August 21, 2014

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For some school districts, snow days already melting away

CINCINNATI — Snow, ice and extreme cold are the usual culprits when schools are forced to cancel classes. This year some Ohio schools already have lost some of their “snow” days due to temperatures that hovered around 100 degrees. Both the Dayton and Cincinnati public school districts lost whole days last month due to the Read More…

Man’s project: To give new life to gravestones

WAPAKONETA — Armed with a rotating brush and a seven-part mortar mix for filling in cracks, John Walters resembles a dentist as he carefully chips away layers of unsightly scum and treats it to reveal the same white, polished marble that was once firmly planted into the ground to mark the passing of an Auglaize Read More…

Cargo shipments decline at Columbus airport

COLUMBUS — Cargo shipments are down nearly 11 percent for the first seven months of the year at Rickenbacker Airport, a trend that industry observers attribute to a wider use of trucking and ocean shipping by freight shippers and a decline in apparel shipments by local retailers like Limited Brands and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Read More…

Nellie McComas

Nellie McComas, (nee Woods), 84, of Lorain, died Friday morning, August 31, 2007 at her home following a illness of several months. Mrs. McComas was born in Salt Rock, WV on May 17, 1923 and has lived in Lorain for the past 56 years. She was a  homemaker. She was a member of Tower Baptist Read More…

Jon J. Sears

Jon J. Sears, 58, of Elyria, died Saturday at EMH Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born January 15, 1949 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Mr. Sears worked as a machinist at the former York International in Elyria for 22 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Read More…

Byrd blanks Chisox on 4 hits as Indians win 8th straight

CLEVELAND — Paul Byrd felt as if he owed the Indians something after signing a big contract with the team and producing a dismal debut season in 2006. The veteran right-hander has gone a long way to paying his debt this year. Thanks to what might have been Byrd’s best performance of the season, the Read More…

Tribe notes: Cliff Lee is back … but he’s not bitter

CLEVELAND — After sounding extremely bitter for the majority of a 10-12 minute interview, in which he openly questioned a number of the Indians’ decisions concerning him, Cliff Lee wanted to make one thing clear at the end. He is not bitter. Lee, a former 18-game winner and staple of the Indians’ rotation for the Read More…

Freshmen help Ohio State get off to a good start

COLUMBUS — It took some new blood to help erase an old memory. With the talk surrounding Ohio State football for the past seven months focusing on the Buckeyes’ lopsided loss to Florida in last season’s national championship game, it was three true freshmen that put scores on the board and led the scarlet and Read More…

Ohio State notes: Michigan loss brings cheers

COLUMBUS — The roar was mighty and it lasted for several moments. No, it wasn’t the 105,038 fans who attended Ohio State’s 38-6 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday in Ohio Stadium greeting their team for the first time this season. It was the reporters and Buckeye players as they watched the stunning end of Read More…

Lorain police officer jailed

Corey Earl was arrested and charged with violating a protection order Read More…