April 23, 2014

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GOP leaders set meeting to name Foltin replacement

LORAIN — After weeks of confusion, a meeting to select an interim Lorain mayor has been scheduled for Thursday. Helen Hurst, chairwoman for the county’s Republican Party Central Committee, said the city’s Republican Party Precinct Committee will gather 7 p.m. in Gargus Hall on North Ridge Road to nominate and vote on a new mayor Read More…

Howard departure leaves GOP without ballot spot

ELYRIA — Republicans won’t have a candidate for Elyria mayor on the November ballot. John Howard Jr., who won the Republican primary in May, dropped out of the race Wednesday, the final day his fellow Republicans could have named a replacement for him. Howard Jr. Republicans had planned to meet Thursday to discuss the possibility Read More…

Vegas police investigate poker dealer slaying

Brian Pullen went to Las Vegas two years ago to live out his dream of being a professional poker dealer. Five weeks later, he was tortured before being shot to death in his low-rent hotel just off the Vegas Strip. Pullen “It was personal,” said Las Vegas police Detective Tod Williams, who was in Cleveland Read More…

Trashed property nets jail time for ‘awful’ neighbor

LORAIN — A Lorain man was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for not cleaning up the exterior of his home and his yard. Layne Roger Layne, 51, will serve his sentence, handed down by Lorain Municipal Court Judge Mark Mihok, in the county jail for violating the judge’s order to clean the East Read More…

Prep football league previews: Northeast Ohio, North Coast and Lake Erie

Northeast Ohio Conference / Valley Division    There might not be much of a question which team is the favorite in the Valley Division of the newly formed Northeast Ohio Conference. It’s considered the premier football division in the 18 school, three-division conference made up of teams from the old Pioneer and Western Reserve conferences, Read More…

Two Lorain school board members won’t run again

LORAIN — The top two Lorain school board members aren’t running for re-election. School board President Jeanine Donaldson and Vice President Keith Lilly did not submit petitions to get on the ballot in November, according to a list of candidates from the county Board of Elections. Petitions to run in the school board and other Read More…

Researchers induce ‘out-of-body’ experience

WASHINGTON — The stories seem strange but riveting. A heart attack victim recalls floating in the air, watching paramedics revive him. A surgical patient remembers hovering, watching the doctors operate. Such widely reported out-of-body experiences have long been the territory of theology, philosophy and scary movies. Now scientists have turned their attention to the topic. Read More…

Giant hole of nothing found in universe

WASHINGTON — Astronomers have stumbled upon a tremendous hole in the universe. That’s got them scratching their heads about what’s just not there. The cosmic blank spot has no stray stars, no galaxies, no sucking black holes, not even mysterious dark matter. It is 1 billion light years across of nothing. That’s an expanse of Read More…

Report: Security in Iraq still shaky

WASHINGTON — The Iraqi government is strained by rampant violence, deep sectarian differences among its political parties and stymied leadership, the nation’s top spy analysts concluded in a sobering assessment released Thursday. With the country teetering between success and failure in the next year, Iraq’s neighbors will continue to try to expand their leverage in Read More…

Cutts indicted, faces death penalty

CANTON — The state will seek to execute a police officer in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, and prosecutors want statements made by the couple’s 2½-year-old son to be used against him at trial. Canton Patrolman Bobby Cutts Jr. was indicted Thursday on three counts of aggravated murder in the June death of Jessie Read More…