April 18, 2014

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Burned boy returns home

ELYRIA — A 7-year-old boy with Down syndrome who was burned after he dumped a pot of hot coffee onto his chest and stomach is out of the hospital, but far from being OK, his family said. The second-degree burns Jacob Moss of Elyria received on 40 percent of his body are clean and not Read More…

Deputy quits to teach

ELYRIA — A sheriff’s deputy who was the last county law enforcement officer to be shot in the line of duty has retired. Sgt. Shawn Hadaway, 50, has taken a position as instructor of the law enforcement program with Lorain County Joint Vocation School, where he has been working for the past week while using Read More…

Couple ordered to quell cats’ smell

ELYRIA — A Taft Avenue couple who run a foster home for cats have been ordered by the Elyria City Health Department to eliminate the smell generated by the cats’ urine by Sept. 11.And this isn’t the first time Kimberly Vitruls has been told by the city to “eliminate noxious odors.” The order, issued by Read More…

Tilled till the end of time?

In Rochester and Huntington townships, a 176-year-old farm will stay that way  thanks to a state easement More than 1,000 picturesque acres of farmland in the southwestern corner of the county will remain that way in the future as a result of a deal with the state. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Jarvis Babcock in front Read More…

Fire department gets mower, moody note

COURTESY OF TMCNEWS.COM It seems that the fight between the Elyria firefighters and the city administration is getting personal. On Friday morning, Elyria street department workers delivered a 21-inch push lawn mower to the fire station at Bell Avenue and state Route 57 with a note attached reading: “Mow your own grass for now on. Read More…

Jiffy Products plans 25 new jobs in Lorain

LORAIN — A third company might be moving into Ford Motor Co.’s old Lorain Assembly Plant. Jiffy Products — not to be confused with the peanut butter manufacturer — has promised 25 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of $1.4 million if it opens in Lorain, said Don Romancak, the city’s chief planner. The multinational Read More…

A trader, diplomat and others enter Vermilion High as students

VERMILION — Each year since 2005, officials at Vermilion High School have searched its alumni list for the best of the best for induction into the Hall of Fame. This year’s class of inductees certainly proved honorable as it includes an artist, a former high school football player turned commodities trader, an author and real Read More…

Report: Sen. Larry Craig to step down

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig will resign from the Senate amid a furor over his arrest and guilty plea in a police sex sting in an airport men’s room, Republican officials said Friday. Craig will announce at a news conference in Boise this morning that he will resign effective Sept. 30, GOP Read More…

Winning Mega Millions ticket reportedly sold in Maryland

A Maryland lottery official said early today that a winning Mega Millions ticket for Friday’s estimated $330 million jackpot was sold at a liquor store in Baltimore County. Maryland Lottery Director Buddy Roogow said a winning ticket was sold at Walther Liquors in Nottingham at 5:10 p.m. Friday, and that the winner had not come Read More…

Here’s one lucky couple …

NEW YORK — How lucky can you get? Adeline and Eugene Angelo won $5 million Thursday after buying the winning ticket in last week’s New York Lotto. In 1996, they won $2.5 million after splitting a $10 million jackpot with three other people.   AP The couple holds a poster representing a $5 million New Read More…