January 26, 2015

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Thousands attend pro-police rally in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — What began just a week ago with a spur-of-the-moment Facebook page turned into an impressive demonstration of support for police in downtown Cleveland on Saturday as several thousand people turned out for a “Sea of Blue” rally. Mary Jo Graves, a police dispatcher in a Cleveland suburb, had hoped that 100 people might Read More…

Ohio’s top stories of 2014

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A list of the top 10 stories of 2014 from the Ohio Associated Press, as voted on by member newspapers and broadcasters around the state: 1. Toxins from algae in Lake Erie contaminated Toledo’s water supply, leaving 400,000 people without tap water for two days in August. The crisis led to an effort by the Read More…

Woman’s heart condition treated after accidental shooting

Steve Ross, son of Boyd and Charlene Ross, holds a “birdshot” shotgun pellet like the one that struck his mother’s neck. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

By Andrew Davis The Chronicle-Telegram YORK TOWNSHIP — A 75-year-old woman diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat after being hospitalized following a gun accident is doing well after doctors performed surgery to implant a pacemaker, her son said. Steve Ross said his mother, Charlene Ross, 75, entered surgery about 10 a.m. Friday and doctors are hopeful Read More…

Bodies of woman, 3 grandkids found in burned home

The scene of a house where a grandmother and her three grandchildren were killed in a fire in Fayette County, Ohio, Friday. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht)

CINCINNATI — Three boys who spent the night with their grandmother so she wouldn’t be alone on Christmas died with her Friday morning as a fire engulfed her home, authorities said. Fayette County coroner Dr. Dennis Mesker said the badly burned bodies were turned over to the Montgomery County coroner’s office for autopsies and confirmation. Read More…

Patrol: Alcohol may be factor in fatal Ottawa County crash

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a 34-year-old northern Ohio woman was killed when her vehicle veered into a ditch, hit a utility pole and overturned in a community along Lake Erie. A statement from troopers says the woman went off the side of a road Thursday evening in Ottawa County’s Read More…

Ohio pharmacies see shortage in flu medication

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio pharmacies are experiencing shortages of an antiviral medication that helps reduce symptoms of the flu at a time when the illness is on the rise. The Columbus Dispatch reports that nearly 1,000 people have been hospitalized statewide as of Dec. 13. Those who are trying to ease their symptoms at home Read More…

UPDATED: Driver charged after car lands in river, boy dies

SANDUSKY (AP) — A woman accused of driving a car into an Ohio river in a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy was charged Monday with aggravated vehicular homicide and other counts. Lindsey Gundlach, 32, of Huron, was held on $750,000 bond after she appeared by video arraignment in Erie County on Monday morning, less Read More…

NYPD shooter had conviction in North Olmsted case, lived in Lorain for a time in 2009

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NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, including a 2009 conviction out of Cuyahoga County, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday. Read More…

5-year-old Ohio boy sends $1 to help save UAB football

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance — a $1 bill — with a handwritten note of support. “I love Ohio State, but I think you should Read More…

FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

Following a meeting last week between the parents of a LaGrange teen who died from ingesting caffeine powder and members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA issued its second warning against the powder, which is easily available online. On Tuesday, Michael Landa, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Read More…