September 30, 2014

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NASCAR: Stewart grabs win after Gordon spin

Tony Stewart was more stunned than anyone. With just two laps remaining in Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen at Watkins Glen  (N.Y.) International, Jeff Gordon had a two car-length lead on Stewart. NASCAR’s top two road racers were preparing for a final clash. It never happened. Gordon spun out on his own heading into Read More…

Fire damages Lorain home

Tenants say landlord didn’t fix electrical problem Read More…

Police briefs: Aug. 13

Break-ins alleged at murder scene LORAIN — Police are investigating several alleged break-ins that occurred at a home where a murder-suicide took place earlier this year. A neighbor of the home at 4519 Andover Ave. called police Friday after seeing a man removing items from the home. When police arrived, the neighbor said that her Read More…

Police blotter: Aug. 13

Elyria police Saturday, Aug. 11 6:33 a.m. — 300 block Marseilles Ave., jet ski stolen. 3:59 p.m. — 600 block Lake Ave., Jason Brown, 31, 200 block of Warden Ave., charged with possession of marijuana. 4:36 p.m. — 1100 block East Ave., home window broken. 7:41 p.m. — 1000 block E. River St., garage broken Read More…

Shuttle gouge may be larger than thought

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A close-up laser inspection by Endeavour’s astronauts Sunday revealed that a 3½-inch-long gouge penetrates all the way through the thermal shielding on the shuttle’s belly, and had NASA urgently calculating whether risky spacewalk repairs are needed. A chunk of insulating foam smacked the shuttle at liftoff last week in an unbelievably Read More…

Probe investigate ‘black channels’ of weapons deals

PERUGIA, Italy — In a hidden corner of Rome’s busy Fiumicino Airport, police dug quietly through a traveler’s checked baggage, looking for smuggled drugs. What they found instead was a catalog of weapons, a clue to something bigger. Their discovery led anti-Mafia investigators down a monthslong trail of telephone and e-mail intercepts, into the midst Read More…

Avon teens get cooking against global hunger

AVON —  A group of Avon teens is rolling out the dough to raise money for hungry children across the country. Shannon Young, 16, and her  friends, Sarah Porter, Amy Durisek, Kayla Thompson and Melissa Schwartz hope to raise $1,000 Saturday by selling baked goods to help end childhood hunger in the U.S. The idea Read More…

Avon, Avon Lake blotter: Aug. 13

Avon Lake police Monday, Aug. 6 7:08 a.m. – 400 block Mulberry Lane, satellite radio system reported stolen from car. Tuesday, Aug. 7 10:36 a.m. –  33000 block Lake Road, police receive call that a male wearing a black garbage bag had cut through a fence. 8:04 a.m. – 100 block Englewood Drive, police find Read More…

Brunner eyes charter school contributions

COLUMBUS — A Virginia-based national political action committee’s transfer of $870,000 to an Ohio affiliate has caught the eye of Ohio’s chief elections official. Akron industrialist David Brennan, who also is president of the for-profit White Hat Management charter schools in Ohio and six other states, has given $200,000 since 2004 to All Children Matter, Read More…

Amish families find it easy to be ‘green’

DUNKINSVILLE — Despite a tradition of shunning modern technology, the Amish in southern Ohio are finding ways to use solar energy, windmill power and the Internet to produce and market their homemade goods. Electricity generated in the outside world and brought into Amish communities through power lines is usually forbidden, but generating their own power Read More…