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Stephanie Kunkel, a breast cancer survivor, runs along Nimisilia Rd. in preparation for the Akron Marathon presented by Time Warner Cable on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 in Green, Ohio. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
Angela Heckel with her sons Adam,4 (left), Ryan,3 (right) and Joey, 1 (back left) as they get ready for soccer practice at their home in Seville. Heckel has gone from running for a few minutes on a treadmill to entering to run the half marathon of the upcoming Akron Marathon. (Paul Tople/ Akron Beacon Journal)
Howard Zickefoose, of Girard, (right) runs in last years Akron Marathon. Zickefoose runs to honor a friend and fellow smoker April Stiver who died of cancer. When Stiver was diagnosed, he quit smoking and took up running and runs every year for her.
For a state hit hard by a national heroin epidemic and one that’s fighting back with Medicaid expansion dollars, Ohio is home to one in six Americans who could lose access to drug addiction and mental health services if President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress take another crack at repealing the Affordable Care Act.