November 27, 2014

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Hannah Montana ticket giveaway at zoo

Midway Mall did their thing to get Hannah Montana tickets into the hands of a lucky fan and now the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo and Radio Disney are jumping on the bandwagon, offering up a chance to win a pair of tickets to the hottest concert of the year. Here’s the deal on how. On Monday, Read More…

Boil alert in Vermilion

  A water boil advisory has been issued effective immediately for the city of Vermillion. The advisory is the result of an electrical malfunction in the city’s Water Treatment Plant. City officials advise that all water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled for three minutes before being used. There is no word as to Read More…

Voting rights organization urges Cuyahoga not to switch

CLEVELAND — A voting rights organization Thursday urged the Cuyahoga County elections board not to make a planned switch to a new voting system for the March presidential primary in Ohio, warning that doing so would violate state law. Meanwhile, the county’s elections director, Jane Platten, warned that the new tabulation system will mean final Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake stays unbeaten at Avon Holiday Tournament

 AVON — Was it the defensive pressure created by Avon Lake? Or was it the horrid shooting of Keystone? At times it was hard to discern just what created the offensive malaise of the Wildcats. One thing’s for sure. They kept shooting — and missing. Keystone’s inability to knock down a shot wore at the Read More…

Inside the death house: Unsealed document reveal capital punishment protocols

When the warden of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility buttons his jacket as he stands over a condemned inmate strapped to the execution table in Ohio’s death house, it’s more than a clothing adjustment. That simple act is the signal for members of the state’s execution team to start the flow of a lethal three-drug Read More…

Boys basketball: EC outlasts host Avon in holiday tournament

 AVON — A couple of not-so-ordinary Joes was all it took for Elyria Catholic to hang around long enough to beat host Avon at its own holiday tournament in the first round Thursday night. Joe Fitch and Joe Januzzi combined to score 44 points as the Panthers snapped a six-game skid in overtime, 70-68. EC Read More…

Judge OKs ministry visits by elder Petric to son

ELYRIA — A county judge has ruled that a Wellington pastor whose wife was allegedly killed by his son can act as his son’s minister, but anything the two discuss is admissible in court. Common Pleas court Judge James Burge ruled Thursday that the Rev. Mark Petric can have contact with his 16-year-old son, Daniel, Read More…

Former judge Lilly says she’ll seek seat again

LORAIN — A controversial former domestic court judge wants her seat back even while she is being investigated for allegedly misusing county vehicles. Paulette Lilly, who served for 12 years in the county Probate Court, has taken out petitions and said she plans to file Jan. 4 to run again as a Democrat. A longtime Read More…

Cavs 88, Mavericks 81: Team hangs tough in Big D

 DALLAS — LeBron James had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers avenge a lopsided loss to Dallas in the season opener by beating the Mavericks 88-81 on Thursday night. Despite the presence of James and reigning MVP Dirk Nowitzki and this being a matchup of the last two NBA runners-up Read More…

State high court upholds damage caps

CINCINNATI — The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a state law Thursday that limits how much a person injured by a defective product can collect in pain-and-suffering damages, reversing its stance on a closely watched issue. Attorneys representing injured people and companies that support the concept of such caps have followed the lawsuit filed by Melisa Read More…