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2008-06-18 03:00:00

By Jewell Cardwell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 18--Melanie and Bill Edwards of Hartville know about miracles. Sally Rohler, mother of Melanie and grandmother to the family's real-life miracle, was kind enough to bring me up to speed. Jakub Edwards, 6, who was featured in my June 4 column, was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (congestive heart failure) May 18 and was on the heart transplant list at the Cleveland Clinic. Jakub's new heart arrived at 9:45 p.m....

2008-06-16 15:00:48

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 16--A dedicated father-and-son duo are the backbone of orthopedics in Akron. If you're seeking care at a hospital in town for bone or joint problems, there's a two-in-three chance that Dr. Dennis Weiner or his son Scott is in charge of the program. Dr. Dennis Weiner, 69, became chair of orthopedics at Akron Children's Hospital 28 years ago. A couple decades later, Dr. Scott Weiner, 48, an orthopedic oncology specialist, took...

2008-06-14 03:00:37

By Mary Beth Breckenridge, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 14--Lucky Janice Lindstrom. For several years the Hudson resident bought five tickets every year for Keep Akron Beautiful's Dreamscape raffle. This year, she cut back to one, but it was the right one. Lindstrom's name was pulled June 5 as the winner of a $10,000 landscape makeover. Lindstrom wins a front- or backyard makeover designed by James Arch of Vizmeg Landscape Inc. Donor companies will work together to install the...

2008-06-14 03:00:36

By Colette M. Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 14--Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church will host the 93rd session of its denomination's six-day Ohio annual conference starting Tuesday. The week's activities include a luncheon on Tuesday, daily worship services and a free Hip-Hop Gospel Concert featuring Judah E, the University of Akron Gospel Choir and Kory Miles & Resurrected Praise at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Student Union ballroom on the University of Akron campus. The...

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....


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