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Akron General is teaming up with Kent State University to form a new research partnership focusing on wellness and disease prevention.
The Health and Wellness Research Collaborative will focus on promoting wellness programs and prevention by incorporating research and development.
"Together we will promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles by integrating public health, basic science and clinical and behavioral research and by developing and promoting evidence-based wellness practices," said Dr. Tim Stover, president and CEO of Akron General Health System.
Dr. Sonia Alemagno, dean of Kent State's College of Public Health, hopes the partnership will be part of a national model.
"...and within that model, will be many different types of interventions, programs, innovations and technologies that will come from this collaborative."
Alemagno says a $50,000 grant has been provided by Kent State to create an interprofessional graduate education program.
"They'll work together, here [at Akron General], engaging in work with the practitioners and researchers at Akron General to create a platform for teamwork and for working together as we move towards lifestyle medicine changes."
Akron police have recovered six stolen vehicles from a BMW dealership on West Exchange Street.
Lt. Rick Edwards says several suspects broke into Dave Walter BMW sometime between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
The suspects allegedly broke out a lower panel of the the garage door and then pried open the key drop-off box at the dealership. The suspects took several sets of car keys belonging to customers who had dropped their vehicles off for service.
All six vehicles that were taken from the dealership were located in various locations in the city. Police say several vehicles had minor to moderate damage.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the theft. Detectives are following-up on several other suspects in the case and additional charges are expected.
The Massillon man accused in the suspected mercy killing of his wife in an intensive care unit has been found competent to stand trial.
The Independent in Massillon reports 68-year-old John Wise had a pre-trial hearing Wednesday. Court officials say Wise is fit to stand trial according to a competency evaluation. The trial has been set for October 28.
Wise has pleaded not guilty. On July 11, his attorney refiled a not guilty plea by reason of insanity.
His wife, Barbara, was in the ICU at Akron General Medical Center after she had reportedly suffered a massive stroke. On August 4, 2012, Wise allegedly walked into the ICU, shot his wife, and then peacefully surrendered to police.
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A 49-year-old Akron man has died following a car crash late Tuesday night.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports Dwayne Hammond was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on Brittain Road near Alphada Avenue around 10:40 p.m.
The vehicle went off the right side of the road, jumped a curb and struck a utility pole.
Hammond was taken to Akron City Hospital where he later died from his injuries Wednesday morning.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Akron Police Department are investigating the incident.