July 31, 2014

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AIDS Task Force, others mark World AIDS Day

ELYRIA – Feebly at first, and then with growing courage, those gathered Saturday night at Temple B`Nai Abraham spoke the names of friends and family diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. “Bless those in need of healing with r`fuah sh`leima, the renewal of body, the renewal of spirit,” they prayed. Setting aside differences of faith, the Read More…

Blotter: Dec. 2

Lorain police Wednesday, Nov. 28 11 a.m. – 300 block E. 21st St., radio-controlled speed boat, chain saw, leaf blower, miter saw, power washer and other tools stolen. Thursday, Nov. 29 6 a.m. – 2700 block Sherwood Drive, two illuminated deer holiday decorations were stolen. 7 a.m. – 3200 block Oberlin Ave., a delivery driver Read More…

Children killed in Shaker fire

SHAKER HEIGHTS – Two children were killed in an early morning fire Saturday in suburban Cleveland, authorities said. The children were left with two teenage babysitters who both escaped unharmed. The children were identified as 6-year-old Imoie Ogbuji and 2-year-old Chikora Ogbuji, said Powell Caesar, a spokesman for Cuyahoga County Coroner Frank Miller. A 1-year-old Read More…

Roundup: Dec. 2

Intruders pose as police officers LORAIN – Two men who falsely identified themselves as police took a box Saturday morning from a Henderson Drive business, according to a Lorain police report. An employee said at 8:50 a.m. a short man and a tall man – both wearing stocking caps with “POLICE” written across the front Read More…

Man reports holiday decorations destroyed

ELYRIA – Ask his neighbors, and they will tell you Dave Timko loves decorating for the holidays. That`s why everyone was shocked when vandals ripped open two inflatable decorations and stole the baby Jesus and some sheep from his Nativity scene on Thursday night. Timko, 55, who lives at Franklin and Foster avenues, lost a Read More…

Kids Workshop turns elementary students into entrepreneurs

The city`s littlest entrepreneurs were gathered around a table inside Erie Elementary School, scrupulously monitoring the quality of their products. With Christmas on the horizon, these business-minded boys and girls knew they were in the thick of the peak holiday buying season, and it would be disastrous if supply didn`t meet demand. That is the Read More…

Post offices gear for expected holiday rush

ELYRIA – The busiest mailing day of the year is more than two weeks away, but post offices are already preparing. Extended hours The Elyria and Lorain post offices will be open until 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15. The Elyria office will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, Read More…

Open record laws debated in courts

CLEVELAND – Debate continues over the Ohio Supreme Court`s plan to adopt new rules governing access to court records, with at least one critic worried that the proposed rules fly in the face of constitutional law. Until Dec. 19, the high court is accepting public comments and criticism to help refine the rules regarding access Read More…

Beet juice mixed in to deice roads

COLUMBUS – Some Ohio officials plan to use beet juice to beat road ice this winter. In the state capital, Columbus has bought more than 1,000 gallons of beet juice to mix with brine for a deicing concoction that`s been used effectively elsewhere in the Midwest. When added to brine, water with a heavy salt Read More…

FBI arrests two in $7M armored car heist

CLEVELAND – A couple wanted in the disappearence of $7 million in cash and checks from an armored car company was arrested Saturday in West Virginia, the FBI said. Roger Lee Dillon, 22, and his girlfriend, Nicole N. Boyd, 24, were arrested by agents from Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Beckley, W.Va., early Saturday morning Read More…