August 30, 2014

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Ohio tax plan hits concerts, sports, even bowling

TOLEDO — Expanding Ohio’s sales tax might take some of the fun out of going to concerts, football games and amusement parks. Gov. John Kasich wants to cut the state’s overall sales-tax rate while also putting the lower 5 percent sales tax on a long list of new items that include circuses, arcade games and Read More…

Some say Internet Cafes are hurting Ohio casinos

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s casinos are likely to pay off less tax money for cities and schools than expected, and some think that storefront gambling-style operations known as Internet cafes might be a big reason for the shortfall. There are about 800 of the sweepstakes parlors around Ohio where customers pay for Internet time or phone Read More…

Olympic gold medalist will be at Amherst clinic today

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Bryan Clay’s mom gave him a choice as a kid: track or swimming. He chose track, and the rest is history. The sport rescued him from being a fist-fighting, drug-using, pre-suicidal kid in Hawaii, and was the vehicle for him to become the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon. “Track is a great way Read More…

Glad to be back: Nick Swisher returns to Indians after mother’s death

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — For Nick Swisher, being back among his new teammates brought comfort after a few difficult days. Swisher returned to spring training camp with the Cleveland Indians on Sunday after leaving the team to attend his mother’s funeral in Ohio. The Indians weren’t sure when Swisher would be back and his arrival was Read More…

NBA all-star game: L.A. guys win it for West

HOUSTON — Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant turned this All-Star Game into L.A. story. Paul had 20 points, 15 assists and won MVP honors, Bryant blocked LeBron James’ comeback attempt, and the Western Conference beat the East 143-138 on Sunday night. Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Griffin finished with 19, joining his Read More…

Former principal comes out of retirement to help Lorain schools boost achievement scores

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LORAIN — Improving Lorain Schools academically can mean being both a coach and cheerleader for Pamela Szegedy. “Who’s going to be the number one school with the highest scores in Lorain City Schools? Who’s going to be it?” Szegedy, assistant superintendent of school improvement through teaching, asked a handful of Helen Steiner Rice Elementary School Read More…

Elyria man killed in industrial accident

Elyria resident Randolph Vayda was killed around 4:50 p.m. Saturday in an accident at the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Cleveland where he worked. Vayda was crushed by a railroad car after falling from it, according to company spokeswoman Mary Beth Holford. who said Sunday she had “minimal details” about the accident. “The ArcelorMittal family extends Read More…

No injuries reported in Avon house fire

AVON — A fire caused about $150,000 damage to a house at 1325 Moore Road early Sunday, but no injuries, according to fire Capt. Mike Emling. The fire was called in at 2:08 a.m., Emling said. When firefighters arrived around 2:14 a.m., smoke and flames were coming from an attic in an addition to the Read More…

Bowling: Vermilion and Amherst boys and girls advance to district tourney

LORAIN — The Vermilion and Amherst boys and girls bowling teams maintained Lorain County tradition by advancing to the Division I district tournament next weekend in Warren. The Sailors girls squeaked by the two-time defending champ Comets at Rebman Rec on Sunday in the Lorain County sectional for second place, 3,639 to 3,637. Vermilion outscored Read More…

Photo gallery: Celebrating black history at the Kanisa House

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