April 21, 2014

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High school football: Four downs with Dave Dlugosz

Today’s guest: Avon Lake coach Dave Dlugosz For the first time in nearly a decade, Avon Lake will not be entering a season as defending conference champions. The Shoremen lost some of that imposing mystique during an up-and-down 2006 in which they went 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the Southwestern Conference. But as Avon Lake Read More…

Cleanup begins in flooded areas

FINDLAY — Peeking into her waterlogged basement, Gail Leatherman didn’t break down until she saw a soggy photo of her and her husband, taken for their 17th wedding anniversary. She salvaged the picture, but not her treasured Christmas decorations. Next door, her son lost all of his 1-year-old boy’s winter clothes. And that wasn’t the Read More…

Language for strip club ballot issue approved

COLUMBUS — A state board approved language Thursday for a proposed ballot issue asking voters to overturn a law that prohibits strip club patrons from touching strippers and halts nude dancing after midnight. The Ohio Ballot Board signed off on a five-paragraph summation of the referendum that describes the new rules and the penalty for Read More…

Grafton and LaGrange blotter: Aug. 24

LaGrange police Friday, Aug. 17 1:45 a.m. — North Center Street and Loperwood Lane, Clinton Buttolph, 21, 100 block Loperwood Lane, LaGrange, charged with no turn signal, driving under suspension and possession of marijuana. The passenger, Matthew Disbennett, 21, Litchfield, charged with carrying concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Read More…

Lorain dress policy enforcement pushed back

LORAIN — Students will not be required to wear uniforms until January at the five Lorain schools that recently adopted the uniform policy, Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said Thursday.Questions surrounding whether the district provided appropriate notification to parents regarding the new dress code — state law says that parents must be notified six months before a Read More…