May 25, 2016

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Recovering addicts endorse drug courts

Danielle had spent much of her adult life in and out of jails and detox centers. She was sitting in jail one night in 2013 after being arrested on three felony and several misdemeanor charges when she had a realization. “What was going to be different when I got out of prison? Nothing. Nothing was Read More…

Westfield Center officials oppose ‘noxious’ smells from Central Processing Facility

Westfield Center officials are turning up their noses at a proposed waste mall. Mayor Thomas Horwedel presented a resolution at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday, which expressed concerns that any expansion to the nearby Central Processing Facility could increase “noxious” smells some say are emanating from the facility. “The village of Westfield Center is opposed Read More…

Ohio unemployment rate ticked up in April, now at 5.2 percent

COLUMBUS — Officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose again in April as 13,600 jobs were lost over the month. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that the state unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in April, up from 5.1 percent in March. February’s rate was 5 percent. The number of workers unemployed Read More…

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Despite earlier reports plane was found, search continues in Mediterranean for missing EgyptAir flight

CAIRO — The search continued on Friday for missing EgyptAir flight 804, which disappeared from the radar while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo. Authorities were scouring a wide area south of the Greek island of Crete to search for wreckage, over 24 hours after the Airbus 320 lost contact. France, Greece, Read More…

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Ohio General Assembly votes to remove cap on alcohol content in beer

COLUMBUS — In a move that would allow craft brewers the freedom to make boozier beers, Ohio lawmakers have voted to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer that’s been on the books since just after Prohibition. Ohio legislators this week followed the lead of other states in voting to get rid of the Read More…

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Masons flower sale includes arts and craft show in Lodi

Colorful flower blooms are blanketing the heavily shaded block of Lodi Square through Saturday, thanks to Masons from Harrisville Lodge No. 137 in Lodi. The Masons have been holding the annual flower sale for a decade. This year, the fundraiser, which runs 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day, kicked off Thursday morning, along with a Read More…

Fire damages Qualiform Inc. in Wadsworth

A Wednesday night fire at Wadsworth’s Qualiform Inc. caused about $100,000 in damages. No one was injured in the blaze that was reported at 10:20 p.m. at 689 Weber Road. The scene was cleared at 1:45 a.m. Thursday morning after Seville, Rittman, Chippewa and Sterling fire departments were called to assist Wadsworth’s 16 firefighters. Qualiform Read More…

More Medina County entities join Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s transparency effort

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is encouraging all government entities in the state to join his Ohiocheckbook.com program. The latest in Medina County to join were the villages of Spencer and Westfield Center, Black River school district and Chatham Township. They were on hand Thursday at a media gathering at the Spencer Municipal Building, 109 N. Read More…

Veteran CBS newsman Morley Safer dead at 84

NEW YORK — Morley Safer, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans’ view of the war, died Thursday, according to Kevin Tedesco, a CBS News publicist. No Read More…

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Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees underscores importance of this year’s election

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees is a splashy reminder that the 2016 presidential election could determine the direction of the high court for years to come. The presumptive Republican nominee on Wednesday named 11 federal and state court judges as potential replacements for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, any of Read More…

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