Friday, August 3, 2012
Despite a renewed debate about guns in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., Northeast Ohio Democratic Insiders are divided on whether gun control could be a winning issue for Democrats this November.
Despite the renewed debate over gun control since the mass murder in Aurora, Colo., Northeast Ohio Democrats are mixed on whether the issue can be a winning one for their party this Fall. In Patch's latest survey of influential party members in Northeast Ohio, Democratic insiders were mixed on whether gun control was a battle worth fighting. About half said they thought the issue could galvanize the state's Democrats in November, but the other half also said that would be bad politics considering the strength of pro-gun interest groups and the overall acceptance of guns by Ohioans. "Gun control is bad politics in Ohio," said one insider who responded to the survey. "Only three Ohio Governors in the forty years since Kent State have been …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Fans still headed to Cleveland theaters to see "The Dark Knight Rises" despite the recent shooting in suburban Colorado.
Andrew Bower called his best friend Friday to make sure he was OK. His friend lives in Denver, CO., and he wanted to make sure he wasn’t at the theater in Aurora where a gunman opened fire and killed at least 12 people and injured 58 others. But the tragic event didn’t stop him from seeing The Dark Knight Rises at Capitol Theatre Friday night. “I think it’s an isolated incident. I think it’s a really sad incident,” Bower said. Another moviegoer said he’s been waiting to see the movie for more than two years. “So really there’s not much that was going to stop me from coming down here,” said Jimmy Ryan. “You can’t change what you’re going to do just because of something that happened.” Cristian Brooks hadn’t heard what happened, but she said…
Friday, July 20, 2012
See what people are saying about the tragedy at a showing of Dark Knight Rises in Aurora and find the latest updates. Share your thoughts.
Friday, July 15, 2011
A casual memorial service for Sandor R. Szachury is scheduled for Sunday at the Aurora VFW Post 2629 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The family of the man killed earlier this month in a truck accident on U.S. 422 in Solon will hold a memorial service in his honor Sunday in Aurora. Sandor R. Szachury, 43, died July 7 when the cement truck he was driving on U.S. 422 lost control and flipped over near Harper Road. His sister, Vicki Rzepka, posted on Solon Patch that a memorial service to honor her brother has been scheduled for Sunday. The public is welcome to attend. The service will be held at the Aurora VFW, Post 2629 from noon until 6 p.m. The address for the post is 1033 N. Aurora Road. A prayer service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Szachury, known as "Rick" to his family, is survived by his wife Shannon and three children, Eric, Cheyenne and Vince, Rzepka said. The …