October 2, 2014

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Report: Senator sought special rate cuts

COLUMBUS — A former state senator at the center of an ethics investigation held a meeting before he left office to ask other public officials about ways to reduce worker compensation rates on his company, a newspaper reported. Jeffry Armbruster, a Republican from North Ridgeville who left at the end of 2006 because of term Read More…

Itchin’ to see the Cavs? It’ll take a lot of scratch

With Cavaliers merchandise retailers working in overdrive and the online auctions going strong, Cavs fever is hitting wallets as fast as Daniel Gibson sank 3-pointers the other night. For those hoping to be one of the thousands of screaming fans cheering for the Cavs as they take on San Antonio, get out the wallets. How Read More…

Lorain native killed in Iraq

LORAIN — A Lorain native and 1982 Admiral King High School graduate became one of the latest U.S. casualties in the war in Iraq. Army Sgt. Bruce Horner, 43, grew up in Lorain and was killed while serving with the 127th Military Police Company in Iraq sometime last week, said his father, Ed Horner. Although Read More…

80-year-old driver slams into train

ELYRIA —An 80-year-old Elyria man was critically injured after driving his car into an oncoming train Monday morning in Elyria. John Siwierka, 80, of Elyria, was driving his 1999 Oldsmobile 88 south on Huron Street around 11 a.m. when he failed to yield to an oncoming CSX train and crashed into the side of its Read More…

Police cruiser swiped

AVON LAKE — Area police are investigating the theft of an Elyria police lieutenant’s unmarked police cruiser stolen from his Avon Lake home late last week, Elyria and Avon Lake police said. The 2006 Chevy Impala was parked in the driveway of the lieutenant’s Wolford Court home Thursday, and was stolen sometime that night or Read More…

Fired worker sues city over alleged rape

ELYRIA — A fired North Ridgeville city employee who has accused a co-worker of raping her is suing the city, saying it was negligent when it hired the man who allegedly attacked her. The suit doesn’t address the victim’s wrongful termination claim, but her attorney, John Hildebrand Sr., said that could be tackled in a Read More…

Lorain councilman quits tax committee

LORAIN — Councilman Dan Given on Monday relinquished his seat on the Tax Incentive Review Committee following calls from another council member last month to step down. Given, D-at large, said he had been planning on giving up the committee seat before the group met this month so that it could operate without controversy. He Read More…

An Amherst foundation

Unearthing the history of the county’s quarries SOUTH AMHERST — What does the Yale University Library, the University of Michigan campus chapel and the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto have in common? James Hieb excavated the answer — the buildings were all built with Amherst sandstone. While researching information for his wife’s family tree, Read More…

Martin O. Arndt

Martin O. Arndt, 81, of Wellington, died Sunday, June 3, 2007 in his home after a short illness. He was born December 31, 1925 in Maysville, Kentucky and grew up in Cleveland. He had lived in Wellington since 2002. He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran who served as a Gunners Mate, Third Class in Read More…

Darl H. Blake

Darl H. Blake, 86, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Saturday, June, 2, 2007. Services will be Thursday, June 7, 2007, 1 P.M. at Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake. Pastor Christopher Robinson, Chaplain with Community Health Partners will officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens.