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Akron, Ohio
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Monday, January 18, 2010
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Chimney Repairs $395 Flat Garage Roof (Rubbergrd.) $295 Whole House Gutter $695 Siding Repairs $395 Jewell House and truck sold to help meet expenses C ontinued from Page B1 M artin is able to work only two days a week as an on - callregis - tered nurse. Even then, much of her pay goes to the baby sitter. He rhusband ’ s work has slowed down considerably due to the downturn in the economy. H owever , the M artins ’out - of - pocket expenses don’t take any of that into consideration. Ad dto that the couple (who also have a 7 - year - olddaughter )have had to purchase their own health - carecoverage . ‘‘Ri g h tnow ,M atthewonly qualifies for Bureau for Children with Medical H andicaps , ’ ’his mother informed. ‘‘Thi si sa state - run program to assist with payment for medications, thera- p y,and doctor appointments. T his program does not cover all o fMatthew ’ s medical problems. We are appealing BCMH’s decision to deny coverage due to his genetic disorder.W ehave applied for county and state assistance program twice now and are applying again.W efall just above the financial guidelines – this gray area which many other families fall into also. ‘‘We have sold what we can and have our house and truck up for sale.W eare unable to make our payments and pay for Ma t- thew ’ s medical expenses.’’ Th eM artinsaren ’ t asking for a handout. Just a break. Bu twhen pressed for a list, this is what the Martins include d: • Luv so rPampers diapers – size 6. • Diaper wipes. • Children ’ sT ylenol or ibuprofen (bubblegum flavor only; generic is fine). • Wa l-Ma r tbrand Equate children ’ sS imethiconedrops . • Culturellecapsules . • Eucerinlotions or calming body wash. • Gerber baby food and oatmeal cereal, stage 2 meats, stage 3 vegetables and fruit. • Household staples like toilet paper , facial tissue, paper towels, napkins , liquid detergent, stain removers (like Resolve or G reasedL ightning ) . • Giant Eaglegift cards. In an effort to make a difference in this family’s life ,the M artins ’church ,St. Nicholas B yzantineC atholicC hurch ,is sponsoring a benefit cabbage - roll dinner 4-7 p.m. W ednesday .Th echurch is at 1051 Robinson Av e.,B arberton . C ost for the dinner is $5 (one cabbage roll and sides) and $7 ( two rolls and sides). Packaged rolls are available for carryout. Al s o,a 50/5 0raffle is planned with an opportunity to win an icon , with all proceeds going to the Martin family. Donations also appreciated. Fo rmore information, please call the church at 330 - 753 - 2031 . P lease hold this family in prayer . J ewellC ardwell can be reached at 330-9 9 63567 or jcardwell @ thebeaconjournal . com . Building District holding off on decision about King C ontinued from Page B1 K ingwould be only the second elementary school in the F irestone cluster to get a new building .T he first was R esnik , which opened in December 2006 . K ing was the site of the first AA meeting conductedoutside the home of founder Dr. Bob. A lthoughthe Ohio School F acilitiesC ommission has determined that renovating the building would cost more thanthe state is willing to spend on its share if it replaced the school, the district might decide that renovation is worth shouldering the extra cost. ‘‘It’s still a public decision and public money,’’ said Paul F lesher ,the district’ sexecutive director of facility planning and capital improvement. ‘‘When we get all the inputs and facts, it may be worth the additional costs . ’ ’ C ommunitydiscussions about the new K ing ,H attonand S eiberlingschools are expected to begin in the fall, butcould happen as soon as spring, Flesher said. Th etiming is right forHa t- ton because its students willbe able to move to the old Hyre M iddleS choolwhen the new H yre is built. S eiberling , in theE astcluster , needs more space because it will have to add sixth - gradersonce the combinedE astH ighS chool - G oodyearM iddleS choolreno - vation is completed. E astH ighS chool opens first, next fall, and the middle school portion will open the following fall , creating a combinedschool for grades 7-1 2. J ohnH igginscan be reached at 330 - 996 - 3792 or jhiggins @ thebeaconjournal . com . Carriage Business survives fires, but not the automobile C ontinued from Page B1 moved with his widowed moth- e rt oTallmadge and began an apprenticeship with his uncle, A mosA very , a wagon manufacturer . He learned to build horse- drawn buggies from top to bottom , sawing lumber, selecting wood , planing and sanding, forging and hammering, painting and varnishing. At age 22 in 1838, Collins formed a partnership with J amesM. Hal ei nMiddlebury ( nowE astAk r o n).Th eC ollins & Hale shop stood at present - dayE astM arket and Kent streets near Arlington S treet . A fterH ale retired in 1841, Collins assumed control of the company . He built carriages in three grades :‘‘f i n e,medium and common , or cheap.’’ ‘ ‘ R emember that with us, quality marks the price, and you get exactly what you pay for,’’ C ollinsadvertised . O ver the years, the business endured many fires, a byproduct of too much wood and too many flammable liquids. The shop survived a medium - size blaze in 1846 , but burned to the ground in an 1860 inferno, prompting C ollins to relocate to South M ain and Exchange streets. M ayoro fAkron A distinguished businessman with a foot - longbeard ,C ollins was elected Akron mayor in 1862 - 63 during the Civil War and later served on the City C ouncil and Board of E ducation . In 1870 , he and his son, G eorgeA. Collins ,a Union A rmyveteran , purchased property near the soon-t o-b e-d e- funct Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal at present - dayS outhM ain and Church streets. The business , which was renamed C.A. C ollins& Son, prospered on the hillside . Th ethree - story buggy facto- ry included a foundry, carpentry shop , paint room, lumber sheds, business offices and warehouse. Th eC ollins carriage showroom, known as ‘ ‘ therepository , ’ ’was a tMarket and Howard streets. P rices ranged from $5 0t o$100 . ‘‘Bu ya buggy of C ollins , ’ ’the company advertised. ‘‘Perfect designs !R ichestfinish !R ight prices ! ’ ’ Th ecompany employed about 30 men in the 1880s. In addition to making carriages, the company began to sell other brands , including G oddards , S piderettes ,C ornings ,St a n- hopes and P haetons . In 1889 , the future came chugging into town. C ircus daredevil Achille Ph i- lion caused a stir by owning the area ’ s first ‘ ‘ horselesscarriage , ’ ’ a hand - built ,steam - powered cart that traveled 3 mph. Everyone marveled at the novelty. P urely by coincidence, C harlesA. Collins retired that year .W ith his son, George ,as manager and grandson, Frederick C. Collins , as superintendent, the business continued with un- bridled enthusiasm as the Co l- lins Buggy Co. ‘‘No tan article is permitted to leave the shops till perfect; and this secret of skilled woodworkers ,blacksmiths ,painters and trimmers, combined with industry and strict and prompt attention to the wants of patrons , is what has led to the manufacture of at least 500 vehicles per year, besides the large number of the product of the best large factories in the country sold by them in addition to the work of their own construct i o n,’’the Summit Beacon and R epublican reported in 1892. F irst in the world A fter rebuilding from two more fires, the Collins Buggy Co. made history in 1899 when it built the body for the world’s first motorized police wagon. C ity electrician Frank L oom - is designed the 5 , 500 - pound , battery - poweredvehicle ,which had a seating capacity for 12. Th e$2,4 0 0machine traveled only 16 mph and had to be recharged every 30 miles. D uring the infamous riot of Au g.2 2,1900 , when a crowd dynamited Akron City Hall and burned down the jail after failing to lynch a prisoner accused of assaulting a child, vigilantes stole the police wagon and dumped it in the Oh i o&Erie C anal . Th evehicle operated for another five years until it was sold as junk for $2 5,an ignominious fate for a relic of history. M ore and more horseless carriages puttered along Ak- r o n’sroads .In addition to making buggies, the Collins factory began to build automobile tops and offer car repairs and detail work . By 1915 , the factory vacated the corner of South Main and C hurch streets to make room for construction of the eight - story O hioB uilding , which still stands there today. Th eC ollins factory moved to W estM arket and Cherry streets near the present - dayA kronIn- nerbelt .It sold its last buggy in 1916 and last wagon in 1920. T here just wasn’t enough de- mand in the growing city. D uring its final years, the plant manufactured auto parts. F rederickC. Collins ,the third - generationowner , sold the business in 1925 to Collins bookkeeper John P. Richard ( 1881982 ) , who changed the name to the J.P. Richard Co. and made auto body repair its specialty. Th ebusiness collapsed a decade later during the Great Depression .R ichard later opened the Acme Upholstering Co. U nder various names, the C ollinsB uggyCo. remained a fixture for nearly 90 years in A kron .W hen the automobile turned out to be more than a novelty , the company reluctantly turned over the reins. M arkJ. Pri c ei saBeacon Journal copy editor. He can be reached at 330 - 996 - 3850 or send e - mail to mjprice @ thebeaconjournal . com . www.Oh i o.c o mA kronB eaconJ ournal d M onday ,J anuary1 8,2010 • B3 A kronB eaconJ ournal file photo S tanding in front of A kron ’ s motorized police wagon in 1899 are (from left) inventor Frank L oomis ,fire C hiefB enjaminF. Manderbach ,Dr. E.S. Underwood ,C ityC ommissionerA lbertP aige ,C ityS olicitor O sbornE sgate and Clerk of Council Charles I sbell .P oliceC hiefH.H. Harrison is at the wheel. The C ollinsB uggyCo. supplied the body for the battery - poweredvehicle . Story #8445 System AKRE by DKAUFFMA Time 22:42:59 Date 1/17/10 B 34X Pg. Date 1/18/10Story: Topic: INL TAKES Keyword INL M TAKEPage 1 CyanMagentaYellowBlack

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