July 23, 2014

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Man allegedly tried to extort nude pics from teens

COLUMBIA STATION — A 23-year-old Columbia Station man with cerebral palsy is under investigation for sending text messages and emails to cast members of the touring version of “Billy Elliot: The Musical” demanding that the actors send him nude photos. The man, William T. Koch, was arrested last week on a charge of sexual exploitation Read More…

Midview Schools supporters make case for levy at briefings

GRAFTON — The consequences of rejecting a Midview Schools levy should be incentive to pass it, levy supporters said at a Wednesday briefing at the Grafton-Midview Public Library. The 10-year, 9.75-mill property tax levy to be voted on Feb. 5 would raise $4.6 million annually, if approved. The levy would cost the owner of a Read More…

Children Services workers protest layoffs

ELYRIA — Complaints from employees at Lorain County Children Services about a recent round of layoffs at the agency fell on deaf ears. Just five members of the agency’s board attended Wednesday night’s monthly meeting. Six are needed for quorum and the meeting was called off. Union president Angie Martinez and several employees dressed in Read More…

Girls basketball: Clippers’ win gets point across

HENRIETTA TWP. — If Clearview made the journey to Firelands with the idea of making a statement, the message came through loud and clear. Desiree Ray scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Wednesday to lead the Clippers to a 54-43 win in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. The teams are not only ranked Read More…

Judge’s order to stop child support scofflaw from procreating might not fly legally

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther is considering whether to bar a man who failed to pay child support to four of his children from having any more kids while he is on probation. Walther originally planned to impose the unusual sentence on Asim Taylor, 35, on Wednesday, but has delayed the hearing Read More…

Lorain man pleads guilty to abducting girl

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who forced a 6-year-old girl into his apartment pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony abduction charge for a second time. Eliseo Arce, 58, had originally pleaded guilty to the charge in 2011 but later withdrew his guilty plea over the objections of prosecutors. He also demanded that the original judge Read More…

Charge over Facebook post likely to get dropped

MEDINA — The Medina city prosecutor has filed a motion seeking dismissal of a criminal charge against a Columbia Station man who posted a Facebook message cheering on the Newtown, Conn., school gunman. In December, Medina police charged Joseph W. Resovsky, 20, with inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in Read More…

Girls basketball: Big quarter helps Elyria take control in non-conference win

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It is no understatement that North Ridgeville lost a non-conference game Wednesday in the second quarter. After trailing by only three points after the opening quarter, the Rangers had a disastrous second period that paved the way for a 58-29 loss to Elyria. In the other three quarters, the Pioneers only outscored Read More…

Donald Wallhead

Wallhead, Donald

Donald Wallhead, 76, of Elyria Township, died peacefully Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born May 16, 1936 in Elyria and has lived most of his life in Elyria Township. He worked for Ford Motor Company in Lorain for 30 years, retiring in 1989 and was known as 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…