August 22, 2014

Elyria
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Federer feeling five

Roger bests Rafa, ties Borg’s mark Howard Fendrich The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Locked in the toughest test of his Wimbledon reign, against his only real rival in today’s game, Roger Federer summoned the strokes and resolve that allow him to chase records set by the greats of yesteryear. And after Federer finally overcame Read More…

Williams sisters rising again?

Howard Fendrich The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Not all that long ago, the run-up to any Grand Slam tournament would be filled with talk about whether Venus and Serena Williams would meet in yet another all-in-the-family final. It was pretty much a given that at least one Williams, if not both, would be out Read More…

Lady Rangers romp to win

WELLINGTON — The area’s newest softball powerhouse rolled into town on Sunday, waxed its first OGSO district tournament opponent and left for home with its 18th victory of the season. North Ridgeville’s undefeated Lady Rangers routed Keystone E.H. Roberts, 20-0, to qualify for a Class B district championship game at 6 p.m. Tuesday. They advanced Read More…

Choi wins Tiger’s event

Joseph White The Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. — Tiger Woods stood on the 18th green and again followed a path blazed by Jack Nicklaus. No, it wasn’t a spectacular bunker shot or a tournament-winning putt. It was a championship presentation to K.J. Choi. “Here’s your trophy, big guy,” said Woods, who watched as Choi kissed Read More…

Politicians: Iraqis, defend selves

Iraqi officials tell citizens to take arms after more than 220 die Robert H. Reid The Associated Press BAGHDAD — Prominent Shiite and Sunni politicians called on Iraqi civilians to take up arms to defend themselves after a weekend of violence that claimed more than 220 lives, including 60 who died Sunday in a surge Read More…

Police seek suspects after chase in Elyria

Two men led police in pursuit near downtown ELYRIA — Police searched Sunday night for two men who led authorities on a chase before crashing a black pickup on Seventh Street and jumping from the truck, which careened up the road without a driver. Elyria Police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said information about the suspects would Read More…

Report:Midwest a haven for help

Stephen Ohlemacher The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The spirit of volunteerism is thriving in the heartland, but not so much on the coasts. Midwesterners are more likely to volunteer their time than are people elsewhere in the United States, according to a government study being released today. The highest rates were in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Read More…

Pa. gov. orders office closure

Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Ed Rendell late Sunday ordered a range of state government services shut down and placed about a third of the state work force on indefinite unpaid furlough after frantic last-minute negotiations failed to break a budget stalemate. Rendell, appearing outside his Capitol office, Read More…

Oberlin meets to map levy plan

District will weigh merits of uniting levies or adding tax OBERLIN — Faced with the prospect of asking voters for three school levies in two years, the Oberlin School Board will seek alternatives at a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Unless the district combines levies, it could be seeking a new operating levy in November Read More…

Verizon fiber optics cuts out customers

Company chops copper phone lines when installing new services Deborah Yao The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — When Henry Powderly II ordered Verizon Communications Inc.’s FiOS fiber-optic service, he knew he was about to be connected to the future of telecommunications. He also got unplugged from its past. Which meant that while Powderly was gaining features, Read More…