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  Akron Children’s $20 Million Beeghly Campus Expansion Project Set To Open Tues., July 11  
  June 22, 2017 Edition  
      In its continuing mission to provide high-quality pediatric care for children in the Mahoning Valley, Akron Children’s Hospital/Boardman will open a new two-story addition for patients on July 11.
      The $20-million construction project adds more than 51,000 square feet to the current Beeghly campus.
      “We’re committed to ensuring that children in the Valley receive the care they need, close to home, and this expansion helps us further fulfill that promise,” said Bill Considine, Akron Children’s president and CEO. “It’s a promise that began in 2002 when we opened the Heart Center and then the Beeghly campus six years later. We’re invested in our communities and the expansion represents another significant step toward offering patient families the quality pediatric care they’ve come to expect from Akron Children’s.”
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  Could Man In Payson, Arizona Help To Solve The Mystery Of A Police Undercover Agent Who Disappeared 43 Years Ago?  
  John Robek Was Last Seen May 31, 1974:   by BY JOHN A. DARNELL JR. associate editor   June 8, 2017 Edition  
John Robek
     43 years ago, on Fri., May 31, 1974,
      24-year-old John Robek, a Youngstown Police Department undercover agent, left his Amherst Ave. home, supposedly to go hunting with a friend. Robek has never been seen since.
      John Robek, of 7033 Amherst Ave., was a 1968 graduate of Boardman High School. He went on to Youngstown State University, graduating in Dec., 1973, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in education.
      Following graduation from YSU, he applied for a teaching position with the Diocese of Youngstown and worked as an assistant manager in the men’s department of K-Mart in Austintown until Mar., 1974; while also working with a childhood friend Ken Swartz, a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, as bouncers at a then popular bar called The Apartment on Midlothian Blvd.
      It was at The Apartment that...Read More >>
  Pooch Finds Foster Home  
  Saved From Euthanization:   May 18, 2017 Edition  
Tyger
     Tyger, a 7-month-old puppy set for
      euthanization for aggressive behavior by Animal Charity, 4140 Market St., has been saved. According to multiple sources, the pooch has been sent to a foster home and is now safe, thanks to one brave AC employee who raised public doubts about the need for euthanization.
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