October 23, 2014

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Oberlin College layoffs first in more than decade

OBERLIN — Three Oberlin College engineers will have to make a difficult decision in the next two weeks after years of working for the college: Take a pay cut or find another job. In October, three heating plant workers and members of United Auto Workers Local 2192 received a “notice for the opportunity for voluntary Read More…

Lorain County Commissioners approve funding for security upgrades

ELYRIA — The Lorain County commissioners on Wednesday approved $139,500 in spending, most of which will help pay for security enhancements to the two offices of the county’s Adult Probation Department. The vote on the expenditure originally was slated for last week, but was pulled just before the start of the meeting after Commissioner Lori Read More…

UPDATED Forecast: Elyria School District not flush with cash

Katie Henes, district treasurer, and Ernie Strawser, consultant, address the Elyria School Board with a powerpoint depicting facts and figures about the school system in comparison to other local school systems. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The next five years for Elyria Schools in dollars and cents looks good, but the qualifiers for that statement are broad, said Ernie Strawser, the district’s financial consultant. Returning six months after telling board members that the Elyria district could stay away from deficit spending until at least 2017 or 2018, Strawser tweaked Read More…

UPDATED: 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for Read More…

Lorain’s Rashod Berry commits to Ohio State

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Rashod Berry has received advice from countless people during his recruiting process, but it was a conversation with one of Lorain’s greatest football players last weekend that sparked a whirlwind week for the Lorain High senior. “I talked to Raymont Harris (last week) at the Rutgers game (in Columbus),” Berry said. “He told me how Read More…

UPDATED: Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Air Bag Recall

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government’s auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Oct. 22

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1. US tightens Ebola screening at airports  The move responds to pressure from some Congress members and the public to impose a travel ban on the three countries at the heart of the outbreak. 2. Where Liberians are stranded The Ebola outbreak in the West African nation has forced many of its citizens to live Read More…

No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday. Communities from West Virginia to Texas are saying they’re OK with celebrating Halloween on, well, not Halloween. Football is king in many rural areas, especially in the South, and that’s a Read More…

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

In this May 31, 2005, file photo, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward, left, and Ben Bradlee confer in the newsroom of the paper in Washington, after former FBI official W. Mark Felt let it be known he was the Watergate whistleblower and Woodward's source, known as Deep Throat. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, Read More…

North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

Jeffrey Fowle speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. The State Department announced Tuesday that the 56-year-old Miamisburg resident had been released. The news came about six Read More…