July 29, 2014

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Mom who injured son gets 3 years

ELYRIA — An Avon mother who fractured her 10-month-old son’s wrist and ribs and gave him a blood clot on the brain in October will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to felonious assault and endangering children Wednesday. Heather Harper sobbed as she apologized to county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery. “I just Read More…

Senator pushes to raise tuition support

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced legislation on Wednesday aimed at increasing federal student financial aid and providing loan forgiveness for college graduates who enter public service. Brown, D-Ohio, said the Higher Education Access Act will be voted on by both houses in July. If passed, the measure would raise federal Pell Grants from the current Read More…

20 princesses compete for crown

LORAIN — Twenty princesses from Lorain County will grace the stage of the Lorain Palace Theatre tonight, but only one will walk away as the winner. Candidates representing 12 nationalities and ethnicities will participate in the Parade of Princesses. The winner will represent her community, national identity and diversity during one of the landmark events Read More…

Summer: then and now

ELYRIA — Turn on the air conditioning and dig out the swimsuit. Summer finally is here. That’s right: Despite some of the sultry temperatures we’ve already experienced, today is officially the first day of summer and, as it so happens, the longest day of the year. Exactly how does the day get longer without a Read More…

Police Blotter – 06/21/07

Lorain police Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. — 3900 block Timber Walk, Martins Run Park, climbing rock, picnic table and garbage cans vandalized, $6,600 damage. Monday, June 18 10 p.m. —3500 block Jaeger Road, 14-year-old girl said she was raped by a boy at her friend’s house. Tuesday, June 19 6:30 a.m. — 6000 block Read More…

Laid to a final rest : Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes, 1986-2007

LORAIN — Thousands lined the streets in Lorain on Wednesday to pay their respects and to say goodbye to another fallen son. As the hearse carrying the casket of Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes passed along its route on Oberlin Avenue, people flocked onto the tree lawns of businesses and homes to express their thanks Read More…

Policeman questioned

Interrogation is second for man who fathered children of pregnant woman missing from Canton Joe Milicia The Associated Press CANTON — For the second time in three days, investigators searched the home of a Canton police officer who fathered the son and unborn daughter of a woman who went missing, leaving the 2-year-old boy home Read More…

Hearing could affect death penalty

Judge seeks details about lethal injection for Lorain case ELYRIA — County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has ordered the state to produce detailed information on how it administers lethal injections to death row inmates for a hearing on whether the process amounts to torturing the condemned to death. Defense attorneys routinely contest the constitutionality Read More…

Wreck discovered in lake is of 1850 steamship

VERMILION — Divers from the Great Lakes Historical Society and the Cleveland Underwater Explorers group have located the remains of the General Anthony Wayne, a historic steamship, eight miles off the coast of the city’s downtown under 50 feet of water. “It’s an incredibly historic find,” Great Lakes Historical Society Executive Director Chris Gillcrist said. Read More…

Elyria district buys land

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools on Wednesday agreed to pay out nearly $600,000 for the purchase of seven parcels of land in their ongoing quest to flatten a block of property for a new high school. The parcels are owned by five different people and include one single-family home, a few small apartment houses and vacant Read More…