October 30, 2014

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Commentary: Cavaliers return to relevance ahead of schedule

Jason Lloyd, McClatchy News We had it all wrong. For years, the Cavaliers have privately pointed to the Oklahoma City Thunder as the model franchise for small market NBA rebuilding efforts. But perhaps inadvertently, the Cavaliers jumped the tracks. They’re actually following former General Manager Kevin O’Connor’s plan in rebuilding the Utah Jazz. Throughout the Read More…

Marine patrol officers want all boaters to have fun safely — with life jackets

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Enforcing boating safety without making waves is the goal of the Lorain Port Authority Marine Patrol. “It’s really enjoyable to work here because you get to talk to people, and 99 percent (of the time) it’s just friendly conversation,” said Edward Favre, patrol supervisor, during a Friday patrol on Lake Erie. “We’re not supposed to Read More…

Ohio gas prices up 28 cents a gallon

COLUMBUS — The roller coaster that is Ohio gas prices is climbing back up. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.65 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s an increase of 28 cents from last week. Experts say the spike is due Read More…

Rallies large and small follow George Zimmerman verdict

From staff and wire reports With chants and prayers, sermons and signs, outrage over a jury’s decision to clear George Zimmerman in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager poured from street protests and church pulpits Sunday amid calls for federal civil rights charges to be filed in the case. Demonstrations large and small broke Read More…

Man charged after firing gun at police

LORAIN — A man living in his auto repair business on East 28th Street was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after police came to investigate a possible burglary at his business and the owner fired a warning shot believing he was being robbed. Officers were driving near the auto garage shortly after Read More…

Turnpike commission considering 2.7 percent toll hike Jan. 1

BEREA — The commission overseeing the Ohio Turnpike is considering a proposal to raise tolls by 2.7 percent beginning Jan. 1. It would be the first of 10 annual increases to pay for big-ticket road and bridge projects in northern Ohio. For motorists driving across the turnpike with E-ZPass, tolls would rise 25 cents to Read More…

Police log for July 15, 2013

Lorain police Friday, July 12 3:36 p.m. — 3600 block Oberlin Ave., Steven Majcher, 54, Lorain, charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency after a police officer witnessed him urinating as he walked down the street with himself exposed. 3:56 p.m. — 5200 block Oberlin Ave., 54-year-old woman reportedly assaulted by two females she identified Read More…

LCCC to share programs across Ohio

Lorain County Community College has parlayed its participation in a 3-year-old state initiative on course-sharing across the state. LCCC most recently is exporting two one-year certificate courses, medical assisting and supply chain management, to be offered this fall at Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City near Columbus. LCCC President Roy Church told The Read More…