April 21, 2014

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Police Blotter – 06/14/07

County sheriff Friday, May 25 8:12 a.m. – 900 block Griswold Road, $4,500 steel container stolen from property. Tuesday, May 29 3 a.m. – 22000 block West Road, $1,400 worth of aluminum cable stolen from scrap bin. Wednesday, May 30 10:06 a.m. – 13000 block S. Durkee Road, Midview Elementary School, vandals spray paint brick Read More…

Stars and Stripes Proudly waving

ELYRIA — Members of the Elyria Elks Lodge and American Legion are at work today turning Ely Square into a powerhouse of patriotism for tonight’s annual Flag Day celebration. Ron Carr, color guard commander for American Legion Post 12, will give a historical presentation of America’s flags from the classic 15-star version to the 50-star Read More…

Lawyers call terror expert ‘unreliable’

Andrew Welsh-Huggins The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Lawyers for a man charged with plotting to attack a shopping mall want the government’s terrorism expert prohibited from testifying in an upcoming trial. They say the expert is not reliable and has his facts wrong. The expert, Singapore-based Rohan Gunaratna, is scheduled to testify at the August Read More…

Police: Robber chose lender over bank

LORAIN — Police suspect a man who robbed Pay Day Loans at gunpoint also cased a Fifth Third Bank hours earlier and snatched a woman’s wallet as she walked to her car from the bank. The man, described as a 5-foot-10, 265-pound Hispanic man in his 30s, didn’t rob the bank, but police are not Read More…

Foltin takes finance post at Tri-C

Lorain mayor to leave office in August Brad Dicken and Adam Wright The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — Mayor Craig Foltin won’t finish his term as mayor. Instead, the two-term Republican will leave his post to become executive vice president of finance and business services at Cuyahoga Community College starting Aug. 13. Foltin’s last day with the Read More…

Mayor’s early departure throws wild card into GOP’s plans

LORAIN — Mayor Craig Foltin’s decision to leave office early appears to be setting up a struggle for the Republican nod to replace him. The current Republican candidate running to replace Foltin, who did not seek re-election, would seem like a shoo-in for the job when the Republican Central Committee meets later this summer to Read More…

State report finds several flaws in fatal rescue try

WELLINGTON TWP. — The Wellington Fire Department should have used an inflatable boat to rescue two teens clinging to trees in the swollen Black River last June rather than allowing rescue diver Allan “Buz” Anderson Jr. to enter the raging water, a report by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources concluded. Anderson, 47, attached by Read More…

Memorial for Anderson to be dedicated June 22

WELLINGTON TWP. — American flags mark the spot where rescue diver Allan “Buz” Anderson died last June trying to save two teenagers stranded on flooded Pitts Road. But at 10 a.m. June 22 — the first anniversary of the day he died — a more permanent marker will be dedicated. It’s only fitting to remember Read More…

Plaintiffs winners in bingo battle

Ruling states leaders of Avon church must repay $623K ELYRIA — Dissident members of an Avon church who waged a nine-year legal fight because of concerns about how the church leadership was spending bingo money won their court fight Wednesday. Visiting Judge Lynett McGough ordered five of the six defendants in the case to repay Read More…

Reflecting Lorain’s history

Underground Railroad tribute hoped to spark interest LORAIN — This Saturday, the city officially will have another historical landmark — this one paying homage to the abolitionists who risked their lives by helping slaves escape to Canada when they arrived at Underground Railroad station No. 100. The dedication ceremony for a reflective garden and historical Read More…