October 30, 2014

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UPDATE: Officials say 1 dead, 14 injured in shooting at Fort Hood

The entrance to Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas, is shown in this Nov. 5, 2009, photo. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. The details about the number of people hurt came from two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not Read More…

UPDATED: Cleveland still in running to host GOP Convention

This Friday, June 14, 2013 file photo shows the street entrance to the convention center in Cleveland.  ASSOCIATED PRESS

  CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland and Cincinnati are the two Ohio cities still in contention to host the 2016 Republican National Convention with the list of possible cities narrowed to six on Wednesday. Columbus, the third Ohio city to bid for the convention, has been knocked out of competition along with Phoenix. The Republican National Read More…

FBI seeks identity of man suspected of sexually exploiting child

The FBI is seeking help identifying this man, who is suspected of sexually exploiting a child. (COURTESY FBI)

The FBI is asking the public to help identify an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children first recorded photographs and videos of the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child in November 2012, according to a Read More…

100th Birthday – Eldridge

Donald H. Eldridge

    Donald H. Eldridge celebrated his 100th birthday on March 28, 2014! A celebration was held on April 5, 2014 at Sugarcreek Restaurant in Sheffield. Don is a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater with the Army Corps of Engineers. He has lived in Elyria for 67 years and attends Church of the Open Door. He worked as a supervisor Read More…

High school softball: Keystone’s heralded sophomore delivers offense in opening win

Keystone's Destiny Weber slides safe into second base before Westlake's Katie Nagel can tag her.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Are the young Keystone Wildcats a team of destiny? No one will know until the first Saturday in June. But they were Tuesday afternoon in a season-opening, non-conference 3-0 win over Westlake. Third baseman Destiny Weber, a sophomore who has already committed to Penn State, launched a two-run home run in the third Read More…

Attorneys say Gas USA killer’s upbringing ‘chaotic’

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ELYRIA — Defense attorneys for Vincent Jackson Jr. portrayed the admitted killer’s upbringing as “chaotic” on Tuesday during the first day of a hearing that will end with a three-judge panel deciding whether Jackson deserves death for gunning down Qiana Walton during a June 2008 robbery of Gas USA. Jackson and his lawyers haven’t denied Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man arrested, charged with burglary

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Lorain Police 11:50 a.m. March 31 — 500 block W. 23rd St., Christian Cosme, 27, 200 block E. 23rd St., Lorain, arrested and charged with burglary. A man who said he owed Cosme $60 for drugs said Cosme kicked in the door of his home and threatened to kill him. Cosme denied being at the Read More…

Zip line nearly ready to fly across Vermilion River Valley

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HENRIETTA TWP. — A builder with S.T.E.P.S. Inc. spent an afternoon in the treetops, testing out a zip line canopy course that is set to open at Common Ground in June. From about 100 feet above the ground, the builder, Adam McIntyre, propelled across a portion of the Vermilion River Valley, ending near Baird Road. Read More…

Sex offender resigns as deputy clerk

William Montgomery

ELYRIA — William Tyrone Montgomery has resigned as a deputy clerk for Lorain County Clerk of Courts Ron Nabakowski, who had been under fire for keeping Montgomery on the job after he pleaded guilty to charges of gross sexual imposition last month. Nabakowski said Montgomery told him during a meeting Monday that Friday would be Read More…

Lorain County charities partner to provide financial assistance

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ELYRIA — When a financial crisis threatens to topple a struggling family, the United Way of Greater Lorain County and a group of partner agencies often provide help. The United Community Assistance Network, which is expected to launch later this month, consists of 10 partner organizations that will provide year-round access to emergency financial assistance Read More…