November 28, 2014

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Greek mother and children perish in flames

ARTEMIDA, Greece (AP) — As the wall of flames swept through the heavily forested mountain toward her home, the mother of four was forced to make a life and death decision — should she flee? Athanasia Paraskevopoulou gathered her three daughters, aged 15, 12 and 10, and her 5-year-old son and headed to the village Read More…

Wily German kangaroo returned to petting zoo

BERLIN (AP) — Skippi, a wily kangaroo on the run since early August was returned to his home at a petting zoo Monday in southern Germany, but not after a chase through the German Alps that left the animal with a strained leg. The injured marsupial was captured in a cornfield near Leutkirch im Allgaeu, Read More…

Dick Cheney: A retrospective

Artists have retrospective exhibits in which the public gets a chance to see what the artist created in the past. So why not have a retrospective exhibit for a politician, say Vice President Dick Cheney. When Dick Cheney was Secretary of Defense during the Gulf War, he was asked why the United States, after defeating Read More…

Big camera, Big bucks

Well photography fans, here is the latest offering from Canon, and, judging from the specs, this new camera is a beauty. The EOS-1 Ds Mark III features a 21-megapixel sensor, a live view on the rear display and a really cool dust removal feature that knocks the dirt off the sensor and onto an adhesive Read More…

Elyria firefighter staffing cuts occur today

ELYRIA — Fire Station No. 2 on Broad Street will be closed today to help the Elyria Fire Department deal with a budget shortfall. Elyria Firefighters Local 474 planned a press conference this morning to discuss the closing, the second time the station has closed in three years, Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas said. Brlas Read More…

Reinstated corrections officer will get back pay

ELYRIA — A corrections officer fired from the Lorain County Jail last year after jail officials discovered he’d been fostering a years-long “inappropriate relationship” with a mentally ill inmate — including securing an early release for the man — was granted his job back last month, jail officials said. Robert Cruzado, 59, of Lorain, also Read More…

Lorain County Fair comes to close

WELLINGTON — The 162nd annual Lorain County Fair ended with a bang — and  a large crowd — on Sunday. Two big crowd pleasers  — the combine derby and demo derby — brought out folks on Saturday and Sunday to watch farm machines and cars crash into each other. But the crowd-pleasing demo derby wasn’t Read More…

Worker found dead in trailer at fairgrounds

WELLINGTON — A 39-year-old carnival worker was found dead in her trailer Sunday at the Lorain County Fairgrounds after she failed to show up for work, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department. Jill Stafford was fully clothed and was sitting on a couch with her legs stretched out, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Gallagher. Read More…

Aspiring Vermilion vintners have no time for sour grapes

VERMILION TWP. — On a 50-acre plot of land just off state Route 60, a lot of work is taking place. The area, once densely wooded, has been cleared of hundreds of trees. A work barn has been erected and crews are getting the land ready for Vermilion Township’s next big thing. CARL SULLENBERGER / Read More…

Fires continue to ravage Greece

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece — Firefighters backed by aircraft dropped water and foam on the birthplace of the ancient Olympics Sunday to stop wildfires from burning the 2,800-year-old ruins, one of the most revered sites of antiquity.    But the fires burning for three straight days obliterated vast swathes of the country and the death toll Read More…