October 20, 2014

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Indians notes: Wrist injury keeps Michael Bourn out of lineup again, but he could see action tonight

MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Bourn was not in the starting lineup for the second straight game, with the center fielder nursing an injured right wrist, but the Indians are optimistic they will get him back fulltime before the regular season is complete. Bourn, who sustained the injury on slide into second base Tuesday, was wearing a Read More…

Sheffield Lake cruiser accident is latest ‘Supercop’ escape

Sheffield Lake Police Officer Jim Simone's cruiser was struck by a passing vehicle on Tuesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD LAKE – Cleveland’s so-called “Supercop” has found a new job with the Sheffield Lake Police Department. Police Chief Tony Campo confirmed that Jim Simone was hired earlier this summer. Simone earned the moniker “Supercop” during his 38 years with the Cleveland police in which he killed five crime suspects, shot at 11 others, was Read More…

Detour: Six-week road project beginning soon in North Ridgeville

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Motorists traveling a short stretch of Chestnut Ridge Road will be inconvenienced for a six-week period starting Sept. 30 as contractors begin work on the third of a five-phase improvement project. Traffic will be routed eastbound only through Nov. 15 for approximately a third-of-a-mile west from the Cuyahoga County line near Mills Read More…

Longtime Elyria handyman store closing

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ELYRIA — Like most people in business for themselves, Ron Rogers had traditions that included a morning cup of coffee with neighboring businessman and longtime pal Tim Haury. That routine is coming to an end as Rogers, 62, is closing his well-known Bill Handy Mann Services home repair, remodeling and improvement business. Rogers, 62, has Read More…

Elyria Fire and LifeCare Ambulance response times compared

ELYRIA – The Elyria Fire Department has a lower on-average response time to medical emergencies then LifeCare Ambulance, but city firefighters also respond to nearly a third fewer calls than the private company. When the response times of the two groups are compared, the Elyria Fire Department arrives faster, according to Bruce Shade, the city’s Read More…

Portions of road in Sheffield closed Friday

SHEFFIELD — Portions of Hoag Drive will be closed today Friday for construction to install catch basins. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but drivers are asked to consider using Detroit Road to avoid delays.

An alpaca farm is open to the public Saturday

OBERLIN – An Oberlin Alpaca Farm is open for the public to tour this Saturday as part of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network’s Fall Fiber Farm Tour. The Fall Fiber Farm Tour is part of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network’s on-going campaign to raise awareness of the variety of natural fibers that are produced locally. Read More…

5-year-old girl struck by car

  LORAIN – Police are investigating an accident in which a 5-year-old girl was struck by a car Thursday morning. The accident occurred at the intersection of Oakdale Avenue and West 23rd Street at 8:06 a.m. Police said a red 2001 Dodge Neon, driver by Roxanne Rivera, 23, of Lorain, was traveling northbound on Oakdale Read More…

Man robs Sears at Midway Mall

ELYRIA – The identity of a man who robbed a Sears at the Midway Mall in Elyria Wednesday is still unknown. Around 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, a clerk at Sears at 4900 Midway Mall in Elyria was counting the money in her cash register when a man approached her, Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said. Read More…

UPDATE: Elyria police find missing 90-year-old man hours from home

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ELYRIA – A 90-year-old man went missing in Elyria Wednesday night. Thomas K. Parker was last seen by a family member at about 7:21 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the man was located in Columbus around 8 p.m. Thursday evening and that he is fine and his family was driving down to get him. He was Read More…