September 2, 2014

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Two men with ties to Lorain County added to U.S. marshal’s ‘Agonizing 8’ list

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Two men with connections to Lorain County have been added to the U.S. marshal’s list of Northern Ohio’s most wanted fugitives. Dana Woods, 47, and William Waters, 38, were added to the “Agonizing 8,” a list compiled by the U.S. Marshal’s Office of the most wanted sex offenders in Northeast Ohio. Woods is wanted for Read More…

Two former Elyria High athletes face burglary charges

EHS athletes

ELYRIA — Two former Elyria High School athletes — including a former football letterman — were charged with burglary Thursday morning after police found them walking near Ohio Street with stolen items. Jumarr Lewis and Ronnie Smith, both 19, were charged with burglary about 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Gulf Road. Read More…

South Amherst Fire Department gets grant to buy vehicles

SOUTH AMHERST — The South Amherst Fire Department might get a break after all, despite having two proposed levies voted down last year. On Wednesday, Sen. Sharrod Brown, D-Cleveland, announced that the South Amherst Fire Department will receive almost $170,000 for vehicle acquisition in a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “These new Read More…

Westlake man charged with stabbing parents

Robert Jaworski

WESTLAKE – Police are still searching for the knife that a Westlake man allegedly used to repeatedly stab his parents Monday evening. Kim Jaworski, 58, was in critical condition and Carol Jaworski, 56, was in fair condition on Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after they were stabbed repeatedly by their 22-year-old son, Robert Read More…

First-year food booths at Lorain County Fair challenged to find a following

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WELLINGTON — Gone are the days of purely traditional food booths where fairgoers relied on forms of fried dough, hot dogs on sticks and cans of pop for lunch and dinner. On Monday, the 169th annual Lorain County Fair opened its gates, and with it, numerous stands selling food that ranged from teriyaki noodles prepared Read More…

Oberlin Council rejects increase in minimum wage

OBERLIN — City Council on Monday rejected a member’s proposal to increase the minimum wage of city workers to $10.10 hourly. “I believe raising the minimum wage … will be an action our Council can be proud of,” said Councilwoman Sharon Soucy, who introduced the ordinance. The proposal lost in a 4-3 vote, ensuring that Read More…

Pair hide in closet while intruder walks around house

Dadre Hamblin

LORAIN — Two Lorain residents hid in a closet and called police when they heard a man break into their home late Wednesday. Dadre Hamblin, 18, was charged with burglary, resisting arrest and possession of cocaine about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 2300 block of Homewood Drive. Officers saw Hamblin at the Read More…

Oberlin Schools weigh 4 building options

OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools Facilities Committee members received four options Thursday night for their long-awaited consolidation project. While all options presented by Oberlin Schools Superintendent John Schroth have the same outcome — a new building that connects elementary, middle and high schools — they offer differing timelines and price tags. One option would require constructing Read More…

Man accused of attempting to extort money from ex-girlfriend

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LORAIN — In an attempt to pay for his damaged teeth, a man tried to extort money from his ex-girlfriend Tuesday by threatening to send a sexually explicit video of the woman to various Amherst stores. Shannon Page, 34, of the 2500 block of East 42nd Street in Lorain, was charged with extortion at about Read More…

Storm delays school start by 4 days in Vermilion

VERMILION — A storm that drenched the hallways of Sailorway Middle School on Saturday interrupted a school district remodeling project and delayed the start of the school year in Vermilion by four days. Instead of starting on Aug. 26, students in the Vermilion school district will return to classes Sept. 2, said Vermilion Schools Superintendent Read More…