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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,...

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,...

2008-08-05 03:00:00

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. "He saved my life," said Patricia Monstrom. "He really did." "No," Vavro said, sheepishly. "The machine worked." The 70-year-old Akron woman was shopping at the Giant Eagle on Waterloo Road in Akron, when she started feeling dizzy and...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

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. The tiny seedlings they tucked into the dark earth at Hampton Hills Metro Park 40 years ago are grown, too -- a woods of pine trees stretching 60 feet skyward. On a recent Sunday afternoon, several of the women who planted the trees so long ago took a walk into the past. They hiked a trail a half-mile...

2008-08-03 03:00:17

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. At this stage in his career, Diamond doesn't really need a reason to tour, but his latest trek comes behind the release of his latest CD, Home Before Dark. It's his second album with producer Rick Rubin, who revitalized Johnny Cash's career...

2008-08-02 21:00:13

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. The word must be out that the company's artistic director, Christine Meneer, has a talent for working with children. What looked like about 100 kids from the audience gathered onstage for Meneer's free preconcert event. Meneer dressed the kids in red, white or blue T-shirts...


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