June 27, 1997
C. Colmery Gibson,82, a retired Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. '' executive who became the chief executive officer of the Knight Foundation, died Sunday in Akron, Ohio. Mr. Gibson was hired by Goodyear in 1937 and retired in 1973. In 1977, he became the chief executive officer of the Knight Foundation, a private group that makes national grants in journalism, higher education, the arts and culture.Henry Oren "Buddy" Grisham,92, a great-uncle and a childhood role model for President Clinton, died Monday in Hope, Ark.Pub Date: 6/27/97
January 25, 1999
Thomas Clifton Mann , 87, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and El Salvador, died Saturday in Austin, Texas.Irene Seiberling Harrison, 108, whose father founded Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., died Thursday. In 1898, she pulled the switch that signaled the start of her father's company in Akron, Ohio.Victor Stello Jr., 64, a nuclear power regulator who played a key role in the response to the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant near Harrisburg, Pa., died of cancer Friday at his home in Potomac.
July 21, 1996
Help wanted: The shrinking unemployment rate is making it harder for employers to find the workers they need. In a survey of chief executives of fast-growing companies, Coopers & Lybrand, the accounting and consulting firm, found 47 percent were having a hard time finding skilled, trained employees. The skills most needed -- and the hardest to find -- were in information technology, including programmers and systems and networking specialists. Salespeople with experience in specific industries were also hard to find.
September 3, 2000
Theophilus Karnaghan Seiberling, 100, a member of a pioneer tire-making family who had a second career as an inventor, died Thursday in Akron, Ohio. At age 82, Seiberling created a tire-curing process known as electron irradiation that enabled the curing process to begin while a tire was being built. He was the son of C. W. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Thomas Howard James, 87, an internationally recognized photographic scientist, died Aug. 24 after a brief illness in Rochester, N.Y. He began his 42-year career with Eastman Kodak Co. in 1936.
October 6, 1998
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said yesterday that it will close its Kelly-Springfield Tire operations in Cumberland next year, displacing 323 workers.About a third of the workers -- all of whom have sales, marketing or financial duties -- will be transferred to Goodyear's headquarters in Akron, Ohio, and the rest will be terminated through layoffs and retirements.The plan for about 120 employees in the company's technical center is not final, said Goodyear spokesman Chuck Sinclair. He expects many of those workers to be transferred to Akron.
September 23, 2001
At the Abilities Network "2001 Afternoon of Polo," folks strolled in and around a white tent on the grounds of Monkton's Ladew Fields. Voices blended into a quiet hum. What would normally be a refined afternoon of Sunday lunch and polo was even more subdued by the previous week's terrorist attacks. For many of the 400 there, the afternoon provided a certain solace in the company of friends. At the beginning of the afternoon's program, Lee Ann Kingham, executive director of the agency for the disabled, announced that a portion of the day's proceeds would go to victims of those tragedies.