November 28, 2014

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VIDEO: Agreement changes Nancy Smith’s sentence in Head Start molestation case to time served

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ELYRIA — Nancy Smith isn’t going back to prison. On Tuesday, the 56-year-old former Head Start bus driver reached a deal with prosecutors that removed the 30-to-90-year prison sentence that has loomed over her since Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge released her from prison in 2009. Visiting Judge Virgil Sinclair, who approved the Read More…

Gov. Kasich signs Internet cafe ban

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed into law an effective ban on storefront sweepstakes parlors that legislators became convinced were harboring illegal gambling operations. The Republican governor earlier signed an immediate moratorium on opening new Internet cafes, effective until the law takes effect. Lorain County has 70 Internet cafes, according to a 2012 Read More…

Vigil scheduled for Elyria shooting victim

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ELYRIA — The words of Pastor Carl Small spoken Sunday, hours before a 48-year-old father of 11 was killed in Elyria, are serving as motivation for a prayer vigil set for today honoring the man. The Rev. Mark Taylor, associate minister of Elyria’s Second Baptist Church, said he heard the words of his senior pastor Read More…

Case worker fired, charged with aiding runaway

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ELYRIA — A child care worker at the Lorain County Juvenile Court’s Pathways is facing misdemeanor charges after being accused of allowing a teen who ran away from the girls’ residential treatment facility in April to stay at her house. Wilmary Saez, 29, is charged with interference with custody and contributing to the delinquency of Read More…

Playing their parts to perfection: Elyria High’s role players have been key to another successful season

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There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

Browns’ David Nelson finds it’s better to give than to receive

BEREA — David Nelson was back with Browns teammates and coaches Tuesday for the start of mandatory minicamp. The lanky receiver didn’t join them in the huddle as he continues to rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last season’s opener. But he worked on the side with trainers, ran some routes, watched Read More…

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira blasts Indians for second night in a row

NEW YORK — Once the game started to get away from Scott Kazmir, a real nemesis stepped up for the New York Yankees. Mark Teixeira tagged Kazmir for an early three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians never quite recovered Tuesday night in a 4-3 loss to the Yankees. “It changed the game. He hung a Read More…

Two people arrested after fight at bar

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ELYRIA — A man was arrested and officers searched for another suspect who was involved in a bar fight Tuesday morning. Officers were called to TLC Bar, 333 Clark St., at 1:27 a.m. for a man who was struck in the head with a glass. The alleged victim, Larry French, 53, was standing outside bleeding Read More…

Erie County stepping up enforcement

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office announced it will step up enforcement of OVI and speed laws. Special attention will be directed to state Routes 4, 61 and 60 and U.S. Route 250, according to a news release. During the extra enforcement, emphasis will be placed on the removal of impaired drivers from the roadway, as Read More…