WKSU News Commentator
David Giffels is an award-winning journalist with the Akron Beacon Journal, where he writes a column three days a week.
A native of Akron, he is the co-author of “Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron” (1998: University of Akron Press), a highly popular, in-depth history of the people and powers that made Akron the “rubber capital of the world.”
His journalism has won numerous regional and national awards, none of which changes the fact that he also worked as a writer for MTV’s “Beavis and Butt-Head.”
The south-central Ohio city of Newcomerstown will host the 14th Annual Bigfoot Conference and Rich Lamonica of Akron, will try, once again, to uncover the truth behind a mysterious recording he made in 1994.
(Bigfoot Speaks! Web Feature
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is holding a convention in Akron for enthusiasts of “lighter-than-air” transportation. The group has selected Akron for its conference because of its long history with the zeppelin and blimp industry.
Even though neither the Browns nor Indians had championship seasons this year, Northeast Ohio will be represented in another world championship.
The fire truck purchased by readers of the Akron Beacon Journal for the residents of New York City will be on display in downtown Akron. The fire truck fund is the largest community-based donation to date to replace firefighting equipment lost in the September (2001) terrorist attacks.
No Ordinary Suspect
Twenty-eight-year-old Jason West will be in a Summit County courtroom for a hearing related to charges of car theft and arson. In and of themselves, the charges hardly warrant notice, but Jason West is no ordinary suspect.
Ohio Hystairical Music Society
Jimi Imij is the founder of The Ohio Hystairical Musick Society, a collection of a wide-ranging assortment of memorabilia from Akron and Kent-area rock bands.
(OHMS Web Feature
Controversial Stark County artist P. R. Miller has been breaking attendance records during his one-man show at the Massillon Museum since it opened last month. Today Miller goes before a judge who will decide if he is in contempt of court for storing his art materials on his Lawrence Township farm.