July 31, 2014

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Lorain chase totals police car, hurts police dog

LORAIN — A driver who police said was high on crack cocaine led officers in a winding chase up and down Oberlin Avenue early Monday — leaving in his wake a trail of turfed lawns, a crushed squad car and an injured police dog. Eugene Frost, 45, of Lorain, is charged with fleeing, unlawful restraint, Read More…

LeBron James enjoying fame in China

SHANGHAI, China — LeBron James looms large in Shanghai. He hovers over a basket in billboards around the city leading to Wednesday’s NBA exhibition game between his Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic and another game Saturday in the former Portuguese territory of Macau. “For me, growing up, I never thought about having a billboard Read More…

Bernie Kosar brings Arena Football League team to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Bernie’s back, and brought an Arena Football League team. Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar headlined a news conference Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena to announce the arrival of the Las Vegas franchise. Kosar is president, CEO and a minority owner. “I want to do this to be proud of it,” Kosar said. “I’m Read More…

Bathroom scrawlings prompt school lockdown in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Threats scrawled in purple marker on the walls of two girls’ toilet stalls led to a 90-minute lockdown Tuesday at North Ridgeville Middle School. The threats, which claimed a bomb would be detonated today at the school, turned out to be a hoax by a 12-year-old seventh-grader, Superintendent Michael Tefs said . Read More…

Midview student, 15, denies making threats

GRAFTON — A 15-year-old boy accused of making threats last week at Midview High School was arraigned Tuesday in county Juvenile Court. The student denied charges of aggravated menacing and inducing panic — the equivalent of pleading not guilty — and was released to in-home detention, where court staff will monitor his whereabouts until his Read More…

Carlisle trustees seek home rule

CARLISLE TWP. — Township trustees hope voters will back November’s home rule ballot issue, which they believe will give the township more control over its own destiny and block annexations by the city of Elyria. “We certainly don’t want our township to be annexed to the city of Elyria, or even the northern half of Read More…

Vivian P. Jennings

Vivian P. Jennings (nee Waltz), 97, of Elyria, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at New Life Hospice of Saint Joseph in Lorain, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria.

Thelma Lee Smith

Thelma Lee Smith (nee Whitehorn), 86, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born February 18, 1921 in Covington, Tenn.. She has been a Vermilion resident for the past 49 years, moving from Memphis, Tenn. She worked as a cashier at Lake School in Vermilion, and Read More…

Sharon Lee ‘Ms. Hill’ Hill

Sharon Lee “Ms. Hill” Hill, 56, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2007, in the Cleveland Clinic following a sudden illness. She was born in New Castle, Pa., coming to Elyria 35 years ago from Ashland. A graduate of New London High School and of  E.H.O.V.E. Vocational Center, Read More…

Ruth Blankenship

Ruth Blankenship (nee James), 82, of Amherst, died Saturday, October 13, 2007, at Amherst Manor Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Penrod, Ky., on February 8, 1925, moving to the Lorain area in 1947. Mrs. Blankenship was a veteran of the Army, serving during WW II. She was a homemaker, Read More…