July 25, 2014

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3 injured on Cedar Point ride

CEDAR POINT — Three people were injured Saturday in a roller-coaster accident at Cedar Point when one train failed to stop at a braking area and struck another, the amusement park company said. One person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment after suffering an asthma attack, Cedar Point said. Two other injured riders Read More…

Avon native killed in line of police duty

Jason West was shot to death Saturday in Cleveland Heights A police officer died early Saturday, hours after he was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance in Cleveland Heights, a Cuyahoga County assistant coroner said. Jason West, 31, an Avon native, was shot about 10 p.m. Friday after police tried to break up a Read More…

30 Years of ‘Star Wars’

A long time ago, a classic science fiction saga debuted. It has spawned legiions of fans and its effects reach far, far, away. A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY — Not such a long time ago, science fiction films weren’t the eye-popping extravaganzas they are today. The typical sci-fi movie had aliens in lame costumes and Read More…

Force is with originals – the new ones, not so much

A FAN’S PERSPECTIVE A friend of mine has never seen “The Empire Strikes Back.” That strikes me as strange, not only because he’s an otherwise well-rounded individual, but because the “Star Wars” franchise has been such a cultural touchstone since its release in 1977. I was about 1½ years old when the first Death Star Read More…

Who’s favored? Take your pick

Mike Harris The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Tell Helio Castroneves he’s one of the favorites in today’s Indianapolis 500 and he just shrugs his shoulders and grins. “Yeah, me and 10 other guys,” says the two-time Indy winner. It seems the 91st edition of the Memorial Day weekend classic is anybody’s race. The front of Read More…

Dr. Jack Kevorkian to go free this week

His advocacy for assisted suicide caused controversy in the 1990s Kathy Barks Hoffman The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — For nearly a decade, Dr. Jack Kevorkian waged a defiant campaign to help other people kill themselves. The retired pathologist left bodies at hospital emergency rooms and motels and videotaped a death that was broadcast on Read More…