September 17, 2014

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A risky business

For extreme athletes, putting their bodies on the line just a fact of life Mike Lakin hit the dirt ramp at about 20 mph and yanked his handlebars backward. He whirled twice, with the ground and sky blending into indistinguishable blurs, before crashing to the ground in a twisted pile of dust. Lakin was helped Read More…

Who’s crying now? Not Garcia, after an impressive 65

Doug Ferguson The Associated Press CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Sergio Garcia knew right away there would be no crying at Carnoustie this time. The leaderboard at the British Open already was loaded with rounds under par when Garcia hit 3-iron down the middle of the first fairway. Then his 9-iron settled 8 feet from the cup, Read More…

C.C. wins No. 13 – indians 7, rangers 5

Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — C.C. Sabathia became the first 13-game winner in the major leagues despite another shaky start, getting help from Grady Sizemore’s long tiebreaking home run in Cleveland’s 7-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. Sabathia (13-4), who allowed 13 runs in 11 innings while losing his Read More…

Elyria makes history

9-10 girls down Avon, earn first trip to state ELYRIA — One way or another, something that had never before happened was going to happen. It happened for Elyria, which beat Avon, 20-10, in a Little League 9-10 girls softball District 3 championship game Thursday at Vic Janowicz Park to advance to the state tournament Read More…

Man takes child porn plea

Police found pictures while investigating wife’s alleged poisoning of children ELYRIA — Police looking for evidence while building a case against Theresa Fennell, who is accused of poisoning her children last year, found child pornography on a computer belonging to her husband, Jeffrey Fennell. On Thursday, the 37-year-old Lorain man admitted it was his, pleading Read More…

$75,000 from Aztec lawsuit still not paid out

ELYRIA — It’s been seven years since thousands of Elyria residents became part of a $21.5 million settlement involving two explosions at Aztec Catalyst, and people still haven’t cashed in on about $75,000. That’s why the law firm of Gary, Naegele & Theado has been running advertisements seeking the whereabouts of about 60 people who Read More…

Man gets fine for terrorizing Giant Eagle

AVON LAKE — An Avon Lake Service Department employee was fined $2,000 for aggravated menacing and inducing panic after threatening Giant Eagle employees in April. Patrick Bugaj was arrested April 21 after making threatening phone calls to Giant Eagle store employees in Avon Lake and Sheffield, according to a Sheffield police report. His barrage of Read More…

Route 254 gets push for ‘scenic byway’ title

Almost 200 years of historical settlements and houses still stand on Detroit Road, and two local historical societies are pushing to designate state Route 254 in Lorain County as an Ohio scenic byway. The Sheffield Village Historical Society and Cultural Center and the Avon Historical Society submitted a request to the Ohio Department of Transportation Read More…

LCCC could get $300K from feds

Lots of money could be flowing Lorain County’s way — including $300,000 for library improvements and a community resource center at Lorain County Community College. U.S. Reps. Betty Sutton, D-Copley, and Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, announced Thursday they have secured $300,000 for Lorain County Community College in the House version of the Fiscal Year 2008 Labor, Read More…

Suspect indicted in baby’s death

Kevin Kimbrough could face the death penalty ELYRIA — A Lorain man could face the death penalty if he’s convicted of charges filed against him Thursday in connection with the June 26 death of an 8-month-old boy in his care, county prosecutors said. Kevin Kimbrough, 24, is being held on a $1 million bond in Read More…