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Complaints grow over FirstEnergy`s tree cutting

CLEVELAND — The company blamed for triggering the massive 2003 blackout is angering Northeast Ohioans for its aggressive policy of removing trees that get in the way of power lines. FirstEnergy Corp. has been hacking away since the blackout, which was helped along by wires sagging into treetops. But residents say the company is removing Read More…

Fugitive of the Week: June 2, 2008

A 23-year-old Elyria man who allegedly punched a Lorain police officer in December 2005 is the Fugitive of the Week. Nickolas Drakos is wanted on a contempt of court warrant stemming from charges of assault, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. NICKOLAS DRAKOS 5 feet, 7 inches tall 140 pounds Black widow spider tattoo on Read More…

Analysis: Primary fight over for Obama camp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s Barack Obama’s party now. He beat the ultimate insider at the insider’s game. And he’s already turned his full attention to the general election contest against Republican John McCain. During a weekend in which Hillary Clinton mounted a likely last hurrah in Puerto Rico and national Democrats resolved the sticky Read More…

ROUNDUP: June 2, 2008

Police: Man tried to solicit girl in Wal-Mart ELYRIA — A man asked a 9-year-old girl for sexual favors while she was shopping at Wal-Mart on Wednesday. The girl’s grandmother reported the encounter with the man to police on Friday. The girl told police that the man had approached her and asked if she wanted Read More…

Child cancer rates highest in Northeast

CHICAGO — Surprising research suggests that childhood cancer is most common in the Northeast, results that even caught experts off-guard. But some specialists say it could just reflect differences in reporting. The large government study is the first to find notable regional differences in pediatric cancer. Experts say it also provides important information to bolster Read More…

BLOTTER: June 2, 2008

Elyria police Friday, May 30 1:15 a.m. – 100 block Fourth St., gunpoint robbery. 1:30 a.m. – Fourth Street and East Avenue, Thomas Berner, 31, 200 block Denison Ave., charged with felonious assault for allegedly trying to throw a woman off a bridge. 1:33 a.m. – 100 block Fairlawn Ave., Justin Lowe, 26, same address, Read More…

Democrats come to deal to split delegates

WASHINGTON — Democratic Party leaders agreed Saturday to seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half votes in this summer’s convention with a compromise that left Barack Obama on the verge of the nomination but riled Hillary Clinton backers who threatened to fight to the August convention. “Hijacking four delegates is not a good way to Read More…

Obama cuts ties with controversial church

Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and more recent fiery remarks at the church by another minister. Obama campaign communications director Robert Gibbs said Obama had resigned from the church Read More…

EHS grads ‘chillax’ into the future

ELYRIA — You are the students the rest of the world wants to be like, Superintendent Paul Rigda told the Elyria High School Class of 2008 Saturday night. “Chillax. You are all that and a bag of chips,” he said with a huge smile. “Be proud of your accomplishments.” More than 400 graduates decked out Read More…

Fire official: Tanks now all dry at Gas USA

ELYRIA — The leaky 4,000-gallon gas tanks that caused a potentially explosive situation for five city blocks last week have been pumped dry and no longer pose a threat, Elyria Interim Fire Chief Joseph Pronesti said. Soil contaminated by an estimated 300-gallon spill has been removed and firefighters declared the area surrounding Gas USA on Read More…