September 2, 2014

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Midview student brings mercury to school

A Midview High School student was sent home Wednesday after bringing a small amount of mercury into the school. Midview school officials said they don’t suspect the student had any intentions to hurt anyone, however, trace amounts of the chemical were found on the floor of a classroom. Exposure to other students and staff at Read More…

Oberlin professor explains price for using cheap energy

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Ohio is a coal-fired state, but it could replace its dirty coal-burning plants with wind and solar power, said David Orr, a nationally known environmental ist and Oberlin College professor. Burning coal creates cheap electricity, but it contributes to global warming, Orr told about 150 students at Lake Ridge Academy during a Read More…

Elyria safety service official to focus on buildings

ELYRIA — Elyria Mayor Bill Grace said he’s planning to renew emphasis on economic development, and his first move will include reassigning one of the safety service directors to the Building Department.  Assistant Safety Service Director Jerry Klein — who formerly worked as the city’s chief building official — will be reassigned “in some fashion” Read More…

Lorain County gets $4.9M for road projects

ELYRIA — The Ohio Public Works Commission has awarded nearly $4.9 million in funding to 27 road projects throughout Lorain County. The projects, which range from bridge deck replacements to drainage upgrades to simple road resurfacing projects, total about $12.6 million in improvements to the county’s roads. “The purpose of this is to rehabilitate the Read More…

Store owner recognizes robbery suspect

LORAIN — A convenience store owner had to do a double-take Monday night as his West 23rd Street business was being robbed. Midway through the hold-up, Rudolph Harsar, 30, recognized the suspect as the man who robbed him two months ago, according to a Lorain police report. Harsar said he was closing just before 8 Read More…

Republican fends off Democrat in Ohio congressional election

TOLEDO – A bruising primary campaign and big spending by Democrats didn`t end up costing Republicans a seat in Congress that they`ve held for nearly 80 years. Democrats were hoping to steal the seat from the GOP and make a big statement going into the 2008 election in Ohio. Instead, Republican Bob Latta easily defeated Read More…

Elyria police: Friend pushed girl for strip club job

ELYRIA — Officers are looking for a woman who tried to get a 15-year-old girl a job at a local strip club, according to an Elyria police report. The girl’s mother told police Monday that her daughter had run away from home but returned after several days. During that time, a friend, who is an Read More…

Cavs 118, Pacers 105: LeBron, Varejao and Hughes lead bench brigade

 CLEVELAND — LeBron James for Sixth Man (and MVP). Anderson Varejao for Comeback Player of the Year. Larry Hughes for, uh, Most Improved? With those three players performing extremely well in non-starting roles, the Cavaliers looked sensational in beating the Indiana Pacers by the deceiving final score of 118-105 Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Cavs notes: James comes off bench for first time

 CLEVELAND — LeBron James, Larry Hughes and Anderson Varejao were all in action Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. All three came off the bench against the Indiana Pacers, however, as the Cavaliers went with a starting lineup of Eric Snow, Shannon Brown, Sasha Pavlovic, Drew Gooden and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. It was the first time Read More…

Lawyer’s abduction tale a lie

TOLEDO — A pregnant Ohio attorney lied about being kidnapping left her family behind because she “experienced a meltdown,” her husband said Tuesday. She never was abducted last week outside the city’s juvenile court building or forced into a vehicle, said police Capt. Ray Carroll. Instead, she drove by herself to the Atlanta area, where Read More…