November 29, 2014

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Doug Clarke: Serving up some leftovers from left field

One of the things I am eternally thankful for is that the day after Thanksgiving almost always turns out to be a Friday. You`d think the calendar people would mix it up more than that, wouldn`t you? Which reminds me. If you were one of those people who were standing in line at 6 a.m. Read More…

‘Cyber Monday’ next up for holiday retailers

For all you holiday shopping dissenters who traded in a Black Friday shopping spree to procrastinate at home, don`t fret – “Cyber Monday” is just around the corner. Cyber Monday – a phrase coined by the National Retail Federation in 2005 – had its beginnings in 2002 when retailers started noticing a spike in online Read More…

Foreclosures affect apartment buildings

CINCINNATI – It`s not just single-family homes being affected by subprime mortgage foreclosures. When lenders foreclose on an apartment building, many people can be forced to scramble for housing. “They`re getting ready to put us out in the cold,” said Jimmy Watkins, 59, a registered sex offender who faces restrictions on where he can live. Read More…

Lorain charity in need of food donations

LORAIN – It`s a sign no one in need ever wants to see, but it has crept onto the windows of another Lorain County food pantry. The Salvation Army in Lorain has joined its sister organization in Elyria in decorating the glass windows of its Broadway building with a sign saying they are out of Read More…

It takes a real Grinch to steal a tree

An Amherst family was surprised to find that somebody at Pine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm in Birmingham Township had driven off with their blue spruce tree after it was cut down and prepared to be loaded on top of their vehicle. The tree was marked with the family`s initials, and was obviously different from the Read More…

History gets a sporting chance

Within the walls of the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame and Museum lies a rich history of teamwork and sportsmanship. The two men who run the place can personally attest to that. Tom Driscol, director, and Paul Baumgartner, assistant director, have been friends and teammates for years. To them, a game is more than just Read More…

You won`t shoot your eye out … but you can meet ‘Christmas Story’ actors

CLEVELAND – “Oh fudge.” Go ahead and say it when you see the jet black 1937 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan from the scene where the bespectacled Ralphie let loose a four-letter blast dubbed over with that five-letter alternate. Hopefully, you`ll get a better reaction than Ralphie did from his parents. CONVENTION SCHEDULE Today 10 a.m.: “A Read More…

Avon officer treated for I-90 crash injury

AVON – A police officer who was investigating a single-car crash early Friday on Interstate 90 was injured after a second vehicle veered off the icy highway and hit his parked cruiser. Officer Andrew Kehl was taken to EMH Emergency Care Center in Avon for an injury to his right leg, where he was treated Read More…

Sheffield/Sheffield Lake Blotter: November 24, 2007

SHEFFIELD POLICE Monday, Nov. 12 11:42 a.m. – Backpackers Shop of Ohio, Beatrice Kozich, 32, Lorain, charged with driving under suspension. 3:17 p.m. – BP station, Alvin Fennell, 37, Elyria, charged with driving under suspension and motor vehicle left unattended. 8:54 p.m. – Detroit Road at village hall, Jose Romero, 25, charged with no license Read More…

Teen tries to pull a Santa but gets stuck

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A teenager worried about coming in past curfew did his best Santa Claus and headed down the chimney. Unfortunately, he didn`t slide down quite as well as St. Nick. The 17-year-old boy was trying to sneak back into his room at the Judson Center social services agency Thursday night when he Read More…