September 1, 2014

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Indians: Tribe adds veteran reliever

Capps

The Indians added potential bullpen depth Thursday, signing free-agent right-hander Matt Capps to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league training camp. Capps, 29, is an eight-year veteran with 138 saves in the majors and a lifetime 29-33 record and 3.52 ERA in 444 relief appearances with the Pirates, Nationals and Twins. Read More…

Lorain student brandishes knife

LORAIN – A student at the the Lorain High School Annex is accused of pulling a knife on a school security officer Wednesday. School security guard Domingo Rivera said he confronted the boy as students were leaving the building after a fire alarm was pulled around 9:30 a.m., according to a police report. Rivera said Read More…

Feds: Budweiser-Corona merger bad for consumers

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed $20.1 billion purchase of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, which would unite the ownership of popular beers like Budweiser and Corona. The government said the deal could lead to higher beer prices in this country because it would substantially reduce competition in Read More…

Highway Patrol hopes to return jewelry to rightful owner

The Milan Post of the State Highway Patrol is hoping to return jewelry troopers seized during a traffic stop and believe may have been stolen to its rightful owner of owners. According to the patrol, troopers stopped George Hurtado, 21, of New York City on the turnpike in Amherst Township in March 2011. Hurtado was Read More…

Governor unveils his plan to overhaul school funding

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich unveiled a school-funding overhaul today that he said is aimed at helping students in poor districts compete while introducing changes meant to reward and highlight innovation. The Republican governor’s long-awaited plan would boost districts that are lagging behind in property values and household incomes. Kasich education advisers said no Read More…

Sheriff’s Office plans patrol blitz this weekend for Super Bowl

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office will step up patrols this weekend in what it is calling the Super Bowl Weekend DUI/Seat Belt Enforcement Blitz. According to a news release from Sheriff Phil Stammitti, additional deputies will be on the road in an effort to reduce alcohol- and speed-related accidents in select areas of the county. Read More…

Ohio launches new child abuse and neglect hotline

COLUMBUS — Ohio residents who suspect child abuse or neglect can now make an anonymous report using a central toll-free telephone number. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced today the launch of the number — 855-O-H-CHILD, or 855-642-4453. It connects callers to automated telephone directory that will link them directly to a Read More…

Man pulled from Avon pond has died

AVON — A man has died after rescue crews pulled him from a retention pond near The Village at Avon apartment complex. Avon Fire Chief Frank Root said Allen Tibai, 54, a resident of the apartment complex, was walking his dog around 7 p.m. Wednesday. When Tibai didn’t return home, his wife called police. Officers Read More…

Avon police find no basis for allegation 2-year-old was touched inappropriately at YMCA

AVON — Police have closed out their investigation into an alleged case involving a 2-year-old girl who was reportedly touched in an inappropriate manner at the French Creek YMCA. According to a statement released this morning by police, the probe concluded there was no basis for the allegation or any evidence of abuse or improper Read More…

Man arrested for threatening to shoot up Job & Family Services

ELYRIA TWP. — An Oberlin man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly threatened to shoot up the Lorain County Job & Family Services building. Robert Anderson, 45, was charged with inducing panic. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the building, at 42485 North Ridge Road at about 11:45 a.m. and found Anderson in the lobby speaking Read More…