October 31, 2014

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Still waiting for a mayor

LORAIN — There’s a black leather chair in City Hall that’s collecting dust. It’s the mayor’s chair, and it’s been empty for exactly two weeks today. The Lorain Republican Central Committee has yet to call a meeting to appoint an interim mayor to fill the remaining four months of former Mayor Craig Foltin’s term. Lorain Read More…

Jump rope team hops to top

Oberlin College student determined to be best in world Mike Fry jumps rope with Lisa Brown (front) and Elizabeth Michalos, both of Bath Township. MEDINA — You may not see the Heartbeats competitive jump rope team on the cover of a Wheaties box, and don’t expect to see highlights on ESPN.  In fact, it takes Read More…

Not all charges against stepdad dropped

Prosecutors say girl didn’t fully recant ELYRIA — Prosecutors on Wednesday decided not to force a man who was convicted of molesting his stepchildren to go through another trial based on the accusations of one of the children. But they refused to drop the charges based on the second child’s allegations — even though the Read More…

Police briefs, Aug. 16, 2007

Drugs found in field, apartment Sheriff’s deputies and Elyria police received a handful of phone calls from Lorain County residents this past month who stumbled upon illegal drugs, including a Rochester Township farmer who found 20 marijuana plants growing in his cornfield. At 9:30 a.m. June 23, deputies were called to a Quarry Road property Read More…

Reggie the alligator runs free — again

LOS ANGELES  — You can’t keep a good gator down. An alligator that became a celebrity after eluding trappers for nearly two years at an urban lake managed to escape from his new home at the Los Angeles Zoo on Wednesday. It was nearly opening time before Reggie was caught. Keepers discovered the 7½-foot gator Read More…

Salvation Army’s need for food still critical

ELYRIA — Despite a surge in donations after a publicized food shortage, the Salvation Army is still short on food and is only about a week from a supply crisis, spokeswoman Hollie Rice said. “People have been so generous,” Rice said. “But we don’t have nearly enough to last until November.” Rice said the Salvation Read More…

Chief: Cause of Wellington fire may stay unknown

WELLINGTON — The fire that swept through the former Wagner/POV Products building Monday night went through with speed, force and intensity, and when it was extinguished, it may have taken the cause right along with it. Wellington fire Chief Robert J. Walker said investigators will do as much examination as possible but are not optimistic Read More…

Vermilion library friends share their favorite recipes

VERMILION — When Sandi Skeels pulls on an apron and walks into her kitchen with cooking on the brain, there are a few tried-and-true dishes that come to her mind. There is her famous cheese ball appetizer that she learned to make back in the 1960s when she worked at a TV station in Dayton. Read More…

Man suing Lorain for injuries after he led police in chase

ELYRIA — A Lorain man wants the city of Lorain to pay up for injuries he sustained when he crashed his car after a police chase in 2005. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in county Common Pleas Court by Brian A. See, 40, of Lorain, says police were at fault for the Aug. 16, 2005, crash Read More…

Hewlett-Packard sued for phone records search

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A group of reporters and their family members whose private telephone records were secretly obtained as part of Hewlett-Packard Co.’s boardroom surveillance scheme sued the technology giant and two former executives Wednesday. Five separate lawsuits claiming “illegal and reprehensible conduct” were filed in San Francisco Superior Court against Palo Alto-based Read More…