Seville might expand

By LISA HLAVINKA | Staff Writer
SEVILLE — The village will be 103 acres larger if council next month approves an agreement annexing land from Guilford and Westfield townships.
Stan Scheetz, attorney for the petitioners, said the annexation is nearly complete, pending agreement on the final plan by village council.
The request for annexation came from businesses and […]

Indians: Lee looking to make more history in 2009

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Stretched out on a chair in front of his locker, Cliff Lee delicately balanced a laptop computer on his thighs. Scratching his head, the AL’s reigning Cy Young Award winner plotted his next move in an online chess game before heading outside for another day of spring training. […]

Lorain needs to cut $280,000 more from budget

LORAIN — The city’s financial outlook already was bleak by the time City Council learned that another $280,000 would have to be cut from this year’s budget.
At a committee meeting Monday night, city Auditor Ron Mantini told Council that additional revenue from the courts that he had included into the budget was not […]

UAW reaches health care trust fund deal with Ford

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union said Monday it reached a tentative deal with Ford Motor Co. on how the company will fund a trust that will pay retiree health care expenses.
The union says that a 2007 agreement with the automaker about funding for the union-run trust had been modified.
Ford […]

State approves settlement in Ohio AG scandal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state panel has approved a $500,000 settlement for two women whose sexual harassment claims led to last year’s resignation of former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.
The decision Monday by the Controlling Board gives payments of $247,500 a piece to Cindy Stankoski and […]

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ wins 8 Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Slumdog Millionaire” took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film’s unlikely rise to Hollywood’s summit.
The other top winners: Kate Winslet, best actress for the Holocaust-themed drama “The Reader”; Sean Penn, best actor for the title role […]

Manns sentenced today to 3 years in prison

ELYRIA — Drew Manns, the suspect in the fire last week that did $1 million in damage to Lorain County Community College, was sentenced today to three years in prison for an escape charge as well as other charges he had already pleaded guilty to.
The sentencing of Manns, 24, stemmed from charges filed against him […]

‘Slumdog’ rules Oscars with 8 prizes, best picture

LOS ANGELES — “Slumdog Millionaire” took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film’s unlikely rise to Hollywood’s summit.
The other top winners: Kate Winslet, best actress for the Holocaust-themed drama “The Reader”; Sean Penn, best actor for the […]

LCCC library to open today

LORAIN — The Lorain County Community College library will open today at noon.
A spokeswoman for the college said the Barbara and Mike Bass Library and Community Resource Center did not suffer any smoke damage from Wednesday night’s fire and will be fully operational.
“The building was not impacted by the fire itself […]