May 23, 2015


Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, introduces the new iPad Air on Tuesday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the “iPad Air” along with a slew of new Macs Tuesday Read More…

Online courses help professionals balance family, work and school


Balancing a career and a family can be difficult, and such a task gets even more complicated for professionals who decide it’s time to further their educations. Though it can be difficult to balance all three, many degree programs are now more flexible than ever. In the past, night school was the only way working Read More…

Deciding if graduate school is right for you


Graduate school has long been a place professionals turn to when looking to give their careers a boost. But the recent recession left many professionals wondering if graduate school would help or hurt their chances of finding a more challenging or fulfilling job. As is typically the case during an economic downturn, graduate school applications Read More…

Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom

Newspapers are a valuable resource parents and educators can use to instill a love of reading in their kids and students.

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. For as little as the loose change in their pockets, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on overseas and, for sports fans, what happened during last night’s games. For educators, newspapers can be a valuable teaching Read More…

Man arrested after striking several vehicles in Westlake

Christopher Hampton

A Cleveland man was arrested Tuesday after striking several vehicles in an apparent domestic violence incident, according to a news release from the Westlake Police Department. At about 9:10 a.m., a woman called 911 to report the father of her child, identified as Christopher Hampton, 40, of Cleveland, was following her on Interstate 90 westbound Read More…

Looking For A New Career? Train To Become An Orthopedic Technician


People who struggle to find employment in today’s job market can benefit by training for new occupations that reflect the current career climate and skill-sets employers are seeking in job applicants. Because northern Ohio is heavily concentrated with hospitals and healthcare facilities, medical employers have developed a strong need for qualified, highly-skilled orthopedic technicians (ortho Read More…

Plain Dealer delivery driver killed in early morning crash

A Plain Dealer delivery driver was killed in a Westlake crash on Tuesday morning. James Hutton, 46, was driving a vehicle when it crashed into a tree on Center Ridge Road, just east of Walter Road, at about 6 a.m., according to a news release from the Westlake Police Department. The crash was reported by Read More…

Runner sets knitting record during Kansas City Marathon

David Babcock knits a scarf during a marathon in Kansas City, Mo. Babcock finished the marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the route at just more than 12 feet long. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Jim Barcus)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Central Missouri graphic design professor has knitted his way into the record books while running the Kansas City Marathon. The Kansas City Star reports that David Babcock finished Saturday’s marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the Read More…

Ohio man who challenged gay marriage ban dies

Jim Obergefell, right, and John Arthur after they returned from their wedding flight at Landmark Aviation at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport  on July 11, 2013. The couple were married during a short ceremony on the plane at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, after flying in from Cincinnati. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gary Landers)

CINCINNATI — John Arthur, who with his longtime partner helped lead a legal challenge to Ohio’s ban on gay marriage, died early Tuesday, his attorney and a funeral home director said. He was 48. With Arthur terminally ill from Lou Gehrig’s disease, he and James Obergefell, 47, flew to Maryland in June to marry after Read More…

Elyria captain headed to FBI academy

Elyria police Capt. Phil Hammond's children, Gavin, 9, and Grace, 6, pin on his new badge at a promotion ceremony Jan. 11, 2013.  Hammond is leaving Elyria's force to join the FBI academy. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — Police Capt. Phil Hammond has been selected to attend a highly competitive Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Academy, a program designed for management-level officers. Hammond, who handles administrative duties including crafting the department’s annual budget, will be admitted into the 256th class and will attend courses over three months starting in 2014. Read More…