October 22, 2014

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Rep. Kaptur urges protesters to speak out

OBERLIN — Congresswoman Marci Kaptur says she knows this much: Elected officials who speak out against the Iraq war are not going to be popular in the court of public opinion. On Saturday, Kaptur, a Democrat representing the Ninth District, was pretty clear that she’s not worried about being popular. CARL SULLENBERGER/CHRONICLE Residents and others Read More…

Sources say progress made in auto talks

DETROIT — General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers made progress at the bargaining table Saturday but still faced significant hurdles and weren’t expected to agree on a new contract until later in the weekend. Some union subcommittees — which handle issues such as pensions, benefits and job security — have wrapped up talks, Read More…

Police blotter: Sept. 16

Elyria police Wednesday, Sept. 12 7:25 a.m. – 1100 block Barbara St., woman suspected a juvenile’s father was encouraging his son to fight her son. 8:38 a.m. – 300 block Oxford Ave., car broken into, CD player stolen. 10:20 a.m. – 100 block Second St., Morgan Geiger, 27, of Lorain, charged with possession of crack Read More…

Man allegedly assailed by O.J. wants case dropped

LAS VEGAS — A sports memorabilia collector who accused O.J. Simpson of armed robbery said Saturday that he was "on O.J.’s side" and wants the case dropped. "I want this thing to go away. I have health problems," said Alfred Beardsley, the collector who told police on Thursday that Simpson and several other men stormed Read More…

World War II veterans reunite in Elyria

ELYRIA — It’s been 63 years since members of the 247th Engineer Combat Battalion began reconstructing a 680-foot bridge over the Maas River in Holland so American soldiers could pursue retreating Nazi soldiers who had blown up the old bridge. But the passage of years hasn’t dimmed the memories of World War II veterans James Read More…

Coroner: Car fire killed Lorain man

LORAIN — A 70-year-old man’s heart problems may have caused him to wreck his vehicle on the Henderson Bridge in Lorain on Friday, but it was smoke inhalation from the ensuing car fire that killed the man, county Coroner Paul Matus said Saturday. James Kniceley, of Lorain, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Read More…

The 3 Foxes: Three generations are providing veterinary care in Lorain County

CARLISLE TWP.  —  Three generations of Foxes are now caring for animals at the Fox Veterinary Clinic on LaGrange Road. It all began with Charles “Doc” Fox, born 90 years ago this week. After graduating from veterinary school from Ohio State University in 1939, Fox served as an egg and meat inspector during World War Read More…

Ohioans fatter, sicker six years after health program launched

COLUMBUS — Ohioans are less healthy today by almost every indicator — fatter and more prone to heart disease and stroke — than they were when the state set out to reverse unhealthy trends six years ago. Of six measurements the state identified for the risk of chronic disease, the numbers dropped only for smoking Read More…

Findlay’s downtown already bouncing back from flood

FINDLAY — Downtown restaurants, gift shops and offices that took the brunt of last month’s historic flooding are beginning to open back up. While a handful of storefronts are relocating or closing for good, the city’s downtown will bounce back, said Douglas Peters, who leads the area’s main economic development agency. Business owners began ripping Read More…

Scientists team up to predict Lake Erie’s algae appearances

CLEVELAND — NASA scientists are teaming with researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor Lake Erie’s harmful algae blooms, a move that could lead to early warnings for beachgoers and water departments. A goal of the research is to predict when the blue-green blooms — which adversely affect the taste of water, Read More…