September 15, 2014

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Condition of man hit by train improves

ELYRIA — The condition of an Elyria man who was stuck by a train early Saturday is improving at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Andre McGee was listed in serious condition, but a nurse at MetroHealth, where he was flown shortly after being struck, said he was doing much better. A Norfolk Southern train conductor Read More…

Police blotter: Oct. 15

County sheriff Thursday, Oct. 11 8 a.m. — Circle K, 4819 Broadway, Sheffield Township, 13-year-old Lorain boy charged with theft of candy. 9 p.m. — Subway, 35121 E. Royalton Road, Eaton Township, vandalism, glass door broken. Friday, Oct. 12 1 p.m. — Dollar General, 477 Oberlin-Elyria Road, Carlisle Township, Samantha Millard, 19, Lorain, charged with Read More…

Police roundup: Oct. 15

K-9 finds drugs, accused trafficker LORAIN — A K-9’s nose led police to a stash of not-so-cleverly concealed heroin about 6:35 p.m. Thursday, according to a Lorain police report. Lorain police were called to an East 31st Street residence to assist parole officers in finding Rolando Ramos, 34, who had several active warrants, including one Read More…

Report: State disciplinary system fails to punish teachers

COLUMBUS — A state and local discipline system allows educators in the classroom despite misconduct that includes theft, assault and abuse of children, The Columbus Dispatch reported, based on a 10-month investigation. Teachers’ rights are often put first, districts don’t always communicate with the state and the Department of Education shields records of wrongdoing, the Read More…

B-W student organizes concert to raise awarenes about Darfur

AVON — Darfur, a region in crisis in the African country of Sudan, is thousands of miles away from the suburban comfort of Avon, but that doesn’t stop one local woman from raising awareness of ongoing genocide.Seeing the images of rape, torture and murder that have gone on during the ongoing civil unrest in that Read More…

Is bingo going, going, gone?

YOUNGSTOWN — Bingo games, once valuable social events and fundraisers for communities, are in decline throughout the state, according to churches, veterans groups and nonprofit organizations. Some blame the slow disappearance of bingo games on Ohio’s restrictive smoking law, while others point to a faltering economy, competition for gaming dollars and the increasing costs of Read More…

Trial begins for money manager in BWC scandal

AKRON — Another trial is set to begin in the wide-ranging scandal involving the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Opening statements were scheduled for today in the case of Mark D. Lay, the head of a money management firm who is accused of losing $215 million in state investment funds. Lay, founder and chief executive Read More…

Ohio Republican retiring from house

WASHINGTON — Rep. David Hobson, a nine-term Republican from Springfield, announced Sunday plans to retire, the 12th member of his party to do so since the beginning of the year. “I wanted to go out on top,” said Hobson, who said his health is good. He would have faced token opposition at best had he Read More…

Avon/Avon Lake blotter: Oct. 15

Avon Lake police Friday, Oct. 12 8:05 a.m. – 32000 block Lake Road. Homeowner reported unknown person tried to enter home through walkout cellar door. Thursday, Oct. 11 7:02 p.m. – 200 block Moore Road. Suspicious person reportedly seen in the area. Tuesday, Oct. 9 11:09 p.m. – 33000 block Ambleside Drive. Juveniles cover house Read More…

Elation in 11 innings: Indians down Red Sox, even series

BOSTON — A bad outing from Fausto Carmona on Saturday night was supposed to spell defeat for the Indians in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. Thanks to Cleveland hitters, namely Trot Nixon, it didn’t. On the bench for 10 innings, Nixon, who made his name as a Boston outfielder for eight seasons, Read More…