August 22, 2014

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Foltin says he’ll give cash to Kobylka

Outgoing mayor promises to donate $27K toward ’08 commissioner run LORAIN — Lorain Safety Service Director Mike Kobylka has 27,000 reasons to run for county commissioner. After Kobylka confirmed Thursday that he wants to throw his hat in for the high-rankedcounty position, outgoing Lorain Mayor Craig Foltin promised to give him nearly $27,000 — all Read More…

A dog reprieve?

County looks to arrange kennel space in Cuyahoga for adoptable canines ELYRIA — Some dogs’ days may no longer be numbered. County Commissioner Lori Kokoski wants to give dogs set to be euthanized another chance by transporting them from Lorain County to the Cuyahoga County Animal Protective League for adoption. “It’s just another avenue to Read More…

Lorain man runs for it after 90-day sentence

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who bolted out of a county courtroom when a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail for not paying child support was quickly caught and charged with escape and resisting arrest, a deputy’s report said. Alexander Legg Sr., 34, of Lorain, also was charged with vandalism for tearing a Read More…

Downtown fire damages apartments

Three sustain minor injuries in blaze above Boomer’s Bar ELYRIA — Fire broke out in a third-floor apartment above Boomer’s Bar in downtown Elyria on Thursday afternoon — sending thick black smoke and flames skyward during one of the busiest times of the day. Two men who raced upstairs to alert apartment residents — none Read More…

Lorain man shot to death

LORAIN — A 27-year-old Lorain man died after being shot twice in the chest by another man. Gary Young Jr. of Hamilton Avenue was pronounced dead about 50 minutes after the shooting, which occurred about 4:40 p.m., county Coroner Paul Matus said. “It may have had something to do with machismo or road rage,” Matus Read More…

Who’s the hottie? It’s Sherrod!

-Sherrod Brown makes newspaper’s list of the 50 most beautiful people in the Capitol As fashion goes, he’s known for his disheveled look and sensible shoes, but U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is among the 50 most beautiful people who work in the Capitol, according to the newspaper The Hill. In its profile, the newspaper Read More…

Burge slaps Cillo with contempt charge

Assistant prosecutor held in contempt ELYRIA — Assistant County Prosecutor Tony Cillo has been accused of breaking one of the cardinal rules of the criminal justice system — respect the judge. County Common Pleas Judge James Burge held Cillo in contempt Thursday, saying Cillo crossed the line in a motion he wrote to oppose joining Read More…

Frightening driver turned out to be Lohan

Richard Winton Los Angeles Times    LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Thursday released an audiotape of a 911 call that led to Lindsay Lohan’s arrest Tuesday. In it, the mother of the actress’ former personal assistant can be heard frantically pleading for help because a mysterious SUV was following her through Santa Monica.    Police Read More…

Facebook friends try to stop deportation

Kathleen Mcgrory McClatchy Newspapers    MIAMI — Juan Gomez was poised for greatness.    At Miami Killian High, he aced 15 Advanced Placement classes and earned a near-perfect score on his SATs. He excelled in football and was popular with classmates. He had plans to attend Miami Dade College’s Honors College.    But on Thursday, Read More…

Astronauts fly drunk, NASA panel finds

Martin Merzer McClatchy Newspapers      MIAMI — NASA allowed at least two astronauts to fly even though they were so drunk that flight surgeons considered them a safety risk, according to a report published Thursday by a trade journal.    Aviation Week and Space Technology reported that an independent health panel commissioned by NASA Read More…