October 31, 2014

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Two men arrested after one of them is shot

ELYRIA — Two men have been arrested after one of them was shot early Saturday in Elyria. Jonathan Lankey, 21, of Lorain was shot as he was attempting to leave a party on Garden Street, according to Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino. The accused shooter, Aaron Jackson, 21, of Elyria, was arrested this morning, he Read More…

Highway Patrol makes 14 alcohol-related arrests over the past week in Lorain County

The Elyria Post of The State Highway Patrol made the following arrests for operating a vehicle while intoxicated over the past seven days in Lorain County: Hector Guzman Jr, 35, Florida Brian A Tucker, 37, Columbia Station Jason Gomez, 24, Lorain William G. Nagel, 23, Amherst John Merritt, 38, Berea Juan C. Torres, 36, Lorain Read More…

Commissioners Kalo, Kokoski pass over Tom Williams for board president

ELYRIA — Democratic Lorain County commissioners Ted Kalo and Lori Kokoski have passed over Republican Commissioner Tom Williams as president of the board. The job typically passes from one commissioner to the next on an annual rotating basis, and Williams was due to take over the role at today’s organizational meeting. But instead Kokoski, who Read More…

High school hockey: Avon’s Joe Sefchik shines in goal to keep game close against Midview

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NORTH OLMSTED — The rivalry between Midview and Avon got a little closer Sunday afternoon, but not because one team didn’t dominate. Midview defeated Avon 4-2 in a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Blue West game. The score was only as close as it was thanks to a mammoth goaltending effort by Avon’s Joe Read More…

Police say Ohio man robbed bank, tried to wash dye off money at Laundromat

COLUMBUS — A $2,000 reward has been offered for information involving a man who robbed a bank and then tried to wash dye off the money at a local Laundromat. WBNS-TV reports that police say the man walked in the Key Bank in downtown Columbus on Dec. 17 and demanded money from a teller. The Read More…

College basketball: Buckeyes survive late Michigan rally to get win

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COLUMBUS — After an up-and-down season of disappointments in big games, the Ohio State Buckeyes badly needed to put things together. And that’s exactly what they did. Deshaun Thomas had 20 points including the first and last baskets in a 16-0 run, and the 15th-ranked Buckeyes survived a late rally by No. 2 Michigan to Read More…

Scott Petrak: To-do list for new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski

Rob Chudzinski’s new gig isn’t like normal jobs. He didn’t have to give two weeks notice to the Carolina Panthers. He doesn’t get a week off to clear his mind, buy a new wardrobe or take a vacation. Within hours of being named the 14th full-time coach in Browns history Thursday night, Chudzinski was on Read More…

Ohio gas prices are up about 5 cents a gallon

COLUMBUS — Ohio gas prices are higher to start the new work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.24 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 5 cents higher than a week ago. Ohio’s prices are still below the Read More…

Film to look at life of John Penton, Amherst’s famed off-road motorcycle racer

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Growing up on a farm, John Penton knew one thing about his destiny: It would be dirty. There was the soil, the turned earth of the family farm in rural Amherst, where he was born in 1925. And then there was the mud, flung from the spinning wheels of one motorcycle or another, on tracks Read More…

Cotton Club owner says bar is getting a bad rap

Anthony Barnhill poses in his East 28th Street bar, the Cotton Club, in Lorain. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Business was slow around 1 a.m. Saturday at the Cotton Club. About half a dozen customers sat at the bar, while the dance floor where a disc jockey played hip-hop and rap music was empty. Club owner Anthony Barnhill said business has been hurt by bad publicity over the club’s connection to a Read More…