December 21, 2014

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Police Blotter – 07/10/07

Elyria police Sunday, July 8 1:15 a.m. – West Avenue. Amy C. Reed, 34, Elyria, failure to appear on charge of wrongful entrustment. 10:16 a.m. – West Avenue. Darrell D. Johnson, 32, Elyria, disorderly conduct persisting and possession of marijuana. 10:23 a.m. – 400 block Oberlin Road. CD player taken from 2005 Dodge Neon. 1:52 Read More…

Shoremen lose their caboose

Fire guts Avon Lake landmark; school officials vow to repair it AVON LAKE — A community landmark that went from a family’s backyard to the entrance of Avon Lake Memorial Stadium was nearly destroyed by fire, but school officials vow it will return. Police believe the maroon-and-gold caboose, which has been used as a box Read More…

Prosecutor threatens judge with legal action

Lethal injection at issue in shooting trial ELYRIA — If county Common Pleas Judge James Burge goes ahead with a hearing on whether the state’s lethal injection method passes constitutional muster, he could find himself with a different legal fight on his hands. Assistant County Prosecutor Tony Cillo told Burge Monday that if the judge Read More…

Victim of dog attack suing owner

ELYRIA — A Brunswick Hills man is suing the owner of a dog that attacked him and, a few days later, a deputy county dog warden in July 2006. The dog, a large Rottweiler-bull mastiff mix, came through the screen door of Lester France’s Columbia Township home in both instances and attacked the two men, Read More…

Medical fund needs $800K

LORAIN — The city needs to come up with about $800,000 this year in order to keep the deficit under control. That’s because the city’s hospitalization fund, which is used to pay medical costs for 478 city employees, saw some unusually large claims this year that depleted about $435,000 from the fund, leaving a balance Read More…

Fire department cuts overtime but station still at risk

ELYRIA — The city’s fire department is on pace to reduce its overtime expenditures from the high of almost $900,000 in 2006, but the savings might not be enough to spare a fire station. Through the midway point of 2007, the department has spent $304,276 on overtime, according to Auditor Ted Pileski. While the overtime Read More…

St. Joe’s future shaky

LORAIN — The St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain was dealt a financial blow by its former owner that puts in jeopardy its future. On June 30, Community Health Partners informed the center’s development arm — South Shore Community Development Corp. — that it intends on pulling its annual subsidy of more than $630,000 in Read More…

Sick of scorching heat? Look on the bright side

ELYRIA — Lawn lovers have been lamenting the weather — the hot, dry conditions have left their normally lush patches of grass sporting more brown than green and the exposed earth beneath it riddled with cracks. But guess what? It may be hot and dry, but we aren’t even close to a drought here. At Read More…

Burned house wasn’t certified for renters

LORAIN — The owner of a West 22nd Street rental house that was ravaged by fire July 3 never applied for a rental inspection and did not hold the certificate required by law to house tenants, said William Desvari, chief building official. Albert Elias, of North Olmsted, owns four rental properties in Lorain, none of Read More…

Miss New Jersey vows to fight for her crown

Mike Jaccarino New York Daily News    NEW YORK — Miss New Jersey vowed Monday to fight for her crown as it was revealed her blackmailers call themselves “The Committee to Save Miss America.”    Perfectly coiffed and impervious to the wilting heat smothering the city, Amy Polumbo spoke out for the first time since Read More…