December 20, 2014

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Vote on Lorain’s hiring guidelines pushed back a day

LORAIN — Repeal of a local hiring agreement to designed to increase employment for Lorain and Lorain County residents on city construction projects will be voted on at a meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday. City Councilman Tony Richardson, D-at large, blocked a vote on the repeal at Wednesday night’s special City Council meeting. Richardson Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia nearly pulls off miracle comeback

PAINESVILLE — Columbia came close to mounting a comeback for the ages, but the initial hole the Raiders dug for themselves turned out to be just a little too deep. Columbia trailed by 22 points with 4:49 remaining in the third period, then rallied to pull within one late before finally falling to Gilmour Academy Read More…

Highway Patrol reports 22 OVI arrests in past two weeks

The Elyria Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported the following OVI arrests over the past two weeks in Lorain County: Bradly Block, 20, Amherst – Refused BAC Test Jerome A. Caffey, 40, Sandusky – Tested .116 BAC Anthony Ruiz, 24, Lorain – Refused BAC Test Benjamin R. Clark, 21, Vermilion – No Test Read More…

Ohio executes man who fatally shot security guard

LUCASVILLE — Ohio has executed a man who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard at the end of a multistate crime spree nearly 20 years ago. Frederick Treesh, sentenced to die for killing Henry Dupree in a 1994 robbery, was pronounced dead at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday. Attorneys for the 48-year-old Treesh argued he accepted Read More…

College basketball: Ohio State spoils Indiana’s celebration, stays in hunt for Big Ten share

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No. 14 Ohio State crashed No. 2 Indiana’s big party plans Tuesday night. Instead, it wound up celebrating its own resurgence. The Buckeyes made things tough on Cody Zeller inside, took Indiana’s shooters out of their comfort zone and relied on Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft to deliver the late knockout punch Read More…

Strongsville students protest strike, social media restrictions

STRONGSVILLE — Some students in a northeast Ohio school district are showing their displeasure with a strike that’s keeping teachers out of the classrooms. Around two dozen Strongsville students, some holding signs, demonstrated outside the board of education office Tuesday night in the suburb southwest of Cleveland. Some of the students said they were protesting Read More…

Judge orders man to wear sign apologizing to police

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland judge who made a woman wear an “idiot” sign in public for driving around a school bus is calling for the public shaming of a man convicted of threatening police officers. In addition to sentencing 58-year-old Richard Dameron to 90 days in jail, Cleveland Judge Pinkey Carr ordered him to stand Read More…

Advocates ask Congress to spare Great Lakes funds

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Advocates are lobbying Congress this week to protect a Great Lakes environmental program from across-the-board cuts that will hammer many federal programs unless a budget agreement is reached. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is designed to make progress on some of the region’s biggest environmental threats, such as invasive species, toxic Read More…

Avon Lake to use chopper to take deer census today

AVON LAKE — A helicopter may spend a good deal of the day today flying above the city. Its occupants, including an Avon Lake police officer, will count the city’s deer population as part of the community’s continuing efforts towards controlling the animals. “We are expecting snow tonight and early Wednesday, so we felt conditions Read More…

Indians: Ryan Raburn’s power surge, versatility keep him in mix

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — There’s no lower status in spring training than a non-roster player signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league camp. On the other hand, certain non-roster players are more equal than others. Ryan Raburn, for example, was leading all of exhibition baseball in home runs with four when Read More…