October 24, 2014

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Rigda: Every student counts

ELYRIA — Friday morning, Elyria Schools Superintendent Paul Rigda had starfish on the brain. COURTESY ELYRIA SCHOOLS Part of an illustration by Paula Pindroh showing a teacher and student rescuing starfish. Superintendent Paul Rigda used the artwork Friday to help inspire Elyria teachers. Probably 12 of them, since that’s the number of students who needed Read More…

Lorain marks its 200th anniversary

LORAIN — Before there was steel, a tiny marketplace provided the backbone for a young city at the mouth of the Black River. It took another 100 or so years, but that marketplace eventually grew into Ohio’s 10th-largest city. Beginning today, Lorain will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its humble beginnings by taking residents on Read More…

Police briefs: Aug. 25

Elyria man charged with killing his cat ELYRIA — A 36-year-old man was arrested on charges of cruelty to animals after he allegedly killed his cat for scratching him, a police report said. Graig Astorino of the 200 block of Brenthaven told police he was inside his home about 7 p.m. Wednesday drinking beer when Read More…

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Gunmen and troops clash in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — U.S. helicopters blasted rooftops in a Shiite neighborhood before dawn Friday as American troops battled gunmen on the ground, killing at least eight by the military’s count. Shiites claimed some civilians died and radicals castigated Iraq’s government as being too weak to rein in the Americans. The criticism put new pressure on the Read More…

Mistaken airstrike kills British soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. warplane mistakenly dropped a 500-pound bomb on British troops after they called for air support in Afghanistan, killing three soldiers and seriously wounding two others in an accident that could re-ignite debate about America’s heavy use of air power. Friendly fire involving U.S. troops has led to the deaths of Read More…

Welcome, children of all ages

BIRMINGHAM — Mother Nature has not been a friend to the many landscapers working on the new Schoepfle Children’s Garden. Crews faced sweltering temperatures on some days and torrential downpours on others. It have been easy for anyone to believe a Sept. 1 opening was not possible. However, itis not only possible, but it will Read More…

Judge allows ‘Tic Tac Fruit’ to continue

A judge stopped the state Friday from enforcing an order that prohibits bars and other businesses from using electronic gambling machines, lawyers in the case said. The temporary restraining order, granted by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Guy Reece, allows the 27 Lorain County establishments operating with the “Tic Tac Fruit” game to continue. The Read More…

Off The Beat, Aug. 25, 2007

You’re a good spud, Charlie Brown ELYRIA — Some people think they see images of Jesus or the Virgin Mary in their food. But Loretta Clowers, of Elyria, said she sees cartoon characters and animals. You will have to use your imagination, but Clowers said this summer she has grown an Idaho potato that looks Read More…

Bobby Cutts Jr. pleads not guilty

CANTON — A police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to killing his pregnant girlfriend, whose corpse was found in a park and whose toddler son gave investigators some of their strongest clues. Bobby Cutts Jr. could be sentenced to die if convicted in the deaths of Jessie Davis and her unborn daughter. He nodded at Read More…