December 18, 2014

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US Capitol lockdown ends, police officer reportedly injured

Emergency personal help an injured person after a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON  — A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said. Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police quickly locked Read More…

Schneider Electric surge protectors recalled because of fire risk

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NEW YORK — Schneider Electric is recalling 15 million of its surge protectors because they may overheat or start a fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that it has received 700 reports of overheating and melting, and 55 reports of property damage from smoke and fire, including $916,000 in fire damage to one Read More…

Ohio says WIC nutrition program secure into November

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio health officials say a special nutrition program for mothers and young children has sufficient funding to continue into November, despite the partial federal government shutdown. The Health Department says the supplemental program for Women, Infants, and Children called WIC is assured of operating into the second week of November with existing Read More…

Government shutdown affects many facets of daily life

WASHINGTON — Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check. Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be imperiled by a shutdown of the federal government? Americans are finding that “the government” entails a lot more than the stereotype of faceless Read More…

Treasury Department reimburses man for ‘mutt-ilated’ currency

Sundance, the golden retriever that ate five $100 bills, rejects the taste of the check his owner Wayne Klinkel received. Klinkel, who painstakingly gathered and reassembled parts of the bills, was reimbursed by the U.S. Treasury. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Eliza Wiley)

HELENA, Mont. — A Montana man who painstakingly gathered and reassembled parts of five $100 bills eaten by his golden retriever has been reimbursed by the U.S. Treasury for the “mutt-ilated” currency. Wayne Klinkel of Helena received a $500 check on Monday, the Independent Record reported. “It was great to get the check after all Read More…

News carrier reports early morning robbery Wednesday

ELYRIA — A newspaper carrier told police she was robbed around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Prospect Street and Cambridge Avenue. She told police the man who robbed her was black and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Police had no more information available as of Wednesday afternoon.  

Details of shooting on 10th Street murky

ELYRIA — Police received conflicting reports Tuesday when a man, bleeding from his arm, arrived at a house on the 300 block of 10th Street. Carlo Glisic, 22, told police he had been shot around 8:30 p.m. and went to the house on 10th Street, looking for help. Glisic was holding a piece of clothing Read More…

Dad gets 7-month sentence for permitting abuse of sons

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ELYRIA — Joseph Winkler acknowledged Wednesday that he should have done something to stop the draconian punishments his wife was imposing on his twin teenage sons before they escaped from the couple’s North Ridgeville home in February and sought help from police. “The punishment went too far. … It was a bad situation and I Read More…

Lorain County official criticizes cuts to women’s health programs

LORAIN — Lorain City Treasurer Karen Shawver spoke out against Gov. John Kasich’s state budget on Wednesday, calling it an attack on women’s health at the same time that more than 500 people were storming the Statehouse to protest Kasich’s provisions. During a press conference at the Lorain County Democratic Headquarters, Shawver criticized provisions in Read More…

Ohio rally pushes abortion rights, women’s health

Ruth Clevenger of Chagrin Falls, Ohio waves an American flag during the "We Won't Go Back" Statehouse Rally organized by more than 55 Ohio groups at the Ohio Statehouse, Wednesday Columbus, Ohio. The rally was organized to draw attention to legislation that will effect Ohio laws that influence different aspects of women's health care. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Brooke LaValley)

COLUMBUS — With her 2-week-old son in hand, Cleveland gynecologist Lisa Perriera told demonstrators at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday that new laws limiting access to abortions and other women’s health care are creating unnecessary hurdles for her patients. Perriera said that because of the laws she recently had to require a couple forced to Read More…