April 19, 2014

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Michael Vick gives humans a bad name

This is the kind of sap I am. Instead of going to the Irish festival at the Berea Fairgrounds on Saturday night, I stayed home to comfort our dog. I enjoy the festival a great deal — the Irish singing, the beer drinking and the reunion with old friends — but on this particular Saturday Read More…

Fire foils shoe caper

Police arrest one man, still searching for another ELYRIA — As one Elyria man learned early Tuesday morning, the time to rob a store is not when the place next door is smoking from fire. That usually brings a police officer or firefighter rushing to investigate. And that’s exactly what happened about 1 a.m. Tuesday Read More…

State reps try to stop Family Court

ELYRIA — It would take the state Legislature to stop the planned merging of the county’s Domestic Relations and Probate courts into a single Family Court. And that’s exactly what state Rep. Joe Koziura, D-Lorain, tried to do earlier this year when he pushed to include an amendment ending the Family Court plan as part Read More…

Twirling to the top

AMHERST — With the flick of a wrist, Michael Harris sends a baton whirling through the air and back down to his awaiting hand — one of the many moves the 21-year-old Amherst native has perfected in his quest to be the best of the best. The journey to this year’s World Baton Twirling Championship Read More…

Judge going ahead with hearing

ELYRIA — Despite protests from prosecutors, county Common Pleas Judge James Burge plans to move forward with a hearing on whether the lethal injection process used by the state to execute condemned inmates is unconstitutional. In a ruling Tuesday, Burge said he would have to remove the death penalty as a potential sentence in the Read More…

Minnesota man bikes across U.S. for ‘unity’

ELYRIA — As he pedals faster and faster, the fire in his legs is the last thing on his mind. He thinks about the children he meets, the men and women dying in Iraq and all the reasons why his bicycle ride 2,324 miles across the country is so important. Gary Fitch is on a Read More…

Neither rain, nor snow …

… nor even clear weather seems to keep cars out of this post office COLUMBIA TWP. — Jack Thomas can’t help but wonder if folks are trying to say something about his post office. Something like … “you need a drive-through.” On Tuesday, in the third such incident at the Columbia Station Post Office since Read More…

Police Blotter – 06/25/07

Elyria police Monday, July 23 7:30 a.m. – 500 block Ternes St., 10-foot car trailer and various scrap metal stolen. 8:35 a.m. – 10 block West Ave., Myisha Montgomery, 24, of Elyria, warrant arrest for disorderly conduct. 10 a.m. – 100 block Campana St., pile of mulch stolen from driveway. 10:08 a.m. – 100 block Read More…

Help wanted at district in Florida

St. Lucie County Schools sends notice to laid-off Lorain teachers LORAIN — Sunny weather year-round. A beach instead of a playground. Jobs just waiting to be filled. That could be what’s in store for some of the 243 teachers who were laid off Friday from the Lorain school district — if they don’t mind a Read More…

It’s in the bag

Grocery baggers face off in competition of speed, skill and checkout-line know-how NORTH OLMSTED — Never smash the bread. Keep the nonperishables and the perishables separate. And, whatever you do, don’t make the bag too heavy. It’s sage advice only a fellow grocery store bagger can appreciate and just the kind of suggestions Dave Sklarek Read More…