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Ohio unemployment rate drops for fourth straight month

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate went down for the fourth month in a row in February, with the most significant job gains in the trade, transportation and utility industries. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Friday that seasonally adjusted joblessness fell to 7.6 percent last month, from 7.7 percent in January. The Read More…

Police log for March 23, 2012

Lorain police Sunday, March 18 11:54 p.m. — Dairy Mart, 2802 Broadway, customer said his bicycle was stolen and he chased the man who rode it away before losing sight of him on West 29th Street. Monday, March 19 6:59 p.m. — 4700 block Chelsea Ave., resident reported that his basement window was broken into. Read More…

Cooking fire burns family out of home

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LORAIN — Unattended cooking is blamed for causing a fire that seriously damaged a home at 3041 Kay Ave., about 4:20 p.m. Thursday. No one was hurt in the fire, according to Assistant Fire Chief Roy Cochran. Cochran said a tenant in the one-floor, one-family, wood frame house was cooking in the kitchen and left Read More…

Tea party activist says he can take over county GOP

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Local tea party leader Randy Newman said Thursday that he has the votes to depose the current leadership of the Lorain County Republican Party and install a “totally social and fiscal conservative group.” Newman accused the current leadership, including Republican Party Chairwoman Helen Hurst, of being Republicans in name only and said Read More…

Employment resource fair Wednesday

Getting a job after a felony conviction can be difficult, and the Lorain County Reentry Coalition is sponsoring an Employment Resource Fair next week for people who need help. The fair will be 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Gargus Hall, 1965 North Ridge Road, in Sheffield Township. Representatives from Vocational Guidance Services, Goodwill Industries Read More…

State board to say today if execution should go forward

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Parole Board is expected to release its recommendation today on whether a man sentenced to die for killing a teenage boy during a burglary should be granted mercy. Mark Wiles is scheduled to die April 18. However, he is one of several inmates who have asked a federal judge to delay Read More…

Tribe notes: Zach McAllister among 4 cut

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Indians reduced their roster for the fourth time this spring, optioning right-hander Zach McAllister and infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus and reassigning right-hander Chen-Chang Lee and outfielder Trevor Crowe to minor league camp. McAllister (0-0, 4.50 ERA, three games) was in the running for the final spot in the rotation. Read More…

Wellington house fire being investigated

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WELLINGTON — Firefighters arrived at a Montrose Way home 8:20 p.m. Wednesday to find it engulfed in flames. Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee said a bystander notified the home’s occupant of the blaze, which started in the garage. Firefighters received the call at 8:16 p.m. The occupant safely evacuated the home and sustained no injuries. The Read More…

Local sports roundup for March 23, 2012

Safe boating class set for April 14, 21 Avon Lake Library will be the site for a two-part Ohio Boater Education Course on April 14 and 21. Participants must attend both sessions to earn certification. Each session runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will be conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Read More…

Richard Allen Ford

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Richard Allen Ford, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many, passed away at the age of 49, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at University Hospital, Cleveland, following a brief illness. He was born November 20, 1962, in Lorain, where he lived most of his life. He was a 1981 graduate of Southview High Read More…