July 28, 2014

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County greets new teachers

New Elyria High teacher Amanda Belcher (left) shares a laugh with Stephanie Alexander-Johnson, a new guidance counselor at the school.  ELYRIA — While Lorain schools struggle to recover from a round of layoffs, other school districts around the county are celebrating the hiring of more than 125 teachers, administrators and guidance counselors. New hires from Read More…

Off the beat, Aug. 11, 2007

S. Lorain gets phone lines back The advent of cell phones has left many people believing land lines are a thing of the past. Well, don’t tell that to the residents of South Lorain. After Tuesday’s heavy rain storm, a 300-foot section of underground phone cable was damaged, knocking out phone service to hundreds of Read More…

Meteor shower sure to dazzle

The annual Perseid meteor shower will hit its peak this weekend, and area stargazers are gearing up to watch shooting stars streak across the sky. The best viewing in the county will also be free to the public Sunday evening when the Black River Astronomical Society hosts a viewing of the shower at the Neilson Read More…

Former pharmacist indicted in lethal chemotherapy case

CLEVELAND — A former pharmacist has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide in the case of a 2-year-old girl who died after receiving an improperly mixed dose of chemotherapy. Eric Cropp, 39, of Bay Village, failed to catch a mistake in a saline solution that was administered to Emily Jerry of Read More…

Weapons stash found at shooting suspect’s motel room

BOWLING GREEN — A type of rifle used by snipers, several other weapons and a large quantity of ammunition was found in a Michigan motel room rented by a truck driver accused of killing two co-workers at an Ohio company, authorities said Friday. Calvin Neyland Jr., 43, of Findlay, was being held without bond in Read More…

Storms bring at least 3 twisters; woman killed

MARION — A storm system spawned at least three tornadoes as it swept across northern Ohio, killing one person and leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power Friday morning. In Marion, about 40 miles north of Columbus, a falling tree limb struck a sport utility vehicle, killing a woman as she drove during the Read More…

At ‘burn camp,’ kids don’t have to worry about people staring

AKRON — Every one of the 28 kids has a story. Maybe it was a house fire. Or a car accident. Or a gasoline-fueled bonfire. Or a powerful jolt of electricity. Or a lawn mower that caught fire. Of all the stories at the annual “burn camp” at Portage Lakes, Sam Pratt’s is one that Read More…

Attorney: Priest’s trial was flawed

TOLEDO — The trial that convicted a Catholic priest of murdering a nun was flawed and sensationalized, according to documents filed in the priest’s appeal. Attorneys for the Rev. Gerald Robinson filed a document with the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals Wednesday outlining what they claim were eight crucial mistakes that led to Robinson’s Read More…

Steven E. Armbruster

Steven E. Armbruster, 44, of Columbia Station, passed away suddenly August 6, 2007. Beloved husband of Sonya (nee Hogg); dear father of Jacob of Painsville; loving son of John "Jerry" and Fran of Newbury; cherished brother of Russell of Chardon, Dr. Janet O’Hara (Mark) of Munson, Mary Kay McGillivray (Carl) of Chatham, Richard (Janel) of Read More…

Shirley S. Nicoletti

Shirley S. Nicoletti (nee: Fluharty), 70, of Elyria, died August 9, 2007 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain. She was born January 24, 1937 in Marion County, WV and has been a 44 year resident of Elyria. She was employed at General Motors, in Elyria, beginning in 1967 and retired from General Read More…