July 29, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Lilly

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Lilly’s big, beautiful eyes reflect her affectionate personality. She loves everyone she meets and couldn’t be more cooperative. Lilly walks well on a lead, gliding along with an elegant prance. This young lady will be a precious addition to some lucky family. If you would like to meet Lilly privately or at the shelter, please Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Kennel 20

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Check out our handsome boy in Kennel No. 20! Look at those beautiful, deep brown eyes.  This boy has short brown and white fur, and a black nose with a tiny bit of pink.  His floppy ears make him all the more adorable!  Please come visit this boy and give him the loving home he Read More…

Indians Notes: Jason Giambi set to leave disabled list Monday

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CLEVELAND — The Indians considered activating Jason Giambi from the disabled list Sunday, but have decided on Monday instead. “We’re just trying to keep our bullpen and our team in order,” manager Terry Francona said. “If we shoot for Monday, that’ll make things a little bit easier, as far as moving forward with our team. Read More…

Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

Heidi Riggs talks about the 2012 heroin overdose death of her daughter, Marin Riggs, 20, who died only 18 months after first becoming addicted, in Upper Arlington, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis. The state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 Read More…

Illustrator shows fans how their favorite children’s book characters are drawn

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LORAIN — They’re drawn to him. Jim Durk’s illustrations for “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Thomas the Tank Engine” books are beloved by children. Some of Durk’s younger fans gathered around him Thursday at the Lorain PublicLibrary System’s main branch as he showed them how it’s done. As he drew Clifford on a sketch Read More…

Search resumes for 2 missing in Lake Erie

TOLEDO (AP) — Authorities have resumed the search for two missing men in western Lake Erie, a day after finding the bodies of a woman and a teenage girl off the Ohio shoreline. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as Amy Santus, 33, of Perrysburg, near Toledo, and Paige Widmer, 16, of Read More…

Lorain County residents can have documents destroyed at shred day

A shred day and food drive will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Collection Center parking lot, 540 S. Abbe Road, Elyria. LorainCounty residents can bring documents to the site to have them shredded for free on-site. There is a limit of five boxes or five blue grocery bags per vehicle. Read More…

Modern Homesteading

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I write about life in the outdoors, and that generally means my recreational time afield. My outdoor life is an escape from all the everyday things that make life stressful. But there’s a part of my life in the outdoors that begins as soon as I step out the back door. It’s a part of Read More…

Oberlin professor files defamation lawsuit against colleague

OBERLIN — An Oberlin College professor who was accused of plotting to kill a colleague has sued another professor for defamation. The professor, Ali Yedes, filed a lawsuit in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas on Thursday against colleague Samir Amin Abdellatif, suing him for defamation and emotional distress that he said he has faced Read More…

Lorain Police: Assault victim may be meeting alleged attacker

LORAIN — A 17-year-old Lorain boy who police said was sexually assaulted two years ago may have been meeting with and texting his alleged attacker as recently as last fall, police said. Detectives from the Lorain Police Department have a search warrant to look through the teenager’s phones for evidence of contact between the boy Read More…