September 2, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Buster

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BUSTER Though cautious with strangers, Buster’s endearing, playful personality becomes evident once he gets to know people. This adorable little guy is used to sharing space with other small dogs and might fit nicely into a companion dog situation. He requires eye drops for dry eyes, but sees fine. BREED: Chihuahua SEX: Male NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, Read More…

High school softball: Black River’s Dagmar Smith back in business after back injury

Dagmar Smith spent the first two years of her high school career proving she was one of the area’s top softball players. As a junior, she proved she was one of the toughest. Now, as she embarks on her senior season, Smith is hoping it will all pay off with another chance to guide Black Read More…

Browns: Jason Campbell believes he can start, but focus is on helping

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Jason Campbell’s career turned Oct. 16, 2011, when he landed on his shoulder after a hit by Browns linebackers Scott Fujita and Chris Gocong and broke his collarbone. Oakland improved to 4-2 that day and Campbell had been playing some of the best football of his career. He had completed 61 percent of his passes Read More…

Big-shot Buckeyes: This time LaQuinton Ross hits winning 3

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LOS ANGELES — Ohio State needed another last-second shot, and Aaron Craft had the ball at the top of the key again. But last week’s hero gave it up to the hottest hand on the floor, and LaQuinton Ross sent the Buckeyes to the brink of their second straight Final Four. Ross hit the tiebreaking Read More…

Landlord accused in whipping sued for spanking another man

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio landlord accused of whipping an adult tenant with a belt on his bare buttocks for falling behind on his rent has been accused of whipping another man with a belt and a paddle. This time, according to The Dayton Daily News, the accusations came in a lawsuit. It was filed Read More…

Area AMVETS posts settle with the state

A report from the state Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office states that the Elyria AMVETS post used $885,000 that was supposed to go toward veteran career counseling services for other purposes. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — AMVETS posts in Elyria, Lorain and Vermilion have entered into settlement agreements with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office as part of a statewide investigation into the misuse of charitable gaming profits by the veterans group. DeWine’s investigation concluded that 59 AMVETS posts across the state and other organizations connected to AMVETS Department Read More…

Valor Home chooses site near St. Joe’s

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LORAIN — A new transitional housing facility for veterans in need will be built inside a 21,000-square-foot medical office building at West 21st Street and Reid Avenue, the Valor Home Lorain County Committee announced Thursday. The building, currently owned by Mercy Regional Medical Center, is connected to St. Joseph Community Center by a walkway that Read More…

Fire officials: Sibling caused blaze that burned Lorain boy

LORAIN — A sibling of the 4-year-old who was burned over 90 percent of his body Saturday set fire to a blanket the boy was sleeping on, fire officials said Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Fenn said the cause of the fire was deemed incendiary, which is defined by fire officials as intentionally setting a Read More…

Elyria police break up unique drug operation

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ELYRIA — Lorain County narcotics officers stumbled upon the region’s first known lab used to cook the hallucinogenic drug dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, in an Elyria apartment that also was home to a 7-month-old baby. The drug is made using the bark of an exotic tree combined with other lethal household chemicals. Three Elyria residents — Read More…

Indians: Pitcher Cody Allen is mover, shaker

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Cody Allen will start the season as just another middle reliever in the Indians’ bullpen. But if the recent past is any guide to his future, it won’t take long before he moves up the pecking order. Last year, Allen, 24, began the season at high Class-A Carolina, but before you could Read More…