April 16, 2014

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Man’s dream home: A 66-foot tall windmill

LORAIN — The couch will go in the center of the room, on the very spot where grain was milled for cereal and breads. Directly above will be a glass section of the ceiling on which the dining room table will sit, surrounded by a refrigerator, range and laundry machine propped as good as they Read More…

Wild about Harry

Local theaters draw in the crowds as latest ‘Potter’ movie hits The thermometer wasn’t the only thing heating up Tuesday. So were advance sales for local midnight screenings of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth film in the staggeringly successful series of movies about the world’s best-known boy wizard. “Everyone tries Read More…

More Names to Come, Lawyer for ‘D.C. Madam’ Vows

Sue Anne Pressley Montes The Washington Post      WASHINGTON — For months, alleged D.C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey has promised that her voluminous phone records — all 46 pounds of them — contained some powerful secrets. Within hours of their public release, a senator acknowledged Monday night that his telephone number was on the Read More…

Man finds approval a breeze for windmill

LORAIN — Tom Philipps achieved his 66-foot dream Wednesday. His plans to affix five, 30-foot blades to a windmill he wants to move into were approved by the Lorain Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday. The five-member board unanimously voted for the proposal, and gave Philipps the official go-ahead to call the Kolbe Road structure Read More…

Swimming with a source: Chicago reporter in hot water over pool party

MEGAN REICHGOTT Associated Press Writer    CHICAGO (AP) — A television reporter left her job Tuesday after she was caught on video in a swimsuit at the home of a man whose wife disappeared two months ago — a story she was assigned to cover — raising ethical questions about her conduct.    The video, Read More…

New Merriam-Webster dictionary includes 100 added words, including ‘ginormous,’ ‘Bollywood’

ADAM GORLICK Associated Press Writer      SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — It was a ginormous year for the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster.    Along with embracing the adjective that combines “gigantic” and “enormous,” the dictionary publishers also got into Bollywood, sudoku and speed dating.    But their interest in India’s motion-picture industry, number puzzles and trendy Read More…

Potential juror’s excuses that he’s racist, homophobic and a habitual liar could bring charges

   BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Cape Cod man who claimed he was homophobic, racist and a habitual liar to avoid jury duty earned an angry rebuke from a judge on Monday, who referred the case to prosecutors for possible charges.    “In 32 years of service in courtrooms, as a prosecutor, as a defense Read More…

Wisconsin beermakers spill brew on docks in Milwaukee to protest brewery bill

COLIN FLY Associated Press Writer      MILWAUKEE (AP) — Some Wisconsin brewers held their own version of the Boston Tea Party on Tuesday, spewing beer suds into the Milwaukee River to protest legislation they say hampers start-up breweries.    Their sticky statement is a protest to a proposed update to post-Prohibition laws related to Read More…

Police Blotter – 07/11/07

 Elyria police Monday, July 9 9:52 a.m. – 9800 block Murray Ridge Road. Victor R. Jackson, 44, Elyria, contempt of court. 2:41 p.m. – Pratt Boulevard and Tedman Court. Wilkes Villa playground equipment damaged, totaling $500. 5 p.m. – 600 block Midway Blvd., Lowe’s. Black utility trailer stolen. 6:37 p.m. – West Avenue. James E. Read More…