December 21, 2014

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After lawsuit, prisons start serving healthier foods

COLUMBUS — State prisons have begun serving inmates healthier foods since a lawsuit was filed alleging inadequate medical care in the corrections system. The new menu was introduced last month to the 50,000 inmates in Ohio’s 32 prisons. Two percent milk was replaced by 1 percent milk. Margarine and salt are now scarce, and inmates Read More…

Deal with Virginia school keeps Myers University from closing

CLEVELAND — Cash-strapped Myers University, the city’s oldest four-year college, will remain open with the help of a $500,000 contribution from a for-profit school in Virginia, a judge said. Myers will also operate with a new 10-member board of trustees, seven of whom will come from the University of Northern Virginia, according to a plan Read More…

Gift card program aids families in need

ELYRIA — The holiday season can be hard on families, but it isn’t the only time of year that some families struggle to make ends meet. The county’s Department of Job and Family Services tries to ease that burden throughout the year with an innovative program that has been catching on around the state. The Read More…

Mom, daughter charged in shoplifting

ELYRIA — There’s a right way to do holiday shopping but taking your teenager on a mother-daughter shoplifting trip is not it. That’s what police say happened about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at JCPenney at Midway Mall. Amanda Arocho, 33, of Lorain, was charged with theft and contributing to the delinquency of a child after she Read More…

Mom gets nine years for putting child in trash

LANCASTER — A mother has been sentenced to nine years in prison for leaving her 2-year-old son in a metal trash bin on a hot summer day last year. A Fairfield County judge yesterday sentenced Tonja Janelle Morin, a 28-year-old mother of three from Lancaster, to nine years for child endangering and assault. A surveillance Read More…

Diesel fuel spill fouls Maumee River

TOLEDO — More than 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Maumee River from a freight ship, temporarily closing the river to commercial traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The fuel spilled from a 730-foot ship carrying grain when strong currents slammed the ship into a pier while it was trying to dock around Read More…

Ralph “Poppa” Connone

Ralph “Poppa” Connone, 90, of Lorain passed away Friday, December 14, 2007 at his residence following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wyers Funeral Chapel of Sheffield Twp.  

Nicholas T. Spencer

Nicholas T. Spencer, 27, of Elyria, died Friday, December 14, 2007 at Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born August 20, 1980 at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina and resided in Brighton Township for many years prior to moving to Elyria earlier this year. He attended Elyria West High Read More…

Joseph A. Ray

Joseph A. Ray, 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, December 14, 2007. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, Korean War Era.  Also a Past Master twice of Masonic Cornerstone Lodge #699. Beloved husband of the late Edna J. (nee Moslander); special companion of Sylvia Haynes; dear father of Marina Bales (John) of North Ridgeville, Read More…

Earl C. Thompson

Earl C. Thompson of Eaton Township, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 14, 2007 in the emergency room of EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria. He was born on November 21, 1922 in Ghent, West Virginia. Mr. Thompson had been an Eaton Township resident for 47 years. He was employed for over 20 years at Read More…