October 20, 2014

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Local corn growers have started harvesting their crop, and it is looking sweet

Local sweet corn growers are gearing up to put this year’s harvest on the market. Pat Fenik of Elyria Township will have his corn on sale Wednesday, selling white, yellow and bicolored corn from a roadside stand near his home on Lake Avenue, where his family has been selling sweet corn since the 1940s. Fenik Read More…

Youth offenders program on hold, awaits approval from prosecutor

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake officials won’t go ahead with a juvenile diversion program until the county prosecutor gives the OK. On Monday, the City Council’s Safety Committee decided to withhold a recommendation on whether to establish a program in conjunction with Avon to handle low-level juvenile offenses because the plan hasn’t yet received the Read More…

Tanning may lose its glow with bill

Tammy Goeller saw the green at the end of the ultraviolet rainbow, but a potential ban on teenage tanning could rein in some of her profits. Goeller opened Catchin’ Some Rays with her husband, Ben Goeller, behind the couple’s Lake Avenue home in Elyria eight years ago after seeing another local business take off during Read More…

Prosecutor: Classmate helped hide woman’s body

Joe Milicia The Associated Press CANTON — Prosecutors on Monday accused a woman of helping dispose of the body of a pregnant woman, who authorities say was slain by her police officer boyfriend. Previously, investigators have said Myisha Ferrell lied to authorities investigating the deaths of Jessie Davis and her unborn daughter, but they had Read More…

Lorain Schools: 101 more jobs cut

LORAIN — The school board on Monday eliminated 101 non-teaching jobs — the latest in a series of cuts designed to bring the district’s budget back into the black. The vote — initially scheduled for a special meeting Friday — was delayed until Monday when officials realized the board’s agenda had not been made public Read More…

Techies pull apart Apple iPhone; shares of parts-makers rise

JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer      SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — While most iPhone owners couldn’t wait to try out their pricey new gadgets, a few raced to break them apart.    The dismantled — and in some cases, permanently busted — iPhones revealed one of Apple Inc.’s closely guarded secrets: The names of Read More…

Good Samaritans electrocuted at crash site

  Gina Smith   McClatchy Newspapers    COLUMBIA, S.C. — This isn’t what’s supposed to happen to good Samaritans.    People like Travis Jefferson and Lashanda Dupree — who stopped their cars on the side of a road to help others in distress — are supposed to be rewarded.    Not injured themselves.    Certainly Read More…

Woman finds $20,000 in bank deposit tube in Arizona, returns it to teller

   LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who works as a makeup artist and deli clerk found $20,000 at a bank’s drive-up depository, then calmly walked into the bank and turned over the cash.    Linda Hatch said her mind raced in the seconds after she found the two $10,000 bundles in a Read More…

Idaho man survives getting partially sucked out of plane

Susan Gilmore The Seattle Times      SEATTLE — An Idaho man says he’s lucky to be alive after he was sucked partially out of a medical-evacuation airplane 20,000 feet in the air.    Chris Fogg, who lives near Boise, Idaho, is a critical-care nurse with an air ambulance company. He said he was flying Read More…

War keeps Red Cross phones busy with family

Tony Perry Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — The woman on the phone sounded young and very scared. The doctor, she said, had just scheduled her for a biopsy. A year ago, she found the lump on her left breast, and the doctor had declared it benign. But so much was different then. A year Read More…