November 26, 2014

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North Ridgeville city employee indicted

A North Ridgeville Water Department employee accused of stealing more than $9,000 from the city has been charged in connection with the crime. Jenny Ocasio, 39, was charged Friday with theft in office, a third-degree felony that carries with it up to five years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine. Ocasio had been investigated Read More…

Sheriff gets grant to police predators

ELYRIA – The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office will receive more than $426,000 in federal aid to protect children from sexual predators. The money comes from a grant the Sheriff’s Office applied for, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals, through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Child Sexual Predator Program. Sheriff’s Read More…

Lorain man killed in crash with wrecker

AMHERST TWP. – A Lorain man was killed Monday when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a flatbed wrecker truck. James Lacourse, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:10 p.m. crash at Middle Ridge and Oberlin roads in Amherst Township, according to Lt. Travis Hughes of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Read More…

Car runs over 7-year-old Elyria girl’s legs

ELYRIA – A 7-year-old girl was flown to a Cleveland hospital after she was hit by a car while crossing a residential Elyria street Monday afternoon. Katherine Salsbury’s legs became pinned underneath one of the vehicle’s front tires after she was struck, according to witnesses. Firefighters had to jack up the Pontiac Grand Prix to Read More…

Child, 7, struck, pinned by car in Elyria

ELYRIA – A 7-year-old girl was struck and pinned by a car late this afternoon on Winckles Street. The girl’s legs were pinned beneath the tires of a Grand Prix, the driver of whose name was not available. The girl was taken to EMH Medical Center in Elyria, where a helicopter was waiting to fly Read More…

Meet the contestants for fair king and queen

Travis Wilson

Ah, the majesty. On Monday, the Lorain County Junior Fair King and Queen will be crowned in the Opening Ceremonies at noon outside of the Senior Fair Board office. Eight teens — four girls and four boys — were selected from 11 applicants who exhibited in the Junior Fair and participated in their youth organization Read More…

Keely Jordan will travel back to the Civil War

For her 4-H Living History project, Keely Jordan portrays Virginia resident Catherine Brooks, a character who masquerades as a man to join the infantry during the Civil War.

WELLINGTON — On Saturday, Keely Jordan won’t feel like herself. Her hair will be different, styled in a way she’s only seen in history books. And her clothes will be from another time and, for that matter, another gender. The 18-year-old will transform into a character of her own making for her 4-H Living History Read More…

Poker run to benefit injured motorcyclist

Hale

ELYRIA — A poker run benefit is being held for an Elyria man involved in a motorcycle accident late last month. The benefit for Tony Hale, who remains at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he was flown after the July 31 crash, will be Saturday, Aug. 27. A bike and car run will begin Read More…

Elyria man found hanged by turnpike had three kids, alcohol problem

Mike

ELYRIA — Elyria native Mike Edgell, known as a hard worker who hit a string of bad luck over the last year, has been identified as the man whose body was found Sunday hanged under an overpass. The 47-year-old was found by a motorcyclist trying to get out of the rain under the Gulf Road/Ohio Read More…

NO MUSIC, NO PROB FOR NAJIA’S ‘FLASH MOB’

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Malfunctioning PA doesn’t dampen dance gathering for foundation Read More…