September 17, 2014

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There are holiday events aplenty this Friday

You’d almost need four or five clones of yourself to take full advantage of the musical mania happening around the Elyria area Friday night. A classical orchestra? A madrigal feast? A musical cabaret? The sister of a famous musician? Take your pick, because they’re all happening Friday. CityMusic Cleveland “Fire and Ice” Concert WHEN: 7:30 Read More…

Some favorite holiday-time movies

Don`t want head outdoors on a winter night? Rented movies are an alternative to a night on the town. It`s not definitive by any stretch, but here`s a sampler of some of the holiday movies I never get tired of watching. As comfortable as a pair of old slippers, these movies are also filled with Read More…

Elyria notebook: Dec. 9

Elyria auditor lands national award Elyria Auditor Ted Pileski and the city of Elyria won the national Award for Financial Reporting Achievement, while a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was presented to the city for the 2006 financial report. The Government Finance Officers Association gave the city and Pileski the awards, which Read More…

Village clerk accused of taking funds to gamble

LOCKLAND – Hamilton County prosecutors say a former village account clerk in Southwest Ohio is accused of bilking the village out of $60,000 and then using the money to feed a gambling addiction. A Hamilton County grand jury indicted 43-year-old Debra Reynolds on charges of theft in office and tampering with records. Prosecutors say for Read More…

Proposal would fund schools with state taxes

COLUMBUS – A proposed constitutional amendment that would dedicate a portion of state taxes and proceeds to fund Ohio schools is drawing praise from statewide education groups and open ears from lawmakers. Under the proposed amendment by Sen. J. Kirk Schuring, a Canton Republican, at least 59.6 percent of income tax receipts and 71.2 percent Read More…

GOP favored to fill out Gillmor term

TOLEDO – Republicans are favored to keep a conservative congressional district in Tuesday`s special election. That hasn`t kept Democrats from hoping for an upset, however. The winner in Northwest Ohio`s 5th District will complete the term of U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor, who was first elected to the seat in 1988. He died in a fall Read More…

Cincy cop charged with strip-searching woman

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati police say an officer has been charged with strip-searching a woman. Thirty-eight-year-old Terrance Dobbins, of Clifton, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of conducting an unauthorized body cavity search. Court records show Dobbins conducted the strip search on a woman last June while she was in custody at an apartment Read More…

OSU approves employee buyout

COLUMBUS – Ohio State University trustees have approved a one-time buyout package for some employees of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Officials say the deal, offered to offset a projected $4.7 million shortfall caused by increases in college salaries, is for employees who are eligible to retire between now and June 30. Read More…