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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...

2007-06-01 12:00:37

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 1--Whether they're trying to stay healthy or they need quick treatment when medical problems strike, residents of northern Summit County now have a new option closer to home. Akron General Medical Center is unveiling its Health & Wellness Center-North, located in a highly visible spot off state Route 8 near Steels Corners Road in Stow. The medical-fitness-center portion of the new, $32 million facility will open to members next...

2007-03-18 12:00:17

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Mar. 18--Each day, several hundred tons of waste arrive at the 1,200-acre Athens-Hocking Landfill near Nelsonville, a small town in Athens County in southeastern Ohio. As much as a third of that waste may be a grayish powder called aluminum dross, or salt cake. It's kept in a separate area away from other trash and covered daily with dirt so that it stays dry, protected from rain and snow. Landfill supervisor Nick Kunkler said the...

2006-12-21 09:00:46

By Connie Bloom, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Dec. 21--Joe Finan had a knack for reaching through the radio and embracing his audience. Listeners liked to say they never met him, but they'd known him their entire lives. "The rapport, the closeness he had with callers, I don't think you'll see that with another personality," said WNIR news anchor Phil Ferguson, one of Finan's colleagues. "To listen to the old-time stories about Elvis Presley and all the great entertainers, it was so...

2006-11-20 09:01:09

By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Nov. 20--ROOTSTOWN TWP -- When Dorothy Jones dies, she will, in a sense, go home -- to the land that she and her husband once owned. But Jones will do so on an ambulance cart, draped with a sheet. And the home to which she will return is now the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Jones, now 73, will join about 30 to 40 people each year who donate their bodies to the medical college. About 1,600 people currently are...

2006-10-24 09:00:44

By Jewell Cardwell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Oct. 24--Akron police officer Robert Swain says the department has received several leads -- and six new names -- since a television show about a 1979 unsolved murder case. The Oct. 5 episode of Sensing Murder on the Discovery Channel re-examined the murders of 17-year-old Mary Margaret Leonard and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Richard "Ricky" Joseph Beard, with the aid of two psychics, Laurie Campbell and Pam Coronado. The Akron teens...

2006-08-08 09:01:04

By The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 8--Backpack? Check. Glue stick? Check. Pencils? Check. But what about vaccinations? It's almost back-to-school time -- time for parents to make sure their children's vaccinations are up-to-date. And this year, for the first time, that means that all Ohio children entering kindergarten must be vaccinated against chickenpox. The law requires either proof of chickenpox (varicella) vaccination or documentation that the child has had a case of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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