August 27, 2014

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Storm causes wrecks, closes Wellington Schools

The 1-2-3 wallop of snow, rain and more snow sent dozens of vehicles into ditches Sunday.Snow also KO’d today’s classes in Wellington Exempted Village Schools where 6.1 inches were reported, according to meteorologist Mark Adams of the National Weather Service. Snow depth varied — 4.3 inches were reported in North Ridgeville and 2 inches in Read More…

During foul weather, towing’s a risky business

ELYRIA — There probably are very few people on the road who feel less safe than a tow truck driver, Dave Vaughn Jr. says.And he should know. Vaughn, 31, owner of D&A Towing in South Amherst, had a runaway car smash into his tow truck in February on state Route 2 at the Middle Ridge Read More…

Firefighters battles blazes in cold

Fires Sunday caused extensive damage to a workshop and apartment in Eaton Township and to a storage building in Amherst housing a motor home, authorities said. A fire in or around a wood-burning stove probably was the cause of a fire late Sunday afternoon at a two-story workshop and apartment at the rear of a Read More…

Americans ga-ga over Googling themselves

NEW YORK — More Americans are Googling themselves — and many are checking out their friends, co-workers and romantic interests, too. In a report Sunday, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said 47 percent of U.S. adult Internet users have looked for information about themselves through Google or another search engine. That is more Read More…

General: Violence in Iraq at lowest since 2004

BAGHDAD — Violence in Iraq is at its lowest levels since the first year of the American invasion, finally opening a window for reconciliation among rival sects, the second-ranking U.S. general said Sunday as Iraqi forces formally took control of security across half the country. Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, the man responsible for the ground Read More…

General reports attacks down at Afghanistan border area

BAGRAM, Afghanistan — A top American general said Sunday that attacks along the Afghan-Pakistan border have dropped more than 40 percent since July and the U.S. and its allies are making progress in the fight against the Taliban. Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel said the decrease in insurgent activity along the border could be attributed to Read More…

House is shot up; puppy is hurt

LORAIN — A gunshot Sunday morning narrowly missed a woman in bed and injured a pit bull puppy lying beside her, according to a Lorain police report. Officers found 15 shell casings and numerous holes in a residence in the 1100 block of West 14th Street following the shooting at about 4 a.m. according to Read More…

Avon students use math to learn about giving

AVON — What do you get when you combine a lot of fun and some learning? You get Math Week at Avon Heritage South Elementary School. From Dec. 10 to Dec. 14, fourth-graders at the school were treated to an array of math-related activities, including scavenger hunts, estimations, brain teasers and a math-themed food event. Read More…

Deer hunter stricken on last day of season

PENFIELD TWP. —  A hunter was found dead of a heart attack early Sunday after getting separated from two other hunters Saturday on the last day of deer season, Lorain County Coroner Paul Matus said. Don Devite, 55, of Parma, was found face down and had apparently collapsed before much snow fell Saturday, Matus said. Read More…

Strickland hasn’t used clemency power

COLUMBUS — Close to a year after taking office, Gov. Ted Strickland has yet to use executive clemency — the first time in recent years that an Ohio governor has held off on exercising that power, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Strickland, a Democrat, did delay three death-penalty cases earlier this year. But he hasn’t Read More…