October 20, 2014

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O.J. a suspect in Vegas armed robbery

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson says he went into a casino hotel room only to retrieve memorabilia that he felt was stolen from him. But police are investigating it as an armed robbery and named the fallen football star as a suspect Friday in yet another surprising chapter to his legal saga. Simpson In an Read More…

Vermilion crash claims life of grandmother

VERMILION — Thursday morning, Robert Whorton thought it was his wife ringing the doorbell because she needed help carrying in groceries. Instead, two Vermilion policemen were standing at his door. His wife of 47 years, Cara Whorton, 66, was dead. Cara Whorton, of Vermilion, was killed Thursday when her minivan was struck by a Ford Read More…

Filmmakers take a shot

Production to wrap up on Sunday ELYRIA —  When a friend of her mother’s contacted Deanna Chesler and asked her if she wanted to be in a movie, the Elyria High sophomore jumped at the chance. “I’m going to be in a movie!” said 16-year-old Chesler, shyly flashing a grin as she repeated the phrase Read More…

Off The Beat: Sept. 15, 2007

Bad luck Brown U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown really needs to stop betting on sports — he’s not very good at it. Once again, the Avon Democrat’s efforts to support Ohio sports teams have backfired and on Wednesday, Brown was forced to deliver a basket of Ohio goodies (including buckeyes and Skyline chili) to the office Read More…

Judge doesn’t grant appeal extension

LORAIN — A county Common Pleas Court judge has ruled that he cannot extend the appeal deadline for Lorain residents who were denied property tax abatements. Judge Mark Betleski wrote in Friday’s decision that the court was not within its rights to extend the appeal date — which would have been Friday — and there Read More…

Anniversary brings back amusing memories

LORAIN — If Marlene Calvert Feldkamp closes her eyes tightly, memories of her childhood come flooding back. She thinks of the smell of buttery, freshly popped popcorn, sweet taffy and piping hot french fries fills the air and hear the clink, clink, clink of the chain on a wooden roller coaster pulling a set of Read More…

Elyria man, 65, indicted on rape charges

ELYRIA — A 65-year-old Elyria man has been indicted by a county grand jury on charges that he raped and molested a mentally handicapped woman he knew. Robert Schildt is charged with two counts each of rape and gross sexual imposition and five counts of sexual battery for alleged assaults on the 48-year-old victim. Assistant Read More…

Lorain man is charged with raping boy

ELYRIA —  A Lorain man has been indicted by a county grand jury on charges that he forced himself on a boy for two years beginning in 2001 and carrying on the unwanted relationship for two years. Jonnie West, 39, is charged with rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition in the case. Assistant County Read More…

Jack C. Bryner

Jack C. Bryner, 86, of Elyria, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at his home. He was born December 8, 1920 in Lorain where he graduated from Lorain High School in 1939. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was employed for 43 years at U.S. Steel Company in Lorain retiring in Read More…

William H. Bender

William H. Bender, 77, of North Ridgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 14, 2007, in the Emergency Room of St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake. He was born in Willoughby and was a North Ridgeville resident for many years. Mr. Bender worked for 18 years as an auto mechanic at Harry Brown Motors Read More…