December 21, 2014

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Lorain blotter: Woman reports phone stolen

Lorain police Saturday, Nov. 23 9:30 p.m. — 2500 block Lexington Ave., a woman said her phone was stolen. She told police someone she knows might have taken it and the suspect was sleeping in a vacant house on West 22nd Street. When police went to that house, no one answered the door. Sunday, Nov. Read More…

CORRECTION: Nov. 28, 2013

The recount in the school board race in Black River Schools will include results from Ashland, Lorain and Medina counties. A story Wednesday didn’t name all of the counties affected.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden says he’s ignoring boos, excited for start Sunday after season of struggles

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden jogs off the field after a 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Brandon Weeden was back in familiar territory Wednesday. Back in front of the pack of reporters. Back in the huddle with the first-team offense. Back in the spotlight. Much to the consternation of many Browns fans. Coach Rob Chudzinski said Weeden will start Sunday against Jacksonville, as Jason Campbell tries to recover from Read More…

Browns Notes: Safety T.J. Ward doesn’t regret postgame comments, says he didn’t target teammates

BEREA — Strong safety T.J. Ward wouldn’t take back a word. “I don’t regret what I said,” he said Wednesday. “I was frustrated of course, but if it happened again, I probably would say the same thing. It’s the truth, that’s how I felt, and it’s no negative tone towards anybody but the entire team.” Read More…

Jay F. Herschler

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Jay F Herschler, 47, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a life long battle with asthma. He was born March 15, 1966 in Vermilion, and had been a life long Vermilion and Norwalk resident. Jay was a general contractor who owned and operated Lynxs Construction. He loved to Read More…

Browns QB Brandon Weeden will start Sunday, says he tunes out hometown boos

BEREA — Quarterback Brandon Weeden will start Sunday against Jacksonville, coach Rob Chudzinski confirmed today. Jason Campbell wasn’t at team headquarters as he deals with a concussion suffered Sunday against Pittsburgh. Chudzinski said he was feeling better and didn’t rule him out for the game vs. the Jaguars, but it seems remote. “Weeden will start Read More…

Best Buy employee reports carjacking outside store

ELYRIA – A Best Buy employee was just leaving work on Tuesday when she said a man got into her car, choked her, threatened her and drove away with her purse. Madison Seman, 22, told police she got into her car outside of her job at the Midway Mall Best Buy around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday Read More…

Two arrested on drug charges following Turnpike traffic stop

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Two out-of-state residents were charged with drug possession after a traffic stop Tuesday on the Ohio Turnpike. State Highway Patrol troopers stopped a 2011 Chevy Impala with Michigan registration for speed and following too closely at about 8 a.m. in Lorain County. Troopers observed what they deemed criminal indicators, and a drug-sniffing canine alerted to Read More…

Grafton mayor charged with drug possession

Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan

ELYRIA – Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan is facing a misdemeanor drug possession charge in connection with her Sept. 28 DUI arrest. The charge was filed against her Tuesday in Elyria Municipal Court, according to court records. Flanigan was arrested by Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies after failing field sobriety tests after her Chevrolet SUV was found Read More…

Hundreds evacuated after railcar leaks flammable liquid in Willard

WILLARD, Ohio  — A freight railroad spokesman says officials believe a derailment at a northern Ohio rail yard damaged a railcar that leaked flammable liquid, causing the evacuation of hundreds of nearby homes. Local responders and crews from CSX Corp. were working Wednesday to determine how much of the liquid spilled in Willard, about 65 Read More…