October 30, 2014

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Murder victim`s family upset by lethal injection delays

CLEVELAND — The family of a Northeast Ohio woman cannot grieve while her accused killer continues his court challenge of the death penalty, a relative told a newspaper. Janet Barnard was killed in a church bathroom in 2005, and prosecutors charged Ronald McCloud with aggravated murder. Since then, McCloud has challenged Ohio’s execution policy and Read More…

Lawmakers consider why Ohio veterans are paid less than peers

CLEVELAND — Ohio ranked second-to-last in compensation for disabled veterans, and federal lawmakers are looking at why cases in other states collect thousands of dollars more. More than 85,000 veterans in Ohio receive disability payments and they routinely trail their peers from other states, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs survey from 2006. Read More…

A kid with a whole lotta heart

Since Drew Menner’s heart transplant, family encourages others to donate organs ELYRIA — Drew Menner celebrated his 12th birthday earlier this year —a big deal for a lot of kids. But his family is gearing up to celebrate another important day. It’s an occasion the Menners hope thousands of others across the country will one Read More…

Elyria Notebook: April 13, 2008

EMH cardiac care earns national accolades UnitedHealthcare has once again designated EMH Regional Medical Center as a UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center. EMH has shown it can offer quality cardiac care comparable to 26 other hospitals in Ohio that received the designation. “Our community and our patients should feel confident knowing that EMH has been Read More…

Dems achieve new level of ‘bitter’ after Obama remark

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A political tempest over Barack Obama’s comments about bitter voters in small towns has given rival Hillary Clinton a new opening to court working class Democrats 10 days before Pennsylvanians hold a primary that she must win to keep her presidential campaign alive. Obama tried to quell the furor Saturday, explaining his Read More…

Power tower propped, and service is back after storm

AMHERST TWP. — A high-voltage electrical tower was propped up on temporary stilts Saturday so that a 27-mile stretch of the Ohio Turnpike could be reopened. Heavy winds Friday night bent the tower’s supports, dropping power lines dangerously close to the highway, FirstEnergy spokesman Joe Faga said. CHUCK HUMEL/CHRONICLE The debris from a barn roof Read More…

EXTREME MAKEOVER: When times get leaner, restaurants freshen things up

Experts estimate we’ll spend $558 billion this year at the nation’s estimated 945,000 restaurants to chow down on everything from burgers in bags to $50 steaks in high-end restaurants. With 13.1 million employees, restaurants form the biggest employer in the United States, second only to the government, according to the National Restaurant Association. As one Read More…

Hip resurfacing procedure comes to county

ELYRIA — A new alternative to hip replacement surgery has arrived in Lorain County. As opposed to total hip replacement, where the patient’s femur is completely removed, hip resurfacing covers the femur with a strong metal cover and preserves a great deal of the patient’s natural bone. Dr. William Stanfield, an orthopedic surgeon at EMH Read More…

Three arrested after shot fired in Lorain bar

LORAIN — Three men were arrested Friday night after a gun was fired in a West Fourth Street bar brawl, Lorain police said.Jonathan L. Donnell, 19, Brian E. Pierce, 20, and Cameron M. Taylor, 19, all of Lorain, were charged with felonious assault and taken to the county jail. Police rushed to Kennedy’s Pool Hall Read More…

Blotter: April 13, 2008

Lorain police Thursday, April 10 10 a.m. – 2900 block Cromwell Drive, a woman said a man who lives with her beat her up. 11:29 a.m. – 2900 block Cromwell Drive, Michael R. Heller, 19, Lorain, charged with domestic violence. 3:50 p.m. – Lowell Elementary, E. 42nd St., an 8-year-old boy told police his father Read More…