July 24, 2014

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Glitch reveals sealed adoption records

COLUMBUS — A glitch in Ohio’s troubled child-welfare system is revealing information from sealed adoption records, a data breach some child advocates say is a massive violation of confidentiality. The data breach involves children who were adopted out of the foster-care system and now are enrolled in a children’s health insurance program in 35 Ohio Read More…

Few inmates granted DNA test

DAYTON — Of the 315 inmates trying to take advantage of a law allowing them to ask for DNA testing after they’ve been convicted and sent to prison, just 19 of the applications have been approved, a newspaper reported Sunday. The law, which took effect in 2003, is so restrictive and prosecutors fight the requests Read More…

Couple arrested in armored car heist had no criminal history

YOUNGSTOWN — By age 24, she had been married, given birth to a son, gotten a divorce, filed for bankruptcy and tried to make extra cash as a model. By age 22, he had played plenty of the computer game Halo, and found a job at an armored car company. As a couple, they lived Read More…

Copper thieves may have caused Akron explosion

AKRON — Akron fire officials are trying to determine whether copper thieves caused a vacant house to explode this week. Arson investigators say thieves may have removed copper piping from the home, releasing gas that exploded Friday, sending the home’s walls crashing into neighboring houses and trees. No one was hurt. Fire department spokesman John Read More…

Avon/Avon Lake blotter: Dec. 17

Avon Lake police Friday, Dec. 7 3:11 a.m. – 100 block Beachwood Ave., loose change and two sets of keys stolen from truck. Saturday, Dec. 9 1:11 a.m. – 33000 block Lake Road. 16-year-old juvenile cited for curfew violation. Avon police Saturday, Dec. 9 2:48 a.m.  – Interstate 90, Jorge A. Diaz, 29, Avon Lake, Read More…

Thelma Spanos

Thelma Spanos (nee: Mersinas), 94, of Lorain, died Sunday December 16, 2007 at the Center Ridge Nursing Home in North Ridgeville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home.  

Oscar Martin Heider

Oscar Martin Heider, 92, of Lorain, died on December 16, 2007 at Community Health Partners in Lorain, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home,  Elyria. 

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…

Deborah L. Bennett

Deborah L. Bennett (nee Hay), 58, of Elyria, died Sunday at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake following a brief illness. Arrangements will be announced by the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.  

Christopher David Betts

Christopher David Betts, 37, resident of Columbia Station died on December 13, 2007. Christopher was a Journeyman Industrial Maintenance Technician at the Beckett – Air Co.  He was a  4- H advisor in Lorain Co., an avid sports fan, a pole vaulter, a member of the American Model Airplane Assoc., and a licensed sail plane Read More…