September 17, 2014

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Harry P. Chapman

Harry P. Chapman, 82, of French Lick, IN, formerly of  Elyria, died Thursday, July 19, 2007 at his home. Born August 15, 1924, in Elyria, he was the son of the late Guy Rexford and Virginia Dietrich Chapman. He had been director of catering for the French Lick Sheraton Hotel. He was an avid artist, Read More…

Lewis ready to run for Browns

BEREA — It’s all in the power of the imagery. The photograph shows a football player running through a standard training camp drill, but there’s nothing standard about its suggestion. On the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis is seen bursting through a padded gauntlet in vibrant colors, his Read More…

Westbrook helps Indians snap skid

CLEVELAND — Things returned to status quo for the Indians on Thursday. Starting pitcher Jake Westbrook looked like himself for one of the few times this season. Cleveland’s offense, which ranks near the top in the big leagues, generated activity for much of the game. And the Indians, one of the majors’ best teams at Read More…

‘Dancing on Main’ promotes downtown Amherst businesses

AMHERST — Cut a rug. Do the two-step. Boogie on down. Whatever you call it, it’s time to dust off your dancing shoes, because for nine hours Saturday, Amherst will rock as Dancing on Main Street kicks off in the downtown area for the fourth year. The annual event started in 2003 by Main Street Read More…

Men plead not guilty in pizzeria killing

Simpson  ELYRIA — The three men charged in the slaying of a Lorain pizzeria owner pleaded not guilty when arraigned Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Scotty Parker, 26, and Richard Perry, 25, both of Lorain, appeared stone-faced as they entered pleas from the county jail via closed-circuit video feed on charges of aggravated Read More…

Oberlin will restart its search for a leader

OBERLIN —  The City Council decided Thursday to look at some new candidates while at the same time reconsidering finalists for the job of city manager after top candidate Marcia Conner bowed out of contention.“We’ve got a good pool of candidates, and we’re going to get a couple more candidates, and we’re going to come Read More…

Oberlin fair is set for Saturday

OBERLIN — If you have a hankering to win a Harry Potter book in a watermelon-eating contest, drink a few brews at the Oberlin Inn beer garden or dunk a member of Oberlin Council or Oberlin Schools Superintendent Geoffrey Andrews, you won’t want to miss the Events for Saturday include 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More…

Merged court loses support of officials

County commissioners back off plan to create Family Court ELYRIA — County commissioners pulled their support Thursday for merging the county’s Probate and Domestic Relations courts into a single Family Court. The move will provide ammunition for state Rep. Joe Koziura, D-Lorain, when he introduces a bill in the state Legislature this fall to end Read More…

Judge, prosecutor end spat

Burge says Cillo has ‘clean slate,’ won’t hold him in contempt ELYRIA — County Common Pleas Judge James Burge backed off from holding Assistant County Prosecutor Tony Cillo in contempt Thursday, saying he wasn’t sure Cillo was responsible for the motion that offended him. After Burge withdrew his contempt charge, Cillo apologized for referring to Read More…

Bad address no problem; postmaster just trashed it, police say

HARRISBURG, Ohio (AP) — A former postmaster in this small town just south of Columbus is accused of putting letters in the trash instead of mailboxes, federal authorities said. Residents told agents Elizabeth Simonian, 49, was frustrated over the addresses on some mail. She was arrested Wednesday on a charge of destruction of mail by Read More…