September 2, 2014

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Dems want to end lame-duck sessions

COLUMBUS — Minority Democrats in the Ohio House want to put an end to what they see as the mischief lawmakers cause just after elections, when lawmakers rush to vote on bills knowing they won’t have to face voters for another two years. The proposed constitutional amendment would stop lame-duck sessions after a general election Read More…

Lawmaker pushes for stronger animal protection

CINCINNATI — A veterinarian who doubles as a legislator is pushing for changes in the state’s animal protection laws to keep pets out of the hands of neglectful owners. Republican Rep. Shawn Webster of Hamilton wants a law to prohibit judges from returning dogs to irresponsible owners. Webster wants to amend legislation that requires a Read More…

Cleveland schools behind schedule for construction

CLEVELAND — A construction plan approved by the Cleveland School District is at least a year behind schedule and facing budget overruns because of skyrocketing costs, a newspaper reported Saturday. The report by the Bond Accountability Commission, which oversees implementation of the district’s master plan, was obtained by The Plain Dealer. The report was scheduled Read More…

Saul Schottenstein, Value City co-founder, dies

COLUMBUS — Saul Schottenstein, the co-founder of Value City Department Stores Inc. whose family had donated millions to medical research and Jewish charities, died Saturday. He was 85. Schottenstein died at 4:50 a.m. at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, nursing supervisor Lee Ann Williams said. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for nearly Read More…

Woman accused of shooting panhandler had weapon permit

CINCINNATI — A woman accused of fatally shooting a panhandler who asked her for 25 cents had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, authorities said. Geraldine Beasley, 62, also paid a fine for unlawfully transporting a firearm in 2003, but the charge was not serious enough to prevent her from getting the concealed weapon Read More…

Driver faces new charges in DUI crash

PAINESVILLE — A Northeast Ohio man who served 18 months in prison for a drunken-driving accident that left a teenager paralyzed may face a charge that the accident eventually killed the victim. James Dye, 46, surrendered to Lake County authorities on Friday — eight years to the day since he struck Rob Arnold, then 14, Read More…

Randolph W. Taylor

Randolph W. Taylor, 58, of Lorain, passed away Friday evening, August 10, 2007 at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph following a short illness. Mr. Taylor was born in Saltbille, VA on January 18, 1949. His family moved to Lorain when he was just 2 months old and he has been a resident Read More…

Mildred H. Smith

Mildred H. "Sis" Smith (nee: Dean), 84,  of Elyria, died August 10, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center. She was born November 26, 1922 in Westlake, and has been a resident of Elyria since 1942. She was a member of St. Jude Church, Elyria, Elyria United Polish Club and the Red Hat Society. She had Read More…

Kathleen Anne Lee

Kathleen Anne Lee (nee Miller), 65, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Lorain, died on August 1, 2007 at Providence St Joseph Medical Center at Burbank California following a brief illness. Mrs. Lee was born in Lorain, on January 22, 1942. She graduated in 1960 from Elyria High School and in 1962, Oberlin Business College. Read More…

Donald James Guild

Donald James Guild, 55 years of age, and a resident of Elyria, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria following a sudden illness. He was born August  2, 1952 in Amherst.  Donald was raised in Amherst and Brownhelm Township, graduating from Firelands High School with the class of 1970. Read More…