July 23, 2014

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Solutions sought for silt dredged from harbors

TOLEDO — There’s enough sand, soil and mud scooped out of Toledo’s and Cleveland’s harbors each year to fill Progressive Field to the top of its upper deck. All the silt dredged to keep open the shipping channel in Toledo is dumped into Lake Erie, while the sediment from Cleveland goes into disposal facilities that Read More…

Tuitions rising again at Ohio public universities

COLUMBUS — Tuition at 11 of Ohio’s 13 traditional, four-year public universities will rise this fall. Most of the universities chose to boost tuition as much as state limits would allow this year: 2 percent or $188, whichever is higher. Some students complain that the increases are too much, but university advocates say the state’s Read More…

Ohio woman’s injuries show cars’ vulnerability to rocks

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass. As 52-year-old middle school language arts teacher Sharon Budd recovers at a central Pennsylvania hospital, some may be wondering whether Read More…

Cavaliers to announce Andrew Wiggins signing

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CLEVELAND — The next step in the Cavaliers’ busy offseason appears to be the signing of rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft is expected to ink a multi-year contract with Cleveland this week, according to a Sunday report by ESPN. The first season of the pact will pay Wiggins $5.5 Read More…

Elyria firm helps survey Public Square

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — KS Associates is no stranger to working amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Cleveland. The Elyria-based civil engineering and surveying firm has a number of Cleveland projects to its credit, including the $200 million Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Corridor and electronic survey work for the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on Read More…

Woman’s body found in lake at Edgewater Park

CLEVELAND — Officials said a woman’s body was found submerged in Lake Erie after people reported seeing it while visiting Edgewater Park in Cleveland. Metroparks spokewoman Sue Allen told reporters that visitors spotted the body late Friday morning while climbing on rocks near shore. Allen said the body was pulled from the water later Friday Read More…

221 names listed on state arson registry

COLUMBUS — Officials said 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio’s registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of Read More…

Johnny Appleseed exhibit to go on tour

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CINCINNATI — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong. They’re hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western Ohio center and museum will help clear misconceptions about the folk Read More…

No injuries after SUV hits Lorain building

Police responded to a crash scene on Cooper Foster Park Road in Lorain after an SUV hit a building and drove through the wall of Center For Hearing Care and Legends Salon on Friday afternoon. KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Businesses in the 1610 block of Cooper Foster Road were forced to close Friday after a Ford SUV slammed into a building. According to the Lorain Fire Department, about 2:50 p.m., a vehicle crashed into a professional/commercial building at 1618 Cooper Foster Road. The Lorain County auditor’s website states the property is owned Read More…

Medina woman killed in Grafton Township crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A one-car crash killed a 25-year-old Medina woman in Grafton Township early Saturday. Corrine Reid, 25, of Medina, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty southbound on Cowley Road about 2 a.m. when she drove off the right side of the road, according to a release from the Ohio Highway Patrol. Her vehicle Read More…