December 19, 2014

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U.S. envisioned radioactive poison for assassination

WASHINGTON — These were cold calculations, at the outset of what came to be called the Cold War: Could radioactive poisons be fashioned into a weapon to assassinate civilian or political leaders? Could the highly toxic materials be inconspicuously dispersed in a room — perhaps in aerosol form — to kill “important individuals”? Could the Read More…

Study: Bad marriage could make you sick

CHICAGO — A lousy marriage might literally make you sick. Marital strife and other bad personal relationships can raise your risk for heart disease, researchers reported Monday. What it likely boils down to is stress — a well-known contributor to health problems, as well as a potential byproduct of troubled relationships, the scientists said. In Read More…

NASA Glenn’s chips beat the heat

CLEVELAND — NASA Glenn Research Center is breaking records with computer chips that can withstand intense heat, giving researchers hope that a spacecraft might even reach Venus someday. NASA Glenn researchers have been developing chips for many years, but had a couple of breakthroughs in recent months with chips still performing after more than 2,300 Read More…

Wellington man out of hospital after crash

CARLISLE TWP. — A 23-year-old Wellington man hurt after his motorcycle veered off the side of the road and crashed Sunday was released Monday from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Russell Hoban was headed east Sunday afternoon on Oberlin-Elyria Road when he lost control and was thrown from his 1983 Honda Magnum motorcycle. Hoban was Read More…

Lorain woman says teen hit her with pipe

LORAIN — A 34-year-old Lorain woman told police a 19-year-old woman hit her in the face with a metal pipe Sunday after an argument escalated. Police found Stephanie Roddy with a gaping cut on the side of her cheek when they arrived at 11:30 p.m. at her sister’s house along the 2100 block of Lorain Read More…

Doin’ the Crawl

Elyria event shines spotlight on the community’s artists ELYRIA — If they wanted to browse for art, or try to sell their own refurbished, hand-painted furniture, Sheila Rieger and daughter Toni Kruse would routinely travel east to craft shows and other events in Cuyahoga County. “We did that for quite awhile,” said Rieger, sitting at Read More…

Falcons fly toward fitness

Valerie Schuster, a counselor at Firelands Elementary School, knows video games, TV and the Internet have replaced outdoor play for many children when they are at home. Unfortunately, the situation is no different at schools. Maintaining higher academic standards often means focusing on lesson plans while putting physical education on the back burner. CHUCK HUMEL Read More…

Iraq trip reaffirms Sutton’s war views

U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton’s trip to Iraq and other areas of the Middle East and Europe where the war in Iraq is being planned and waged hasn’t changed her view that the United States needs to bring its troops home. In fact, she said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told her during a meeting Sunday Read More…

A lot of stacks to peruse, book lovers

ELYRIA — Somewhere, somebody is looking for a mint copy of “Mystery in Bugtown.” Come on, who wouldn’t want to know about Inspector Cricket’s investigation into the attempted squashing of Charlie Roach? Inspector Cricket’s adventure — and more than 65,000 other books, CDs and movies — will be available for just $1 at the juggernaut Read More…

‘Pay as you throw’ vote a go in Lorain

LORAIN — At least in Lorain, the time for talking about the proposed, countywide “pay-as-you-throw’’ trash program is over. City Council on Monday agreed to place the proposal — which hasn’t exactly gotten a warm embrace in the city that generates the most amount of trash — on the agenda for a vote at its Read More…