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Morning news headlines for April 23, 2013
T.J. Lane appeals; GOP leaders want chairman candidate to explain liens; Opposition growing to Timken breakup

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  • T.J. Lane appeals life sentence
  • GOP chairman candidate Borges asked to explain tax liens
  • Steelworkers join management in opposing Timken breakup
  • Lawmakers set to decide on Landis/O’Farrell Statehouse race beginning today
  • Home sales rise nearly 10 percent
  • Three death row inmates continue hunger strike
  • Six lakefront parks to be turned over to Metroparks
  • Emergency response drill at Progressive Field today
  • T.J. Lane appeals life sentence
    The teen who shot and killed three students at Chardon High School last February has appealed his life sentence. The court-appointed attorney for 18-year-old T.J. Lane filed the appeal that cites the decision moving his case to adult court. Lane was 17 at the time of the shooting rampage. His court-appointed attorney said Monday an appeals focus would be whether a juvenile can be sentenced to life without chance of parole.

    GOP chairman candidate Borges asked to explain tax liens
    Elected officials who signed a letter endorsing Matthew Borges as the next chairman of the Ohio Republican Party have asked him to resolve and explain the tax liens he's accrued before Friday's election. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted expressed disappointment that Borges hadn't made them aware of the liens before he sought their backing. As of April 12, Borges owed nearly $270,000 in federal and state taxes. Borges' attorney said he plans to pay all but a disputed 2006 lien today.

    Steelworkers join management in opposing Timken breakup
    The United Steelworkers have joined forces with management of the Timken Company to oppose a breakup of the Canton-based manufacturer. The union came out formally opposed Monday to a push by the California State Teachers Retirement System and a group called Relational Investors to divide Timken’s bearing and steel operations into two companies. The pension system and Relational claim the businesses are very different, and that Timken’s stock is undervalued. Joe Hoegland is president of the USW local that represents about 2,300 Timken workers. He says the bearings and steel complement each other, with steel more volatile. Timken shareholders will vote May 7 on the proposed split. The California pension system and Relational control about 7 percent of the shares.

    Lawmakers set to decide on Landis/O’Farrell Statehouse race beginning today
    A panel of state lawmakers meets today to try to decide a race for a Northeast Ohio House seat that remains unsettled from November. An official recount declared Republican incumbent Al Landis of Dover the winner. But only eight votes separate him from his Democratic challenger, Josh O’Farrell and some provisional votes weren’t counted. O’Farrell says some disqualified ballots were at the fault of poll workers and voters who mistakenly wrote the present date on the line where they should have written their date of birth. Secretary of State Jon Husted has said the ballots were handled appropriately. The bipartisan committee will hold hearings on the matter and then make a recommendation to the full Ohio House of Representatives.

    Home sales rise nearly 10 percent
    Statewide home sales rose nearly 12 percent in March compared to a year ago. The Ohio Association of Realtors says that sales through the first quarter of the year reached more than 24,000. The average sales price of about $130,000 dollars was a 5.2 percent increase from March 2012. Northeast Ohio beat the statewide average with a 17 percent gain in home sales, and a 5 percent rise in the price of homes.

    Three death row inmates continue hunger strike
    Three of five Ohio inmates sentenced to death after the 1993 Lucasville riot are continuing a hunger strike aimed at gaining sit-down media access on their cases. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says another three inmates have joined the effort. The strike begun on the 20th anniversary of the riot April 11 and peaked last week with seven inmate participants. No in-person media interviews have been granted with the men since the 11-day uprising, the longest deadly prison riot in U.S. history. Ten people, including a corrections officer, died.

    Six lakefront parks to be turned over to Metroparks
    Six dilapidated state-run parks along Lake Erie are being turned over to Cleveland Metroparks. Cleveland City Council approved the deal on Monday. The parks, including Edgewater, Villa Angela, and Wildwood belong to the city of Cleveland but have been leased by the state for more than 30 years. A decline in state funding has left the parks in disrepair. The ordinance transfers $14 million to the Metroparks to make repairs.

    Emergency response drill at Progressive Field today
    If you’re in the area of Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland today, you might hear some explosions. But don’t panic, it’s just a drill. The City of Cleveland will be using the stadium to conduct a full-scale emergency response drill. It’s an opportunity for the city, Cuyahoga County and other emergency response agencies to hone their skills in the event of a major natural or man-made disaster. Indians spokesman Curtis Danburg says it’s also a chance for many other organizations to improve their crisis management plans. The drill will begin around 10:30 this morning. Danburg says planning has been underway for six-months, and is not a response to the Boston Marathon bombings. One southbound lane of East Ninth Street will close starting at 8:30AM.

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