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Safety Tips for Winter Driving in Cleveland

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:38pm Written by:

We all know that the best way to avoid hazardous winter driving conditions is not to drive at all. Unfortunately, our busy work and holiday schedules alike make this nearly impossible to avoid. When Cleveland’s winter hits, it is especially important to be prepared for the craziest weather conditions. Here are some tips for driving […]

Woman Whose Feet Were Amputated in Alleged Medical Malpractice Gets Her Day in Court

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7:17pm Written by:

Stacey Galette, 32, will finally get her day in a Brooklyn courtroom after both of her feet were amputated in an alleged medical malpractice case. In 2009, Galette underwent a gynecological operation and claimed the surgeons punctured her intestine during the procedure, which ended up causing blood poisoning and a massive infection. As a result […]

Victim Who Lost Face in Chimp Attack Sought $50 Million

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:20pm Written by:

Charla Nash, the woman who lost her face and hands when a friend’s chimpanzee attacked her, will receive a $4 million settlement in the lawsuit filed after the attack. Her attorney stated that the amount is far less than needed to cover a lifetime of medical care. Nash had originally sought $50 million from Sandra […]

Toyota to Recall 2.8 Million Vehicles Due to Glitch in Steering

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 4:55pm Written by:

Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it is to recall 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including some of its popular hybrid Prius cars, due to a steering glitch and water pump problems. This is the carmaker’s second multi-million-vehicle recall in just over a month. Toyota stated that the defects had caused no accidents and could each be […]

Jon Husted Bashed by Federal Judge for Unconstitutional Change to Ohio Election Rules

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:55pm Written by:

Ohio’s elections chief, Jon Husted, has been blasted by a federal judge questioning his motives on creating new vote-counting rules that would violate Ohio state law just days before the Presidential election on November 6. District Judge Algenon Marbley stated through his 17-page ruling that a directive on counting the provisional ballots that Jon Husted […]

Gabby Giffords’ Shooter Gets 7 Life Sentences for Tucson Shooting Rampage

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:13pm Written by:

Jared Lee Loughner, the man who killed six people and wounded 13 others in a shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, was recently sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences, followed by 140 years in prison. Three months ago, Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges with an agreement for guaranteed life in prison without the option […]

Monster Energy Drinks Named in Death Reports by the FDA

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:34pm Written by:

In the past year, Monster Beverage Corporation has been cited in the deaths of five people, according to some incident reports that physicians and companies have submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reports stated that the five victims had all consumed Monster energy drinks prior to their death. These incidents, which […]

The Cleveland Indians Settle a Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Caused by Collapse of Inflatable Slide

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 3:08pm Written by:

The Cleveland Indians have reached a settlement with the widow of Douglas Johnson, 54, of Pennsylvania, who died nine days after being struck by an inflatable slide outside of Progressive Field. The Indians have chosen not to disclose the amount for which the settlement was reached. The widow also received a judgment of $3.5 million […]

Ohioans Denied Early-Voting Appeal by U.S. Supreme Court

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:28pm Written by:

Boards of elections across Ohio were ordered to open their doors to in-person, early voters the weekend before the election by Ohio’s election chief after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the latest appeal on early voting. All Ohio voters will be able to vote in-person on November 3, 4, and 5.These dates […]

Early Voting Reinstated in Ohio for the 2012 Presidential Election

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 3:35pm Written by:

A federal court appeal was reinstated on October 5 to allow voters in Ohio to vote in-person and without an excuse three days before Election Day on November 6. The three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled in a case targeting a state law that ends early voting for most […]


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