August 27, 2014

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Hourly Ford workers getting bonuses of about $8,300 each

AVON LAKE — Profit-sharing checks of approximately $8,300 will be sent to Ford Motor Co. hourly workers around the nation March 14, including the approximately 1,766 members of the United Auto Workers Local 2000 at the Ohio Assembly Plant. The checks are in response to the $8 billion in profit Ford’s North American operations earned Read More…

Super Bowl XLVII: Michael Crabtree helps shake off diva image with big year

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Michael Crabtree refused to remove the black 49ers beanie and reveal his hair. Nope, not going to do it. Crabtree is trying to maintain every possible element of surprise he might still have left heading into his first Super Bowl — and will certainly take any advantage he can get this week. Not that his Read More…

Girls basketball: Clippers survive scoring struggles

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ROCKY RIVER — If Wednesday’s game between Clearview and Lutheran West was scored on artistic merit it might have ended in a scoreless tie. Good thing for the Clippers they finished ahead 36-24 on the scoreboard because the win brought the team one game closer to its goal of winning the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Read More…

Cavs’ Irving, Thompson, Waiters and Zeller picked for Rising Stars Challenge

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is going to have some company over All-Star Weekend in Houston. Cleveland power forward Tristan Thompson, shooting guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller will join Irving in the Rising Stars Challenge, it was announced Wednesday. The game, which features rookies and second-year players on a pair of Read More…

Wrestling: Midweek weigh-ins a problem for Elyria

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BROADVIEW HTS. — Amherst didn’t show up for its regional matchup against Brecksville, and Elyria was missing three of its top wrestlers when it faced Parma on Wednesday night. The Redmen exploited the advantage the Pioneers gave them and came away with a 43-33 win in the second round of the inaugural state team tournament Read More…

County to seek transit levy

ELYRIA — The county will put a tax issue on the May ballot in hopes of reviving its public transit system. The commissioners voted unanimously to seek a five-year, 0.4-mill levy, which is expected to generate about $250,000 a year. If approved, voters on average would pay about $2 more a year. “We are the Read More…

Wrestling: Keystone plays it smart, topples top 2 seeds

BEACHWOOD — With dual meets, you need a good strategy and a little bit of luck. Fifth-seeded Keystone used some good luck to formulate a good strategy, and it paid off Wednesday night at Beachwood High School with two huge victories in the Division III, Region 19-A semifinals and finals. First, Keystone upset the host Read More…

VIDEO: Attorney asks judge to remove himself from death penalty case

Death row inmate Stanley Jalowiec talks to attorneys during a break in his hearing before Judge James Burge on Wednesday in Lorain Common Pleas Court. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Tony Cillo asked county Common Pleas Judge James Burge on Wednesday to remove himself from convicted killer Stanley Jalowiec’s case because of a dispute over why Burge didn’t order Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen back to prison in the controversial Head Start child molestation case. Burge told the Ohio Read More…

Children Services ask commissioners to reduce the size of its board

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Children Services board is asking county commissioners to reduce its size after continuous struggles to have enough in attendance for a meeting. In a letter, Chairwoman Barbara Kilgore asked the commissioners to reduce its membership to nine members. Currently, there are 10 board members. The board’s vice chair, David Hintz, Read More…

Local officials await governor’s school funding plan announcement

Every two years, educators in Ohio school districts wait to hear what the governor has to say about education and school funding. Today will be no different when Gov. John Kasich publicly releases his school funding plan, which has been said by some to make good on the promises he made two years ago to Read More…