October 25, 2014

Elyria
Partly sunny with showers
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Robert A. “Pro” Williams

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Robert, affectionately known as “Pro”, lived an active and compassionate life from November 25, 1922 through his death on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Born in Lorain, he graduated from Lorain High School in 1941. Bob took great pride in his role during World War II with the 69th Infantry Division, serving with the artillery in Read More…

Cracking the code: Lorain landlord leads in violations, supports city’s anti-blight efforts

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“Slum landlord!” a man screamed from a car that drove by George Schneider last month as he stood by one of his properties at 109 W. 29th St. in Lorain. “That’s probably somebody I evicted or a relative of somebody I evicted,” Schneider said. Through May 1, Schneider had received 57 code violations on Lorain Read More…

Tenants itching for answers to property’s bug problems

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LORAIN — Bugs in their apartment at 1703 Oakdale Ave., have forced Arthur Hines and his sons and grandson to sleep on inflatable mattresses. “Every night we’re itching,” said Hines whose landlord is Kent Sutton. “Every night and day.” With 57 citations, George Schneider is the landlord most cited by the Nuisance Inspection Task Force Read More…

Cavaliers add depth to backcourt: Veteran point guard Jarrett Jack agrees to four-year, $25 million deal

CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors’ loss turned into a big gain for the Cavaliers. Point guard Jarrett Jack agreed to a four-year, $25 million contract with the Cavaliers on Saturday, giving them one of the top backups in the NBA at the position. The deal, which includes a fourth-year team option, will be officially Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals: Times stay stagnant as temperatures increase, conditions get tougher

NORWALK — Though the temperatures were up from the first day of qualifying at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, the times stayed the same during Saturday’s two sessions. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Michael Ray managed to slightly lower his elapsed time and raise his track-record speed, but Top Fuel’s Doug Kalitta, Funny Car’s John Force Read More…

Officer shows off his artistic side at show

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LORAIN — Bobbi Debruler knows the dark side of life. “You can get pretty callous,” the veteran Lorain County probation officer said as she took in the colors and themes in Steyven Curry’s “Evolution of an Artist” show Saturday night at the Lorain Arts Council space on Broadway. Which is why she was notably impressed, Read More…

Police investigating lighthouse break-in

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LORAIN — You’d expect that police have seen it all. Not quite. “I’ve never ever heard of that happening,” Lorain police spokesman Lt. Roger Watkins said Saturday of a break-in at the Lorain Lighthouse that is believed to have taken place between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A report of the incident was not available Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals Notes: Grafton’s Ronald Matcham finding success in first year in Super Stock … at age 54

NORWALK — In six national events this year, Grafton’s Ronald Matcham has been the top qualifier five times and won five rounds to make it to the semifinals just a few weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn. Not bad for a 54-year-old rookie. “One year,” Matcham said when asked how long he’s been racing. “I actually Read More…

She did it her way: Marion Bartoli sweeps past Sabine Lisicki, wins Wimbledon for first major title

LONDON — Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way. The two-handed strokes for backhands, forehands, even volleys. The hopping in place and practice swings between points, which help her focus. The unusual setup for serves — no ball-bouncing, arms crossed, right Read More…

Little League baseball: Cooper Docherty’s bat, arm lead Avon Majors past Elyria East in district tournament play

AVON — Cooper Docherty and his Avon teammates decided things early Saturday in Little League Majors (age 11-12) district tournament play at Veterans Memorial Park. Docherty had three hits — including a two-run home run — drove in three and scored twice as Avon won easily 9-1 over Elyria East in a rain-shortened four-inning game. Read More…