May 22, 2015


Preseason basketball: Karasev looks good in start for Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers' Sergey Karasev, from Russia, steals the ball from Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith in the fourth quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Thursday in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won, 96-84. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Two days ago, Cavaliers rookie Sergey Karasev missed a preseason game because he was in the Bahamas getting his work visa. Thursday, he was in the starting lineup at shooting guard. With normal starter Dion Waiters out with a right hip contusion, coach Mike Brown started the No. 19 overall pick in the Read More…

USDA Farm Service Agency office reopens after shutdown ends

The Lorain County USDA Service Center in Elyria resumed normal operating hours Thursday after the 16-day partial federal government shutdown ended. The reopening of the center includes the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resource Conservation Service offices. The center, located at 42110 Russia Road, Elyria, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday Read More…

Campaign sign tiff stemmed from miscommunication

Ron Mantini

LORAIN — Josh Thornsberry’s campaign has filed a police report accusing Lorain City Auditor Ron Mantini of stealing a sign backing Thornsberry’s bid to oust Lorain City Councilman Frank Detillio, D-8th Ward. Mantini readily admitted that he removed the sign Wednesday evening. He said the sign had been put up on the former Sports & Read More…

Election: LCCC rallies for Issue 2


ELYRIA — Passage of Issue 2 would make Teja Vazquez’s life a lot easier. Vaqzuez, close to earning an associate degree in nursing, is planning to join 3,000 Lorain County Community College students who take part in the University Partnership Program, which allows them to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees and professional certificates on campus. Read More…

Suspected drug dealer arrested in Lorain

Jamal Ammons

LORAIN — A month-long investigation into a suspected Lorain drug dealer led to an arrest Thursday morning when police searched the man’s home and found hundreds of dollars worth of crack cocaine. Jamal Ammons, 28, of Lorain, was charged with trafficking, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal tools around 9 a.m. at Read More…

Scout’s service project aims to provide toys for pediatric patients

Eagle Project

UPDATE: Joshua’s walk, originally scheduled for Oct. 19, was rained out. He will try again at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The walk begins at the gazebo at South Central Park and will take participants along Bainbridge Road to Wilcox Elementary School before returning to the park.  NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When Joshua Shadle was strong Read More…

Hearing begins in lawsuit to close Avon Lake skate park

Skate Park sue

AVON LAKE — An Avon Lake homeowner who is suing the city to close a skate park near his house claimed that he has been treated poorly by both the skate park users and one of the lawyers representing Avon Lake in a preliminary injunction hearing Thursday. In his opening statements, James Pietrangelo II called Read More…

Advocates push for medicinal marijuana in Ohio

Medical POt

OBERLIN — John Pardee didn’t see many good options after his son was involved in a near-death car crash in January 2008. Pardee’s son survived, but doctors said he would have to manage the pain from his injuries for the rest of his life. Pardee said his son only had one option — to take Read More…

Attorneys argue against order prohibiting man from having more children

Asim Taylor

ELYRIA — Lawyers for Asim Taylor continued their efforts to overturn a court order barring the Elyria man from having any more children while he is on probation for failure to pay child support, telling a panel of appeals judges Thursday that a Lorain County probate judge’s order violates Taylor’s fundamental rights. “Procreation’s not a Read More…

Attorney: Alleged Avon shooter in jail on ‘terrorists’ bond


AVON LAKE — Accused shooter Ryan Raider returned to Lorain County Jail on Thursday after an Avon Lake Municipal Court judge refused to lower his bond. Raider’s attorney, Ross Haffey, asked Judge Darrel Bilancini to lower Raider’s bond because he said the shooting was accidental. He said the $500,000 bond is an amount that usually Read More…