September 2, 2014


Home Depot investigates breach


NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it’s looking into “unusual activity” and that it’s working with both banks and law enforcement. The possible data breach was first reported by Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, a website that focuses on cyber Read More…

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

his image made from video released by Islamic State militants on Aug. 19 purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. On Tuesday, an Internet video purports to show the beheading of Sotloff by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/File)

BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year. The extremist group, which has claimed wide swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq and declared itself a caliphate, said Sotloff’s killing was retribution Read More…

Cedar Point announces permanent closing of roller coaster


Cedar Point announced that one of its steel scream machines will close permanently. Mantis, which was billed the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up roller coaster in the world when it opened on May 11, 1996, will shut down permanently at 8 p.m. Oct. 19, according to a press release from the park. Mantis has provided Read More…

Court upholds death sentence for Cleveland killer

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COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man condemned to die for shooting a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat. The court’s 6-1 ruling came in the case of Jeremiah Jackson, convicted of killing Tracy Pickryl in 2009 at the end of a crime spree in Cleveland, Sandusky Read More…

Photos: St. Jude Parish annual festival

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St. Jude Parish continued a three-decade tradition on Sunday with its annual festival. The Rev. Frank Kosem, who came to the church in June 1985, came up with the idea of holding a parish festival. It kicked off Labor Day Sunday that year and since has drawn thousands of people. Common bonds are great food, games Read More…

10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Sept. 2

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Russia’s gains cloud Obama’s assurances to Baltics The president’s efforts to convince former Soviet republics of his ironclad commitment to their security are complicated by the West’s inability to halt Russian aggression. 2. Islamic state group accused Read More…

Sherrod Brown critical of Burger King merger

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Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, Burger King’s corporate merger really upset us. Well, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, anyway. Down with the king, Brown said Sunday at the 20th annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration. Brown was referring to last week’s $11.4 billion deal in which Burger King plans to buy Canadian doughnut Read More…

Olive Garden serves lunch to Elyria police

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ELYRIA — The men and women who protect and serve were served Monday. Lunch was on the Olive Garden for police officers. Since 2002, the restaurant chain has been delivering free meals to firefighters, hospital workers and police. The deliveries were a way to show appreciation after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, said Cindy Chapman, Read More…

UPDATED: Neighbors save LaGrange woman from fire

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LAGRANGE — Stopped by smoke from rescuing his neighbor from a fire in her home about 4:45 p.m. Monday, Tim Thompson remembered a boyhood lesson. “You’ve got to crawl down low,” Thompson said as he stood outside neighbor Sheryl Bailey’s 241 Forest St. home. “You could breathe then. I got right up to her and Read More…

Union members, Democrats rally at Labor Day festival

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, speaks during the 20th annual Lorain County AFL-CIO Labor Day Festival at Black River Landing in Lorain Sunday. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LORAIN — “We’ll remember in November” was the theme of Sunday’s 20th annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration. Several elected Democrats and Democratic candidates urged voters to hold candidates accountable in the November election. They said Democrats better represent the values of working people and union members than Republicans. State Rep. Dan Ramos, Read More…