November 22, 2014

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Elyria man charged with assault, menacing, abduction

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested after police say he forced a woman into a house, threatened her and assaulted her. Michael Lawrence, 35, is charged with assault, aggravated menacing and abduction. According to a police report, Amanda Kelly, 26, the girlfriend of Lawrence’s brother, said she was struck in the face at 1015 Read More…

Ohio man says actor John Malkovich helped save his life

DEFIANCE — A tourist from northwest Ohio says actor John Malkovich played a starring role in coming to his rescue when he fell and gashed his throat on scaffolding in Toronto. Seventy-seven-year-old Jim Walpole of Defiance fell Thursday in Toronto while on a trans-Canadian trip. Walpole told the Toronto Star that Malkovich, who was appearing Read More…

Measure would let Ohio collect and save photos of casino patrons

CINCINNATI — A provision in the Ohio Senate’s budget proposal would let the state collect and save camera images of each casino customer who redeems earnings for cash. Republican lawmaker Sen. Bill Coley sponsored the amendment. He tells The Cincinnati Enquirer it’s intended to help law enforcement crack down on money laundering and people who Read More…

Ohio gas prices remain near $4 a gallon

COLUMBUS — Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.92 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 9 cents compared with the cost last Read More…

Rudolph “Rudy” Nerad

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Rudolph “Rudy” Nerad, 86, of Wellington, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his home. Born in Cleveland on October 5, 1926 to the late Vaclav James and Filomena (nee Prosek) Nerad, Rudy moved to Litchfield as a young child. He lived in the Penfield and Wellington area since 1957. Rudy was a self-educated man versed Read More…

Robert G. Freligh

Robert G. Freligh, 69, of Sheffield Village passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at the New Life Hospice of St. Joseph Residential Center in Lorain following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria. 322-4626.

Woman’s experience with domestic violence leads her to form Purple Lotus

Gerri Cahill-Miller, founder and president of the Purple Lotus Project, lights candles June 2 in Ely Square in Elyria before a vigil for Lauren Moore, a 26-year old woman who was killed in a domestic violence incident. (CT photo by Anna Norris.)

Geri Cahill-Miller’s experience as a domestic violence victim left her believing victims in Lorain County need more help. “It’s easy to say that you want to help,” said Cahill-Miller, founder of the Purple Lotus Project, a new domestic violence prevention group. “But when you actually get that phone call and somebody’s asking for it, not Read More…

NBA finals: Heat uses huge run to blow out Spurs, even series at a game apiece

MIAMI — Back with a blowout, and, no, the Miami Heat didn’t need to lean on LeBron to get it. Not when Mario Chalmers and everyone else came through. Chalmers led the charge, James broke out to finish it with a flurry and the Heat used a 33-5 run to blow away the San Antonio Read More…

Ironmen break out, beat Slippery Rock 17-5

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LORAIN — Last week was rough for the Lorain County Ironmen. They lost five of their last six games, including dropping a doubleheader to the Slippery Rock Sliders on Saturday, to fall below .500 and out of first place in the East Division of the Prospect League. The Ironmen put the past behind them and Read More…

Police log for June 10, 2013

Lorain police Friday, June 7 11:13 p.m. — 3100 block Fulmer Road, Carl Olds, 23, 5700 block W. Erie Ave., Lorain, arrested and charged with violation of a temporary protection order. Two residents said they saw Olds waving a pistol outside the home of his estranged wife who has a protection order against him, according Read More…