December 18, 2014

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Disciplinary hearing set for Wellington band director

WELLINGTON — A band director who was placed on paid administrative leave in late November may face disciplinary action. On Nov. 20, Wellington Schools placed its band director, Toni Novotny, on paid administrative leave, Superintendent John Nolan said. Nolan would not elaborate on the reason for Novotny’s suspension, but said the school board will hold Read More…

Flu keeps children home across Lorain County

A rash of flu outbreaks across the state has reached Lorain County schools, many of which have seen a drop in attendance over the past few weeks. “We’re hoping to get through the next two days,” Oberlin Schools Superintendent John Schroth said Wednesday after Eastwood Elementary School reported 10 percent of its students absent — Read More…

Oberlin College students denied request to suspend grades over protests

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OBERLIN — Oberlin College students who sought to have their grades suspended because they’ve been protesting police brutality on and off campus will not get their wish. College President Marvin Krislov on Sunday issued a letter denying the students’ request. Last week, a group of Oberlin students presented a petition signed by 1,300 of their Read More…

UPDATED: Driver charged after crashing into Elyria house

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ELYRIA — After a car carrying a man and a woman went off the road and into a house Tuesday, witnesses saw a woman get out of the car and yell that the man was trying to kill them. Around noon Tuesday, Jeffrey Thomas, 36, of Cleveland, was driving a Chevy Impala northbound on East Read More…

Children from across Lorain County ‘shop with a cop’

LORAIN — Normally decked out in black uniforms, Lorain police officers instead donned festive green shirts Saturday as they led excited children around Wal-Mart to choose toys as part of a yearly tradition. The Lorain Police Department held its fifth annual “Shop with a Cop” Saturday. Children from across Lorain County were paired with police Read More…

Oberlin College students protest police brutality across nation

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OBERLIN — “Let us march on until the victory is won.” The voices of Oberlin College students Sandia Ashley and Khalid Taylor rang out in harmony across more than 100 fellow students and onlookers on Oberlin College’s campus to protest police brutality against people of color Saturday afternoon. For three hours, students spoke, read their Read More…

Family, friends hold vigil for murder victim

Friends and family held a vigil for Kristy Flowers on Friday. Flowers was found shot to death in her Arlington, Va., apartment on Monday.

ELYRIA — Pink and green balloons dotted the overcast sky above the now-empty plot that once was Kristy Flowers’ childhood home Friday evening. As they did, one thing became clear: “She was always Kristy Flowers from Wood Street.” Patricia Flowers’ words resonated with her daughter’s childhood friends and family who gathered in the 500 block Read More…

Lorain woman reminisces after fatal shooting of daughter, boyfriend in Virginia

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LORAIN — The video is grainy, but the twinkly smile is unmistakable. On Thursday afternoon, Jeffrey Flowers pauses a video of his November birthday party to show a still of himself with his arm around his stepsister, Kristy Flowers. He starts the video again and Kristy Flowers winks at the camera before her face lights Read More…

Suspects at large after shooting in Elyria

ELYRIA – A man was assaulted and shot in a driveway in Elyria Tuesday, and the suspects are still at large. Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday police were called to a driveway on the 800 block of Allen Street in Elyria, where Andre Sanford, 23, of Elyria had just been shot, according to police. Sanford had Read More…

Suspect sought in theft from Denes Concrete

WELLINGTON TWP. – An employee at Denes Concrete who went to check on a wood burner early Monday noticed a hole in the wall of the building, a piece of machinery on the ground and a safe missing from inside. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Monday after an employee at Denes Concrete, 47599 Read More…