April 25, 2014

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Ohio gas prices continue to rise

COLUMBUS — Gas prices in Ohio are still on the rise. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was about $3.80 in Tuesday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 15 cents higher than a week ago and 50 cents more than the same Read More…

Oh deer! Avon Lake woman’s blog post goes viral

Kathleen Wilhelm of Avon Lake in August 2005.

AVON LAKE — Deer may not read, but people sure do. An online column by an Avon Lake resident who objects to “deer crossing” signs on grounds “deer cannot read, do not obey the law and probably cross where they wish” went viral after being posted by Gawker, where it had received more than 24,300 Read More…

Village administrator resigns in Grafton

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GRAFTON — Patrick Mudge resigned Monday as Grafton village administrator. Mudge, who was on the job less than a year, said while he wishes the village well, he disagreed with some of the things that were happening there. “I didn’t feel that certain things were going the way they should have been going,” he said Read More…

Meeting set for Quarry Road sewage pond

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Residents surrounding a sludge lagoon on Quarry Road will have a chance to testify at a Board of Appeals meeting March 7. The meeting, requested by French Creek BioEnergy LLC/Quasar Energy Group and landowners Donald and Deborah Ortner, will challenge the Pittsfield Township zoning inspector’s issuance of a cease-and-desist order and notice Read More…

High school hockey: Shoremen see why Iggy’s tops

BROOKLYN — This time, Goliath won. And it wasn’t close. There was no upset of biblical proportions Monday as St. Ignatius, the top-ranked hockey team in the state, blasted Avon Lake 13-0 in district tournament play at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Wildcats (28-5-3) will face Elyria Catholic in the semifinals at noon in the Read More…

Lorain garage supervisor makes deal with city, returns to job today

LORAIN — With complaints about a blow-up sex doll deflated and the dispute over payment for an aging snowplow truck smoothed over, Garage Superintendent Robert Evans is due back at work today. Evans had his 30-day unpaid suspension reduced to 15 days in a settlement last week with city officials. He was accused of not Read More…

Accident has man facing multiple charges

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LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested Saturday afternoon after witnesses said he drove through a lawn, hit a stop sign and then stumbled out of the car carrying a case of beer. Lorain police were sent to the scene of the accident at East 35th Street and Palm Avenue at 2:50 p.m. Witnesses said Read More…

Stove burners blamed for house fire

LORAIN — Burners on the top of an electric stove being used to heat a home are believed to be responsible for an apartment house fire at 2640 Apple Ave. around 6 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt in the fire at the two-floor, four-unit dwelling, but seven adult tenants and a child were displaced, Read More…

Girls basketball: Offensive woes hurt Black River

BARBERTON — Either St. Thomas Aquinas played great defense or Black River struggled on offense. Or maybe it was both. The Knights beat the Pirates 32-22 Monday night in the Barberton Division III sectional, holding Black River to no points in the second quarter and four in the first half. The Pirates (5-18) got a Read More…

Randolph A. “Randy” Vayda

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Randolph A. “Randy” Vayda, 50, a native and lifelong resident of Elyria, died suddenly on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Randy was born August 19, 1962, to Richard R. and Edith L. (nee Wallace) Vayda. He married Mary Sue (nee Bennati) Vayda on October 20, 1983, and she lovingly survives. Also surviving Randy are his children, Read More…