July 31, 2014

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Democratic party to Fla.: Adjust primary or votes won’t count

WASHINGTON — Florida Democrats would forfeit their votes in selecting a presidential nominee unless they delay their state election by at least a week, the national party said in a stern action Saturday meant to discourage others from leapfrogging ahead to earlier dates. The Florida party has 30 days to submit an alternative to its Read More…

Police blotter: Aug. 26

Elyria police Wednesday, Aug. 22 5:23 p.m. – West Avenue, Anthony H. Ross Jr., 22, of Lorain, warrant for contempt of court. 9:02 p.m. – State Routes 254 and 57, Frederick W. Yakel, 38,of  Lorain, served warrants for four counts of passing bad checks. Thursday, Aug. 23 10:29 a.m. – 100 block Queen Anne Court, Read More…

Storms again soak parts of Ohio

COLUMBUS — Storms slammed rain-soaked Ohio again on Saturday as Gov. Ted Strickland toured flooded areas of north-central Ohio and said he would seek help from the federal government after damage is assessed. Tornado and thunderstorm warnings were issued during the late afternoon for areas of central and southeast Ohio, which had been spared from Read More…

Fires continue to burn in Greece

ZAHARO, Greece — Fires pushed by gale-force winds tore through more parched forests, swallowed villages and scorched the edges of Athens on Saturday, with ashes raining onto the Acropolis. At least 49 people died, and the government declared a nationwide state of emergency. The worst infernos were concentrated in the mountains of southern Greece and Read More…

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Her true calling is found: Former journalist moves to ministry

ELYRIA — The new pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Elyria has a unique background.After all, how many other pastors can say they served in the trenches of a Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper before heading to the pulpit? But that’s exactly what the Rev. Christina Kukuk, 28, did. The transition from journalist Read More…

Court ruling may boost crash insurance payouts

COLUMBUS — A couple whose vehicle was wrecked are entitled to more than just the money it will cost to repair it, according to a state appeals court ruling that found the couple also should be compensated because the accident reduced the value of their vehicle. Consumer advocates say the ruling could help other drivers Read More…

Police cruisers are back in black (and white)

HUDSON — Dave Robbins knew one big change he wanted to make when he became the police chief in Hudson a few years ago: Bring back the black-and-white police cruiser. At the time, the city fleet was composed of silver cars. Robbins called them downright ugly, and some folks in town referred to them as Read More…

Police briefs: Aug. 26

Traffic stop nets sawed-off shotgun LORAIN — A Lorain police officer, who pulled over a driver after recognizing him as someone whose license was suspended, seized a sawed-off shotgun early Friday, a Lorain police report stated. The driver of the car, Michael Gonzalez, 22, of Lorain, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, improper handling Read More…

Man accused of putting brake cleaner in co-worker’s drink

COLUMBUS — A grand jury indicted a car dealership mechanic accused of spraying an automotive cleaner into a teenage co-worker’s drink. Phillip Todd, 22, of Marysville, sprayed a brake-cleaning solvent into the sports drink bottle of Matthew Hollenbaugh, 17, an apprentice at the Germain Lexus dealership in Dublin, according to a June 27 police report. Read More…