September 1, 2014

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U.N.: Warming an ‘unequivocal’ threat to world

VALENCIA, Spain – Global warming is “unequivocal” and carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere commits the world to an eventual rise in sea levels of up to 4.6 feet, the world’s top climate experts warned Saturday in their most authoritative report to date. “Only urgent, global action will do,” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling Read More…

Wrongly accused Elyrian convicted of making threats

CLEVELAND – A man falsely accused of throwing a firecracker-like explosive device at a Cleveland Indians game five years ago was convicted of threatening the lives of the judge, prosecutor and police investigator in the case. Clifton Oliver, 27, of Elyria, made the threats while speaking to a psychiatrist, who testified against him. Oliver spent Read More…

Five hurt in two Saturday crashes

SHEFFIELD TWP. – A driver whose vehicle rear-ended another vehicle at midnight Saturday is in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a nursing supervisor. Miguel A. Sanchez, 21, of Lorain, drove his 1993 Honda Civic into the back of a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup on state Route 57 near North Ridge Read More…

Blotter: Nov. 18

County sheriff Thursday, Nov. 15 7:04 a.m. – West Ridge and Dellefield roads, Elyria Township, Kenneth Shawver, 38, Elyria, domestic violence warrant. 10:35 a.m. – 9800 block Murray Ridge Road, Elyria Township, Edward C. Johnson, 29, Lorain, charged with prohibition of conveyance of cocaine into the county jail after he was arrested on a domestic Read More…

TALKING TRASH: In Lorain

It used to be you could forget about those black bags once you threw them on the tree lawn. Now, all people in Lorain can talk about is their trash. As Council prepares for another vote on the county-backed “pay as you throw” trash program, some residents are anxiously wondering how they will discard their Read More…

TALKING TRASH: In LaGrange

It`s been six months since Allied Waste delivered a 90-gallon plastic trash container to Kim Radca in the automated trash program nicknamed “pay as you throw.” Every Monday, an automated trash truck comes by, lifts the container, dumps the contents and the trash is gone – no muss and no fuss, Radca said. “It`s working Read More…

New rules for court records proposed

COLUMBUS – After two years of study, the Ohio Supreme Court has proposed new rules for public access to court documents that attempt to balance personal privacy and people`s right to the information, the state`s chief justice said Friday. It is the court`s first time to put public records policies for Ohio`s courts in writing. Read More…

Urban League hosts money seminars

ELYRIA – The holidays, a season ripe with cheer, fancy dinners and — unconquerable debt. Maybe this year people can avoid the debt, if Mindy Wright and her Lorain County Urban League colleagues have any say in the matter. Wright, LCUL`s director of housing and operations, is piggybacking onto a broader program organized by the Read More…

William Dodge Wentz

William Dodge Wentz, 82, died Friday, November 2, 2007, in Boulder, Colorado. William was born Oct. 27, 1925 in Elyria  to Ray and Charlotte (Dodge) Wentz. He married Barbara Geyer on May 8, 1954 in Columbus. William graduated high school in Elyria and served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945. He received his B.A. in Read More…

Mary Walchko

Mary (nee Mahilo) Walchko, 86, of Lorain, died Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the Amherst Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Walchko was born in Elyria on June 24, 1921 and had been a resident of Lorain for most of her life. Survivors include her husband, Michael; daughters, Janice Walchko-Dominguez residing in Sherman Oaks, California and Karen Read More…