|News - News Blog|
|Monday, 15 February 2010 10:57|
Here's a look at some of the stories we're following today:
No NEO Dems on the statewide ballot It's the first time in over 70 years that no Cleveland-area politicians will be Democratic ticket. The party says they're not abandoning Cleveland, but that the party has gained strength in other areas, especially the Columbus area. Seems like a smart move by the Dems considering their recent trouble in this area.
Settlement for wrongly accused man Robert McClendon will get $1.1 million. He was convicted of rape and spent 18 years in prison before DNA tests cleared his name. McClendon says that he is grateful for the settlement but it doesn't make up for the time spent in prison.
Lorain number 1 in Spanish-Speakers About 1 in 7 Lorain residents speak Spanish, and that is the highest percentage of any city in Ohio, according to the US Census Bureau. The rest of the top 5 are Cleveland, Columbus, Lakewood, and Fairfield.
Olympic Update The US Women's Hockey Team got off to a hot start yesterday, making short work of the Chinese team 12-1. Brooklyn Heights native Kelli Stack scored a goal and had an assist, and Sheffield Village resident Brianne McLaughlin had one save and gave up one goal in 8 minutes of work in the net at the end of the game. The US leads the medal count going into Day 4 with 6. Medals will be handed out today in the men's 500m speed skating, men's halfpipe, pairs figure skating (free skate is tonight), cross country women's 10k and men's 15k, and men's downhill skiing.
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