Thanks ghaib. You steered me in the right direction.
I actually ended up changing the page.php (as the site I'm managing will not be using tradition posts but static pages maintained using the WP backend.)
The line I removed was the following from this theme's page.php:
<span class="date"><?php the_modified_time(__('F jS, Y', 'inove')); ?></span>
Removing this line eliminates the report at the top of the page that provides a date of page creation. I also deactivated comments on all pages and removed the comments not allowed message.
This effectively turned this theme with WP into a very clean and presentable CMS with static web pages managed using the WP backend engine. Brilliant stuff!
Thanks for your help! Another success story for the WP community.