July 23, 2014

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UPDATED: Body found in landfill is missing 22-year-old

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NEW RUSSIA TWP. — The search for a concertgoer from Fremont who went missing from Progressive Field on Friday ended when his body was discovered Tuesday afternoon at the Lorain County landfill. Cory Barron, 22, was found dead about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in a dump truck that had completed a route in Cleveland earlier Read More…

Girl says teen boy climbed through bedroom window

ELYRIA – A girl woke up early Tuesday to a teenager climbing through her bedroom window. A 17-year-old girl told police she was asleep in her house on the 600 block of Delaware Avenue around 5 a.m. Tuesday when she was awakened by a teenager climbing through her window. She told police the teen was Read More…

Obama’s health care law hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama speaks at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington Monday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama administration immediately declared that those policyholders would keep getting financial aid for their premiums as it seeks review of the ruling. Read More…

UPDATED: Ashland man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison. The man, Jordie Callahan, 28, and his girlfriend were convicted in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and Read More…

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

David Vernon, 18, takes a break while reading on his porch in Columbus. Both Republicans and Democrats are seeking voters like Vernon, a self-described moderate and an avid social media user who says he has seen a steady increase in tweets from both parties aimed at attracting younger African-American voters to get involved in political campaigns. (AP Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites — defined as those ages 18 to 64, with Read More…

Veterans advocate cited for marijuana possession

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SHEFFIELD — Don Attie, a member of Lorain County Veterans Service Commission, is due in Avon Lake Municipal Court today after being cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in May. Lorain County Metro Parks Ranger Capt. Michael Goodrich wrote in his report that he came into contact with Attie after seeing what appeared Read More…

Sept. 11 Memorial takes shape in Elyria Township

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Workers on Monday placed a portion of baseplate steel from the World Trade Center Twin Towers at the Sept. 11 Memorial at Rowland Nature Preserve in Elyria Township. The memorial, sponsored by the township board, was built through brick paver donations. The memorial will include a waterfall, three flagpoles and a granite plaque. For information on Read More…

John Penton documentary needs 100 supporters for Sheffield show

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Motorcycle buffs will get a chance to see a documentary based on Amherst motorcycle pioneer John Penton. That is, provided at least 100 people buy tickets for a single screening of “Penton: The John Penton Story” set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Regal Cobblestone Square 20 theaters in Sheffield. Staff at the multiplex Read More…

Suspended Lorain teacher indicted

LORAIN — A suspended Lorain elementary school teacher has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Edward Dembiec, 53, was charged by way of information, according to a news release Monday from U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio Steven Dettelbach’s office. An information typically is filed when a defendant plans to enter a plea in a Read More…

Keystone Schools to seek 5.95-mill new levy

LAGRANGE — The Keystone school board weighed three tax levy options before board members approved a resolution Monday night to place an additional 5.95-mill operating levy on the Nov. 4 ballot. A 5.95-mill levy would generate about $1.4 million annually for the district for a continuing period of time. According to information provided by the Read More…