April 16, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Pepper’s pups

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These purebred puppies will be ready for adoption after Nov. 18. They will be spayed/neutered. These sweet things were “saved” when their mom was rescued from being euthanized at a shelter. They will be microchipped and have their first set of vaccinations. BREED/DESCRIPTION: American  pit bull terrier SEX: Three males, three females NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, neutered/spayed; Read More…

11-year-old charged with setting Washington School playground fire

An intentionally set fire engulfs the playground at Washington Elementary School Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY OF LORAIN POLICE

LORAIN — A fire which lasted for around 15 minutes on Sunday and burned through a playground structure was allegedly started by an 11-year-old boy who quickly confessed to causing the incident. Around 3:15 p.m., police saw smoke at the playground of Washington Elementary School near the intersection of Washington Avenue and West 20th Street Read More…

Updated: Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Cleveland Clinic, using one of the nation's best known hospitals to make a final public push for Medicaid expansion Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio legislative panel granted a request Monday from the governor to allow federal dollars to be spent on an expansion of Medicaid that would give health coverage to thousands more residents. Ohio recently received approval from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled. Read More…

Fugitive sought on firearm possession charges

William Sanders

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive William Sanders. Sanders, 29, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the ATF for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sanders was in a vehicle stopped by East Cleveland Police on Feb. 19. During Read More…

Bay Village police pull man’s body from Lake Erie

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Police believe a body pulled from Lake Erie in northeast Ohio is that of a 75-year-old man reported missing over the weekend. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that police in Bay Village, west of Cleveland, pulled a body from a car submerged in the lake Sunday morning. The body matched Read More…

2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Nevada school

Police secure the scene near Sparks Middle School after a shooting in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. Authorities are reporting that two people were killed and two wounded at the Nevada middle school. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus, killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, police said Monday. The suspected gunman was also dead, and authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement. Two other students were critically injured in the violence that Read More…

Shop fire causes thousands in damage to Vermilion marina

Don Parsons, left, and a Florence Township firefighter survey damage at Parsons Marina on Sunday afternoon in Vermilion. PHOTO COURTESY OF TRACEY LISTON

VERMILION — A fire at Don Parsons Marina, 636 Sandusky St., called in around 3 p.m. Sunday, caused between $250,000 and $300,000 in damage, according to Fire Chief Chris Stempowski. The fire, believed to be accidental but still under investigation, took about 30 minutes to contain. Stempkowski said firefighters arrived about three minutes after being Read More…

Parents charged after heroin found in house near 4-year-old

ELYRIA — When police searched the house of two alleged drug traffickers Thursday morning, they found heroin, razor blades and a 4-year-old child sleeping on the floor. Mitchell Krugman, 33, and Kristia Collins, 31, were arrested around 7:30 a.m. Thursday and charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering children at their Read More…

Anti-bullying speaker tells students difference defines him

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ELYRIA — Will Simons started his talk Thursday in front of a room full of attentive sixth-graders with topics they could understand — marching band, wrestling, learning to teach himself how to drive and what video games, if any, he liked to play. Then, a student raised his hand and asked the 16-year-old Elyria High Read More…

Drunken dad pleads no contest after allowing boy to drive

Scott Staron

ELYRIA — A city man who let his 12-year-old son drive his car because he was “too drunk to drive” pleaded no contest Thursday to attempted child endangering. An additional charge of disorderly conduct while intoxicated against Scott Staron, 37, was dropped in exchange for his plea, according to Elyria Municipal Court records. Staron’s car Read More…