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Grafton/LaGrange notebook: June 27, 2008

Name your firework When the fireworks are set off next week in Grafton, do you want to hear your name announced with them? Naming rights of fireworks are being offered for shells exploded during the fireworks display in Grafton. The fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday and the Grafton Midview Business Association is collecting Read More…

Man spins out of control, flips truck into ditch

WELLINGTON TWP. — A New London man’s truck flipped into a ditch after spinning out of control Thursday night on West Road. Trooper Jeff Kaess of the Ohio Highway Patrol said Jarod Moffit, 28, was driving too fast just south of state Route 18 when he lost control, crushing much of his Ford F-250 and Read More…

Father convicted in disabled girl’s scalding death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The father of a disabled girl who died after she was scalded in a bathtub was convicted of murder for failing to seek medical help for her for more than a week. Shawn Lockett Sr. could face up to 40 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday of third-degree murder, conspiracy Read More…

OJ: Anybody else wouldn’t be going to court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson says an ambitious Nevada prosecutor is pressing a kidnapping and armed robbery case against him that he says even the alleged victims don’t want to pursue. “If I was anybody else, I wouldn’t be going to court,” Simpson told a reporter for Fargo, N.D., radio station KFGO who interviewed Read More…

NY millionaire gets prison for enslaving workers

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has given an 11-year prison sentence to a millionaire who inflicted years of abuse on two Indonesian housekeepers held as virtual slaves in her Long Island mansion. Varsha Sabhnani (Sahb-NAH’-nee) was convicted with her husband in December on a 12-count federal indictment that included forced labor, conspiracy, involuntary Read More…

Court rules in favor of Second Amendment gun right

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices’ first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. The court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The Read More…

Supreme Court strikes down `millionaire’s amendment’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down the “millionaire’s amendment” as an unfair way to help opponents of wealthy candidates who spend from their personal fortunes. The law allows candidates to receive larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes. The court says by a 5-4 vote that the Read More…

British man gets life in deaths of wife, baby

   WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A British man convicted of shooting to death his 9-month-old baby and wife as they cuddled together in bed showed no reaction Thursday as he was sentenced to two life prison terms without the opportunity for parole. Neil Entwistle was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of first-degree murder in Read More…

Small explosion occurs at LCCC

ELYRIA — The Elyria Fire Department is investigating a small methane gas explosion at Lorain County Community College. The explosion happened about 9:13 a.m. at the construction site of the new LCCC/Elyria Public Library that is being built on the north side of campus. Fire officials were called at about 10 a.m. to check methane Read More…

We goofed! Elyria fireworks are July 3

In an article that appeared in today’s paper, an accompanying box of information included the incorrect date for the fireworks display at West Park. The fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. July 3.