May 29, 2015


Cleveland Gay Games brings most revenue in event’s history

This Aug. 7, 2014 file photo shows a man looking over Gay Games T-shirts for sale in the downtown convention center in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Last summer’s Gay Games in northeast Ohio raised the most revenue in the event’s history, organizers said. The August event held in Cleveland and Akron raised $6.8 million in revenue, netting a small profit of nearly $150,000, said Gay Games 9 Executive Director Thomas Nobbe. Nobbe said at a forum held by Read More…

Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate oil and gas drilling

This Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, shows a gas drilling rig at the Detweiler well in Salesville, Ohio. Certain local zoning laws can’t be used to supersede Ohio’s state-level system for regulating oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can’t be used to circumvent the state’s authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the high court said that the home rule clause of Ohio’s constitution doesn’t allow a municipality to block drilling activities otherwise Read More…

Ohio students first to begin taking new Common Core tests

Sixth-grade teacher Carrie Young, back center, answers questions from her students about an exercise on their laptops as they practice for the the Common Core State Standards Test in her classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ty Wright)

STOCKPORT, Ohio (AP) — Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. And it matches up well with the one she’ll use this week to take a new test linked to the Common Core standards. Still, the perky 11-year-old worries. During a recent Read More…

February aiming to be among top five coldest on record

Caula Harding, of Lazy Dog Siberians in Litchfield Township, gives a demonstration Monday at Cabin Fever Fun Day at Sandy Ridge Reservation in North Ridgeville. The celebration of winter included a self-guided scavenger hunt, snow games, campfire with s’mores and activities inside the Johnson Wetland Center. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Temperatures dropped to an all-time low Monday, breaking a previous record set more than a century ago. According to National Weather Service, temperatures at Cleveland Hopkins Airport fell to 12 below zero, breaking the previous record of 8 below zero for Feb. 16, set in 1904. On Tuesday, Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport reported a reading of minus 8 Read More…

Homeless woman begs, walks to face attacker in court

COLUMBUS (AP) — A homeless woman who was raped while sleeping under a bridge last March sometimes begged for bus money or walked up to 8 miles over the past year so she could face her attacker in court. Her determination to be in court helped win a conviction against the man, said a police Read More…

Blowing snow leaves chaos across Lorain County, Ohio


Blowing snow led to whiteout conditions across Ohio on Saturday, causing numerous accidents and pileups that shut down interstates. At least three people were killed in separate afternoon crashes on the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 71, while a wave of heavy snow limited visibility at the Columbus airport and forced all flights to be grounded Read More…

Coroner: Ohio infant died of blunt impacts to head, body

This undated family photo provided by Trina Whitehead shows her infant daughter, Zuri Whitehead. An 11-year-old suburban girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of the 2-month-old, who was staying overnight with her and her mother to give the baby's mom a break. (AP Photo/Trina Whitehead)

CLEVELAND (AP) — An infant whom authorities suspect was killed by an 11-year-old girl died of blunt impact injuries to the head, neck, body, arms and legs, a medical examiner ruled Wednesday in declaring the death a homicide. Two-month-old Zuri Whitehead was staying with a friend of her mother’s and the friend’s daughter in the Read More…

Wickliffe girl, 11, charged with murder in 2-month-old’s death

Lake County Juvenile Court Judge Karen Lawson, back, tells an 11-year-old girl her rights on Monday in Painesville. Police say the 11-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby's mom a break.  (AP Photo/The News Herald, Duncan Scott)

CLEVELAND (AP) — An 11-year-old suburban girl charged with murder in the beating death of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with her and her mother expressed no remorse over the infant’s death, police said. The 11-year-old, her mother and the baby girl, Zuri Whitehead, were on a couch downstairs when the mother fell asleep Read More…

Ohio patrol uses electronic tickets to cut errors, save time

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Antonio Matos demonstrates the electronic citation system inside a patrol car at the Cleveland Metro Post in Brook Park, Ohio. The patrol switched to an e-ticketing process to reduce errors, save time and make the paperwork easier to read and want to take it a step further by arranging for citations to be electronically transmitted to local courts instead of being hand-delivered on paper.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

COLUMBUS (AP) — Drivers pulled over by Ohio troopers are getting printouts instead of hand-scribbled citations as the State Highway Patrol expands an electronic ticketing system to reduce errors, make paperwork easier to read and cut the time officers spend outside during stops. Troopers previously wrote drivers’ license and offense information on carbon-copy forms, which were checked and compiled at patrol posts and Read More…

Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information. The attack on Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer Anthem could be a sign that hackers have shifted their focus away Read More…