July 31, 2015

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Memo details legal rationale for killing Americans abroad

WASHINGTON — An internal Justice Department memo says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaida leaders continually engaged in operations aimed at killing Americans. The document, reported Monday night by NBC News, provides a legal rationale behind the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes Read More…

Ratings agency sued by feds over financial crisis

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is accusing the debt rating agency Standard & Poor’s of fraud for giving high ratings to risky mortgage bonds that helped bring about the financial crisis. The government filed a civil complaint late Monday against S&P, the first enforcement action the government has taken against a major rating agency related Read More…

Myrtle P. “Pat” Grove

Myrtle P. “Pat” Grove (nee Russell), 80, of Avon Lake, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, February 2, 2013 at Medina Hospital in Medina. Arrangements will be announced by Busch Funeral Home in Avon Lake, 440-933-3202.

Sandra K. Winchell


Sandra K. Winchell (nee Ashby), 50, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at University Hospital in Cleveland, following a short illness. She was born in Cleveland and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1977. Sandra enjoyed caring for children and spending time with her family. She was a fan of Read More…

Coletta Marie Vah

Coletta Marie Vah (nee Lawlor), 77 years old, died on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a long illness. Mrs. Vah was born on July 19, 1935 in Cleveland, and lived in Elyria for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Jude Read More…

Steven J. Kerepesi


Steven J. Kerepesi, 95, of Wellington, formerly of Florence Township, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was born January 12, 1918, in Roebling, New Jersey. He lived most of his life in the Berlin Heights and Wellington area. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, in the Read More…

Thomas P. Kaliszewski

Thomas P. Kaliszewski, 75, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Carmel B. “J.R.” Newman, Jr.


Carmel B. “J.R.” Newman, Jr., 53, of Sheffield Village, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at his residence, under the care of Stein Hospice, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Lorain on December 1, 1959 and had been a lifelong resident of Lorain County. J.R. was a graduate of Clearview High School and Read More…

William “Bill” G. Carrero

William “Bill” G. Carrero, 84, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wyers Funeral Chapel of Sheffield Township.

Mary Ann Kuzak


Mary Ann Kuzak (nee Scheithauer), 63, of Boyton Beach, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born in Lorain, November 9, 1949, and was a 1967 graduate of Clearview High School. Mary Ann was a home maker and was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Read More…