October 24, 2014

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Sean Penn, Robin Wright cancel divorce

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Sean Penn and his wife, Robin Wright Penn, have withdrawn their divorce petition. A Marin County Superior Court commissioner has dismissed the divorce proceedings between the couple, who call the community of Ross, Calif., their home. Neither attended Tuesday’s hearing, and no comment has been released on the latest development. The Read More…

Va. Tech victims’ families get $11 million

ROANOKE, Va. — Most families of victims of the mass shootings at Virginia Tech have agreed to an $11 million state settlement that will compensate families who lost loved ones, pay survivors’ medical costs and avoid a court battle over whether anyone besides the gunman was to blame. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Thursday a Read More…

Clinton picks up another Ohio superdelegate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has gained an endorsement from an Ohio union leader, giving her a narrow lead over rival Barack Obama in support from superdelegates in the state. Clinton campaign spokesman Isaac Baker says Bill Burga endorsed Clinton Thursday. Burga is the retired president of the Ohio AFL-CIO. Five Ohio superdelegates have Read More…

High school girls track preview: Dorricott hits the road to be good at her sport

Alexa Dorricott is a girl without a home. A home pole-vaulting pit, that is. But that little fact hasn’t slowed the Columbia High senior one bit. Fifth at last year’s Division III state meet with a school-record jump of 10 feet, 8 inches, Dorricott has taken to the road to train for her favorite event Read More…

Student’s pill turns out to be Tylenol

Officials cut expulsion over acetaminophen, but they still insist Amherst teen was snorting at school AMHERST — A 14-year-old boy caught with a Tylenol and a straw in his pocket last month at Marion L. Steele High School now has one less headache. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Attorney Zachary Simonoff, left, Mike McGannon, 14, and Read More…

Chief says it’s hard to punish rogue cops

He’ll fire them, but arbitrators always bring them back, Rivera says LORAIN — After a call-out by a councilman, Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera said he’ll be glad to meet with City Council about alleged police misbehavior. But in an extended interview Wednesday, Rivera admitted that he’s as frustrated as City Council because his hands Read More…

Local athletes: Don’t mix politics, Olympics

Two Olympic hopefuls and an Olympic short track speed skating judge with local ties said they are concerned about violent protests and attacks on people carrying the Olympic flame. “The Olympics are not political — they’re sport,” said 22-year-old Tianna Madison, a long jumper from Elyria training in Los Angeles who won the World Championship Read More…

Tattooist’s niche was teens, cops say

LORAIN — A 37-year-old amateur tattoo artist known as Six Pack may have inked his last juvenile. James Danks James Danks, of Lorain, was charged Tuesday with tattooing without a permit, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and obstructing official business after an angry mother told police her 15-year-old son was going to Danks’ Read More…

Vanishing investor imperils county’s Hollywood dreams

“Not in Ohio” may become “Not in Lorain County.” Or anywhere else for that matter. The long hours that J. Carlos Gonzalez and a small but loyal band of fellow movie lovers have devoted to making their fantasy-adventure movie a reality may be fading faster than the houselights going down at the local multiplex. As Read More…

Olympic torch sneaks its way through San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The Olympic torch played hide and seek with thousands of demonstrators and spectators crowding the city’s waterfront Wednesday before being spirited away without even a formal goodbye on its symbolic stop in the United States. After its parade was rerouted and shortened to prevent disruptions by massive crowds of anti-China protesters, the Read More…