Plain Dealer Front Page July 26, 2013

This morning’s headlines close a celebrated case from a couple of years ago, add the pop of a police paintball gun to the uproar over the canceled Heights Coventry Arts Festival, and reveal what might have been all of a tenant’s possessions, dumped on the lawn of an outraged Elyria landowner, all just below.

Also, Kent State has gone after not only former coach Geno Ford but also the college that hired him; Summit County townships may try to ban panhandling; and the resurgence of bicycling leads Kent to try to get cyclists off sidewalks (local uproars).

Compact-fluorescent bulbs don’t live up to their promises to last long, consumers say (wider issues), while anti-abortion groups are adding opposition to same-sex marriage to their mission statements. And the Medina Gazette says infant mortality in Ohio is among the worst in the United States.  There’s lots to read this morning.

Convicted killer dies in prison (Man who had argued he was too fat for execution dies of other causes. He had won clemency because of questions about his legal representation. Chronicle-Telegram)

Police respond to several disturbance reports following parish festival: South Euclid Police Blotter
(Officer with “pepperball” — pepper-filled paintball — launcher fires
four shots toward crowd at fight near Sacred Heart of Jesus event. This
event helped persuade Cleveland Heights to cancel its Coventry
festival.)

Interstate 77 in Stark County reopens after suicide threat (Someone threatens to jump off highway bridge at Football Hall of Fame, snarls traffic. Beacon Journal)

Man cited for leaving four cats, dog in car: Seven Hills Police Blotter (Sun News. Police said he explained his house had a flea problem, so he was keeping animals in car.)

Elyria man arrives home to find giant pile of trash in front yard
(Morning Journal says someone emptied the contents of a house into a
truck, made his way to a long Elyria driveway and dumped the mess.)
| Elyria family displeased about being dumped upon (Chronicle-Telegram)

The (rest of the) Crime Scene this morning

Controversies: The Kent Coach Case

Local uproars

  • Willowick Targeting Scavengers After Flood (WJW Channel 8)
  • Ashtabula Iron and Metal ordered to remove more than 120,000 tires by Sept. 9 (Star Beacon)
  • Ordinance could ban panhandling in Summit County’s townships (WKSU-FM)
  • Sidewalk Biking Illegal; Signs May be Posted Downtown (Kent Patch)
  • Plans for Cedar Fairmount festival in Cleveland Heights moving forward following cancellation of last weekend’s Coventry event (Sun News) 

Wider issues: CFLs, ODOT, Internet cafes, same-sex marriage

Common Core, an emerging issue

Around Northeast Ohio

  • Summit County attempts to smooth transition for foster kids aging out of the system (Beacon Journal)
  • Obama plans to appoint former Ohio Congresswoman Sutton to oversea the St. Lawrence seaway (WKSU-FM)

  • Charters Schools Struggle to Find Space to Operate (StateImpact Ohio)

  • Ohio infant mortality rate among worst in U.S. (Medina Gazette)

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