June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
65°F
 

Oberlin hosts atomic attack discussion

OBERLIN — A little more than 70 years after President Harry S. Truman approved dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing an estimated 200,000 people, his grandson took the stage in Oberlin’s First Lutheran Church on Thursday night. At his left was Tomoko Watanabe, the daughter of two survivors of the August 1945 bombings. Read More…

Lorain auto shop ransacked, robbed of more than $200K in stock

LORAIN — From the gray-red scratch marks on the garage floor to the vacant spot in the lobby where a stuffed dog once sat, everything Bart Cricks saw when he pushed through the doors of his Broadway tire shop Tuesday morning told him he’d been robbed. Papers and manila envelopes lay scattered across the floor Read More…

Police: Home invaders shoot woman’s dog

ELYRIA — A woman was awakened in the early hours of Wednesday morning when a group of men broke into her home, shot her dog and held her at gunpoint while yelling that they were from the Police Department. The 61-year-old Elyria woman said she went to sleep around midnight at her house on the Read More…

Marshals looking for Lorain man

ELYRIA – U.S. Marshals are looking for a Lorain man who tied up his girlfriend and tried to light her on fire in August, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal’s Office. Malcolm Thomas, 27, of Lorain, was listed as the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s Fugitive of the Week Tuesday for Read More…

Woman escapes house fire

  NEW RUSSIA TWP. – One woman was forced to flee her house Tuesday afternoon after a fire started on the first floor, according to the Oberlin Fire Department. Firefighters arrived at a house on the 13600 block of West Road around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call about a fire there. The one Read More…

Local artist turns heavy steel into sculptures

  ELYRIA — A large steel figure stood in front of Mike Ensminger’s garage Wednesday, guarding the doors with futuristic armor. Off to the side sat another steel sculpture with teeth and scales — a re-creation of the prehistoric fish, a dunkleosteus — that Ensminger had hammered and shaped into almost a perfect replica of Read More…

Wellington men provide their Confederate counterpoint

WELLINGTON — Joe Maybaugh didn’t know there were people who had a problem with the Confederate flag until just a few days into the Lorain County Fair. But that realization, only a week ago, prompted Maybaugh to take action. Maybaugh, a staunch supporter of the flag, who said he often flies it from the back Read More…

Former Wellington teacher faces charges for inappropriate relationship with student

WELLINGTON — A former Wellington teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an underage student last year was indicted on charges of sexual battery and tampering with evidence. Nick Vaughn, 31, turned himself in Thursday to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation into Vaughn, which has been ongoing since December, turned up around Read More…

Iowa passes on hiring Krislov

OBERLIN — A lengthy application and interview process for a position as the next University of Iowa president ended Thursday with Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov flying home empty handed. Krislov was one of four finalists for the position at the University of Iowa but was beaten out Thursday by former Harvard Business School faculty Read More…

Police seek robber of Elyria BP station

ELYRIA — Police are looking for help locating a man who robbed a gas station and ran off Monday night. A clerk at BP gas station at 402 East Bridge St. told police she was working at the station around 10:15 p.m. Monday when a man came in. He was wearing a baseball cap, a Read More…