April 25, 2014

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TSA to allow passengers to carry knives on planes

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration. The new policy conforms U.S. security standards to international standards, and allows TSA to concentrate its Read More…

Controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national Read More…

Ohio elections employee in trouble for looking for love

CINCINNATI — He might have been looking for love in the right place, but it was the wrong time. A Hamilton County elections board employee has been docked a day’s pay and restricted to work sites and work email only while on the job. Board officials say he repeatedly looked at the online dating site Read More…

High school basketball: Charles Lewis, Oberlin oust EC

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WOOSTER — Charles Lewis had been waiting a long time for this. The 6-foot Oberlin junior figured Monday’s district semifinal was on him, especially with the performance he had — or rather didn’t have — the first time the Phoenix tangled with Elyria Catholic during the regular season. Monday was a different story as Oberlin Read More…

High school basketball: Royals crowned year’s best, Sydney Clark top D-IV player

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Columbia’s Larry Babics and Lake Ridge’s Lisa Medvetz were named coaches of the year while Lake Ridge senior Sydney Clark was the Division IV Player of the Year, as the Northeast Lakes all-district teams were released Monday night. Clark, who never came off the floor this year, is a four-year letterwinner who averaged 12.9 points, Read More…

Loss of Carmelo Anthony helps Knicks in win over Cavs

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CLEVELAND — As he often is, New York’s Carmelo Anthony was the difference Monday night — but this time in a much different way. The Cavaliers outscored the Knicks by 22 points before the small forward tripped over his own feet and re-injured his troublesome right knee midway through the second quarter, then promptly got Read More…

Indians’ Cody Allen should make roster

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MESA, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians are a relatively young team, but Cody Allen is the only rookie likely to start the season on the 25-man roster. But even Allen has yet to be anointed officially as a member of the bullpen, though it would be beyond stunning if he were left off the club. Read More…

Browns don’t use franchise tag for first time in three years

CLEVELAND — For the first time in three years, the Browns did not apply the franchise tag to kicker Phil Dawson or anyone else on their roster. The NFL deadline for using the franchise designation was Tuesday at 4 p.m., but Cleveland opted not to exercise it this season. The Browns’ non-move means all of Read More…

Ohio ranks second in business development

COLUMBUS — Ohio is getting some national recognition for business development and job creation. The Buckeye State ranked second in the country behind Texas last year for attracting new companies and business expansion. That’s according to the annual list compiled by the business trade magazine Site Selection. The Columbus Dispatch reports that several Ohio cities Read More…

Judge Burge steps down from Head Start court case

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has removed himself from the controversial Head Start child molestation case. In court orders signed Monday, Burge instructed Court Administrator Tim Lubbe to ask the Ohio Supreme Court to appoint a visiting judge to take over the cases of Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen. In 2009, Read More…