June 27, 2016

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50 dead in Orlando nightclub shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. The attack left at least 50 people dead, making it the worst mass shooting in American history. Authorities were investigating it as an act Read More…

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30 bands expected to play neighborhood party on South Court Street in Medina

Lawns, porches and garages on South Court Street in Medina will be turned into mini-concert arenas today. As many as 30 bands are expected for the third-annual Rockin’ the Court scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Each home will host two or three bands for the free neighborhood party sponsored by the South Court Street Read More…

Mahoning County Sheriff seeks body scanner after jail fentanyl overdoses

YOUNGSTOWN — A northeast Ohio sheriff’s office is asking county officials to buy a $200,000 body scanner after two inmates recently overdosed on fentanyl smuggled into the county jail by a third inmate. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that the administrator for the Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown told county commissioners Thursday that the jail “dodged Read More…

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Valley City bicyclist critically hurt after being struck by car in Columbia Township

COLUMBIA TWP. — A bicyclist was critically injured after being struck by a car Thursday evening on a stretch of winding country road. Rodney Harms, 64, of Valley City, was traveling south on state Route 252 shortly before 7:30 p.m. when an Oldsmobile sedan driven by Bradley Denington, 20, of Spencer, struck him just south Read More…

Medina man gets 7 years for making meth with infant present

A Medina man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for making methamphetamine in an apartment where investigators found a 2-year-old child. Jerry Canfield, 37, pleaded no contest to seven counts of illegal manufacture of drugs and one count of endangering children after the Medina County Drug Task Force raided his apartment Jan. 6 Read More…

Credit card skimmers found at gas station in Medina Township

Medina Township police are investigating “three or four incidents” of a credit card skimmer used at a gas station pump this week. Chief David Arbogast said several credit cards were reported “compromised” and “a common thread was the Circle K” at 3809 Pearl Road. The device was found clipped inside the credit card reader inside Read More…

Man with sword, machete arrested after standoff

A six-hour standoff ended Thursday when a SWAT team entered the home of a Harrisville Township man armed with a machete, handgun and sword. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an incident at a home on the 10300 block of Crawford Road shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday. A neighbor reported resident Read More…

Federal judge says ‘golden week’ voting must be reinstated for November

COLUMBUS — A federal judge in Ohio has refused to delay enforcement of a ruling that restored certain early voting opportunities for the November general election. U.S. District Judge Michael Watson also agreed in a ruling Thursday to stay the earlier decision for the Aug. 2 special election while an appeal is pending, but kept Read More…

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Famous can be found at NBA Finals game — as well as the obscure, but entertaining

The NBA Finals are like the Academy Awards. You never know who you’re going to run into. Before Game 3 Wednesday, fans were overwhelmed by the sight of Layzie Bone, a Cleveland hip-hop artist from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. His given name is Steven Howse. The 41-year-old released “Cleveland is the City (Layzie Bone Song),” which became Read More…

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Hillary revels in historic primary win, turns attention toward combating Trump in general election

NEW YORK — Powered by a solid triumph in California, Hillary Clinton declared victory in her yearlong battle for the heart of the Democratic Party, seizing her place in history and setting out on the difficult task of fusing a fractured party to confront Donald Trump. Clinton cruised to easy victories in four of the Read More…

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