August 1, 2014

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Hurricane Felix gains strength, becomes Category-5 storm

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Hurricane Felix rapidly strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Sunday and churned its way into the open waters of the Caribbean Sea after toppling trees and flooding some homes on a cluster of Dutch islands.    Felix was packing winds of up to 165 mph as it headed west, according to Read More…

N. Korea reportedly scuttles nuke program

GENEVA — North Korea agreed Sunday to account for and disable its atomic programs by the end of the year, offering its first timeline for a process long sought by nuclear negotiators, the chief U.S. envoy said. Kim Gye Gwan, head of the North Korean delegation, said separately his country’s willingness to cooperate was clear Read More…

Visitors find unexpected at Avon street festival

AVON — Get out your credit cards, strollers and comfortable walking shoes because the 29th annual Country Living and Antique Fall Festival in Avon is just around the corner. The festival is Saturday and Sunday in the French Creek district of Avon in the shopping center at the junction of state routes 611 and 254. Read More…

Avon/Avon Lake blotter: Sept. 3

Avon Lake police Friday, Aug. 24 8:19 p.m. – Avon Lake Dog Park, police were called to the park in reference to a problem dog named Mocha. Monday, Aug. 27 11:38 a.m. – 30 block Community Drive, a caller told police two juveniles took a picture of the inside of her home through her living Read More…

Big farms, bigger mess: EPA tries to limit agriculture pollution

COLUMBUS — Environmental regulators are playing as strong a role as ever fighting pollution by Ohio’s giant livestock farms five years after the state handed its agriculture experts the job. State data show that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fielded more agriculture-related complaints on average since the power transfer, and EPA fines against megafarm Read More…