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Updated: Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Cleveland Clinic, using one of the nation's best known hospitals to make a final public push for Medicaid expansion Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio legislative panel granted a request Monday from the governor to allow federal dollars to be spent on an expansion of Medicaid that would give health coverage to thousands more residents. Ohio recently received approval from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled. Read More…

Advocates push for medicinal marijuana in Ohio

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OBERLIN — John Pardee didn’t see many good options after his son was involved in a near-death car crash in January 2008. Pardee’s son survived, but doctors said he would have to manage the pain from his injuries for the rest of his life. Pardee said his son only had one option — to take Read More…

Furloughs, closures begin as shutdown affects Ohio

John Carano, 65, walks on a trail at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tuesday in Valley View. The effects of the federal shutdown began rippling across Ohio on Tuesday morning, with a national military museum and national park closing and thousands of federal employees going on furlough. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CINCINNATI — The impact of the partial federal government shutdown began rippling across Ohio on Tuesday, with a national military museum and national park closing and thousands of federal employees going on furlough. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Cleveland and Akron both closed Read More…

High School Football: Week 5 Final Scores

Week 5 Football

 

Lorain County sees record-high temperatures

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No question, Tuesday was a hot, hot, hot day. How hot? Well, the 96-degree reading was scorching enough to shatter the date’s previous high of 93 degrees set in 1964. The 96-degree mark was hit at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and at Lorain County Regional Airport, according to Martin Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Read More…

Human remains found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

  PENINSULA (AP) — Hikers found a jawbone in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park and searchers then found additional human remains including a partial skull. The discovery of the human remains and clothing was under investigation Tuesday as a possible homicide in the park located between Cleveland and Akron. The investigation involves the National Park Read More…

Two prison guards on leave during suicide probe

COLUMBUS (AP) — State prison officials have placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro. Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the two guards were on duty in the prison unit where Castro hanged himself. Smith said Tuesday the two are on paid Read More…

Ohio Lottery drops support of Scripps spelling bee

Despite record sales, the Ohio Lottery has stopped paying the $115 registration fees for schools taking part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which includes participants in the Educational Service Center of Lorain County/Chronicle-Telegram Spelling Bee. Last month, the lottery announced sales of $2.73 billion, the 11th straight year of record sales. A record $771 Read More…

South Carolina knocks Kent State out of College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Roth pitched a two-hitter and two-time defending national champion South Carolina eliminated Kent State from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory Thursday. The game had been postponed by rain Wednesday. The Gamecocks (47-18) play again Thursday night against Arkansas. They need two wins over the Razorbacks to advance Read More…

Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting Co. sells WNWV

ELYRIA – The Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting Co. has reached a deal to sell one of its radio stations, WNWV-107.3 FM, to Akron-based Rubber City Radio Group. The agreement still needs to receive approval from the Federal Communications Commission before the sale can formally take place, said Paul Martin, president and CEO of Lorain County Printing and Read More…