August 21, 2014

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Cavs beat Raptors to wrap up rare winning month

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers had a winning February. January wasn’t too shabby, either. Now it’s on to March. Cleveland concluded the year’s shortest month with a 103-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, giving it a 4-1 record since the All-Star break. The Cavs (20-38), who are 13-13 since Read More…

Indians lower concessions prices for 2013

CLEVELAND — A hot dog and a beer will cost less at Cleveland’s Progressive Field this year. So will nachos, pretzels, popcorn, pizza and bratwursts. The Cleveland Indians announced the rollback of concession prices today. Team president Mark Shapiro said it came in response to fans who have called for more affordable food and drink Read More…

Report: Fewer Ohioans self-employed

DAYTON — Fewer Ohioans are going into business for themselves these days, with the number of self-employed in the state at its lowest level since 2001. The Dayton Daily News reports that Ohio’s level of self-employment is one of the lowest in the nation. The newspaper says it’s declined partly because traditional self-employment industries such Read More…

Police seize guns and drugs in Lorain

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LORAIN — It all started with a phone call. Francisco Rivera of Lorain was stopped in Tennessee for a traffic violation in January, and he was found to have $183,000 in cash on him. That was enough to garner suspicion, but there was nothing there for an arrest, so the Tennessee police made a phone Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria back in final

ELYRIA — With a big second half and nearly flawless foul shooting, Elyria battled its way into a Division I district final Wednesday night. After a first half in which they led by only a point, the Pioneers dominated the final 16 minutes in a 45-32 victory over Amherst. They made 15 of 18 foul Read More…

Book buys preceded firing of LCCC dean

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ELYRIA — Generosa Lopez-Molina was fired from her post as Lorain County Community College’s dean of academic foundations last year after an internal college investigation determined that she had used school funds to pay for textbooks for her children and herself and that she had been involved in trying to secure a contract for her Read More…

Poll: Gov. Kasich’s approval best since taking office

COLUMBUS — A new poll finds that Gov. John Kasich’s job approval rating is its highest since taking office two years ago. It’s also the first time his approval rating has been above 50 percent. The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows 53 percent of Ohioans give Kasich a passing grade while Read More…

Ohio health officials say rape kits may be contaminated

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Health has asked hospitals to stop using sexual assault evidence kits from a longtime provider because they could contaminated with DNA from someone involved in assembling them. The Plain Dealer reports that hospitals have complained to the department about occasional problems with the kits, which have for years been Read More…

Joseph Allen opens bid for clemency

Joseph Allen has sent a packet of information to the Ohio Parole Board as part of a bid for clemency in the controversial Head Start child molestation case, but a board spokeswoman said Wednesday that the clemency application itself was not included. Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said the Parole Board has informed Allen’s attorneys of the Read More…

Barb Dennison

Barb Dennison, 84, of Buffalo, Wyoming, passed away suddenly at her home, on Monday, February 25, 2013. Barbara Ann Dennison was born on April 13, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, to William and Mildred Wales. She moved with her family to Denver and later to Greeley, Colorado where she attended the 1st through the 7th grades. Read More…