May 27, 2015

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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…

Final Cedar Point riverboat rides up for auction

SANDUSKY — The final rides on a long-running Cedar Point attraction are being sold to the highest bidders. The northern Ohio amusement park will run its Paddlewheel Excursion boats for the last times on Labor Day. The riverboats that have given more than 47 million rides since the early 1960s will be replaced for next Read More…

New search engine for Ohio public worker pay

CLEVELAND — The state treasurer’s website now features a search engine for looking up the salaries of Ohio public employees. Visitors to ohiotreasurer.gov can plug in a first and last name to see what a state employee is making this year, or what mayors, teachers and other local government employees were paid as recently as Read More…

Ironmen game rained out

Tonight’s game at the Pipe Yard between the Lorain County Ironmen and the Butler Blue Sox has been rained out. It will be made up as a double header on July 25 with game No. 1 starting at 5 p.m. with two, seven-inning games.

State officials: Three bids in for for-sale prisons

The state has received three bids for the purchase and operation of five Ohio prisons a day after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the state’s massive $56 billion budget bill, which calls for privatization of prisons including a pair in Lorain County. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced Friday afternoon that it had Read More…

Ohio Senate committee drops voter photo plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate panel on Wednesday dropped from a broader package of election law changes a provision that would have required voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot in person. Lawmakers moved to delete the proposal a day after the state’s top elections official joined Democrats and the League Read More…

Kasich visits North Ridgeville plant

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Ohio Gov. John Kasich pushed his budget and other reforms during an appearance this afternoon at Kalt Manufacturing. He also fended off criticism from Sheffield Mayor John Hunter who complained Kasich is trying to balance the state’s budget at the expense of workers. Kasich countered that he is trying to bring the Read More…