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Archives for January 15, 2013

Study: Medicaid expansion could bring more money to Ohio at first

TOLEDO — A new study says that expanding Medicaid in Ohio under the federal Affordable Care Act could net the state $1.4 billion over the next decade. The findings say most of that money would come to Ohio in the early years of the Medicaid expansion. But the study released Tuesday by a nonpartisan health Read More…

Notes: Owner Jimmy Haslam sells naming rights to FirstEnergy

A new name will adorn Cleveland Browns Stadium next season. For the first time in franchise history, the Browns have sold naming rights to the big building on the lake. Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. is the buyer. The team didn’t confirm reports, but the Akron Beacon Journal reported a news conference will be held at 2 Read More…

Akron City Council mulls texting-while-driving ban

AKRON — Akron’s City Council is considering whether to ban drivers from sending text messages from behind the wheel. A new state law already makes texting behind the wheel a secondary offense for adults. That means they have to be pulled over for speeding or some other offense before they can get a ticket for Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria keeps up, has no trouble against Midview

ELYRIA — Elyria got points from 11 players Monday night in a 74-30 non-conference victory over Midview. Senior scoring leader Mary Jones led the way with 13 points and freshman Shayla Middlebrooks scored 11. Junior Jocelyn Spraggins finished with nine, but did not play after the break after bruising her hip going for a rebound Read More…

College basketball: LCCC has coaching change, remaining games canceled

ELYRIA — A year ago, the Lorain County Community College men’s basketball program was riding high after qualifying for the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament for the first time since the program returned in the late 1990s. Today there’s not even a season left to play, let alone a postseason. Not after the team’s Read More…

Rick Noland: Another lost year for Cavs? Let’s talk draft

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss six to eight weeks with a quadriceps injury, the Browns just hired a coach and spring training is right around the corner for the Indians. That means the next time anyone is really going to care about the club Cavs general manager Chris Grant is building — building? — Read More…

Commissioner Tom Williams snubbed for board post

ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams’ fellow commissioners have denied the Republican a chance to serve as president of the Board of Commissioners. The post of board president, which carries with it membership on several committees, typically passes from one commissioner to the next on an annual rotating basis, and Williams was due up Read More…

Business owner refuses to sign on with new fee

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — The county has landed itself in a dispute with a business owner at the Lorain County Regional Airport over a sign that was put up in 1999 that county officials now want to charge a $50 per month fee to leave in place. That doesn’t sit well with Thomas Dus, owner Read More…

Avon Lake passes law allowing rifles to cut deer numbers

AVON LAKE — The city has concluded a sometimes contentious yearlong debate over how to go about reducing the city’s troublesome deer population. By a 6-1 vote, City Council passed legislation Monday night that authorizes Mayor Greg Zilka, Police Chief David Owad and other officials to hone a plan for controlling the city’s estimated 250 Read More…

Crash victim known as park biologist

CLEVELAND — A driver involved in a three-vehicle accident Friday night is a popular aquatic biologist for the Cleveland Metroparks. Michael Durkalec, 41, of Wakeman, remained in critical condition Monday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was injured when his vehicle and one coming in the opposite direction on state Route 113 collided head-on Read More…