July 31, 2014

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The stinky flower bloomed

It took 13 years, but the rare titan arum plant at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo finally is in full bloom.  As expected, the massive flowering plant opened up early this morning to reveal its magnificent beauty — and its pungent odor. Horticulture enthusiasts and anyone who’s curious can see the titan arum today on the ground Read More…

Irish eyes are smiling

Harrington wins playoff after crazy finish Doug Ferguson The Associated Press CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Anywhere else, Padraig Harrington might have walked off the 18th green knowing his two shots that found the bottom of Barry Burn for double bogey had cost him the British Open. Not at Carnoustie, where calamity can strike at any second Read More…

Texas treat – Indians 8, Rangers 3

Tribe takes three of four from Rangers David Jimenez The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Victor Martinez, Josh Barfield and Jason Michaels drove in two runs apiece to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 Sunday night. Barfield went 3-for-4 and scored two runs and Casey Blake also had three hits for Cleveland, Read More…

Area teams earn trips to Final Four

OBERLIN — Mission accomplished. Five Lorain County Hot Stove teams, including two from Wellington, can make that statement after they won regional championships on the diamonds off West Hamilton Street on Sunday. With their wins, the five teams advance to Saturday’s state semifinal games at Butler-Rodman Park in Alliance. One Lorain County team advanced in Read More…

Ridgeville leads county success

EDINBURG — Teams from Lorain County will win three of four OGSO state championships next weekend. The near-sweep was assured Sunday when an original field of 32 state quarterfinalists was pared to eight in the semifinal round — six from Lorain County. Two of the six are from North Ridgeville. The Ridgeville’s Lady Rangers pounded Read More…

Health care central in UAW talks

Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT — No matter how much of the $96,000 hospital tab Don Hartman has to pay for quintuple bypass surgery, he’s still grateful for his health insurance from General Motors Corp. Hartman, 79, a retired auto worker from Salem, Ohio, still hasn’t received all the bills from his February operation Read More…

Grocer bridges river for customer service

PROSPECT — A grocery store owner is offering a new service to customers cut off from his store while a bridge is being replaced: Free delivery across the Scioto River. Customers who live on the other side of the river can call Dexter’s Village Market for milk, fresh produce, meats, bread and beer, said owner Read More…

Lorain cracks the codes

Council to push landlords for better response LORAIN — City officials are considering an overhaul of the city’s residential inspection requirements in an attempt to keep up with inspection demand and ensure landlords are complying with inspection laws. The proposed legislation could mean moving toward exterior-only inspections, which Councilman Tony Krasienko, D-at large, said would Read More…

Cincy’s baby rhino first of its ilk

Terry Kinney The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The world’s first Indian rhino baby to be conceived by artificial insemination is due during Christmas week at the Cincinnati Zoo. “I think it’s a remarkable achievement, an incredibly important success,” said Dr. Evan Blumer, a board member of the International Rhino Foundation. “The next step is where Read More…

Body of second Elyrian recovered from lake

AVON LAKE — The search for the second of two missing swimmers came to a tragic end Sunday morning. Search crews pulled the body of 20-year-old Brandon Glass, of Elyria, from the waters of Lake Erie at 11:30 a.m. He was found more than 300 yards from the shore and 200 yards west of the Read More…