September 18, 2014

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Shooting victim comes home

The Wellington preacher, who police say was shot by his son, has been released from the hospital. Rev. Mark Petric, 45, was discharged from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Friday , according to a hospital spokeswoman. Petric`s house on Peck Wadsworth Road in Brighton Township, where the bloody scene took place last month, was empty Tuesday Read More…

Browns: Crennel will take breaks but says team needs to get better

BEREA – Browns coach Romeo Crennel would rather be good than lucky. But for one game, he`ll take lucky. Less than 24 hours after the unlikeliest of wins, Crennel smiled and laughed more than ever in a half-hour news conference. He had reason, as the Browns improved to 6-4 with a 33-30 overtime win over Read More…

‘Pay as you throw’ now a go

LORAIN – City Council passed the controversial “pay as you throw” trash plan Monday, just two weeks after rejecting it and slamming the lid on millions of dollars in recycling grant money for the city and the rest of Lorain County. Lorain`s approval gives the county Solid Waste Management District the green light to implement Read More…

Lorain lockup almost ready to reopen cells

Officials in Lorain plan to reopen the city jail between mid-December and New Year`s Day. The city has spent $350,000 over the past three months to renovate the old jail on the third floor of the police station on West Erie Avenue, dividing it into five blocks of seven cells each and 34 beds. There Read More…

Browns notes: Cribbs on historic pace

BEREA – Kick returner Joshua Cribbs isn`t just having a Pro Bowl season. He`s having a season for all time. Cribbs` 306 return yards Sunday (franchise-record 245 on kickoffs, 61 punts) ranks third in NFL history. New Orleans` Tyrone Hughes had 347 in 1994 and Chicago`s Devin Hester 314 on Sept. 30. According to the Read More…

Council approval wasn`t needed for land deal

LORAIN – City Council`s approval wasn`t needed to give Riverview Realty Management Co. an option to buy land at Riverbend Commerce Park, according to city planner Don Romancik. During a meeting Sunday where eastside residents raised concerns about the proposed development of a limestone grinding factory at Riverbend, Councilman Tony Krasienko said he planned to Read More…

LCCAA makes changes

LORAIN – The Lorain County Community Action Agency is making some changes to help steer the agency and the people it serves in the right direction, according to executive director William Locke. The agency, which came under fire in 2006 after accusations of inflating enrollment numbers and misusing grant money, hopes some new services will Read More…

Government offices closing Thursday

ELYRIA – City, county, state and federal offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Exceptions are safety services, such as police and fire departments, which will be on duty. Sanitation collections by Elyria and Allied Waste Services will not be made on Thursday, but will resume on Friday, Read More…

Wellington, get on your bikes and ride!

Village is a stop on statewide cycling tour this summer  WELLINGTON – The roads around Wellington will resemble rivers of bicycles when an estimated 3,000 people descend on the Lorain County Fairgrounds for the 20th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure in June. The cyclists arrive June 14, camp overnight and start cycling an average of Read More…

Cavaliers: Ilgauskas eating up the minutes

INDEPENDENCE – Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has a problem with the amount of minutes he`s playing center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Ilgauskas does not. “Any player is lying if he says he doesn`t want to be out there more,” the 7-foot-3, 260-pounder said Monday following a practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Even if I didn`t feel well, Read More…