April 17, 2014

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State commission approves Lorain academic recovery plan

LORAIN – An academic recovery plan for Lorain Schools was unanimously approved today by the state Academic Distress Commission. The 17-page plan will be sent to Ohio Superintendent of Instruction Richard Ross. He has 30 days from Tuesday — the deadline for delivering the plan — to approve the plan or reject it and request Read More…

Ohio spends more than $1 million inspecting rides

COLUMBUS — Ohio is spending more than $1.1 million this year to inspect amusement park rides and attractions. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s amusement ride safety program will inspect more than 3,300 pieces of equipment at more than 600 parks and portable ride companies this year. The amusement ride Read More…

Mom and daughter injured when pickup crashes

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A mother and her daughter were injured when their pickup crashed into a ditch on Revere Road around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters needed about 10 minutes to extricate Jeanette Koch and her 10-year-old daughter, according to fire Capt. Mike Uhnak. Koch, 37, of East Royalton Road in Columbia Station, was in fair Read More…

Rallies large and small follow George Zimmerman verdict

From staff and wire reports With chants and prayers, sermons and signs, outrage over a jury’s decision to clear George Zimmerman in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager poured from street protests and church pulpits Sunday amid calls for federal civil rights charges to be filed in the case. Demonstrations large and small broke Read More…

Turnpike commission considering 2.7 percent toll hike Jan. 1

BEREA — The commission overseeing the Ohio Turnpike is considering a proposal to raise tolls by 2.7 percent beginning Jan. 1. It would be the first of 10 annual increases to pay for big-ticket road and bridge projects in northern Ohio. For motorists driving across the turnpike with E-ZPass, tolls would rise 25 cents to Read More…

Woman’s mailbox blown up by M-80

ELYRIA TWP. — A woman’s mailbox was blown up by what appeared to be an M-80 on Sunday, police said. Officers were sent to investigate the complaint at 12:54 a.m. Sunday after the woman, who lives in the 6000 block of Antrim Road, reported she heard a loud boom and found her mailbox in pieces. Read More…

Cavs coach Mike Brown said Bennett will have to compete for playing time

INDEPENDENCE — No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett and young Cavaliers veteran Tristan Thompson are both from Toronto and both play power forward. Coach Mike Brown doesn’t care. “They’ve got to go out and compete,” Brown said Friday afternoon during Bennett’s introductory press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “They’re both competitors. “They might be Read More…

Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. The court’s 5-4 vote today leaves in place the initial trial court declaration that the ban is unconstitutional. Read More…

Financial literacy program offered in Lorain

LORAIN — Credit counseling, financial literacy, foreclosure prevention and home ownership assistance will be provided 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday on a 40-foot Fifth Third Bank bus with 14 computers and several instructors aboard. The bus will be at the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority, 1600 Kansas Ave. The stop is part of a tour Read More…

Patricia Ann Marshall

Patricia Ann Marshall, 78, of Plymouth, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013. Born in Elyria on March 17, 1935, to the late John and Mamie Hancock. On June 29, 1957, she would marry her beloved John R. Marshall. Together they were blessed with a loving and devoted son, John H. (Mary) Marshall. She is also Read More…