June 30, 2015

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Bribery added to list of charges against parole officer

ELYRIA — A veteran state parole officer accused of trafficking in drugs is facing new charges for allegedly bribing and threatening a victim in the case. Michael Hoover, 50, was arrested Wednesday at his Grafton Township home on charges of intimidation, tampering with evidence and two counts of bribery, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino wrote Read More…

Lorain man charged after allegedly stalking detective

Edward Klingel

ELYRIA — A Lorain man is facing charges he threatened to kill police officers in a Facebook post and had particular information about a Lorain police detective who had investigated him. Edward Klingel, 36, was indicted this week on the rarely used charge of making a terroristic threat. That’s in addition to charges of inciting Read More…

Ohio House passes meningitis immunization requirement

COLUMBUS — Ohio students would have to be immunized against meningitis under a bill passed by the Legislature. The House approved it Thursday, sending it to the governor. If signed into law, it would require students to be immunized against meningococcal disease once they reach a certain age, which would be determined by the Ohio Read More…

Bribery charges added against parole officer

ELYRIA – The state parole officer accused of trafficking in drugs was arrested again on Wednesday for allegedly trying to bribe a victim in the case. Elyria police reported in a news release that Michael Hoover was charged with intimidation, tampering with evidence and two counts of bribery, “Hoover attempted to get the victim to Read More…

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds subsidies in Obamacare ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, June 25

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Who is the latest person arrested in prison break Prison guard Gene Palmer, who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped, faces arraignment. 2. Slain pastor’s legacy lives on Parishioners of Read More…

Ex-firefighter charged, accused of faked emergency calls (AUDIO)

Dean Evans

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A former South Amherst auxiliary firefighter is facing criminal charges for allegedly calling 911 to report a fake fire at the New Russia Township Hall in April. Dean Evans, who has been charged with inducing panic and making false alarms in Oberlin Municipal Court, told Lorain County sheriff’s deputies that he Read More…

In front of big crowd, Lorain school board hires Parma’s Graham

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LORAIN — Despite vociferous opposition from some attendees at the meeting, Board of Education members on Wednesday hired Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham to succeed retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker, effective Aug. 1. Board President Tony Dimacchia, board Vice President Bill Sturgill and board members Mitch Fallis and Tim Williams voted yes. Board member Jim Smith was Read More…

NEXUS surveyors to knock; deputies to accompany

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GRAFTON TWP. — Backers of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline have told residents that surveyors will enter private property even if property owners deny access. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a 36-inch diameter, high-pressure pipeline that will cross 11 counties and transport natural gas to the Dawn Energy hub in Ontario. Read More…

Wellington power halt delayed a day

WELLINGTON – The village has switched the date that it is turning off all power to Monday instead of Sunday. Last week, village officials confirmed that everyone who uses Wellington Electric will have their power turned off early in the morning Sunday while they work on fixing problem spots in the main energy feed line. Read More…