July 24, 2014

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Lawsuit against Oberlin postpones firearms in public park discussion

OBERLIN — City Council tabled a resolution regarding firearms in public parks due to a lawsuit that was filed against the city last week by the Ohioans for Concealed Carry. The resolution, which passed during a first reading at a Council meeting on Sept. 16, asked that the Ohio General Assembly pass legislation and Gov. Read More…

Three members of Lorain County receive community service award

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ELYRIA — Three members of Lorain County who have chosen to serve their communities in different ways — through elected office, journalism and establishing a far-reaching food pantry — were honored Saturday at the 59th annual Elyria branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund Gala at Lorain County Community College. The affair was a moment to Read More…

Elyria police officers now carrying antidote for heroin overdoses

ELYRIA — Narcan, the brand name of the antidote for people overdosing on heroin and prescription pills, will be placed in every Elyria police cruiser and fire truck by the end of the month as city employees are being trained on how to administer the drug. Bruce Shade, the city’s assistant safety service director, said Read More…

Landscapers in pink donating $5 to Susan G. Komen Foundation for Facebook photos

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GRAFTON — Landscapers cutting grass in pink T-shirts is not the norm, but for this month — breast cancer awareness month — field workers with Southwest Landscape Management will don the color synonymous with the woman’s disease. If you see them, you should take a picture. No, seriously. Greg Taylor, the company’s operations manager, said Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Josh Gordon subject of more trade speculation, per reports

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a 37-yard touchdown pass against Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams  Thursday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski said Sept. 23 the Browns had no plans to trade receiver Josh Gordon. That hasn’t stopped the rumors. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday the Browns and 49ers have discussed a deal, but it’s unlikely with San Francisco receivers Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree due to return from injuries. NFL.com’s Ian Read More…

Oberlin launches new mobile app available on iTunes

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OBERLIN — The city has gone mobile. City Manager Eric Norenberg introduced a new mobile app designed for the city of Oberlin during a City Council meeting Monday. The app launched during the city’s annual Culture Festival on Sept. 28, and it is available for download on iTunes. The app is compatible with the iPhone, Read More…

Man exposes genitals to girls during cross country meet

VERMILION — Police investigated after several cross country girls reported seeing a man expose his genitals to them on a race course. The incident was reported by Avon Lake Middle  School’s cross country coach, Ron Rocco, who told police that the girls were in a wooded area of the course, between the stadium gravel lot Read More…

Woman calls 911 line 11 times for non-emergencies

VERMILION — A woman was arrested after allegedly calling 911 emergency line 11 times for non-emergencies. Police said Cynthia Redilla called 911 twice Sept. 23 after calling the emergency number nine times the previous night. Redilla was warned not to call the emergency number Sept. 22 after she reportedly called the number to report that Read More…

Man finds ammunition for pistol near Family Dollar: Elyria Police blotter

The following information was taken from Elyria Police Department reports: Sunday, Oct. 6: 9:40 a.m. — 100 block Lake Ave., Terrence Taylor, 40, 1500 block Paine St., Lorain, arrested and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing official business and possession of cocaine. Police said Taylor, wanted on domestic violence and driving violation warrants, was spotted in Read More…

$400,000 in grant money available for home improvements in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Residents needing home improvements ranging from a new hot water heater or furnace to a leaky roof will be able to apply for help under a state grant. The funds will be made available to needy households from a $400,000 Community Housing Improvement Program, or CHIP grant, the city recently received from Read More…