November 23, 2014

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Elyria’s new economic development specialist to focus on new businesses

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ELYRIA — The city’s search for a new economic development specialist went all the way to the Garden State. The city’s new hire — James Graham who is pegged with the responsibility of boosting city tax revenue and drumming up new businesses — comes from New Jersey, where he most recently served as president of Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Greg Little gets 3 more traffic violations; RG Shawn Lauvao OK after single-car accident

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little received three citations after a traffic stop. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA – Receiver Greg Little needs a ride. Little was given three traffic violations after being stopped at 1 a.m. Monday, Cleveland police said. Little was cited for a stop-sign violation, change of course and driving with a suspended license, Sgt. Sammy Moore told The Associated Press. Little’s car was towed. Right guard Shawn Lauvao Read More…

UPDATED: Guns allowed in park after Oberlin Council agrees to follow state law

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OBERLIN – With much reluctance, City Council passed legislation to allow guns in city parks, but that doesn’t mean Council is free from potential litigation, according to Jeff Garvas, president and founder of Ohioans for Concealed Carry. Garvas argued that a change to the ordinance to prohibit the “unlawful possession, use or discharge of any Read More…

WATCH: Firelands band performs in traditional ‘postgame’ celebration

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Dustin Wiley, band director for Firelands High School, lost his voice at Friday night’s football game. “My wife says if I lose my voice on Saturday, that means it was a good game the night before,” Wiley said, discussing how he and the marching band he directs at the Vermilion-Firelands game on Read More…

Midview Schools teacher contract approved Monday

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GRAFTON — A new Midview Schools teachers contract was unanimously approved Monday by school board members. Superintendent Scott Goggin told board members the contract will save the 3,200-student district at least $1 million by 2017. Much of the savings come from health care concessions by the approximately 200-member Midview Education Association. Contributions increase 12.8 percent Read More…

Suspected Navy Yard gunman identified

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The man suspected of killing 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard has been identified as Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas. Alexis, 34, was found dead at the site of the Monday morning shooting in Washington. Police say they do not have a motive for the shootings. A 34-year-old man Read More…

UPDATE: Firefighter injured in Lorain apartment fire

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LORAIN — No one was in the apartment when a fire broke out in the bedroom in a duplex at the corner of Eastlawn Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Monday around 2 p.m. No civilians were hurt, but Firefighter Rob Hendershot cut himself on a piece of glass that got stuck in his arm and he Read More…

Drew Manns pleads guilty to LCCC fire

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ELYRIA – Drew Manns pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated arson charges for setting a Feb. 18., 2009, fire that caused more than $8.4 million worth of damage to Lorain County Community College. Manns, 29, could get up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced in November by county Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski. Read More…

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski keeping QB options open if Brandon Weeden can’t start vs. Vikings with sprained thumb; more traffic trouble for WR Greg Little

BEREA – Browns coach Rob Chudzinski should have a better idea by Wednesday – the first day of the practice week – if quarterback Brandon Weeden will be able to play next Sunday at Minnesota. He sprained his right (throwing) thumb Sunday when he banged it on a helmet in the fourth quarter of a Read More…

Avon crime watch: Police say woman got out of car to yell at slow driver

Avon police 10:15 a.m. Sept. 11 — state Route 83, Kimberly Fox, 58, cited for disorderly conduct after allegedly getting out of her vehicle and yelling at a woman for driving slowly. Police said Fox was stopped at Route 83 and Bentley Park, and she was restricting the movements of another vehicle. Thursday, Sept. 5 Read More…