Archive for July, 2013

Budget talks follow proposal

A committee of the City-County Council approved a proposal to provide $535,000 to the Marion County Sheriff's Department, but not before a discussion of dire circumstances in the entire county budget. Read more at www.WISHTV.com

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Blackwell named parks and recreation superintendent

Stephon Blackwell, who has served in two executive roles with Mayor Kevin Smith's administration over the past year, is now back to one.

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PD employees honor their own

When laid off Plain Dealer employees were called Wednesday morning and told not to come in to work, they didn't have the opportunity to say goodbye to each other.

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We could have done more, says Montreal, Maine & Atlantic CEO

Ed Burkhardt, the embattled chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, admits his company could have done more to prevent the train derailment and explosions in Lac-Mégantic.

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Bennett's Best

Cheyenne Ketter-Franklin is valedictorian of Bennett High, one of Buffalo’s worst-performing schools. It’s the type of institution whose problems people sum up using terms like “urban” and “inner city.” In 2010, the state slapped the school with the label PLA: “Persistently Lowest-Achieving.” Privately, many local residents will skip the euphemisms and admit to thinking of Bennett as some kind …

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Cleveland newspaper charts new course, cuts third of newsroom staff

Cleveland — The Plain Dealer in Cleveland cut about a third of its newsroom staff Wednesday, months after announcing it was reducing home delivery of the newspaper.

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