How Northeast Ohio hospitals fared

How they ranked These Northeast Ohio hospitals earned recognition in this year’s edition of the Best Hospitals annual report by U.S. News & World Report: Akron General 
Medical Center • 31st in pulmonology (tie). • 50th for gastroenterology/gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. • 7th in Ohio (tie). Aultman Hospital (Canton) • 15th in Ohio. Cleveland Clinic • 5th in the nation. • 1st […]
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Kent teen refuses to let cancer slow him down; Ben O’Daniel to join distance runner for last leg of Burning River 100 ultramarathon

Last year, Ben O’Daniel needed leg braces to walk. Now he’s training between cancer treatments to run in an ultramarathon alongside athletes from across the country. O’Daniel, 16, of Kent, is joining endurance athlete and Akron native Larry DeWitt this weekend for the last mile of the Burning River 100. The 100-mile trail race begins […]
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Architect Roy Firestone finally getting his due for helping shape the face of Akron

Architect Roy G. Firestone designed some of the Akron area’s most elegant homes.  West Akron is sprinkled with his handiwork — Tudors and Georgians and French Neo-classicals, many with grand entries, sweeping porches and servants’ quarters. His houses helped define gracious living in Akron during the middle decades of the 20th century. Yet he raised his […]
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RAHAB, Restoration Chapel founders are 2015 Fowler-Larson Award recipients

Award to be given Richard White and RAHAB founder Becky Moreland will receive the Fowler-Larson Allies Award later this year. White, through Christ Community Chapel in Hudson, launched Restoration Chapel, a church campus serving the residents of the Cuyahoga Hills Youth Detention Center. The two have developed a collaborative relationship, sharing volunteers, launching combined fundraising […]
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What House Bill 2 would do

Here’s a Beacon Journal synopsis of what <a href="https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA131-HB-2“>House Bill 2, the charter school reform package, would do: • Require the Ohio Department of Education to study and implement a fundamentally different way of grading charter schools known as the California model. This model does not track student growth, or what is learned in a year, […]
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Customer’s $1,542 water bill for faulty toilet leads Akron to consider assistance

It’s not often that someone must chose between paying funeral expenses or a utility bill. That was the situation 90-year-old Tom Haralson faced when he received a whopping $1,542 water charge from the city of Akron at the same time a payment was due for his late wife’s funeral. Haralson normally pays about $40 a […]
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