August 21, 2014

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Police chief: No discipline for kitten-killing cop

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Despite calls for the firing of Humane Officer Barry Accorti, who shot and killed five feral kittens in the backyard of a Vista Lake Way home Monday, the city’s police chief has decided his actions do not warrant discipline. In a written account of the incident signed by Police Chief Michael Freeman Read More…

Pittsfield trustees sue Water Authority board over trustee’s removal

ELYRIA — The Pittsfield Township trustees sued the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board today over the removal of township Trustee Mark McConnell from the Rural Water board last month. The administrative appeal contends that the removal of McConnell was illegal because it wasn’t done for just cause. The 26-member Rural Water board first voted Read More…

State Route 2 reopen in Erie County after false bomb scare

The Lorain County Bomb Squad was called after an Ohio Department of Transportation worker discovered what appeared to be a pipe bomb near state Route 2 in Erie County. As a result, state Route 2 eastbound and westbound was shut down between state Routes 60 and 61, said Christine Myers, spokeswoman for ODOT. Myers said Read More…

Man rescued from Sheffield Township bridge

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SHEFFIELD TWP. – The state Route 254 bridge over the Black River was shut down for some time this morning as the Sheffield Township Fire Department worked to rescue a man who was hanging over the edge. Sheffield Township Fire Chief Joe Bandagski said the Fire Department was called to the Garfield Bridge at 9:45 Read More…

Animal group demands firing of North Ridgeville humane officer over kitten deaths

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is calling for a local humane officer to be fired and prosecuted for his alleged shooting of five kittens in the backyard of a local home Monday. “Our stance is that Officer Accorti should be charged with five counts of animal cruelty Read More…

Cleveland police: One supervisor fired, 2 demoted, 9 suspended for fatal pursuit

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police say one supervisor was fired, two were demoted and nine were suspended for their roles in a chase in which officers fired 137 shots and killed a fleeing driver and his passenger. Mayor Mayor Frank Jackson and Chief Michael McGrath announced the disciplinary action Tuesday. The fired officer was a sergeant Read More…

Two members quit Clearview school board

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SHEFFIELD — Accusing fellow Clearview Schools Board of Education members of unethical conduct and showing favoritism, board members Connie Finney and Brenda Newman have resigned. The resignations were triggered by former board member Judy Maldonado being allowed to present her son with a diploma on stage during graduation ceremonies last week. Finney said then-board member Read More…

Rae Anne Brocklehurst

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Rae Anne Brocklehurst (nee Lewicky), 62, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, from cancer. She was the beloved wife of John D. Brocklehurst; dear sister of Susan M. Fore (Fernando Ramirez); dear daughter-in-law of Dorothy Brocklehurst; well-loved sister-in-law of Kay M. Brocklehurst (Judy Adelaar), Terry M. (Angelika) Brocklehurst; aunt to two nieces and two nephews; Read More…

Margaret L. Lyndes

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Margaret L. Lyndes (nee Wagner), 94, of North Ridgeville, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Center Ridge Health Campus. She was born July 13, 1918 in Olmsted Falls She was a graduate of Olmsted Falls High School. Mrs. Lyndes drove a bus for the North Olmsted School System and was active with the local Teamsters. Read More…

Frances Nell

Frances Nell (nee Wissinger), 65, of Elyria, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.