December 19, 2014

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World Series: Red Sox, Cardinals have a history … plenty of talent, too

Boston Red Sox players take batting practice as a rainbow appears in the sky above Fenway Park Tuesday in Boston. The Red Sox are scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series today. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON — Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard. “A little snug for me,” the burly St. Louis pitcher said. Plenty of Cardinals got their first look at the century-old Read More…

15 arrested in Elyria drug sting

Mug shots Slide

  ELYRIA — Fourteen drug investigations have been closed and 13 suspected drug dealers taken off the streets over four days in an operation that police have coined Street Sweeper 2013, the largest roundup of dealers and drugs by the Elyria Narcotics Unit since the division was resurrected earlier this year. Officers have been quietly Read More…

ODOT to build sound barriers in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The steady sound of traffic at the junction of Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 480 should be lessened next year for more than 60 nearby homeowners thanks to new sound barriers. Estimated to cost $624,000, the barriers will be erected in 2014 by the Oho Department of Transportation to reduce noise produced by Read More…

Construction causing Oberlin parking problems

Oberlin construction

OBERLIN — For small business owner Krista Long, the worst part of the recent street construction in Oberlin is the timing. “The city needs to look at what went on there,” Long said of the recent construction, which has taken up almost half of the 100 block of West College Street in Oberlin. The construction Read More…

Vermilion police chief to receive reprimand over satirical newsletter

Chief Chris Hartung

VERMILION — Police Chief Chris Hartung may have been taking notes from The Onion when he wrote his satirical Vermilion Police Department newsletter, but Mayor Eileen Bulan isn’t laughing. Hartung, who will receive a written reprimand from the mayor, said the four-page newsletter, titled “The VPD Insider,” was meant to be funny and not offensive, Read More…

Amherst reconsidering ban on guns in parks

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AMHERST — When a lawsuit regarding the city’s firearm ordinances was filed by Ohioans for Concealed Carry against Oberlin earlier this month, Amherst took the news as a wake-up call. “We saw we needed to rectify (Amherst’s firearm ordinance),” Amherst Law Director Tony Pecora said. The ordinance in question states that no one is allowed Read More…

CORRECTIONS: Oct. 23, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that some of the records sought by former Vermilion Mayor Jean Anderson in a lawsuit were not protected by attorney-client privilege and should be made public. A story Sunday incorrectly described the status of the lawsuit. Wellington Schools will not build a cafeteria/auditorium in the new middle school Read More…

Elyria, Lorain blotter: Man who allegedly caught girlfriend cheating denies assault

Elyria police 2:52 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 — 300 block Fourth St., Marquise Edwards, 18, 200 block Northfield Drive, Elyria, arrested and charged with assault and disrupting public service. Edwards’ girlfriend said he became angry when he saw another man sleeping in her home. She said Edwards repeatedly punched the man and then kicked open Read More…