April 21, 2014

Elyria
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Crews begin careful destruction of former Elyria City Hall

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ELYRIA — In a narrow space roughly the width of a downtown sidewalk Wednesday, two excavators chewed away at the facade of the old Elyria City Hall. The demolition of the old department store-turned-municipal building was a long time coming after it was condemned by the city’s chief building inspector in 2012. But when crews Read More…

Interim health district head made permanent

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ELYRIA — The Lorain County Board of Health unanimously approved hiring Dave Covell as the county’s new health commissioner on Wednesday. Covell has been serving as interim health commissioner for the past several months after the retirement of Ken Pearce, who held the job for around 30 years. The five-year contract calls for Covell to Read More…

Man faces charges in gun show shooting

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MEDINA — Misdemeanor criminal charges have been filed against a 59-year-old Parma gun dealer who shot and wounded his partner, a Lorain resident, while handling a semiautomatic pistol at a gun show last month. Harry G. Magocky, 59, of Parma, is charged with negligent assault and discharging a firearm in city limits, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Read More…

Indians announce signing of pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka

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The Indians officially announced the signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka on Wednesday, with the right-hander expected to compete for a spot in Cleveland’s rotation. Matsuzaka, 32, met with reporters at the team’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Ariz., saying that he chose to sign a free-agent contract with the Indians for an opportunity to play for Read More…

Police log for Feb. 14, 2013

Elyria police Tuesday, Feb. 12 11:05 a.m. — 100 block West Ave., a woman told police four aluminum wheels with tires were removed from her 1993 Ford Probe overnight. She believed her ex-boyfriend removed the tires, but police said there were no witnesses, and the man denied the theft. 11:07 a.m. — 1100 block Barbara Read More…

Spurs hit 3 with seconds left to edge Cavaliers by a point

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CLEVELAND — Dion Waiters could have been the hero. He ended up being the goat. He was a stand-up goat, but a goat nonetheless. After hitting a late step-back jumper to put the Cavaliers up two, the rookie had a mental lapse and left his man in the closing moments, allowing Kawhi Leonard to hit Read More…

Jack R. Reming

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Jack R. Reming, 86, of Elyria, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Wesleyan Village in Elyria, following a short illness. Mr. Reming was born February 14, 1926 in Elyria and lived here all of his life. He graduated from Elyria High School with the class of 1944. He served in the United States Navy during Read More…

Hugh M. Windsor

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Hugh M. Windsor, 83, of Sheffield Lake, died Friday, February 8, 2013 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born October 19, 1929 in Malden, Massachusetts and moved to Elyria in 1935. He was formerly employed by Sherwin Williams and Glidden Company and retired from General Electric in Cleveland. Hugh also owned his own Read More…

Dorothy J. Squire

Dorothy J. Squire (nee Holman), 92, of Elyria, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville. She was born January 17, 1921 in Alliance, Ohio. Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of Norwalk High School and attended Capital University in Columbus. She was employed at Lorain County Bank in Elyria for Read More…

Bob Youngberg

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Bob Youngberg laughed at adversity, he felt it was essential to do so in order to deal with setbacks without defeat. Time after time, life dealt hardship and misfortune to him. But with the arsenal of his sharp sense of humor, his confident professional skills, and a loving devoted wife at his side, Bob knew Read More…