October 25, 2014

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William J. (Willie/Bill) Walko

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William J. (Willie/Bill) Walko, 83, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at his home, following a brief illness. He was born March 7, 1930 in Avon and lived in the LaGrange/Grafton areas for most of his life. Willie was self-employed for 40 years delivering gasoline and fuel oil. He also delivered for 5 Read More…

Lorain Council to discuss mandatory pre-sale housing inspections

This blighted home at 505 W. 17th St., Lorain, owned by landlord George Schneider, is scheduled to be demolished by the city. Neighbors said it has been vacant since about 2008 when it burned in a fire. They worry about allowing their children to play near it because of broken bottles, raccoons and trash in the backyard. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

LORAIN — Proposed mandatory housing inspections before properties could be sold are expected to face opposition at a City Council public hearing tonight. The “point-of-sale” inspection ordinance mandates owners of single or two-family homes to get an inspection and be up to code before selling the homes. Search warrants would be obtained by Lorain’s Building Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals: Khalid alBalooshi takes Top Fuel title with inspiration from 9-year-old

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NORWALK — There’s no doubt Khalid alBalooshi and his crew had a hand in winning the Top Fuel championship Sunday at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, but the driver believed he had extra help in earning his second career title. AlBalooshi and his Al-Anabi Racing team brought 9-year-old Jacob Delling to Norwalk after they Read More…

Hot Stove: Wildcats’ Carson Ehrhardt finishes no-hitter in debut on mound

OBERLIN — One of the hardest things in baseball is coming out of the bullpen to preserve a no-hitter. Even harder is doing the above when you’ve never pitched before. That’s exactly what Carson Ehrhardt did Sunday in the fourth inning of the Vermilion DRD Wildcats’ 12-0 win over Keystone Sturgill in opening-round Class G Read More…

Grafton’s Aaron Henely hangs on to win Lorain triathlon

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LORAIN — Grafton’s Aaron Henely hung on for dear life to defeat Jason Zangmeister of Fairview Park by 2.2 seconds Sunday at the 27th annual North Coast Nautilus Summer Triathlon. The 36-year-old Henely clocked one hour, one minute and 20.9 seconds for the 0.25-mile swim, 14.3-mile bike and 5K run, which started and finished at Read More…

Police log for July 8, 2013

Elyria police Saturday, July 6 6:15 p.m. — East Broad Street near Park Avenue, Jeffrey Gorlitz, 36, Strongsville, arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for an expired license plate. Gorlitz was driving with an expired registration, according to police who said they Read More…

Lorain man allegedly stabbed during walk

LORAIN — A man who had been drinking at home received what police said was a serious stab wound after he went for a walk early Saturday morning. Kevin Hardie, 21, was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center by his mother when he returned home about 7 a.m. Saturday, police reports said. Hardie, who police Read More…

Man facing robbery, obstruction charges

ELYRIA — A city man faces robbery and obstructing official business charges. Jose Anibal Barbosa, 28, of the 1100 block of Melvyn Lane, is accused of trying to punch a security guard at Sears at Midway Mall around 1:55 p.m. Saturday, according to a police report. According to the report, a surveillance video shows Anibal Read More…

Tornado relief donations sought

LORAIN — Donations to Oklahoma tornado victims will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily through July 19 at the carport at the Spanish Church of God Ebenezer, 3660 Globe Ave., Lorain. The Rev. Angel Arroyo of Dotcom Ministries will be departing July 21. Arroyo and other volunteers dropped off donations with six Read More…

Ohio gas prices up slightly

COLUMBUS — Ohio gas prices have increased slightly to start the post-holiday work week, but analysts say they should remain relatively stable. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.38 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 8 cents from last week. Read More…