February 9, 2016

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Bernie Sanders makes stop in Cleveland

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

State approves language for ResponsibleOhio marijuana amendment

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has approved ballot language proposed by ResponsibleOhio that would legalize marijuana in the state. It’s the first hurdle the investor-backed organization needs to clear in its effort to put a constitutional amendment before voters in November. Although DeWine opposes legalization, his role in the certification process was to determine if Read More…

Ohio’s marijuana legalization ballot proposal revised to include home grow

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Ohioans would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants for personal use under a revised constitutional amendment proposed by ResponsibleOhio. The initial draft ballot language for the marijuana legalization amendment, released last week, hadn’t allowed people to grow their own plants, a restriction that drew criticism from other pro-marijuana advocates. “After extensive conversations Read More…

Facebook post lands a Lorain man back in prison

A Lorain man released early from a three-year prison sentence for killing an Elyria man in a car crash is fighting a Cuyahoga County judge’s order late last month that returned him to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. Ryan Fye was ordered back to prison after the family of William Fekete, who Read More…