October 22, 2014

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U.S. Marshals arrest most-wanted man in Elyria overnight

ELYRIA — A man on the U.S. Marshals’ “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list was arrested overnight in Elyria. According to Marshals, Bruce McElroy, 31, was arrested at about 10:30 p.m. at an apartment in the 800 block of Rosewood Avenue. McElroy, who has a history of violence, had been wanted for several months for failure to Read More…

FBI investigating Oberlin College hate incidents

OBERLIN — Oberlin College has asked the FBI to investigate a string of hate incidents that have plagued the campus over the past month and culminated Monday in a day-long “Day of Solidarity” after a student reported seeing a figure wearing the traditional hood and robes of the Ku Klux Klan. College spokesman Scott Wargo Read More…

Ohio unemployment up slightly in January

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 7 percent in January, an increase partly attributed to more people looking for work as the economic recovery continues, according to numbers released today. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was up from 6.7 percent in December and 6.8 percent in November, the Ohio Department Read More…

Injury keeps Lorain’s Eli Garcia from wrestling, but not from winning

ELYRIA — Lorain’s Eli Garcia knew he couldn’t use Thursday night’s 33rd annual Lorain County All-Star wrestling meet at Elyria Catholic to close the book on his high school career like several other seniors. The throbbing knee left over from last weekend’s state tournament did not allow him to put on his singlet and step Read More…

Boys basketball: Pioneers fall as Westlake’s Gavin Skelly rejects 10 shots

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ELYRIA — Two things can’t be taught or coached on the basketball floor: size and height. Westlake used those assets to knock out defending champion Elyria 70-55 in Thursday’s Division I district semifinal at Midview. The Demons will play top-seeded Brecksville on Saturday for a trip to the Sweet 16. The height was provided by Read More…

Knee still a concern for Cavs’ Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving could be shut down again if his bothersome right knee continues to give him trouble, coach Byron Scott said Thursday. Irving said after a victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday that his knee was still hurting despite the team resting him for a week to allow it to heal. “The Read More…

Indians pitchers hit stride with fewer walks

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The tendency might not continue into the season but so far, manager Terry Francona’s insistence on Indians pitchers throwing strikes is paying off. Thirty-one pitchers who have thrown at least one inning in spring exhibition games have combined to average 2.54 walks per nine innings. But that does not tell the real Read More…

Ohio casino revenue up in February

COLUMBUS — February was a pretty good month for the state’s casinos. The Ohio Casino Control Commission reports that gross revenue for the state’s four gaming palaces increased from $53.2 million in January to $55.5 million last month. That’s a 4 percent gain. The state’s first “racino” — Scioto Downs south of Columbus — also Read More…

Abused boy’s mom gets early release

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi agreed Thursday to grant Alyson Sweany early release from the four-year prison sentence he imposed in September 2011 for her role in the 2010 death of her son, Jesse Crum Jr. The 25-year-old Sweany, wearing a green jail uniform and handcuffs, told Miraldi that she has Read More…

Lorain superintendent starts razing former high school

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LORAIN — With the benefit of an excavator, Superintendent Tom Tucker got to do his Incredible Hulk impersonation Thursday to smash the former Lorain High School and Admiral King High School building. Tucker’s debut in an excavator started the approximately $625,000 demolition of the 239,000-square-foot building. The work, which is expected to conclude in June Read More…