October 23, 2014

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Ironmen hitters stymied by West Virginia pitching

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LORAIN — On the surface, it appeared there was nothing special about the pitching of West Virginia’s Jaesung Hwang on Sunday afternoon at The Pipe Yard. But on closer inspection, Hwang kept Lorain County’s batters on their collective heels all afternoon with a deceptive fastball and a variety of off-speed stuff. The result was a Read More…

Wayne “Mike” Tansey

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Wayne “Mike” Tansey, 90, of Wakeman, died on Sunday June 30, 2013 at home. He was born February 2, 1923 in Brownhelm Twp., and has lived in the area his entire life. He was a 1941 graduate of Brownhelm High School. He served in the US Army during World War II, serving in the Military Read More…

Wayne E. Standen

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Wayne E.Standen, 85, and a resident of Amherst, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 29, 2013 following a long illness at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 17, 1927 in Brownhelm. Wayne was raised in Brownhelm, graduating from Brownhelm Read More…

Esther Montes

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Esther Montes, 80, of Lorain, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at her home in the presence of her loving family, while under the care of New Life Hospice. She was born on February 9, 1933 in Ciales, Puerto Rico to the late Antonio Rosario and Ambrosia Zayas. In 1955, she came to Lorain where Read More…

Bronze plaque with veterans’ names stolen from cemetery

A 300-pound plaque inscribed with the names of 100 veterans was reported stolen last week from Eastlawn Memory Gardens, 2869 Grafton Road, Brunswick. The plaque pictured is not the one stolen but one of four similar plaques.

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police are investigating the theft from a cemetery of a bronze plaque inscribed with the names of 100 veterans. Thieves removed bolts on the 300-pound plaque and carried it out of Eastlawn Memory Gardens, 2869 Grafton Road, sometime between June 20 and Tuesday, when a maintenance worker noticed the theft, according to Read More…

Family of Parti Holland II speaks about their grief, frustration

Jacqueline and Parti Holland, with daughter Hailey, hold a photo of Parti Holland II on Sunday.  (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

WAKEMAN — Three days after Sheffield Middle School student Parti Holland II committed suicide, relatives say the school attendance office called Parti’s parents to say he was not in class. “Tell me that a school system that can call on a deceased child and can’t keep that straight, can keep anything else straight,” said Jeanie Read More…

Governor signs $62 billion Ohio budget

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich signed the state’s $62 billion state spending plan into law Sunday after vetoing an attempt by legislators to block his administration from expanding Medicaid to additional low-income residents — but he left in place a new requirement that doctors inform pregnant women seeking abortions of any fetal heartbeat. In an Read More…

Ohio gas prices continue to drop

COLUMBUS — There’s more good news at the pump for Ohio motorists planning a road trip for the Fourth of July holiday. Gas prices are down again. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.30 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s down Read More…

A dozen historic tall ships sailing into Cleveland for weekend festival

CLEVELAND — A dozen historic war ships are sailing into the Port of Cleveland this week as the city revives its Tall Ships Festival. During the festival from Wednesday to Sunday, the ships will provide a glimpse at the kind of wooden sailing vessels used to win the War of 1812. It’s the first gathering Read More…

70 mph speed limit takes effect on rural Ohio highways

COLUMBUS — Drivers can legally zip along some rural interstate highways more quickly as a new 70 mph speed limit takes effect around Ohio. The change beginning today raises the speed limit in some areas from 65 mph to 70 mph. Ohio becomes the 34th state to make the change. The Ohio Department of Transportation Read More…