November 23, 2014

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Bush’s top military, political advisers on Iraq warn against changing strategy

WASHINGTON — President Bush’s top two military and political advisers on Iraq will warn Congress on Monday that making any significant changes to the current war strategy will jeopardize the limited security and political progress made so far, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who has been less forthcoming than Gen. David Read More…

Akron students can shop inside their dorms

AKRON — One day last week, Rachael Tirpak and Kelley Valardo decided to go shopping. They didn’t have to go far. In fact, they didn’t even have to leave their University of Akron dormitory. Tirpak and Valardo, both UA juniors, walked out of the door of their new dorm on East Exchange and Grant streets Read More…

EPA: Landfill in danger of landslides

CANTON — Cracks as wide as a half-inch along a wall at a problematic landfill in Northeast Ohio should be fixed before a landslide takes place near a well-traveled highway, state environmental officials have warned. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency directed Countywide Recycling and Disposal Facility in an Aug. 22 letter to measure whether the Read More…

Cincy airport delays doubled this summer, FAA officials say

CINCINNATI — Federal officials say delays at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport nearly doubled this summer, despite a more than 5 percent drop in overall flights. New Federal Aviation Administration figures show 464 flights during June, July and August were delayed arriving or departing the airport, an almost 94 percent increase over the number of Read More…

Police Blotter: Sept. 9, 2007

Lorain police Tuesday, Sept. 4 11:30 a.m. – 2700 Ashland Ave., Admiral King High School, juvenile girl accused juvenile male of grabbing her backside; boy was suspended and charged with sexual imposition and disorderly conduct. Thursday, Sept. 6 7:14 p.m. – 1300 block Shaffer Drive, father of woman’s children pushed her. Friday, Sept. 7 8:45 Read More…

Lawmaker pulls strings for local ballpark

COLUMBUS — Then-state Sen. Lou Blessing was steamed. After years of struggling to get civic association leaders in his hometown to build a complex of youth ball fields beside his church, the Cincinnati Republican took matters into his own hands in 2002. “This one is personal,” he told Brian Perera, the Ohio Senate’s finance director, Read More…

Coronor says children were not sedated when shot by their mother

CINCINNATI — Preliminary toxicology results found that a mother who shot two of her four children through the heart and then killed herself did not sedate the children first, contrary to what authorities initially thought, the Hamilton County Coroner’s office said. Jacob Wittich, 10, and Sydney Wittich, 7, were not given the over-the-counter drug Benadryl Read More…