November 27, 2014

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String of break-ins in Elyria

Police see pattern in burglaries on city’s north side ELYRIA — On the quiet streets lined with well-manicured lawns on the north side of town, police cruisers have become a familiar sight. Between June and September, there were 18 break-ins and burglaries in the area, with residents reporting everything from wallets to weed whackers to Read More…

Joseph William Kotai

Joseph William Kotai, 72, of Pembroke, N.C., formerly of Lorain, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, N.C. Mr. Joseph William Kotai retired as master sargeant from the Air Force after serving his country for 24 years. Survivors include his brothers, Stephen A. Kotai of Elyria; sisters, Ruth Kotai and Read More…

ODOT: Late start won’t stall 57 project

ELYRIA — A state Route 57 repaving project that Elyria officials hoped would start this fall isn’t likely to begin in full force until spring, but the project should be completed on schedule, officials said Tuesday. The approval process for the Route 57 repaving project — a $20.5 million plan using local, state and federal Read More…

Ruling could affect injection lawsuit

In Ohio, 20 death row inmates have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s lethal injection process, contending it amounts to torture. Parallel to that fight, Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James Burge has ordered the state to turn over information on how lethal injections are given to condemned inmates. County prosecutors have objected Read More…

Janice M. Schlechter

Janice M. Schlechter, (nee-Simms), 65, of Elyria, died Saturday, September 22, at her home following a long illness. She was born July 5, 1942, in Elyria and was a resident of Lorain County for most of her life. She was a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Amherst and also attended Zion United Read More…

Eric Arthur Ripley

Eric Arthur Ripley, 44, died Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Allen Medical Center in Oberlin. He was born June 19, 1963, in Akron. Eric was a veteran of the Navy in 1981 and was honorably discharged. He worked as a computer specialist for Rebman in Lorain. He was active in Lorain County Amateur Radio Club Read More…

Edith Gach

Edith Gach (nee Huber), 69, of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2007, after a prolonged illness at the Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic at the Renaissance. She was born February 6, 1938, in Elgg, Switzerland, and attended grammar and high school there. She relocated to the United States in 1961 to assume duties Read More…

Volleyball: Amherst pulls even with Falls in SWC race

 OLMSTED FALLS — Unless something outrageous happens in the next two weeks, Amherst and Olmsted Falls will share the Southwestern Conference championship. Amherst moved into a first-place tie with Olmsted Falls by shocking the Bulldogs in three games on the OF home court Tuesday night. The Comets won, 25-19, 25-22 and 25-22 to run their Read More…

Dolores Y. Loy

Dolores Y. Loy, 76, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at her home, following a long illness. Born in Ames, Iowa, she had been a resident of Elyria for 30 years, moving from North Ridgeville. Mrs. Loy worked as an office manager for U-Store-It in Middleburg Heights for 20 years, retiring in 2002. Read More…

Girls tennis notebook: Success breeding success in area

Success breeds success. That is the moral that this season’s sectional seeding could tell someone about the area tennis scene. A year after Lorain County swept the state doubles championships, the two schools that combined for the feat are sending eight athletes into the sectional tournaments with the probability of advancing. Avon Lake — which Read More…