August 30, 2014

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Joe Banner says next Browns GM needs to be good scout

CLEVELAND — CEO Joe Banner hasn’t completed the first wave of interviews for the Browns’ general manager job and wouldn’t disclose the names of the “half dozen” candidates on the short list. But Banner acknowledged having a front-runner and said the ability to scout is the most important quality. “We want our player personnel department Read More…

Storm damage at Elyria library in tens of thousands of dollars

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ELYRIA — The Elyria Public Library’s oldest branch has been dealing with new problems the past three months, all from superstorm Sandy. While the devastation others dealt with from the storm was widely known, few likely have heard about the damage at the Central Library branch on Washington Avenue. There, damage was in the thousands Read More…

Former attorney pleads guilty in corruption case

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Anthony Calabrese III, a former attorney for a law firm that did business with the city of Lorain, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 18 of 20 federal charges, including racketeering and conspiracy, that he faced in the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation. Calabrese, 40, was first indicted in September 2011 along with former Lorain Community Development Director Read More…

Avon Lake school board considers levy

AVON LAKE — The loss of state money and lower values for residential and commercial property is leading school officials to ask voters for more money this spring. The Avon Lake Board of Education will meet in a special session tonight to discuss and likely approve placing an emergency operating levy on the May ballot. Read More…

None injured, 12 displaced after Lorain apartment fire

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LORAIN — An apartment house fire at 2119 E. 29th St. around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday caused no injuries but displaced 12 tenants. Assistant Fire Chief Roy Cochran said smoke was visible when firefighters arrived about three minutes after the call. The fire was in a wall in Apartment 4 of the two-floor, six-unit, wood-framed house. Read More…

Just one student has tested positive for drugs since Vermilion started testing

VERMILION — Since drug testing has been implemented in Vermilion Schools, only one student has tested positive for drug use. Assistant Superintendent Jim Balotta said the student is undergoing counseling and has been cooperative after testing positive for marijuana. Balotta said he believes the drug-testing policy is giving more students a reason to say no Read More…

Boys basketball: Comets can’t shoot in 2nd half

AMHERST — For 16 minutes, Amherst had Brecksville on the ropes. In just over six minutes, the Bees took control. Brecksville opened the second half on a 16-0 run to grab the lead, then cruised to a 54-42 Southwestern Conference victory. Sophomore Adam Srnis connected on five 3-pointers in the first half to lead the Read More…

Annie Trevesta Penn Robinson

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Annie Trevesta Penn Robinson Sunrise: July 15, 1919 ~ Sunset: January 9, 2013 On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Annie Trevesta Penn Robinson slipped quietly away at Welcome Nursing in Oberlin. She was the middle daughter of the seven girls, born to the union of Samuel A. and Mamie (Diggs) Penn, born in Virginia, but moved Read More…

Warren “Bud” Poling

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Warren “Bud” Poling, 88, of Sandusky (formerly of Elyria) passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, December 30, 2012 at The Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky. He was born February 16, 1924 in Logan. Bud served in the Army Air Corp, and was a retired Realtor who worked with Russell Realty. He was a member of The Masonic Read More…

Joan Katherine Ernst

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Joan Katherine Ernst, 87, of Oberlin, formerly of Lorain, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a brief illness. Ms. Ernst was born in Lorain on May 14, 1925, the daughter of the late Anthony John and Charlotte (nee Tomaschewski) Ernst. She graduated from Lorain Read More…