June 29, 2016

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10 things to know, Thursday, June 23

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Who staged a sit-in at Congress over guns Rebellious Democrats hold an extraordinary around-the-clock protest on the House floor in a failed attempt to demand votes on gun-control bills, shouting down Speaker Paul Ryan when he attempted Read More…

BREAKING: Supreme Court deadlocks, effectively blocking Obama immigration plan

WASHINGTON — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency. A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the Read More…

Richardson convicted in rape of 12-year-old girl

ELYRIA — A jury convicted Demetrius Richardson of rape Wednesday for having sex with a 12-year-old girl despite his insistence that he didn’t know her true age. Jurors deliberated a little more than an hour Tuesday before breaking for the day. They discussed the case for about an hour Wednesday before deciding on the guilty Read More…

Police say Pittsfield Township search uncovered body of Lorain man

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Police found human remains believed to be those of a Lorain man who disappeared nearly 14 years ago. Lorain police, along with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Bureau of Criminal Identification Crime Scene Unit began surveyed portions of a field at 15290 Quarry Road on Tuesday afternoon and Read More…

Wellington rededicates memorial to firefighter

WELLINGTON — Buzzy, as Cathy Anderson calls her eldest son who drowned a decade ago while attempting to rescue two teenagers from flood waters, lives on in the memories of Wellington residents as a hero. On Wednesday, the 10-year anniversary of Allan “Buz” Anderson’s death, his mother shared how her son’s strength and love has Read More…

County commissioners will approve Grafton annexation — because they have to

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners will have little choice but to approve the annexation of a narrow strip of land from Eaton Township to Grafton when they meet to discuss the issue July 5, Commissioner Ted Kalo said Wednesday. “It’s an automatic thing,” Kalo said. “We have to approve it.” Eaton Township has vehemently opposed Read More…

LeBron says ‘This is the happiest time of my life’ as team, fans celebrate Cavs’ title

CLEVELAND — The way Cavaliers general manager David Griffin sees it, “The Drive,” “The Shot” and “The Fumble” — all infamous plays in Cleveland’s professional sports history —now have been replaced by “The Block, “The Three” and “The ‘D’.” None of the million-plus people — some estimates were as high as 1.3 million — at Read More…

Fans come from all corners to salute Cavs

Lisa Roberson and Katie Nix The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — Wall-to-wall people — some 10 deep along the street — crowded city streets Wednesday to pay homage to the historic win Sunday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers toppled the Golden State Warriors to claim the NBA championship. It was a party unlike the estimated 1 million Read More…

Next year has finally come: Fans couldn’t stay away from Cavs’ parade

CLEVELAND — Tiffany Lopez, 26, of Lorain, wasn’t going to miss the largest parade in Cleveland history. She drove to Ohio City and walked across the bridge to downtown Cleveland. She said it was a 3.2-mile trip on foot. “I’m super excited,” she said. “I’m proud for the city. Our ‘next year’ has finally come. Read More…

Police: Search uncovers body in Pittsfield Township field

PITTSFIELD TWP. – Lorain police believe they have found the remains of missing person Clarence William Thomas in a farm field along Quarry Road. Thomas went missing in 2002 and was last seen with Michael York, who left the state before being interviewed by officers because he had outstanding warrants in Lorain County, according to Read More…