July 28, 2014

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Records: Landlord failed to have house inspected

Fire left rental uninhabitable  LORAIN — Another landlord could be in hot water for not scheduling a rental inspection on a property that caught fire because of an electrical problem Sunday evening. Records from the city’s Building Department show that Landlord Leasing Inc., which owns the now uninhabitable home at 1724 E. 32nd St., has Read More…

War chest may have scared off opponents, report finds

SHEFFIELD TWP. — County Engineer Ken Carney’s inflated campaign war chest may have scared away potential opponents in the 2004 election, an investigation by the Ohio secretary of state has concluded. The state’s report, completed Monday, recommends that the county Board of Elections, which requested the review of Carney’s campaign finance reports from 2000 through Read More…

Thieves hit captain’s unlocked vehicle

EATON TWP. — Thieves that have been stealing from unlocked cars scored a police radio and a pair of handcuffs last week when they got into a sheriff’s deputy’s car. Capt. Jim Drozdowski said he parked his county vehicle outside his  home last Wednesday but apparently forgot to lock the door. The next morning, he Read More…

Cockfighting suspect pleads not guilty

LORAIN — The attorney for a Lorain man accused of hosting a cockfight inside his Sheffield Township chicken coop pleaded not guilty on his client’s behalf Friday in Lorain Municipal Court. Attorney Michael Barkus entered the plea for 83-year-old Felix Rosario, who is charged with three counts each of cruelty to animals and animal fighting. Read More…

Federal charges in bank robberies

LORAIN — A Lorain man who allegedly walked into a local bank Aug. 6 and robbed it of about $2,000 is in federal custody facing three counts of federal unarmed bank robbery after the FBI blamed him for that robbery and for two other bank robberies in Cleveland two days earlier, a U.S. District Court Read More…

Police: Lorain man dies in wrong-way crash

A Lorain man died Saturday from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in which Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said he was driving the wrong way on a major interstate. Charles Bennington, 65, was driving east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at 3:25 a.m. Saturday when the accident happened, said Sgt. Don Read More…

Mother sues over son hurt while on fair ride

ELYRIA — The mother of a Portville, N.Y., boy who was cut on a ride at the Lorain County Fair two years ago is suing the amusement company that ran the “Tower of Terror Slide” at the fair. According to the lawsuit, filed Monday in county Common Pleas Court, the boy cut his arm on Read More…

William K. Rauscher

William K. Rauscher, 55, passed away Aug. 11, 2007. He was an avid golfer and life member of AmVets Post 55 as well as VFW Post 8686 in Sheffield Lake. He was employed by Centurytel for 35 years. Beloved brother of Bruce (Karen), Brad (Linda), Jan (Joe) Woch, and Tiger. Devoted uncle of 10. He Read More…

Norma J. Patterson

Norma J. Patterson, (nee Eutsey), 66, of Elyria, died Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the E.M.H. Regional Medical Center in Elyria. She was born January 31, 1941 in Brownsville, PA, and was resident of Elyria for most of her life. Mrs. Patterson worked in assembly at the former York International Plant in Elyria. She enjoyed Read More…

Michael Edward Michalak

Michael Edward Michalak, 59, died suddenly at his home, on Tuesday, July 31, 2007. He was born in Toledo, on November 11, 1947. He lived in Lorain for a year coming from Florida to be closer to his family. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as a designer for the Yellow Pages for Read More…