April 23, 2014

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Snowden: I’ll fight extradition

Edward Snowden, who says he leaked National Security Agency secrets, told Hong Kong media Wednesday that he intended to remain in the self-ruled Chinese territory and fight extradition to the United States. “I have had many opportunities to flee Hong Kong, but I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, Read More…

North Ridgeville killing of kittens in protested

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — About 20 people protested Wednesday the killing of five kittens by a humane officer. “We want to continue to speak out about the injustice being done,” said Kelly Smick, member of Lorain Pooch Patrol, which organized the rally. “What this officer did was totally out of line. I have been in (animal) Read More…

Brunswick police log for June 13

Complaint filed about raccoons BRUNSWICK — Police received a complaint filed at the station Thursday from James Slane, 1602 Scarborough Drive, about his backyard neighbor, Lou Barta, 1609 Wiltshire Drive, concerning raccoons. Slane told police that Barta has been feeding raccoons for the past 15 to 20 years and that the animals have been a Read More…

Accused Cleveland kidnapper, rapist pleads not guilty

A man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday to hundreds of rape and kidnapping charges, and the defense hinted at avoiding a trial with a plea deal if the death penalty were ruled out. The death penalty is in play because among the accusations Read More…

Injuries reported in crash on state Route 18

Last updated: June 13, 10:12 a.m. SHARON, GRANGER TWPS. — A two-vehicle crash on state Route 18 between Interstate 71 and Ridge Road this morning closed a portion of the road and sent victims to hospitals in ambulances and helicopters, according to the State Highway Patrol. Troopers closed Route 18 for about two hours this Read More…

Elmer H. Botz

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Elmer H. Botz, 93, of Lorain, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He was born June 10, 1920 in Cleveland, to Adolph and Anna Botz. Elmer graduated from Hinckley High School and lived most of his adult life in Medina County. Elmer was self-employed for a time and retired from the trucking Read More…

Robert F. Porter

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Robert F. Porter, 27, of Medina, passed away suddenly Sunday, June 9, 2013. Bob was born July 25, 1985 in Cleveland. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was disabled in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bob attended Medina High School and the Medina County Career Center. He was an avid marksman and loved Read More…