October 25, 2014

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Postal Services seeks 3-cent increase for first-class mail

The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter, bringing the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-classstamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s “precarious financial condition” and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress. “Of the options currently available to the Postal Service Read More…

Ohio uses execution drug, for last time, on Cleveland killer

Harry Mitts Jr.

LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage that prosecutors called one of the worst Ohio has seen was executed Wednesday with the state’s last use of its execution drug. Harry Mitts Jr. asked the families of his victims Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer to start again Sunday vs. Bengals; Brandon Weeden ruled out

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer scrambles as he looks for a receiver during the first half of an exhibition against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 29 in Chicago. (AP photo)

BEREA – Quarterback Brian Hoyer will start his second straight game for the Browns on Sunday against Cincinnati. Coach Rob Chudzinski made the announcement this morning. Brandon Weeden, who started the first two weeks, has been ruled out for the second straight game with a sprained right thumb. Hoyer, a North Olmsted native and St. Read More…

Wellington crime watch: Fight stems from man petting another man’s dog

Saturday, Sept. 7 3:09 a.m. — 200 block N. Main St., a fight broke out after a man bent over to pet another man’s dog. The dog owner told the man not to touch the dog and then pushed him. Others joined in the fight, and also began hitting the man’s girlfriend. Both declined medical Read More…

Man reports random stabbing in Elyria

ELYRIA — A seemingly random attack early Tuesday left a man with two small stab wounds in his arm and virtually no idea of his attacker’s identity. Bernard Smith, 20, of Lorain, told police that he was walking to his girlfriend’s house in the 500 block of South Abbe Road around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when Read More…

Obama foes petition for impeachment support

Imeach

AMHERST — Supporters of political activist Lyndon LaRouche set up stands in Amherst and Elyria on Tuesday to gather signatures to back the impeachment of President Barack Obama, who was portrayed with a Adolf Hitler-style mustache in posters used by the group. The signs drew honks of solidarity with the impeachment idea and shouts of Read More…

Seattle documentary crew visits Lorain County Children Services

LCCC

ELYRIA — It was “lights, camera, action” at Lorain County Children Services on Tuesday as a film crew was at the agency. Seattle-based video production crew Red Jet Films recorded an interview with interim Executive Director Jane Robertson and other employees after stopping at Lorain County Common Pleas Court for an interview with Juvenile Court Read More…

‘Illuminati’ sex schemer reaches plea deal

ELYRIA — A city man who tried to convince two teenage girls to have sexual relations with him in order to receive points they could convert to cash from the Illuminati has pleaded guilty to felony gross sexual imposition and misdemeanor sexual imposition charges. As part of the plea agreement reached Tuesday, Lorain County Common Read More…

Elyria reaches deal with four employee unions

ELYRIA — City officials have reached agreements with four unions that will extend expiring contracts and result in pay freezes for employees. Deals to halt negotiations have been reached with the Elyria Firefighters Local 474, Elyria Police Patrolman’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council representing the Elyria police dispatchers and ASFCME Local Read More…

New ‘Law & Order: SVU’ episode to echo Cleveland kidnapping case

This publicity photo released by NBC shows, from left, Danny Pino as Detective Nick Amaro, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins and Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” (AP photo)

LOS ANGELES — NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” will be paying tribute to its ripped-from-the-headlines heritage this season, the drama’s executive producer said. The show returns for its 15th year at 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday, picking up on last season’s cliffhanger finale that had New York City police Detective Olivia Benson (series star Read More…