April 20, 2014

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This old mare is a fixture at the fair

WELLINGTON — Richard Nixon was president and polyester leisure suits were all the rage when Flirt, a high-stepping Hackney pony, made her first appearance at the Lorain County Fair.She’s still going strong. Flirt once again won top mare in the fine division for ponies, as the only entrant, according to John Barber, of Rochester, one Read More…

Cleveland braces for new poverty rankings

CLEVELAND — Almost hidden within the city that last year ranked as the nation’s most impoverished is a village of 1,400 people, where incomes of $100,000 or more are common and homes are occasionally placed on the market for millions. The three-mile-long, half-mile-wide Bratenahl is incorporated, with its own mayor and police force. So, it’s Read More…

Pooch lovers pursue new place for pals to play

AVON LAKE — Some local pooch owners are hoping they won’t have to beg for donations when it comes to giving their pets a new state-of-the-art place to play.The members of Park 4 Paws, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a dog park for their pets, recently opened a temporary park in Avon Lake — Read More…

At Cincy reunion, judge proves she’s the marrying kind

CINCINNATI — The Chapel of Love, Municipal Court Judge Nadine Allen presiding and singing, can pronounce you husband and wife in five languages. AP Municipal Judge Nadine Allen (center) poses with Jennifer Lynn Malek and Elliot Dwayne Berry at their marriage on Saturday in Cincinnati. “Yo los declaro marido y mujer.” Spanish. “Je vous declare Read More…

Inspections: Salvage yards skirt safety in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Nearly all of Cleveland’s 101 scrap, junk and auto-wrecking yards failed city safety inspections this year, according to the city’s Building and Housing Department. Mayor Frank Jackson ordered the inspections after a barrage of residents complained that the yards were dirty, noisy and spilling junk out into residential neighborhoods. City inspectors have since Read More…

Columbus airport officials seek ways to drive off starlings

COLUMBUS — Airport officials are examining their wildlife hazard management plan after a jet struck a flock of starlings on takeoff and had to return to the airport for an emergency landing. The jet, an American Eagle regional flight carrying 55 people, lost thrust in one of its engines Aug. 17 before returning safely to Read More…

Blotter: Avon/Avon Lake Aug. 27

Avon Lake police Thursday, Aug. 16 1:20 p.m. – 32000 block Lake Road, an estranged husband took an air conditioning unit from the home in which his wife was staying. Friday, Aug. 17 1:02 p.m. – Avon Lake High School, band concession room broken into. Monday, Aug. 20 8:07 a.m. – 100 block Vineyard Road, Read More…

Richard C. Pendleton

Richard C. Pendleton, 77, of Elyria, died Sunday, August 26, 2007. He was born July 16, 1930 in Lynn, MA to the late Harry N. and Geneva (nee Devitt) Pendleton. Mr. Pendleton retired in 1985 from Elyria Memorial Hospital were he worked as a Nursing Assistant for 25 years. He had served in the U.S. Read More…

Indians get some late magic to down Royals in 11th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Cleveland Indians needed some two-out magic to take the Royals to extra innings. Two innings later, they did it again. Travis Hafner and Victor Martinez singled home runs with two out in the 11th inning and the Indians rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals to remain Read More…

Michael G. Spencer

Michael G. Spencer, 33, of Lorain, died Friday, August 24, 2007 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born May 12, 1974 in Elyria and was a resident of Lorain for the past 32 years. He was a 1992 graduate of Open Door Christian Academy in Elyria. The same year, the school established Read More…