November 27, 2014

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President named for clinic’s new Avon facility

Dr. Rebecca Starck

AVON — Dr. Rebecca Starck cautiously admits she’s a University of Michigan sports fan — but the veteran physician hopes it won’t be held against her. On Friday, Starck was named president of the new Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. Stark, 47, is a Michigan native and 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Read More…

Cuts ahead as Wellington district faces shortfall

WELLINGTON — School officials are taking a hard look at spending in their effort to make budget cuts and bring the district out of debt over the next couple of months. According to Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan, the district has 120 days to write plan which it will present to the state regarding how Read More…

Wellington superintendent announces resignation

John Nolan

WELLINGTON — John Nolan, superintendent of Wellington Schools for three years, announced that he is resigning because of health reasons. Nolan, 65, announced his resignation from his position as superintendent of Wellington Schools last week, two years before his contract is up. “I can’t give 100 percent any more,” Nolan said, adding that he won’t Read More…

NRG: Upgrade project making progress

AVON LAKE — Plans to convert the decades-old coal-burning power plant along Lake Erie to natural gas continue to move forward. Over the past several months, some landowners have expressed reluctance to grant NRG Energy Inc. easements for construction of a 20-mile, 24-inch underground pipeline. The pipeline will start in southern Lorain County at a Read More…

Graco recalls nearly 5 million strollers after fingertip amputations

This undated photo provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission shows Travelmate Model Stroller from Graco Children's Products. The stroller is being recalled because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. (AP Photo/United States Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Graco recalled nearly 5 million strollers Thursday after 11 reports of finger injuries, including six fingertip amputations. The company recalled 11 models of Graco and Century branded strollers and travel systems with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. The strollers were made from August 2000 to Sept. 25, 2014. The Read More…

5 family members killed on ‘dream trip’ to Disney

This photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows the wreckage of a sport utility vehicle that was involved in an accident that killed five people in Calhoun, La., Thursday. A 16-year-old boy driving relatives from Texas to a vacation in Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Louisiana State Police)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their “dream trip” was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night, their SUV veered off Read More…

Live Feed: Regional football final, Midview vs. Nordonia

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In a battle of unbeatens, No. 1 Midview (12-0) plays No. 2 Nordonia (12-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday Judy Kirsch Field at AutoMart Stadium, 3581 Center Road, Brunswick, in the Division II Regional Final. The winner will advance to the Division II state semifinal on Nov. 28. You can listen to the broadcast of the game on Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Nov. 21

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What’s next for Obama on immigration  Despite Republican opposition, the president heads to Las Vegas to sell his executive actions on reform as good politics and good policy.  2. Another Bill Cosby accuser comes forward  Therese Serignese, Read More…

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington Thursday. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy, affecting as many as 5 million people. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration laws in Read More…

Lakewood man takes plea deal in Grafton Twp. horse neglect case

A recovering Big Red takes an apple from Greg Willey, director of the Friendship APL of Lorain County, on Thursday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A Lakewood man pleaded out Thursday to two counts of abandoning animals for failing to care for two malnourished horses that were rescued from a Grafton Township farm in May. Mahmoud Abukhalil, 41, could receive up to 90 days in jail on each of the two second-degree misdemeanor charges when he is sentenced Read More…