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Facility operations coordinator Larry Mohr (front left wearing black) senior technician Mike Shea and instrumental control engineer Bijan Hosseininejad (wearing green) check over the newly installed dry scrubber at the Babcock Wilcox Research Center in Barberton, Ohio. The dry scrubber is a test unit to improve a similar product they sell that unwanted pollutants from manufacturing exhaust. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
INDEPENDENCE: At the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road, models strutted down a makeshift runway in one of the hotel’s ballrooms. At the end of the runway, they gave a twirl and a smile as they lifted their shirt or reached in their bag to reveal a pistol, tucked away safely out of view.