September 22, 2014

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Trick-or-treat times

Wednesday • Amherst — 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Avon — 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Avon Lake — 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Carlisle Township — 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Elyria — 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Grafton — 6 to 7:30 p.m. • LaGrange — 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Lorain — Read More…

Survey: Two-thirds to let kids trick-or-treat

WASHINGTON — Two-thirds of parents say their children will trick-or-treat this Halloween, but fewer minorities will let their kids go door to door, with some citing safety worries, a poll shows. The survey found that 73 percent of whites versus 56 percent of minorities said their children will trick-or-treat on Wednesday. That disparity in the Read More…

Reports call for earlier autism testing

CHICAGO — The country’s leading pediatricians group is making its strongest push yet to have all children screened for autism twice by age 2, warning of symptoms such as babies who don’t babble at 9 months and 1-year-olds who don’t point to toys. The advice is meant to help both parents and doctors spot autism Read More…

Meteorite chunks get no bids at auction

NEW YORK — Two of the world’s most famous meteorites failed to attract buyers at an auction Sunday, while an ordinary metal mailbox zapped by a falling space rock in 1984 was sold for the unearthly price of nearly $83,000. A 30-pound chunk of the Willamette Meteorite, which was found in Oregon in 1902 and Read More…

Men hurt in crash on state Route 82

EATON TWP. — A one-car crash on state Route 82 sent two men to the hospital early Sunday in an accident, and troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol say alcohol was involved. The men, Brandon A. Simmons, 23, of North Olmsted, and Nicholas A. Kristek, 22, of Columbia Township, were coming from a night of Read More…

Police blotter: Oct. 29, 2007

County sheriff Friday, Oct. 26 4:56 p.m. – 5100 block West River Road N., Michael O. Duffield, 18, Lorain, two counts of domestic violence and one count of aggravated menacing. 5:51 p.m. – 25000 block Sprague Road, Brian P. Loomis, 35, Elyria, charged with domestic violence. 7:23 p.m. – State Route 2 on-ramp westbound, Curtis Read More…

Con man leaves trail of swindled friends

Srail SAN ANTONIO — It’s not much to hold a suspect on — the alleged theft of $2,500 from a musician who thought an investment could bring him some extra cash for more studio time. It’s a tiny amount, really, compared to the tens of thousands of dollars others say they’ve lost to the charming Read More…

Fewer liquor violations found

Budget cuts have led to fewer investigations, officials say COLUMBUS — Violations of Ohio’s liquor laws are down by almost half in the past five years at bars and stores, the state’s Liquor Control Commission said. The commission estimates it will have heard about 1,370 cases by the end of this year, compared with 2,612 Read More…

State delayed on teacher discipline

Lawmakers stalled on reforms to stop teacher misconduct COLUMBUS — State lawmakers are demanding changes to rid classrooms of teachers with histories of sexual misbehavior, but for years the Legislature failed to repair educators’ discipline system, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Ohio Department of Education repeatedly asked for laws that would require criminal background checks Read More…

Motorcycle crashes into neighbor’s yard

ELYRIA — After riding laps on Pinewood Drive all day Saturday, a man crashed his 1992 Honda motorcycle in a neighbor’s yard, according to a sheriff’s deputy who lives next door to the crash site. Deputy Mike Lopez was off duty around 10:55 p.m. when the motor noises he’d been hearing for several hours suddenly Read More…