August 22, 2014

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Ford workers unafraid to vote to authorize a strike

SALINE, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. has brought a lot of uncertainty into Gerald Williamson’s life. The factory where he works is on a list of plants slated to be sold or even closed, and like other workers, he’s had to give up part of his pay raises to help the company fund its huge Read More…

Teen treated at hospital after accidental shooting

ELYRIA — A group of Elyria teens found out firsthand why you shouldn’t play with guns. About six of them, ages 15 to 18, were watching television about 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West Avenue when one of them pulled out a loaded handgun and began twirling it on a coffee table, Read More…

Carlisle Twp. garage fire practically puts out itself

CARLISLE TWP. — Heat from a Monday afternoon garage fire may have actually aided in putting the fire out. Flames became so hot in the garage, which was connected to a home in the 39000 block of Ester Drive, they melted a bracket that was holding a household fire extinguisher. The extinguisher fell several feet Read More…

Lorain police, fire forces investigating car fire

LORAIN — Police and firefighters are investigating how a car caught fire on West 11th Street early Monday. Firefighters responded to the fire about 2 a.m. and were able to put it out quickly. The car was severely damaged. Upon further investigation, it was found that the engine had been removed. The car is believed Read More…

Art teacher, cafe owner, pastor

The Rev. Alana Kelley took various paths before finding her calling  It might seem surprising that a woman who is the former owner of a gourmet cafe could appreciate something with the dubious name “bacon fry.” But that is exactly the Hungarian custom that Alana Kelley chose to celebrate her installation as the pastor of Read More…

Sleuth of the Sea

Director of Vermilion’s maritime museum wears a detective’s hat  VERMILION — With every new discovery and donation given to the Great Lakes Historical Society for placement in the collection of the Inland Seas Maritime Museum, Executive Director Chris Gillcrist said he dons the hat of an investigator on a hunt for the truth. That’s because Read More…

Vermilion police blotter: Sept. 3, 2007

Vermilion police Tuesday, Aug. 21 9:02 a.m. — 300 block Devonshire Road. Officer shot injured raccoon with duty weapon. 2:38 p.m. — 4700 block Liberty Avenue. 20-inch Mongoose bicycle reported stolen. Thursday, Aug. 23 11:02 a.m. — 300 block Roxboro Road. Three boys’ bicycles reported stolen. 6:07 p.m. — 1000 block Oakwood Drive. Lawn ornaments Read More…

Strickland’s ties to coal coat environmental policy

ANALYSIS  COLUMBUS — At first blush, Gov. Ted Strickland’s commitment to clean energy last week sounded even better than environmentalists had dreamed. One fourth — yes, a full 25 percent — of all the electricity Ohio produces should be made using alternative energy sources by 2025. Even Environment Ohio, the most vocal renewable energy proponents Read More…

Move along, move along — nothing to see, hear

CLEVELAND — The church choir will have to sing loud to be heard through these soundproofing walls. In a twist to the brooding look of sound walls that increasingly line highways, especially in densely populated areas, U.S. transportation planners are turning to another tool to make the freeway corridor more livable: see-through sound walls. The Read More…

Ohio State to spend $2M on president’s residence

COLUMBUS — Ohio State is shelling out $2 million to update and remodel the mansion that houses the university’s president, just seven years after spendin $1.3 million on a previous renovation of the house, university officials said. Incoming president Gordon Gee officially takes office Oct. 1. He’ll stay at a hotel on campus until next Read More…