April 23, 2014

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Bittersweet success

LORAIN — Gates and lights that were supposed to be installed Monday at a railroad crossing where more than dozen people have died since 1962 has been postponed until after Labor Day. “The gang that was supposed to do that work is occupied with another project,” said Rudy Husband, spokesman for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. Read More…

Surveillance info ordered released for 2004 GOP convention

  NEW YORK (AP) — The city must release hundreds of pages of documents related to police surveillance of protesters prior to the 2004 Republican National Convention, but they will be allowed to black out some information, a judge ruled Monday. The city had sought to keep secret field intelligence reports prepared by undercover police Read More…

Rescuers trying to reach six miners buried in cave-in

HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers struggled with falling rock and debris Monday in a desperate race to reach six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet below ground by a cave-in so powerful authorities questioned whether it was caused by an earthquake. As the rescue stretched into the night, workers were unable to make significant Read More…

Leah J. Duckworth

Leah J. Duckworth, (nee Rosso), 67, of Lorain, died Saturday August 4th, 2007, at the New Life Hospice Center of Saint Joseph following an extended illness. Leah was born in Lorain on June 1st, 1940 and had remained a life-long resident of the city. She graduated with honors from Lorain High School as a member Read More…

Kipton loses second top cop to suspension

KIPTON — Police Lt. Robert Wolfkill has been suspended from his law enforcement job in the wake of his indictment by a Huron County grand jury for theft from an elderly person, Kipton Mayor Dennis Watson said. Wolfkill’s suspension marks the second time this year the highest-ranking officer in the Kipton department has been suspended. Read More…

Man accused of killing infant faces an unrelated charge

ELYRIA —  A Lorain man accused of killing an 8-month-old baby boy in June has been indicted again by a county grand jury on an unrelated escape charge for failing to report to his probation officer. Kevin Kimbrough, 24, could face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the death of Jayden Davidson, Read More…

Zyairre DaShaun Pasenow

Zyairre DaShaun Pasenow, 23 1/2 months, of Lorain, died Wednesday, August 1, 2007 in Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Zyairre was born August 4, 2005 in Lorain. He will be sadly missed by his mother, Brittaney S. Pasenow of Lorain; father, Diablo Tate, Sr. of Cleveland; three sisters, Diasha, Tiasha and Ma’Diere Tate; Read More…

Thelma Spitzer Gibbs

Thelma Spitzer Gibbs, 82, of Elyria, died Sunday, August 5, 2007 at Life Care Center of Elyria. She was born November 19, 1924 in Elyria and had been a life long Lorain County resident. She was honored in 2001 by being inducted into the EMH Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteer Hall of Fame in recognition Read More…

Sister Jean Vianney Schnurr

Sister Jean Vianney Schnurr, H.M. (Catherine Schnurr) 87. Daughter of the late William and Laura (nee Driehorst) Schnurr. She is survived by sister-in-law, Betty Jeanne Schnurr; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers, William A. Schnurr and Walter B. Schnurr, Sr. She was a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Read More…

Second wife sells ashes of first for 50 cents in rummage sale

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who was quick with the bargains at her rummage sale mistakenly accepted 50 cents for a ceramic turtle with the ashes of her husband’s previous wife inside. Now, Anita Lewis is desperately searching for the buyer who said she planned to use the urn as a cookie jar. Lewis Read More…