September 2, 2015

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Debate drama: GOP candidates await announcement of who takes stage at Q

WASHINGTON — They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox News announces which 10 presidential hopefuls can participate and the exclusive club will feature notable omissions. Read More…

Wolfey’s to host debate watch party

ELYRIA — Wolfey’s Bistro and Pub will host a watch party for the Republican Presidential Debate starting at 8 p.m. Thursday. The debate — as well as next year’s Republican National Convention — will be at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

Elyria-Lorain roads outrank Cleveland’s

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Most likely, Cleveland-area drivers won’t be surprised that the area ranked sixth out of 25 major cities for cities with the worst roads. TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., released the results Thursday of a study using 2013 Federal Highway Administration data on road conditions. According to the report, 28 percent Read More…

Reputed gangster out on bail after Cleveland arrest

CLEVELAND — A reputed member of the Gambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti was freed on a personal bond Friday after his arrest earlier this week on charges related to an alleged $3 million scam involving stolen cars and scrap metal. Carmine “The Bull” Agnello, 55, of Bentleyville, appeared in a Cleveland Read More…

Group chosen to pick Cleveland police advisory commission

CLEVELAND — Two pastors and directors of an LGBT center and a community development group are part of an 11-person panel that will select a commission who will be responsible for making recommendations on how Cleveland police officers can build better relationships with the communities they serve. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced his picks for Read More…

Court dismisses prosecutors’ appeal of Brelo case

CLEVELAND — An Ohio court has dismissed an appeal filed by prosecutors after the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer charged in the fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects in 2012. Cuyahoga County prosecutors conceded the verdict couldn’t be reversed, but said there were serious legal errors and wanted the judge who acquitted 31-year-old Michael Read More…

86-year-old veteran says he’s going to run for Congress

WESTLAKE — Norbert Dennerll always had political aspirations, and he’s no stranger to coming up short in his bids for public office. He’s previously run for sheriff, Congress and president, but Dennerll, 86, isn’t ready to call it quits just yet. The Elyria resident and Marine Corps veteran, who’s receiving physical therapy at Lifecare Center Read More…

Activists aren’t waiting for investigation, seek charges in Tamir Rice killing

CLEVELAND — A group of civil rights leaders and activists, impatient with the pace of justice, plan to submit affidavits Tuesday that ask a judge to decide if there’s probable cause to charge two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun. If a judge agrees, members Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, June 1

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Surveillance powers lapse while Senate debates House bill Republican Sen. Rand Paul stands in the way of extending the program, angering his GOP colleagues and frustrating intelligence officials. Some civil liberties groups cheer him. 2. How long Read More…

Old rape kits, four brave women bring serial rapist to justice

CLEVELAND — When Stacey Fifer arrived at the prison one day last September, she was carrying four old photos of women, strangers to one another but bound by terrifying memories of the same man. The criminal investigator had strong suspicions Dwayne Wilson was that man. A letter from the state crime lab had linked Wilson’s Read More…