Tim Botos

Tim Botos is a graduate of the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in mass media/communication. He has worked as a staff writer at The Repository since 1999. He has won 33 first- or second-place writing awards, and one of his stories appeared in Reader’s Digest. He is married with two daughters, ages 10 and 12. Outside work, he runs a 12 and under girls travel softball team. He also serves as athletic director and pastoral designee for Catholic Youth Organization athletics at St. Paul School in Akron.

Top Docs: Dr. Akbar Shah

If he could do it all over again, Dr. Akbar Shah would still be a cardiologist. “If I could do it 10 times over again, it would be the same,” said the 51-year-old native of Pakistan, one of 18 physicians who make up Cardiovascular Consultants, headquartered in Aultman Hospital.

Rivals on the field

The early season is reserved mostly for non-league games. But they are no less exciting than the coming conference battles. For many teams, these games are about beating a neighborhood rival, making the postseason playoffs or learning where the rest of the season is headed.