July 22, 2014

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UPDATE: Elyria Foundry catches fire

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ELYRIA — Multiple fire departments worked to extinguish a blaze that started inside Elyria Foundry around 9:45 p.m. Friday. Crews were still working after 1 a.m. today to put the fire out as smoke billowed from the building at 120 Filbert St. Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka was on the scene during the night. While Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Bear

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Bear was originally rescued as a tiny puppy but now his people are moving and had to give him up. Mr. Bear is a sweet boy who craves attention, as most puppies do. Bear rode well in the car and will sit if you have a treat. He is still learning how to be a Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Ozzie

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Mr. Ozzie was pulled from the Lorain County Kennel. Not only is he handsome, he is such a nice dog. He walks beautiful on a leash and has impeccable manners. He is a very gentle, loving soul. Ozzie is good with cats and loves to play with other dogs. Given his size, he would do Read More…

Alleged carjacker pleads insanity

ELYRIA — A Cleveland man accused of an Aug. 20 carjacking involving a woman at a child-care center in Avon pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday on the eve of his scheduled trial. Robert J. Johnson, 24, will receive a psychiatric evaluation by the Nord Community Mental Health Center’s forensic unit, according to Read More…

American Legion collecting coats and more for Elyria students this weekend

Coats, boots, gloves, hats, mittens and scarves in children and adult sizes will be collected this weekend at the American Legion at Ohio Street and Gulf Road in Elyria. The legion’s women’s auxiliary will be collection the items noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Items will be donated to Elyria Schools for distribution to Read More…

4-year-old boy found wandering alone outside again

ELYRIA — Police are investigating an incident in which a 4-year-old was found wandering the streets alone — the same boy who was involved in a similar incident last year, according to police. At 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers were sent to West Avenue and 15th Street when a witness called saying she was with a Read More…

Amherst police seek man for attempted robbery

An Amherst woman was confronted by a man with what she believed was a gun in her garage yesterday, according to police. The Quail Court woman, 64, had just arrived home from work and pulled into her garage when she saw a black male about 22 to 25 years old pointing an object at her, Read More…

Browns CB Joe Haden misses 2nd straight practice, gametime decision

BEREA – Browns cornerback Joe Haden missed his second straight practice today with a strained oblique muscle. He suffered the injury during the position drills early in practice Wednesday. Coach Pat Shurmur said he’ll be a gametime decision Sunday against the Cowboys. “He feels better today,” Shurmur said. “If he can play, he will.” The Read More…

VIDEO: Hostess says it’s going out of business

Ohio unemployment rate drops again, below U.S. rate

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate has inched downward again. The state Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio was 6.9 percent in October, down from the revised figure of 7.1 percent in September. That’s the lowest rate since August 2008, when it was 6.8 percent. Ohio’s unemployment rate Read More…