July 25, 2014

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Changes in Child Immunization Clinic Schedule to Meet Residents’ Needs & Provide Better Access to Care

To best meet the needs of Lorain County families, the Lorain County General Health District announces they will host a Child Immunization Clinic every month in Wellington; an increase from the past. “By increasing our clinic schedule in Wellingt… Read More…

Indians: Tribe signs Aviles; DH picture still muddled

The Indians signed Mike Aviles to a two-year contract Thursday to keep their arbitration streak intact, but the club’s designated hitter direction still remains unclear. Cleveland has not signed a replacement for longtime DH Travis Hafner and could enter the season without a roster spot devoted to the position on a fulltime basis. “We’re still Read More…

Ohio prison system wants meal service privatized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio prisons system wants to privatize its food service operations in a move that could save $15 million and result in more than 300 lost jobs. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says it remains committed to balancing its budget without reducing bed space or closing any more prisons. Prisons Read More…

Two of Phelps’ granddaughters leave Westboro Baptist Church

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church firebrand Fred Phelps have split with the Topeka, Kan.-based congregation, indicating their views have evolved and they now regret the pain they have caused others. One of them, 27-year-old Megan Phelps-Roper, had been a highly visible member of the church who spoke to media outlets Read More…

Conspiracy theorists hassle theater shooting victims

DENVER — Victims and witnesses in the Colorado theater shootings have been pestered by conspiracy theorists, impersonated in court filings and had their addresses and phone numbers posted online, prosecutors said. In a document made public late Wednesday, District Attorney George Brauchler said some victims are concerned for their safety because of the unwanted attention. Read More…

Massive manhunt on for ex-cop accused of killing 3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and Nevada hunted Thursday for a disgruntled former Los Angeles officer wanted for going on a deadly shooting rampage that he warned in an online posting would target those on the force who wronged him, authorities said. Police issued a statewide “officer safety warning” Read More…

Six years and anger in fatal car crash case

ELYRIA — Anger got the better of the daughter of a woman killed in a 2012 car crash after the man responsible was sentenced to six years in prison. “(Expletive) you, Royce! You’re going to get yours in prison!” Miranda Rector called out as Royce Kowalczyk was led out of Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Read More…

Ohio Amish await sentencing in beard attacks

BERGHOLZ, Ohio (AP) — More than 50 Amish children could lose one parent to prison Friday when 16 men and women are sentenced in beard-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio. The defendants are asking the judge for leniency so they can return to their homes and farms, teaching their sons a Read More…

Putin cracks down on 2014 Winter Olympics cost overruns

SOCHI, Russia — A year before the 2014 Winter Olympics are to begin, President Vladimir Putin has demanded that a senior member of the Russian Olympic Committee be fired, apparently due to cost overruns in host city Sochi. The current price tag for the Sochi Games is 1.5 trillion rubles ($51 billion), which would make Read More…

Grimes indicted for murder in December death

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ELYRIA — An Eaton Township man accused of killing a woman he described as his girlfriend has been indicted on murder and felonious assault charges. Adam Grimes, 25, is accused of beating and strangling Melanie Hruby during an argument at his Avon Beldon Road home on Dec. 18. A friend of Grimes’ called 911 after Read More…