April 16, 2014

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Avon/Avon Lake blotter: Nov. 19

Avon police Friday, Nov. 9 9:04 a.m. – 3200 block Beech Lane. Digital camera taken from vehicle parked in driveway. 4:30 p.m. – 37000 block Lorie Boulevard. Home entered and homeowner reports jar of change stolen. Saturday, Nov. 10 12:25 a.m. – 1600 block Cypress East, unwanted guest. 2:01 p.m. – 3400 block Center Road, Read More…

Motorsports: Johnson wraps up second straight points title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson left the pre-race drivers` meeting Sunday afternoon flashing the peace sign at people wishing him luck. Two fingers. Two straight championships. This Sunday drive was going to be a coronation, and Johnson knew it. Deep down, so did everyone else, too. NASCAR is changing eras next season, but the Johnson Read More…

Pilgrimage leads woman to Elyria

ELYRIA – Karen Farthing became the pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Elyria in January, but it`s not a position she ever thought she would hold. “When I graduated from high school, I would have been the one voted least likely to step into a church,” she said.  “And now here I am Read More…

LSU, Kansas top BCS standings; Buckeyes move up to fifth

NEW YORK – All that stands between a Kansas-LSU matchup in the BCS national championship game are some tough opponents. LSU was first and unbeaten Kansas was second in the Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday and the chances of another team catching either without the Tigers and Jayhawks losing seems remote. The Tigers are No. Read More…

$2.55 million went to defunct charter schools

COLUMBUS – Ohio charter school operators were given $2.55 million in state and federal planning grants to start 33 schools that were never opened – nearly 10 percent of the 352 grants that have been issued by the state, state records showed. The $2.55 million doesn`t include planning funds given to schools that opened and Read More…

Families remain close after murder-suicide

WAPAKONETA – They grew up 20 minutes apart in northwest Ohio, Michelle from a town of 1,750, her dad a postal worker, her mom a shirt embroiderer. Andy lived just outside this city of 9,400 known for hometown hero Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon. His dad sells farm supplies – vaccines, pet food, Read More…

Michigan’s Carr to announce retirement today

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan coach Lloyd Carr will retire Monday after 13 seasons, ending an era marked by highs of winning a national championship and five Big Ten titles and lows of losing to Ohio State and Appalachian State. Carr told The Associated Press of his decision Sunday by phone, saying he wouldn`t comment Read More…

Walter F. Bauer

Walter F. Bauer, 87, of Lorain, died Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. He was born January 30, 1920 in Cleveland. He had lived in Lorain since 1945. Walter graduated from John Marshall High School in Cleveland. During WWII, he was a staff sergeant in the 13th Air Force Read More…

Vivian R. Donaldson

Vivian R. (Ward) Donaldson, 83, of Wellington, died Saturday, November 17, 2007 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born September 22, 1924 in Cleveland to the late John Joseph and Retha (Yancer) Campbell Sr. She was the daughter of Scottish descendants. Vivian lived in Elyria for twenty years and had resided in Read More…

Monna Marie Carmen

Monna Marie Carmen, 77, of LaGrange, passed away November 17, 2007 at home after a long illness. She was born Monday, May 26, 1930 in Wellington, living in Lorain County all her life. She was a homemaker and housewife who enjoyed animals, feeding the birds and enjoyed the outdoors. She is survived by on son, Read More…