August 2, 2014

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Officials consider future of empty Carlisle Township school

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The fate of East Carlisle School on Grafton Road is up in the air while Carlisle Township trustees ponder whether to renovate or demolish the aging building. The 85-year-old building is no longer suitable for public use, officials said. “We are trying to determine the most efficient way of taking care of that building,” Trustee Read More…

‘Moot’ order over courthouse keys now vacated

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge on Monday formally vacated his court order requiring the county commissioners to turn over the keys to the second floor of the old Lorain County Courthouse. Burge had said last week he considered the order moot since the county Adult Probation Department, which he and the Read More…

Former employee files lawsuit against Wellington Schools

WELLINGTON — A dispute that started more than a year ago between a former Wellington Schools employee and members of the school board culminated this month when the former employee filed a lawsuit against the school district. On July 17, Christopher Kamenski, a former curriculum director for Wellington Schools who has since taken a position Read More…

Driver hospitalized after one-vehicle crash

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An unidentified man was critically injured in a car crash at state Route 57 and Midway Boulevard in Elyria about 7:20 p.m. Monday. The man was driving south on Route 57 and failed to negotiate a curve onto Midway near the Lowe’s hardware store, fire Capt. Kevin Szabo said. The Kia sedan the man was Read More…

Ohio lawmakers want Common Core standards repealed

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the state House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers and communities. Reps. Matt Huffman, of Lima, and Andy Thompson, of Marietta, said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the Read More…

UPDATED: Ohio inspectors won’t investigate Cedar Point ride accident

In this May 4, 2006, file photo, people ride the Skyhawk at Cedar Point. The ride has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. (AP Photo/The Sandusky Register, Jason Werling, File)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s amusement ride inspectors won’t be conducting an official investigation into an accident at Cedar Point that injured at least two people, but will have to give the OK for the swing ride to reopen. The state only investigates accidents when someone is admitted to a hospital or stays overnight. Two Read More…

UPDATED: Tickets for LeBron James welcome home rally gone in hours

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AKRON — Turns out there will be a LeBron James party after all — and 30,000 free tickets to it were gobbled up in hours Monday. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold a Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally on Aug. 8 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. In Read More…

FitzGerald: Middle class, poor left behind

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald on Sunday accused Republican Gov. John Kasich of balancing the budget on the backs of local governments. Analyzing state statistics, One Ohio Now, a liberal policy group, estimates local governments and schools have lost $1.86 billion in state taxpayer aid between the 2010-11 fiscal year and 2014-15. That Read More…

2 injured in Cedar Point ride accident

In this May 4, 2006, file photo, people ride the Skyhawk at Cedar Point. The ride has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. (AP Photo/The Sandusky Register, Jason Werling, File)

SANDUSKY — An amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet is closed indefinitely after a cable snapped late Saturday, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride’s carriages disconnected. One rider was treated at a hospital and released. The other person was Read More…

Climate change strategy called a shell game

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  NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s energy leftovers to other parts of the world — where they create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing Read More…