April 29, 2016

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Sally Hudnutt, wife of Gazette’s late publisher, dies at 85

“She was a strong and loving mother,” said Sally Williams, one of Sally Hudnutt’s five children. Hudnutt, who was 85, died Thursday. George Hudnutt, publisher of The Gazette, said his mother was born in Lakewood, but grew up in Louisville, Ky., before heading to college at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she met her future husband. Read More…

Authorities ask for help identifying body

HUNTINGTON TWP. — A woman whose skeletal remains were found in an overgrown area off state Route 58 in Huntington Township went undiscovered for two to 20 years, authorities said at a news conference Thursday. “It could have been decades,” Chief Deputy Lorain County Coroner Frank Miller said. “It’s very difficult to estimate skeletons that Read More…

Kasich proud of gains made in Ohio since 2010

Surrounded by hulking CAT heavy equipment, Gov. John Kasich told a standing-room only crowd Tuesday that he was starting to gain traction in his presidential bid. “We did not rise in the polls based on somebody else’s terms,” Kasich said. “Our campaign is rising in the polls based on a vision and a positive message.” Read More…

Bernie Sanders makes stop in Cleveland

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders railed against the political and economic establishment he contends has failed the middle class during a campaign appearance Monday. Thousands of people packed into the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University to cheer on the U.S. senator from Vermont as he called for a “political revolution.” Although Sanders has focused Read More…

BREAKING: Results delayed statewide as Hamilton County polls stay open

COLUMBUS – A directive just issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will keep poll results from being released until after 9 p.m. The directive came after a court order requiring Hamilton County to keep its polls open until 9 p.m. was handed down because of problems there. In a news release, Josh Eck, a spokesman Read More…

Ohio Rights Group now supporting Issue 3

John Pardee, president of the Ohio Rights Group, has long been a critic of Responsible­Ohio’s plan to legalize marijuana, but he said Tuesday he and his organization are formally backing Issue 3, which will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. Pardee and his Columbus-based group have pushed their own medical marijuana constitutional amendment, which didn’t Read More…

Former Medina County resident faces federal child porn charges

A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for Read More…

Rural Lorain County Water Authority pension plan under review

A proposed retirement incentive plan for Rural Lorain County Water Authority workers was sent back to committee by the water board Wednesday. After a presentation of how the plan would work by a representative of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, board members decided they needed to hammer out exactly how the program would work Read More…

Water authority retirement proposal moves to full board

The possible return of an old retirement incentive plan for Rural Lorain County Water Authority workers passed its first major hurdle Wednesday night. At a joint meeting of Rural Water’s Personnel and Executive Committee in LaGrange, members voted 13 to 2 to have the full board consider the controversial proposal at a meeting next month. Read More…

Rural Lorain Water Authority retirement program may make comeback

The Rural Lorain County Water Authority is considering bringing back a discontinued retirement incentive program in which the organization buys additional years of service for employees to speed up their access to retirement benefits and increases the value of their pensions. The program paid out nearly $1.9 million on behalf of 15 Rural Water workers Read More…