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Former Akron Beacon Journal Publisher John Dotson. (Copy of watercolor portrait.)
Akron Beacon Journal Publisher John Dotson in his office at the Beacon Journal in Akron in April of 1999. Dotson Jr., 76, Akron Beacon Journal publisher from 1992 to 2001 died Friday June 21, 2013. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal File)
John Dotson Jr., 76, Akron Beacon Journal publisher from 1992 to 2001 died Friday.
P. Anthony Ridder, (center) KRI CEO & Chairman of the Board, along with Ron MacAdam (left), and John Dotson, President & Publisher of the Beacon Journal, pushes the button that started the press shortly after the ribbon cutting during a dedication ceremony of the new printing press. Dotson Jr., 76, Akron Beacon Journal publisher from 1992 to 2001 died Friday. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Gordon — a pit bull used as a bait dog in an Akron dogfighting ring — seemed to find a happy ending in January when he cuddled up with a Sandusky woman and her 1-year-old daughter who promised “Gordo” had found his forever home.