April 17, 2014

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Cedar Point honored in Golden Ticket Awards again

SANDUSKY – Cedar Point is king of the world again. At least it is in the amusement and theme park world, in which the self-styled roller coaster capital of the world again has snared the top spot in the 2013 Golden Ticket Awards. Presented by Amusement Today, a Texas-based publication devoted to the amusement and Read More…

Man charged with killing girlfriend’s pet ferret

ELYRIA – A domestic dispute ended Sunday when a man allegedly killed the couple’s pet ferret. Jacob Aley, 20, was charged with animal cruelty at his home at 630 S. Abbe Road after his girlfriend said he killed their pet ferret in their apartment. Melissa Nolan, 19, told police that she and Aley had been Read More…

Man shot in leg while walking down street

LORAIN – A city man who was walking down the street Saturday told police he heard someone call his name and moments later felt himself get shot in the leg. Steven Hamilton, 22, told police he was walking near Washington Avenue and West 8th Street at 12:36 a.m. Saturday when he heard someone call out Read More…

Man stabbed after car ride with strangers

LORAIN – A seemingly innocent car ride turned dangerous on Sunday when a city man told police he was stabbed and kicked out of a car. Erik Castillo, 32, told police that he was leaving a party around 7 a.m. Sunday when a blue Honda Civic pulled up beside him on Pearl Avenue near East Read More…

Stepmother sentenced for locking up teen twins

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ELYRIA — A North Ridgeville woman was sentenced Monday to seven months in jail for abusing her two teenage stepchildren by depriving them of food and locking them in a room that was empty except for two bare mattresses while they were clad only in their underwear. Jonna Winkler, 39, also paid a fine of Read More…

Toy Box Night Club should officially be declared a nuisance

ELYRIA — The city successfully lobbied to have the Ohio Division of Liquor Control strip liquor licenses away from the operators of the Toy Box Night Club and now it wants to declare the East Broad Street location a nuisance to the city in an effort to keep it shuttered for at least a year. Read More…

UPDATED: Local 9/11 remembrances set for today

The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in a test of the memorial light display Monday. The twin beams of light will also appear Wednesday, 12 years after the terrorist attacks. (AP photo)

Local events are planned today to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered flags be flown at half-staff and asked that all Ohioans observe a moment of silence starting at 8:46 a.m. At 9 a.m., law enforcement students will read a short essay at Lorain County Read More…

Man injured in lawn mower accident

A man was injured Monday when the riding lawnmower he was on tipped on an embankment and trapped him. The man, whose name wasn’t released, was found beneath the mower around 2:30 p.m. on Vermont Street, authorities said. They said he tried to turn into a driveway and instead tipped over. He suffered possible internal Read More…

Kathleen J. Wade

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Kathleen J. Wade (nee Wilfong), 83, of Wellington, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at her home, with her loving daughter and granddaughter at her side. She was born May 31, 1930 in Buckhannon, West Virginia and was a Wellington resident for more than 50 years. Kathleen worked as a cashier at the CVS Pharmacy Read More…

Christen L. Jones

Christen L. Jones, 40, of Lorain, died Friday, September 6, 2013, after a sudden illness. She was born in Oberlin, August 18, 1973 to Vernon J. Jones, Jr. and Judy Hazlett Jones. Christen attended Vermilion High School. In addition to her parents, Christen is survived by her daughters, Madison James and Pamela Parsley; a brother, Read More…