August 29, 2015

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LPGA backs down on English requirement

Under increasing criticism, the LPGA Tour on Friday backed off a proposed policy that would have suspended players who could not efficiently speak English. LPGA Tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens said she would announce a revised plan by the end of the year, although it would not include penalties. Bivens disclosed the tour’s original plan in Read More…

Ohio preacher avoids jail in road rage case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 71-year-old Cincinnati preacher convicted of waving a gun and threatening another driver won’t be going to jail. A Hamilton County judge on Thursday sentenced Thomas Howell to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service on his conviction for aggravated menacing. Howell can’t possess any weapons while on probation and Read More…

Battle-tested McCain is ready to fight

 ST. PAUL, Minn. — John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the “constant partisan rancor” that grips Washington as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. “Change is coming,” he promised the roaring Republican National Convention and a prime-time television audience.    “Fight with me. Fight with me. Read More…

Grace meets with fire chief

Citing progress in department impasse, audit meeting is canceled Read More…

County dog kennel to get facility upgrade

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Dog Kennel is getting a facelift.On Thursday, the county commissioners approved lending the dog pound $20,000 so it can add fenced-in runs for the dogs, new cages and partitions to cut down on the spread of the canine Parvovirus. Commissioner Lori Kokoski said the dog pound also will eliminate a Read More…

City funds feral cat population control program

ELYRIA — A city-funded program to trap feral cats so they can be spayed or neutered and re-released is coming to Elyria after the Animal Control Committee of Elyria successfully convinced City Council to front the $7,500 startup cost. The goal is to sterilize 100 feral cats and return them to the wild. Although that Read More…

Sick leave issue yanked from ballot

COLUMBUS — Labor leaders dropped their campaign Thursday for a November ballot issue that would give most full-time workers seven paid sick days a year, conceding they shared the governor’s concern over a negative and divisive fight. The Service Employees International Union said what tipped the balance were assurances from Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Read More…

ROUNDUP: Sept. 5, 2008

Lorain man receives 6 months in stabbing ELYRIA — A Lorain man who stabbed a 15-year-old outside Midway Mall in February 2007 will spend six months in the Lorain County Jail. Jason DeWitt, 30, also will be on probation for three years, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers decided during a sentencing hearing Wednesday. Read More…

BLOTTER: Sept. 5, 2008

Lorain police Tuesday, Sept. 2 8 a.m. – 1000 block W. 11th St., computer, clothing and Xbox 360 stolen. 9:06 a.m. – 1000 block Tower Blvd., DVDs stolen. 10:30 a.m. – 3000 block Fulmer Road, $1,980 was fraudulently removed from a bank account. 10:39 a.m. – 1000 block W. 17th St., copper pipe stolen. Noon Read More…

Rivera insists letter probe is above board

‘They’re fishing,’ says lawyer for former police officer who is subject of the investigation Read More…