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2008-06-14 03:00:00

By Jewell Cardwell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 14--Akron's Furnace Street Mission, which has been an anchor to so many, including Akron police officers, in difficult times, can use our collective help. Both muscle and money. "After 46 years in the ministry and 38 years as an Akron police reserve officer with over 800 hours of volunteer services in 2007, the Rev. Bob Denton is calling on the same public he's served to assist in his time of need," Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards...

2008-06-14 03:00:10

By George Thomas, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 14--In a move certain to rock the telecommunications world, AT&T announced it will begin offering phone service to the Akron, Canton and Cleveland areas. Yeah, that's right. Phone service. Don't do a double take. The company whose name is synonymous with the telephone is looking to the future, and it sees a changing landscape that doesn't include traditional, wiredlandlines. It also views a current reality where cable giants...

2008-06-14 03:00:02

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 14--It seemed as if Tim Russert was always leaning. Leaning in for that nugget of information he was doggedly digging out of an interview subject. Leaning forward to be closer to the person he was talking to, because he had a good story to tell, or something to show on the dry-erase board he had covered with numbers and other markings. And, unless you were the subject of one of Russert's grillings, it was tempting to lean right back...

2008-02-28 09:01:09

By Jewell Cardwell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Feb. 28--Friends of Kelly (Braman) Keith and the Barberton Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) are coming together to sponsor two fundraisers on her behalf. But first a little background. "Kelly Keith is a lifelong resident of Barberton. She is 41 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2007," was how her friend and advocate Jeff Sweitzer introduced her plight. "Unfortunately, in January, she was informed that the...

2007-12-13 06:00:19

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Dec. 13--"Taking our brown and turning it into green" was the way Akron Water Pollution Control Administrator Brian Gresser described a new facility that turns the city's sewage sludge into electricity. The green-energy project "makes a positive out of a negative," Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic said of the electricity derived from sludge. The process will ' "save taxpayers a good deal of money . . . and it will be good for the environment,"...

2007-08-24 18:17:31

By The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 24--An Akron physician and his Akron fiancee remain hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, following a plane crash Aug. 8 in Georgia. Dr. Robert Marsico Jr., 42, a dermatologist, is now listed in serious but stable condition with burns on his arms, legs and feet, said his father, Dr. Robert Marsico Sr. His fiance, Heather Moran, of Akron, is in good condition and has been moved out of the hospital's intensive care unit, Marsico Sr....

2007-07-25 09:18:40

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 25--Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has filed a lawsuit against Canton's Coen Oil Co. alleging violations of state rules on underground storage tanks at five sites in Summit County. The state also filed suits relating to 12 Coen Oil sites in Stark County, one in Cuyahoga County, four in Jefferson County, two in Tuscarawas County, one in Belmont County, two in Lorain County and one in Monroe County. Also named as defendants in the...

2007-07-13 09:16:36

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 13--Even after her death, Susan "Sue" Deveny Pavloff is raising money for the hospital she loved in the community she passionately supported. The longtime Akron resident and former vice president of development for Summa Health System died Wednesday at age 50. Although she never smoked, Pavloff died from lung cancer. At her request, her family is asking memorials be made to the Summa Center for Cancer Care through the Summa...

2007-06-26 12:05:00

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 26--When people show up in the emergency room at Akron hospitals with intense, throbbing tooth pain, doctors usually don't have the tools or training to cure their problem. Patients with dental emergencies are often given pain medicine or antibiotics and sent home with instructions to call a dentist -- if they have one or can afford one. A new hospital-based program soon will start filling the gap when it comes to oral health care in...

2007-06-17 09:05:00

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 17--When the Cleveland Clinic Foundation tried to court Akron's biggest hospital system, the marriage proposal ultimately got shot down. After several years of "very positive," behind-the-scenes discussions between Summa Health System and the Clinic, talks broke off this year when it became obvious a deal couldn't be reached, Thomas J. Strauss, Summa's president and chief executive, confirmed during a recent interview. "The Clinic has a...