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2008-07-18 09:00:00

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 18--At the end of a screening of The Dark Knight earlier this week, a couple of the viewers were discussing whether it will be nominated for an Oscar -- for best picture. There's been plenty of talk about an Oscar nomination for the late Heath Ledger for his performance as the Joker. And such talk is perfectly reasonable. He gives a bravura performance in the movie, the kind that makes you think of an actor in an entirely different...

2008-07-18 03:00:39

By Betty Lin-Fisher, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 18--A FirstEnergy subsidiary is getting into the coal-mining business. FirstEnergy Ventures, which is used by FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron for investments in the utility company's deregulated generation business, has partnered with coal broker Boich Cos. to buy a majority stake in a Montana coal mine. Other utilities around the country also have some ownership in coal mines. FirstEnergy Ventures will make a $125 million equity...

2008-07-18 03:00:32

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 18--At the end of a screening of The Dark Knight earlier this week, a couple of the viewers were discussing whether it will be nominated for an Oscar -- for best picture. There's been plenty of talk about an Oscar nomination for the late Heath Ledger for his performance as the Joker. And such talk is perfectly reasonable. He gives a bravura performance in the movie, the kind that makes you think of an actor in an entirely different...

2008-07-17 21:00:29

By The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 17--A 42-year-old Akron man has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the operation of a methamphetamine lab in his basement. In May 2006, Akron police responded to a report concerning an alleged meth lab on Stetler Avenue, Summit County prosecutors said today. Police said that when Michael Gerhart answered his door, officers smelled a strong chemical from inside the house. In the basement, officers found chemicals used to...

2008-07-14 09:00:42

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 14--Raising Hellboy. Hellboy II, the comic-book-derived adventure starring Ron Perlman, rode to the top of the weekend box office with a studio-estimated $35.9 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Hancock, the latest Will Smith movie and last weekend's champ, was second with an estimated $33 million. (Actual totals, which often vary some from the estimates, will be released today.) Journey to the Center of the Earth, the latest...

2008-07-13 03:00:23

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 13--In the near future, when Dan Fister needs to fill up his 1994 GMC Yukon truck, pretty much all the Medina-area resident has to do is drive to a nearby restaurant. The truck soon will run primarily on vegetable oil that restaurants fried food in and otherwise would need to throw out. Fister, following in the footsteps of his aircraft mechanic dad, will collect the oil -- either for free or at a nominal cost -- filter it at home,...

2008-07-13 03:00:00

By Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 13--The 2008-09 Viva! & Gala Around Town series looks so good, it's enough to make you forget about the high cost of gas. It's going to be well worth the trip to see and hear the events on next season's series, put on by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with performers drawn from around the globe to perform in venues throughout Cleveland. One of the many highlights is a group of performances and films organized for the centenary of...

2008-07-12 09:00:53

By Mary Beth Breckenridge, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--Quilt artist Leigh E. McDonald, a former Kent resident, will return to the area this month to promote her book, Adventures in Circles: Quilt Designs From Start to Finish. McDonald will present two free lectures followed by book signings, one at 2 p.m. July 22 at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow, and the other at 7 p.m. July 23 at Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St. Registration is required for...

2008-07-12 03:00:28

By Colette M. Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--Imagine Unity, an alliance of six Akron church organizations, is sponsoring a baseball outing for fathers and sons and men and boys at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Canal Park for the Akron Aeros game against the Connecticut Defenders. The goal of the evening is to bring together people from various backgrounds. A special 15-minute "assembly of unity" will take place after the game on the field. Anyone wishing to request someone to...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--A ban on new landfills in most of eastern Ohio will continue as the result of a federal appeals court decision last month. In a June 5 ruling that drew little attention, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati backed language that has been slipped into federal appropriations bills since 2003 by U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula, R-Navarre. It effectively blocks the U.S. Corps of Engineers from spending federal money to approve...


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