April 20, 2014

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Columbia school employees OK strike

COLUMBIA TWP. — Bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other non-teaching staff in the Columbia school district plan to strike at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 7. Children will be safely delivered to school that day prior to the strike’s start, said Lloyd Rains, regional director of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees. The reason for the Read More…

Daniel Petric seeks father’s ministry

ELYRIA — The son of a Wellington pastor who allegedly shot and killed his mother and wounded his father has asked that his father be allowed to visit him — as his minister. If Daniel Petric’s motion is granted by county Common Pleas Judge James Burge, it will allow the teen to have private conversations Read More…

Police arrest sitter on the lam

SHEFFIELD LAKE — An anonymous tip Friday led police to the hideout of a sex offender wanted in Westlake for showing pornography to young children. Dennis Buck, 38, was found at 12:19 a.m. at an apartment building on the 600 block of Lake Breeze Road, Sheffield Lake police Detective Jarod Green said. Buck There were Read More…

Not-Forgotten Box drive reaches gift goal

ELYRIA — Thanks to the generosity of local residents and businesses, more than 1,000 families this week walked through the doors of the Elyria Salvation Army in need and walked out bearing gifts. And families who didn’t get help still have a chance thanks to that overwhelming generosity. Elyria Salvation Army Capt. Sherry Pelletier said Read More…

Web’s newest smash is demolition for new EHS

ELYRIA — It’s one of those rare moments when residents can actually watch their tax dollars at work. Administrators at Elyria schools have installed four webcams that offer live, real-time video surveillance of the construction at the new Elyria High School site. The four cameras were mounted on the south side of the current high Read More…

Elyria med tech company gets $100,000 grant

ELYRIA — A young Elyria company trying to burst on the medical technologies scene was among three Northeast Ohio companies highlighted Friday when Lorain County Community College’s Foundation Innovation Fund doled out $225,000 to help with research and development. VasoLux MicroSystems, which makes a medical diagnostic device to analyze the quality and condition of human Read More…

Roundup: Dec. 22

Man hurt by deer half improving at hospital WELLINGTON — A man who was knocked unconscious by a severed deer corpse that flew through his windshield Thursday was in fair condition Friday night, a nursing supervisor at MetroHealth Medical Center said. Jeremy Bradford, 30, of Wellington, is recovering from non-life-threatening cuts on his head and Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 22

Lorain police Tuesday, Dec. 18 11:30 a.m. – 1800 block Homewood Drive, tires slashed on three cars. 2 p.m. – 300 block Delaware Ave., nail gun and circular saw stolen. Wednesday, Dec. 19 1:55 a.m. – 1000 block Oberlin Ave., cell phone stolen. 7:32 a.m. – 1300 block Brownell Ave., jacket, car speaker and amplifier Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon’s big second quarter hands Vermilion first loss

AVON — If Avon could bottle whatever it had in the second period and save it for just the right time, the Eagles might never lose. Avon scored only five points in the first quarter of Friday’s West Shore Conference game against Vermilion, then kicked down the door in the second period with 35 points Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria gets left behind against undefeated Garfield Heights

ELYRIA — It’s hard to say if Garfield Heights is actually one of Northeast Ohio’s best basketball teams. Elyria coach Bob Walsh came away from Friday’s 85-67 loss with the feeling his team could be right there with them — except for one thing. “When we played smart and we made them play the way Read More…