October 26, 2014

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Damian Paul Laubenthal

Damian Paul Laubenthal, 36, of Amherst. He was born December 8, 1970, and lived in Arizona and Amherst. He attended Northern Arizona University and Lorain County Community College. Mr. Laubenthal was self employed as a computer network technician. He was an avid Ohio State fan and enjoyed playing pool, and fixing computers. He was also Read More…

Baseball: Little steps down as Dodgers skipper

 LOS ANGELES — Grady Little is out as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a move that sure seems to pave the way for Joe Torre to take over. One report said Torre and the Dodgers had already reached a deal that would give the former New York Yankees manager a new job only weeks Read More…

If sales tax fails, it could be back next year

ELYRIA — It could spell the end of their political careers, but county commissioners Ted Kalo and Lori Kokoski said that if voters reject a proposed sales tax hike, they’d be willing to try again next year, despite being up for re-election. “We have to look to the future of Lorain County, whether I’m there Read More…

Elyria awaits study before accepting building

ELYRIA — Elyria officials are leaning toward accepting a building from Nordson Corporation Foundation, though they’ll wait for the results of an environmental study to make sure the facility is suitable for human occupation. Members of Elyria’s Community Development and Finance committees met Monday to discuss Nordson’s offer to donate a 22,000-square-foot building that sits Read More…

Township considers zoning code

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — In less than one week, township residents will decide if a 241-page proposed zoning code will become the law of the land. The new zoning code, described as the first major overhaul of zoning laws within the township in 30 years, was approved May 14 by the township trustees by a Read More…

Festivities usher in new Oberlin president

OBERLIN — Oberlin College will inaugurate Marvin Krislov on Friday as its 14th president. To celebrate the new era, the college will host several days of activities, including an inaugural concert Friday night that will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9-FM and a symposium Saturday that will feature Don Michael Randel, president of the Andrew Read More…

Brown backs product safety resignation

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was among those Tuesday demanding the resignation of Consumer Product and Safety Commission Chairwoman Nancy Nord, saying she hasn’t done enough in the wake of massive recalls of toys imported from China that contained lead paint. The Avon Democrat also participated in a news conference call Tuesday that announced a new Read More…

Elmer`s glue has high levels of lead

COLUMBUS — Glue maker Elmer’s Products Inc. has pledged to investigate its safety standards following findings by Consumer Reports magazine of high lead levels in several kinds of children’s glue sticks. In a statement released Monday, Elmer’s said the company was aware of the report in the December issue of Consumer Reports and has initiated Read More…

A vocal group in Oberlin

OBERLIN — Calling the Oberlin Choristers just a local singing group is akin to calling the late opera star Luciano Pavarotti just a singer. This group of youngsters — students from sixth to 10th grade — has graced the stages of the likes of Carnegie Hall and the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. And now, Read More…

Oberlin/Wellington Blotter: October 31, 2007

Oberlin police Wednesday, Oct. 24 10:30 a.m. — 200 block of N. Main St., window broken when a seed pod from an American Sweetgum tree was tossed through the glass. The round pods are nicknamed “monkey balls,” “space pods” and “bir balls.” 6:45 p.m. — 100 block of E. Lorain St., seven custom wheels, worth Read More…