April 16, 2014

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Judge reduces convicted dealer’s sentence

ELYRIA — County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has reduced the lengthy prison sentence of another prisoner over the objections of prosecutors. On Thursday, Burge slashed the 25-year sentence of convicted drug trafficker Randy Charlton to 12 years. Kreig Brusnahan, Charlton’s attorney, said his client requested a resentencing under an Ohio Supreme Court decision that Read More…

Boys soccer: Lake Ridge gets revenge, along with first district title

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It was Adam Severs 2, Independence nil. The junior’s two second-half goals put top-seeded Lake Ridge Academy (15-4) in the Division III regional for the first time in school history Thursday with a 2-0 revenge victory over second-seeded Independence (13-5-1) at Lake Ridge. Last year, Independence beat Lake Ridge in a shootout Read More…

Do you believe in ghosts? One-third in U.S. do

WASHINGTON — It was bad enough when the TV and lights inexplicably flicked on at night, Misty Conrad says. When her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole and neighbors said children had been murdered in the house, it was time to move. AP Misty Conrad (right) of Hampton, Va,. along with her Read More…

Boys soccer: Bay wins third straight district title

BAY VILLAGE — It must be frustrating to be a Revere soccer fan. For the second year in a row, Bay’s boys shut out the Minutemen in a Division II district soccer final Thursday night. It took the Rockets a while to break a scoreless tie, but when junior Aaron Adkins blooped a shot into Read More…

Hawk may soon be free bird

BAY VILLAGE — Perched atop a tree branch draped between two walls in a small flight room, a red-tailed hawk at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center stared intensely into the eyes of the few humans standing in the room. Although just a few feet separated the predatory bird from the humans, the 1-year-old Read More…

Donated building? Boys & Girls Club wants to lease it

ELYRIA — The executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County says he’s interested in signing a 10-year lease for a building that a philanthropic organization has offered to donate to Elyria. Nordson Corporation Foundation, the owner of the 22,000-square-foot building at the corner of Oberlin-Elyria Road and Middle Avenue, is looking to Read More…

Man blames baby’s injuries on bad knee

ELYRIA — A man accused of shaking his baby girl and causing brain damage says a bum knee is to blame. Jack McDougal, 22, of Elyria, says his knee joint often goes out, and that’s what caused him to fall while holding 9½-week-old Paige McDougal on Sept. 8, according to his attorney, Marilu Laubenthal. “He Read More…

Diversity expo courts more than minorities

ELYRIA — Dozens of small-business owners and minority entrepreneurs turned out at a Lorain County conference to network and get a leg up in their industries, and one big-ticket item — the Elyria High School construction project — attracted a number of contractors looking for a piece of a $68 million pie. The third annual Read More…

‘Jesus Christ` arrested by Domino’s

CARLISLE TWP. — A man who told police he is Jesus Christ was arrested Wednesday after a pizzeria employee accused him of fondling her. Cornelius Casey, 34, of Elyria, who is registered as a sex offender in Cuyahoga County, was charged with gross sexual imposition and was being held at the county jail on a Read More…

Grocery could become morgue

OBERLIN — A closed grocery store could find a second calling as offices for the Lorain County General Health District and maybe as the new county morgue. Joseph Greulich of Crescendo Properties on Thursday asked members of a county health board subcommittee to consider leasing or buying the former Missler’s SuperValu on state Route 58. Read More…