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Police blotter: Sept. 11, 2007

Lorain police Thursday, Sept. 6 4:10 p.m. – 1800 block East 31st St., Mary A. Engram, 32, Lorain, charged with assault. Saturday, Sept. 8 11:34 a.m. – 3100 block McKinley St., $2,635 reported stolen from Bradley’s Concrete between July 29 and Sept. 6 in a series of suspected forgeries of checks from the business. 1:06 Read More…

Cuyahoga County wants Ohio to push back 2008 primaries

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County commissioners, worried about the reliability of touch-screen voting machines, want Ohio’s 2008 presidential primary election pushed back from March to May. “We’d rather be in May and have a good election than be in March and have a disaster,” Cuyahoga County Commissioner Tim Hagan said Monday. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner Read More…

GOP-led board puts off Democrats’ request on voting machine tests

COLUMBUS — The state’s chief elections official will have to wait two weeks to find out if she will get $1.7 million to run tests on Ohio’s new electronic voting machine system, a legislative panel ruled Monday. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner told the state Controlling Board that the delay likely will make it tougher Read More…

Lorain school district spokesman axed

LORAIN — The Lorain school board on Monday eliminated the district spokesman’s job as part of an effort to recall the teachers that were laid off. The board voted unanimously to cut Dean Schnurr’s position as director of communications and community relations. He’s had the job since July 2002, and his last day will be Read More…

Believe it or not, Cedar Point in Ripley’s

Cedar Point has no tales of bodies being part of funhouse scenery, but the Sandusky park has managed to rate several mentions in “Ripley’s Believe it or Not: Amusement Park Oddities & Trivia.” Subtitled “A Journey through the Weird, Wacky and Absolutely True World of Parks, Rides and Attractions,” the new paperback lists 350-plus items Read More…

Oberlin courts a city manager

OBERLIN — Oberlin could never be mistaken for a burgeoning desert city with a swelling population. And resident Doug Johnson said he hopes it stays that way. Johnson was one of about 25 residents who attended Monday’s meet-and-greet with Eric Norenberg, whom Council currently is considering for the city manager position. Council also met with Read More…

Police: Dad fires shotgun at bar

AMHERST TWP. — A bar brawl ended Sunday with one of the suspects involved in the skirmish leaving the bar to retrieve a shotgun and opening fire on the establishment. James Griffith, 49, of South Amherst told Sheriff’s deputies he was beaten up by members of the Booze Fighters motorcycle club at the Timbers Bar Read More…

Century-old Lorain shipwreck found

The Cyprus, an ore carrier that mysteriously sank during a storm on Lake Superior 100 years ago on Oct. 11, 1907, may have had a tragic end, but it — like hundreds of other seaworthy vessels — got its start in Lorain during the heyday of the city’s shipbuilding endeavors. The recent discovery of its Read More…

Shipwreck found in Lake Superior 100 years after it sank

  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.  — Explorers have discovered the wreckage of an ore carrier that mysteriously sank during a storm on Lake Superior 100 years ago, officials announced Monday. Only one survivor made it to shore as the ship went down on Oct. 11, 1907. Last month, a team with the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Read More…