September 2, 2014

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Crash knocks out traffic lights

AMHERST TWP. — Hours after a motorist careened into a traffic control box at state Route 2 and Middle Ridge Road, Lorain police auxiliary officers still were at the intersection directing traffic. The Monday afternoon collision knocked out the traffic light and sent one man to the hospital. The Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Read More…

Outcry over teacher cuts

Parents, teachers lash out at Lorain school board meeting LORAIN — About 500 people packed the Frank Jacinto Elementary School gymnasium to give the Lorain school board a piece of their mind. One by the one, parents, teachers, support staff and students came to the microphone, some angry and demanding that all of the board Read More…

Johnson Controls, 150 jobs to leave Oberlin

OBERLIN — Johnson Controls, one of the city’s biggest employers, is pulling out of Oberlin along with 150 good jobs. The company, which manufactures seats for Ford Econoline vans, is shutting down on Aug. 3, according to spokeswoman Debra Lacey. “The change is due to loss of business at the plant,” Lacey said. Ford Motor Read More…

Lorain loses another soldier

LORAIN — For the second time in 10 days, Lorain has lost another son to war. Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes, 20, of Lorain, died Sunday while on duty in Iraq. Barnes graduated from Admiral King High School in 2004 and enlisted in the Air Force the following year. He wanted to build a career Read More…

Blog chronicles man’s depression before fire

Wayne Baker Special to The Chronicle VERMILION — An entry added to Adam Kurczi’s blog on Friday — the day before he lit himself on fire after a futile attempt to visit his ex-wife —included an entry about her. “I will love her with all my heart until my last breath on this earth,” he Read More…

Mary Witte

Mary Lu Frances Witte (nee Enright), 77, a resident of Westlake, passed away June 10, 2007, at Bradley Bay Nursing Home in Bay Village, following a lengthy illness. She was born December 11, 1929 in Eureka, CA, where she was raised until age 16. Mary moved to Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School with Read More…

Library buys land for LaGrange branch

LAGRANGE TWP. — Elyria Library officials agreed Monday night to purchase six acres of undeveloped land near Keystone High School as a potential site for a new library. The land on the north side of the road east of LaGrange cost $150,000 and is owned by Ray Dill and his wife and a second woman, Read More…

Fade to Black has ‘Sopranos’ Fans Seeing Red

Lisa de Moraes The Washington Post      WASHINGTON — Since the final episode of HBO’s “The Sopranos” closed with a 10-second-long simulation of a nationwide TiVo recording error, a fusillade of anger has broken out in the blather-osphere, the likes of which this country had not seen since … Friday, when the sight of Read More…

Paris Hilton: `I have become much more spiritual

By Michelle Caruso New York Daily News      LOS ANGELES — What a difference the meds make!    Just a few days back in jail with her medications restored, and Paris Hilton has found God, stopped being “superficial” and wants to dedicate her life to helping the sick, she told ABC doyenne Barbara Walters. Read More…

Shuttle Crew Makes Addition to Space Station

Thomas H. Maugh II Los Angeles Times      The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis successfully attached a 35,000-pound truss to the International Space Station on Monday, preparing the way for Japanese and European science labs that will be added next year.    As the spacewalk was winding up, NASA officials decided to extend Read More…