August 1, 2014

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City: Cancer rate is normal

AVON LAKE — City leaders say a final study by the Ohio Department of Health indicates the city’s cancer rates are no different than cities of similar size. Avon Lake Mayor Rob Berner said state health officials will meet with him today to discuss the results of the study, which analyzed the city’s cancer rates Read More…

Company stays quiet on Elyria Holiday Inn’s fate

SHEFFIELD — Officials at Holiday Inn’s parent company, Intercontinental Hotels Group, said Tuesday that they’re waiting for the developer of a proposed Holiday Inn in Sheffield to secure a franchisee license before saying what impact it will have on the Elyria Holiday Inn. “We can’t comment until they have a signed license agreement,” said Virginia Read More…

Vermilion asks state to review its books

VERMILION — The state auditor’s office is going to take a look at the city’s books after city officials grew concerned that shortfalls were projected. Ohio Auditor of State Mary Taylor’s office informed Vermilion Council President Fred Ostrander on Tuesday that an analysis of the city’s financial conditions would be conducted in the near future, Read More…

Greg White to become federal judge

CLEVELAND — A U.S. attorney in charge of prosecuting federal cases in northern Ohio is leaving to become a federal magistrate judge, his office said Tuesday. Greg White Greg White, who was appointed by President Bush in 2003 to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, was asked to replace outgoing Read More…

Police blotter: Oct. 24, 2007

Lorain police Friday, Oct. 19 7:03 p.m. – 1800 block E. 30th St., Jorge A. Perez, 58, 1900 block E. 28th Street, charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, left of center and open container. Sunday, Oct. 21 12:19 a.m. – 200 block E. 30th St., three males tried to coax another male into fighting Read More…

School district warns of staph infection

A Clearview football player was hospitalized last week with a staph infection, and a general warning has gone out to students in the Keystone school district after five high school football players reported skin infections. However, none of the cases is the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” infection known as methicillin resistant staphlococcus aureus, or MRSA, which if Read More…

It’s a nice day for a black wedding

ELYRIA — Who needs a white satin gown, tuxedo and tails and a church full of people to have a spectacular wedding? Certainly not Elyria couple Faith Charity and Shawn Culligan. They have been there, done that and have the divorce scars to prove it. So this Halloween, the couple said they are doing things Read More…

Dinner to benefit officer fighting cancer

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — There’ll be a benefit dinner from 11 to 6 p.m. Monday to help longtime Lorain County Sheriff’s Deputy William Curtis Jr., who has been off work since early September while battling cancer. The dinner, at the New Russia Township Hall, 46268 Butternut Ridge Road, just west of state Route 58, will Read More…

Lorain teacher allegedly touched a third student

LORAIN — A 13-year-old female student told police a teacher inappropriately touched her at The Arts Academy in Lorain, and two other female students have alleged the same teacher poked them in the breasts with his pen. The mother of the 13-year-old called police Oct. 18 after school officials said the complaint she’d made to Read More…

Misconduct is underreported, Ohio school officials say

COLUMBUS  School superintendents, and even prosecutors, are failing to report teacher misconduct to the state and should be penalized, Ohio education officials told a legislative panel Tuesday. The lack of teeth in a new law aimed at cracking down on misbehaving teachers was one of the explanations they gave members of the House Education Committee Read More…