December 21, 2014

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Early voting far surpasses 2008’s total; lighter Election Day turnout expected

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Nearly an hour after early voting closed on Monday, a line of people, who arrived before the 2 p.m. cutoff, stood outside under the cloudy sky waiting to cast their ballots at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Early voting reached historic heights in Lorain County this year, with 18,689 voters hitting Read More…

Former Playmates say strip club fight wasn’t their fault

Sarah and Vicki Satterfield at ’80s Nite Saturday at the Brass Pole.

CARLISLE TWP. — A fight that broke out at ’80s Nite at the Brass Pole started because the strippers were mad over Vicki Satterfield’s wardrobe choice, said Satterfield, a former Brass Pole dancer who was charged with assault over Saturday’s incident. Police were called to the Brass Pole, at 639 Oberlin-Elyria Road, at 2:21 a.m. Read More…

Les Miles knows he and LSU let a big one slip away

LSU coach and Elyria High grad Les Miles gives instructions during Saturday’s loss. (AP photo.)

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU still feels the sting of its loss to top-ranked Alabama and probably won’t forget the setback anytime soon. Tigers coach Les Miles spent much of his weekly media luncheon Monday dealing with situations which popped up in his team’s 21-17 loss to the Crimson Tide on Saturday. “We won every Read More…

2 local residents register monkeys under exotic animal law

Just two people have acknowledged they have exotic animals — two medium-sized monkeys — in this area under a new Ohio law that required registration by Monday, a state official said. Jesse Moore, who lives in the 7300 block of Murray Ridge Road in Elyria Township, registered a black-capped capuchin monkey, according to a spokeswoman Read More…

Cavs’ Dion Waiters serves up win with seven 3s

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LOS ANGELES — Rookie Dion Waiters hit seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers stave off a fourth-quarter rally by the Los Angeles Clippers to win 108-101 on Monday night. Kyrie Irving added 24 points, Tyler Zeller had 15 points and Anderson Varejao had 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Cavs Read More…

Contractor accused of corruption, allegedly tied to convicted Lorain official

LORAIN — Contractor Don Buchs is being accused of being paid for phantom demolition and cleanup work tied to disgraced former Community Development Director Sandy Prudhoff. Law Director Pat Riley told City Council members at their Monday meeting that Prudhoff approved a no-bid contract and payments to Buchs for a 2005 demolition and cleanup of Read More…

Ohio State football: Buckeyes embrace bye week

COLUMBUS — Most will rest. Some will try to heal. Others will try to catch up on classwork or a personal life. A bye week is a time to take a breath for the fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. There are also a few who will pause, knowing there are only two games left in their Read More…

Delinquent taxpayers fill Elyria City Hall

ELYRIA — City Council chambers was standing room only Monday, but it was not from residents hoping to see their elected officials in action. Instead, subpoenas are what brought the deluge of people to City Hall. Scores of delinquent taxpayers were summoned by the Regional Income Tax Agency to clear up years of unfiled city Read More…

Browns notes: Brandon Weeden 32nd out of 33 NFL QBs in final quarter

BEREA — Brandon Weeden ranks 32nd of 33 NFL quarterbacks with a 63.2 rating in the fourth quarter. He’s ahead of only Houston’s Matt Schaub, who has a 58.4 rating but has thrown only 31 passes and has a 7-1 record. Weeden was 5-for-11 for 33 yards with an interception Sunday in the fourth quarter Read More…

Cavs’ Donald Sloan one of the first to be hit with flop warning

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NEW YORK — The NBA issued flopping warnings to Minnesota’s JJ Barea and Cleveland’s Donald Sloan on Monday, the first two under a new policy designed to end the act. Barea threw his upper body backward after contact while defending Sacramento’s Jimmer Fredette in the fourth quarter Friday. Sloan tumbled wildly to the court a Read More…