November 28, 2014

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Ailing Democratic senator cracks jokes during first appearance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sen. Tim Johnson, speaking slowly and slurring some words more than eight months after experiencing a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, announced Tuesday to state residents: “I am back.” In his first public appearance since falling ill, the 60-year-old Democrat spoke for about 15 minutes to a cheering crowd at the Sioux Read More…

Camera gets stuck inside collapsed Utah mine

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A robotic camera lowered into a mountain became stuck 10 feet from its target, forcing crews to come up with another route to attempt getting video of an area where six miners might be trapped, an official said Tuesday. The camera was pulled back from the hole, district manager Read More…

Ross claims political witch hunt

ELYRIA — Former county Commissioner Michael Ross is the victim of a political witch hunt, his attorney said in court documents filed Tuesday demanding that prosecutors return property they seized in a 2005 search of his Georgia home. Ross’ attorney, Michael Nelson Sr., also said prosecutors shouldn’t be allowed to use the evidence they gathered Read More…

Closed Lorain school an eyesore, neighbors complain

LORAIN — Lorain City Schools isn’t being a very good neighbor, according to residents living near the former Fairhome Alternative School. The school, on Illinois Avenue, was shut down last month to save money, but residents say the weeds and grass have grown so high that it’s difficult to walk down the sidewalk without being Read More…

Vanity, thy name is fake diploma in South Korea

   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — She was an up-and-coming South Korean curator nicknamed the “art world’s Cinderella” with a doctorate from Yale on her resume. That was before Shin Jeong-ah’s academic credentials were revealed as false, sending her into hiding and sparking a wave of revelations of faked diplomas that are shaking up South Read More…

Would-be phone pole thief flees police

LORAIN — A brazen thief did not get away with whatever he was hoping to find atop a telephone pole on Broadway The looter was caught in the act around 11:40 a.m. Monday by an Ohio Edison employee who told police he saw a man on a telephone pole behind the old Gel-Pak in the Read More…

Family wins lawsuit vs. convicted killer

ELYRIA — The family of a woman shot to death by the man she was dating has won a $1 million lawsuit against the man convicted of killing her. Kimberly Dove’s family sued Edmund Elwell before he was convicted, but he never mounted a defense to the lawsuit, according to court records. Elwell, 49, is Read More…

Former airport chief pleads guilty to theft

ELYRIA — The former director of the Lorain County Regional Airport pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor theft charge for using airport money to purchase items for his personal use. Daniel Abfall, 43, had been charged with two felony counts of theft in office, which could have sent him to prison for three years Read More…

Elyria man recovering at home after being shot

LORAIN — An Elyria man is recovering at home after being shot in the side Sunday while sitting in a car in Lorain. Rodolfo Arroyo, 23, was released from Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery. Arroyo told police he was parked alongside the road at Pearl Avenue and East Read More…

No metal bats for high schoolers, N.Y. judge rules

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Tuesday upheld New York’s ban on metal bats in high school baseball games, saying it was not his place to overturn a law that was approved by a local government with the public’s safety in mind. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl said there is no clear evidence Read More…