Breast cancer Women 40 and older should have a screening mammography every one to two years....