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Joel McNenny (center), school counselor, leads mindfulness movements to help students focus and relax in his mindfulness classes.(Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
Joel McNenny (right), school counselor at Warstler Elementary School, leads his students in mindfulness movements to help them focus, relax and deal with stress as part of mindfulness program.(Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
Taylor Swinhart, 9, rings a singing bowl as school principal Jody Ditcher watches as part of the morning school opening ceremony. The bowl is part of mindfulness program taught by counselor Joel McNenny to help students focus and relax at Warstler Elementary School. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
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.