July 28, 2014

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Police: Runaway may have been sexually assaulted

 ELYRIA — Police are investigating a reported sexual assault involving a 14-year-old girl who ran away from home Wednesday. Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said the girl spent the night in Cascade Park near the Ohio Turnpike and was picked up by officers about 6 p.m. while walking on Gulf Road. Initial reports said callers who saw Read More…

Grafton library weighs growth

GRAFTON — As Grafton is growing, so are the needs of its library. And it may not be long before approving funds for a new library goes before voters. In 2005, the Library Board of Trustees determined that the current library needed to update its strategic plan. An independent consultant was hired to survey 1,000 Read More…

$1M bond set for family in girl`s stabbing

CLEVELAND — Bond of $1 million each was set Thursday for the mother, grandmother and cousin of a murder suspect accused in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl. Municipal Court Judge Joseph J. Zone scheduled preliminary hearings Nov. 2 for Annetta Holliman, 60, on aggravated murder and felonious assault charges; Yulonda Holliman, 32, on Read More…

LNB enjoys 18 percent earnings growth

LORAIN — LNB Bancorp, Inc. — parent of Lorain National Bank — announced third quarter earnings for 2007 are up 18 percent. “The performance this past quarter is a positive indication of the solid progress we are continuing to make with our long-term strategy,” said Daniel E. Klimas, president and chief executive officer of LNB Read More…

Treasurers talk foreclosure crisis

ELYRIA — Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray calls it one of the greatest threats of our generation, while U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral says the threat will only grow astronomically if we don’t act now. Added Doug Shelby, Cleveland’s Housing and Urban Development director: “It’s going to take a lot of us working together to get Read More…

Virgil M. Dobbins

Virgil M. Dobbins, 71, of Grafton Township, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 25, 2007, following a short illness. He was born in Newton, W.Va., and had been a resident of Grafton Township since 1990, moving from Sheffield Lake. He previously lived in Cleveland. Mr. Dobbins worked for Ferro Corporation in Cleveland Read More…

Democrat far ahead of Republican in fundraising for Lorain mayoral race

LORAIN — If money wins elections, then Lorain Mayor John Romoser is in trouble. The Republican candidate, who is finishing former Mayor Craig Foltin’s term, lags dramatically behind his Democratic rival and even the independent candidate in terms of fundraising and expenditures, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. Romoser has raised $1,157 — $300 Read More…

Susan J. Blackwell

Susan J. Blackwell (nee Raven), 47, of Elyria, died Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain. She was born February 29, 1960, in Elyria where she had lived most of her life. She was a 1978 graduate of Elyria High School and was employed as a home healthcare provider. Read More…

Richard “Dick” B. Green

Richard "Dick" B. Green, 83, of South Amherst, died Thursday, October 25, 2007, in Community Health Partners, Lorain, after a short illness. He was born April 9, 1924, in Elyria, and had been a South Amherst resident for 54 years, moving from Amherst. He was a 1943 graduate of Wakeman High School where he played Read More…

Peggy Zelinka

Peggy Zelinka, 82, of Elyria died Monday, October 22, 2007.  She was born August 23, 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to the late William and Ada (nee Goodall) Schiel. Mrs. Zelinka was a homemaker, an avid reader, and enjoyed assorted crafts. She is survived by four daughters, Peggy Smith (husband Wayne) of Oberlin, Susan L. Michalski Read More…