August 23, 2014

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Teacher saves choking student

ELYRIA — Most of the time teachers focus on helping students with their reading, writing and arithmetic. But an Elyria teacher went beyond that last week, saving the life of one her students. STEVE MANHEIM Beverly Shoemaker and Vincent Zack On Sept. 26, Fourth-grader Vincent Zack  began choking on a piece of butterscotch candy at Read More…

When a child is choking

  • When a child is choking and can’t breathe or speak, you must give abdominal thrusts (the Heimlich maneuver).The Heimlich maneuver pushes air from the child’s lungs like a cough. This can help remove the blocking object. You should give abdominal thrusts until the object is forced out or the victim becomes unresponsive. • Read More…

A legacy carved in skin

Illustrators Tattoz tattoo parlor keeps customers coming back for more  SHEFFIELD LAKE — The Illustrators Tattoz has been a Lorain County fixture for as long as anyone can remember.  It’s about as permanent as ink. PHOTO PROVIDED An artist at Illustrators Tattoz works on a customer. The tattoo place, now at 5380 Lake Road, the Read More…

What’s open, what’s closed on Columbus Day

ELYRIA — Government offices at the county, state and federal levels will be closed Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Police, fire and sanitation departments will be working as usual, and school will be in session. However, post offices, E-Check emission testing stations and banks will be closed except those with in-store branches Read More…