November 26, 2014

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Weather shouldn’t cool voter turnout

County’s first taste of winter expected this Election Day The county Board of Elections said the area’s first taste of winter shouldn’t affect voter turnout at the polls today. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Dutter said of a steady flow of rain throughout the morning and afternoon hours could turn into a light dusting of Read More…

Strike no joke for Letterman

Writers hit picket lines, drive major late-night shows into reruns LOS ANGELES — Americans may be getting more sleep after Hollywood writers went on strike Monday and forced the nation’s late-night talk shows to start airing reruns. NBC said the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” will immediately air repeats. Still, Leno made an appearance Read More…

Servant says she was enslaved at New York mansion

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — An Indonesian servant for a millionaire couple accused of modern-day slavery testified Monday she was forced to eat her own vomit and was scalded with hot water for misdeeds such as sleeping late and pilfering food. The 51-year-old woman, identified only as Samirah, said through an interpreter that she was also Read More…

Hog wild: Is Arkansas’ Mcfadden back in Heisman hunt after 321-yard performance

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — With or without the Heisman Trophy, Darren McFadden has secured his legacy as one of the Southeastern Conference’s greatest runners. McFadden rushed for 321 yards Saturday night, tying an SEC record in Arkansas’ 48-36 victory over South Carolina. After falling from the spotlight during an unspectacular October, McFadden gave Heisman voters something Read More…

Jones gets 3 years for theft of $2M

CLEVELAND — Elyria businessman Larry Jones was sentenced Monday to 37 months in a federal prison for stealing nearly $2 million in bank loans to keep his computer business afloat. Jones pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering charges last year. Jones He is cooperating with federal investigators and Lorain County officials probing a Read More…

3-city chase ends in jail for 10 years

ELYRIA — A Vermilion man who led police on a high-speed chase through three cities in April was sentenced Monday to a decade in prison. Charged with a long list of felonies and facing the possibility of more than 35 years in prison if tried and convicted on all counts, Justin T. McFadden, 20, accepted Read More…

County drops gun lawsuit

ELYRIA — The county on Monday dropped its lawsuit against Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohioans for Concealed Carry President Jeff Garvas. The lawsuit had sought to have county Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi declare unconstitutional a 2004 state law requiring that county sheriff’s provide the names of concealed carry permit holders to journalists and Read More…

Lorain mayor pushing for a ‘slum tenant’ law

LORAIN — Mayor John Romoser is drafting legislation that would force renters to assume some of the costs that have traditionally burdened only landlords. Calling it a “tenant responsibility” ordinance, Romoser hopes to see renters pay for things like excessive water bills, high trash collection costs and excessive damage to the structure upon moving out. Read More…

White Castle latkes win recipe contest

COLUMBUS — A woman crossed a traditional Hanukkah dish with White Castle hamburgers to win the annual recipe contest held by the Columbus-based chain. Leslye Louis of New Melle, Mo., named her creation “The Latkes You Crave,” after White Castle’s slogan “What you crave.” She made the Jewish potato pancakes with the usual ingredients, including Read More…

Columbia barn fire likely caused by torch

COLUMBIA TWP. — A welding torch likely sparked a barn fire that destroyed all of the machinery stored in the barn, fire officials said. The fire at the farm, on the 10000 block of West River Road, was not difficult to put out, but still required the aid of four neighboring departments as the volunteer Read More…