September 2, 2014

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Krasienko sworn in as Lorain mayor

LORAIN — There was barely room to stand at noon Saturday in Lorain City Hall’s council chambers as Mayor-elect Tony Krasienko raised his right hand. Packed as it was, though, there wasn’t a peep from the crowd as he took the oath of office from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. When Krasienko’s hand lowered, he was Read More…

Safe Haven law aided three babies in county

A six-year-old law meant to protect babies has potentially saved three lives in Lorain County. That’s the number of infants safely surrendered in the county through the state’s Safe Haven program since 2001, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. One infant was surrendered in 2001 and another two were surrendered in  Read More…

Baird’s retirement represents end of era in Elyria Council

ELYRIA — Get close, but not too close. Ask questions, but not so many that you confuse everyone and yourself. And for God’s sake, don’t let anyone sneak up behind you during a Council meeting.  Two-and-a-half decades of public service teaches you a little something about people and politics — and proper etiquette — as Read More…

Two injured in fender bender on West River Road

ELYRIA — Two people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries about 4:30 p.m. Saturday after a five-car fender bender on West River Road. The crash happened near the Fox’s Lair Apartments and Interstate 90 overpass. The first three vehicles appear to have been involved in a chain-reaction, while the last two collided trying Read More…

Woman suspected of DUI after two-car crash

EATON TWP. — A Spencer woman who police said mixed drinking with driving Saturday evening drifted into oncoming traffic on state Route 57, wounding a Grafton couple traveling in the opposite direction, state troopers said. Patricia Zsigray, 42, was driving a Pontiac Sunfire south toward Grafton about 6:30 p.m. and weaved over the center line, Read More…

Blotter: Dec. 30

Lorain police Friday, Dec. 28 4:25 a.m. – Shell gas station, Tower Boulevard, a glass door was smashed and $700 worth of cigarettes were stolen. 8 a.m. – 2000 block Leavitt Road, a car’s tire was slashed and insults were written in white paint on the hood. 9:30 a.m. – 1100 block W. 23rd St., Read More…

Pakistan rejects help in Bhutto inquiry

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan rejected foreign help in investigating the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Saturday, despite controversy over the circumstances of her death and three days of paralyzing turmoil. The Islamic militant group blamed by officials for the attack that killed Bhutto denied any links to the killing on Saturday, and Bhutto’s aides accused Read More…

Lorain man beaten unconscious in home

LORAIN — A man received 42 stitches for a cut on his forehead after he awoke early Friday with blood on his face and hands, according to a Lorain police report. Juan Aponte, 43, told police he must have been knocked unconscious inside his West 17th Street home. When he came to, he touched his Read More…

Car found wrecked, but driver is missing

LORAIN — The driver of a car that overturned could not be found early Saturday after police searched a wooded area between Hawk Lake and Meadowlark Drive. A Plain Dealer deliveryman discovered a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta on its roof at 4:49 a.m. Police say they found tire marks leading off Meadowlark and over a mound Read More…

Boy runs away, is assaulted, then charged

LORAIN — A 16-year-old boy who ran away from home was charged with a curfew violation and unruliness —  all after he was found wounded from an assault. The boy was found at 1:29 a.m. Saturday at East 31st Street and Pearl Avenue, bleeding from his nose and forehead, according to a Lorain police report. Read More…