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10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Aug. 26

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama addresses veteran’s meeting The president is speaking at the American Legion National Convention months after a VA hospital crisis rocked his administration. 2. Israel targets more high-rises in Gaza The Israeli military is destroying multi-story buildings Read More…

UPDATED: 4 college students killed in Willoughby Hills plane crash

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The four men killed in a fiery plane crash in Ohio were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, including three members of the varsity wrestling team, school officials said Tuesday. The three wrestlers were identified as 20-year-old Lucas Marcelli of Massillon, Ohio, 18-year-old Abraham Pishevar of Rockville, Maryland, and 18-year-old Read More…

Second suspect arrested in cell phone rape case

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LORAIN — A Lorain man suspected of filming on his cell phone a man being beaten and ordered to have sex with another man has been arrested. Sherman R. Smith was arrested and charged with attempted rape Monday. Smith, 19, of the 3500 block of Denver Avenue, is accused in a June incident, police Detective Read More…

Midview Schools bus drivers navigate state Route 57 obstacle

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GRAFTON — Despite headaches and frustration by drivers in the village contending with congestion posed by the state Route 57 construction, roadwork did not cause any major issues for Midview Schools buses on the first day of classes. Midview Superintendent Scott Goggin said things went smoothly for the district’s 27 buses in getting about 2,000 Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools district raises lunch prices

SHEFFIELD — A 25-cent increase goes a long way to generating revenue but not enough to cover what it costs to make and serve a school lunch in Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools. The district’s Board of Education approved an increase Monday night in the cost of school lunches by 25 cents. Lunch will now cost $3 Read More…

Worker investigated for allegedly taking scaffolding

ELYRIA — For the second time this year, a Lorain County maintenance worker is under investigation for allegedly taking county property without permission. A letter informing Richard Reiman of a disciplinary hearing, which took place last week, stated that he was accused of leaving work without permission June 20 after removing scaffolding. He also is Read More…

Avon Lake unveils revised credit card policy

AVON LAKE — City officials have reviewed the city’s credit card policy after the mayor’s secretary resigned for misuse of a credit card. Elizabeth Gedeon, who worked as Mayor Greg Zilka’s secretary for 2½ years, resigned in July after it came to the attention of the Finance Department that she had been using a city Read More…

Homeowner faces drug charge after break-in

ELYRIA — A home break-in and a quick capture of the suspects led police to another investigation Thursday when they found a marijuana-growing operation inside the home that was broken into. Corey Phillips, 35, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession Monday after police said they found marijuana inside his home on the 400 block of Read More…

Lorain police advise resident against overnight frozen chicken sales

LORAIN – The attempted early morning frozen chicken sale may have just been a front. A woman called police around 7:30 a.m. Friday after she woke up to find a green lunch bag with her social security card and credit cards missing from her unlocked car. The woman told police the bag went missing after Read More…

Video: Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen completes Ice Bucket Challenge

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AVON — Mayor Bryan Jensen did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sunday afternoon, challenging State Senator Gayle Manning, the Lorain County Commissioners and mayors of North Ridgeville, Sheffield Village, Sheffield Lake, Avon Lake and Westlake. Jensen’s wife Kimberley and daughter Brittney Reising dumped the bucket on Jensen. Reising’s dog, Pasley, can be seen dumping something Read More…