December 22, 2014

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Panel also votes: Out of Iraq now

ELYRIA — The county commissioners — all Democrats — unanimously passed a resolution Thursday calling for the U.S. military to pull out of Iraq as soon as possible. Commissioner Lori Kokoski said she hopes that other counties around the state will follow suit and the pressure from politically influential Ohio will force the Bush administration Read More…

Allen at 100

AFTER A CENTURY, HOSPITAL FINDS ITS FOOTING OBERLIN — If you needed an operation in the 1800s or early 1900s, your doctor put you on a streetcar and took you to a hospital in Cleveland. Or you took your chance in what became known as “kitchen-table surgeries,” said Dr. W. Jeanne McKibben. At that time, Read More…

Kilts and caber tosses at Scottish Games

WELLINGTON — Watch burly Scottish strongmen perform feats of wonder, enjoy Highland dancing and hear the sounds of bagpipe bands at the Ohio Scottish Games today and Saturday. Men in kilts, lilting Celtic music, Scottish food and crafts, solo piping and drumming and the famous caber toss — throwing a huge log resembling a telephone Read More…

Search Continues

Thousands of volunteers comb woods for missing woman; fresh plot pointed out by cadaver dogs was marijuana stash Matt Reed The Associated Press UNIONTOWN — Volunteers on horseback and in golf carts and all-terrain vehicles searched through backyards, vacant fields and a Christmas tree farm on Thursday for a woman who was nine months pregnant Read More…

Sheriff’s Department manpower woes affect Grafton Safety Town program

GRAFTON — Members of a Midview PTA scrambled to save Safety Town after the Sheriff’s Department pulled out with only three weeks warning. “By the time we found out, parents had already signed up and paid for their kids to come,” said Cathy Tennis, president of the Midview Early Education Parent-Teacher Association. “We didn’t want Read More…

Commissioners to trustees: Pony up

County officials suggest that townships contribute money to fund sheriff’s patrols in their areas ELYRIA — The county commissioners said that township trustees should consider chipping in some cash if they want to boost the number of sheriff’s deputies patrolling the townships. During Thursday’s meeting, the commissioners pushed for more townships to sign pacts with Read More…

From simple to super

Chef competition uses food bank ingredients AVON — Clad in a starched white chef’s jacket — a cook’s couture of choice — Paul Jagielski is ready to do battle. In his arsenal is a lethal supply of fresh peppers, andouille sausage, jumbo shrimp and grits. The combination won’t kill — but the seasoned chef is Read More…

Acquittal leaves Nords seeking justice

One of two suspects has been cleared in Jamaica murders ELYRIA — One of the suspects in the killing of two members of the prominent Nord family was acquitted of murder charges last month in Jamaica. The verdict left Virginia Nord reeling and wondering how to get justice for her 38-year-old daughter Michele Thornton and Read More…

Local fire officials: Codes prevent tragedy

ELYRIA — Local firefighters say the only way to prevent large-scale blazes like the one Tuesday in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine firefighters is by staying vigilant on code enforcement. “Even though some people get upset that we enforce fire codes, there is a reason — to prevent things like this,” Elyria Fire Capt. Dave Read More…