April 16, 2014

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Komen drops plan to cut Planned Parenthood grants

NEW YORK — After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. “We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” a Read More…

Man arrested with more than 3,000 counterfeit baseball hats

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An Illinois man is facing felony trademark counterfeiting charges after they found him with 3,116 counterfeit baseball hats during a traffic stop Wednesday. Tae Gone Park, 41, of Glenview, Ill., is being held at the Lorain County Jail. Troopers stopped a 2006 Toyota Sienna with Illinois registration for a marked lanes violation on the turnpike Read More…

Midview edges Avon for WSC dual meet title

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AVON — It came down to the final match in the final dual meet, but Midview showed once again why it is the regular-season king in the West Shore Conference. A third-period reversal led to a 2-0 win by Middies 145-pounder Isaac Payne, capping a 41-32 victory over Avon on Wednesday night. The Eagles and Read More…

Ex-Browns star Dixon sees Pro Bowl in future for Joe Haden

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CLEVELAND — Hanford Dixon and Frank Minnifield were the last great cornerbacks to play for the Browns. The founders of the Dawg Pound combined to go to seven Pro Bowls from 1987-90 as they formed one of the NFL’s best cornerback tandems of all time. Dixon believes, after two decades, the Browns have found their Read More…

Murder trial witness sentenced to 15 years

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ELYRIA — Richard Alvarado, who cut a deal with prosecutors to testify against his former friend, Angel “Golo” Guerra in the killing of a Lorain man, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison. In passing down the sentence, Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski said Alvarado definitely helped prosecutors convict Guerra of aggravated murder, but Read More…

Man found dead of gunshot wound to head at Elyria motel

ELYRIA — Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who died Friday morning of one gunshot wound to the head. Police were called to room 22 of Motel 9 at 1724 Lorain Blvd. at about 4 a.m., according to Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub. Ronald Jackson III, whose last known address was in Read More…

Man seeking photo to restore old fire engine

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AVON LAKE — Stuart Warner is a man on a mission. For months, he has been seeking a historic photograph of his 1919 White Motor Co. fire engine that served as one of Elyria’s first fire trucks. For six years, Warner has been lovingly restoring the engine to its former glory at his shop on Read More…

Red Cross workers may strike

Blood collection employees who work for the American Red Cross’ Northern Ohio Blood Services region, which covers 19 counties, including Lorain County, may strike by 3 a.m. Feb. 18 if a contract agreement is not reached. The Teamsters Local Union No. 507 represents about 250 blood collection employees and drivers who work for the Red Read More…

Ohio woman suffering stroke dials wrong number but gets help anyway

CUYAHOGA FALLS — A woman who called the wrong number when she suffered a stroke still found help a couple of time zones away. Loretta Smith, of Cuyahoga Falls near Akron, felt her right side go numb and fell to the floor at her home last weekend. The 70-year-old Smith said she was able to Read More…

Ohio getting ready to add e-check sites

COLUMBUS — Ohio is getting ready to expand the number of sites where motorists can go for emissions testing that’s required in seven northeast Ohio counties. Vehicles must now be taken to one of 23 tailpipe testing centers within an area that includes Cleveland and Akron. The Plain Dealer reports that drivers of new cars Read More…