July 31, 2015

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Sheffield Lake man facing terrorism charges as Islamic State ally

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SHEFFIELD LAKE – A Sheffield Lake man was arrested this morning for attempting to support the Islamic State group, according to the FBI. Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi, 38, was arrested in North Olmsted Friday for the charge as well as possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and trafficking marijuana. Al-Ghazi, who changed his Read More…

First Lady Michelle Obama sends off Oberlin College graduates

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Oberlin College commencement on Monday morning, May 25. (KRISTIN BAUER / GAZETTE)

“I should be here today,” first lady Michelle Obama told the crowd gathered Monday morning on Oberlin’s Tappan Square. She wasn’t forsaking her time at Princeton University, nor was she pandering to a packed audience. Instead, Obama was acknowledging a history that helped shape the 182-year-old college. “Oberlin is likely the only college I could Read More…

Michelle Obama to speak at Oberlin College’s commencement

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Ten years of Oberlin College students’ work helping high school students achieve collegiate success caught the attention of the first lady of the United States. On May 25, Michelle Obama will give a speech at Oberlin College’s commencement where she will be presented with an honorary doctor of humanities degree. Her choice to come to Read More…

Brunswick School official included in search for new Wellington superintendent

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The Wellington Board of Education is looking outside the school district — and possibly to Brunswick Schools — for its next superintendent. The board met Tuesday to review, with community groups, three candidates up for consideration. They were chosen after an initial pool of 21 was whittled down to six by the Educational Service Center Read More…

LaGrange family files suit in caffeine powder death

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A LaGrange family is suing multiple national companies and an Ohio resident for supplying their son with the caffeine powder that killed him last May. Dennis Stiner, the father of Logan Stiner, filed a lawsuit Friday against companies such as Amazon.com and Hard Rhino, which manufactured or sold caffeine powder last year. Logan Stiner, 18, Read More…

Family gathers to remember pair who died in car, train crash

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LORAIN — Mufideh Al-Nimer knew food. She knew which dishes to prepare without salt and which to make kosher. She knew how to roll grape leaves into tasty Mediterranean dishes, and she knew how her five sons liked their sandwiches prepared. Every morning, the 78-year-old mother of 10 would wake up at 4 a.m. and Read More…

FDA again warns of caffeine powder danger

Following a meeting last week between the parents of a LaGrange teen who died from ingesting caffeine powder and members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA issued its second warning against the powder, which is easily available online. On Tuesday, Michael Landa, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Read More…

Bill would increase the number of addicts physicians could treat

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A key aspect of battling the growing heroin epidemic may lie in treating those already suffering from addiction. At least that’s the approach The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act aims to take. The act, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., last week and co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, would Read More…

Spencer man to receive Carnegie medal for saving car crash victims

Spencer resident Shane Robinson, with his wife, Brittney, was awarded a Carnegie Hero Medal on Wednesday for saving the lives of two people from a burning car last September in Huntington Township in Lorain County. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A man who saved the lives of two people when he pulled them out of a burning car in September will receive a national Carnegie medal for his act. Shane Robinson of Spencer will join a list of heroic recipients when he receives the Carnegie medal today. This year, Robinson is one of 22 people Read More…

As summer returns, so do the mayflies

Towns on the lake know this time of year well. It’s when mayflies emerge from the lake and surround buildings, houses and, especially, bright lights outside of restaurants and bars. In the past few weeks, the largely seasonal insects have been coming out in full force as a result of the early summer mating season. Read More…