October 22, 2014

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North Ridgeville names new superintendent

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Board of Education members went in-house to choose a new superintendent. Jim Powell, the district’s assistant superintendent/director of curriculum and instruction, was unanimously appointed by board members Wednesday to succeed outgoing Superintendent Larry Brown, effective Jan. 2. Powell, 55, was hired in 2002 as a math teacher at North Ridgeville High School Read More…

Winning Powerball tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri

CHICAGO — The richest Powerball jackpot ever — and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history — has been won. The question now becomes: Who are the lucky winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires? Powerball officials said early this morning that tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to Read More…

Ohio House passes bill that would give schools more flexibility in scheduling

COLUMBUS — Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time. The bill passed Wednesday would change state law regarding the time students must spend in school. It would require them to spend a minimum number of hours in school Read More…

Midview Schools: Big deficit threatens sports, extracurriculars, jobs

EATON TWP. — Sports and other extracurricular activities could be eliminated in the Midview school district if voters don’t pass a levy next year, school officials said Wednesday night. If sports are eliminated, athletes would be free to transfer to other districts, said David Zunis, school board president. The complete list of $2.3 million in Read More…

Crazed rush locally to buy Powerball tickets

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ELYRIA — Experienced drinkers and revelers often refer to New Year’s Eve as amateur night. That same description could describe Wednesday’s crazed rush to buy Powerball tickets by savvy lottery players as well as lottery babes-in-the-woods who didn’t have a clue about what to do. The Ten 2 Ten Beverage Drive Thru on Cleveland Street Read More…

Browns QB Brandon Weeden cleared after concussion scare

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BEREA — The fog lifted, and quarterback Brandon Weeden began preparing to play in a downpour in the Bay Area. Weeden sustained his first concussion Sunday in the fourth quarter of a win over the Steelers. He was cleared by an independent neurologist to practice and coach Pat Shurmur said he’ll start Sunday in Oakland, Read More…

Retired Elyria pediatrician Richard Moore is mourned

It takes a special kind of doctor to deal with frantic first-time mothers, dispense advice to anxious fathers and calmly teach life lessons to young children, but by all accounts Dr. Richard Moore was that kind of physician. And, despite more than 10 years since his retirement, many in Elyria are saddened by his death, Read More…

Lorain family to get extreme holiday makeover

LORAIN — “Move that snowman” may be the cry next week when TV’s Ty Pennington comes to town to give a local family a holiday re-do. Pennington, host of ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover,” will visit Lorain on Dec. 6 with a team of workers from Sears, who are sponsoring the “Merry Makeover” contest that drew the Read More…

Expert: Lorain’s nondisclosure pledge is illegal

LORAIN — A pledge signed by every City Council members threatening them with prosecution if they disclose what was said in executive sessions is an illegal gag order designed to muzzle public officials, according to an Ohio Sunshine Law expert. “Even though they signed, it’s not enforceable,” said attorney Tim Smith, a former Akron Beacon Read More…

Good news on injury front for Cavs guard duo

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers finally received some good news on the injury front Wednesday. Shooting guards Dion Waiters (left ring finger) and Daniel Gibson (right elbow) each underwent MRI exams that revealed no structural damage or broken bones. Both players were diagnosed with contusions, which are defined as minor bruises beneath the skin. Waiters was Read More…