August 29, 2014

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New figures: Unemployment down slightly in Lorain County

Unemployment is down just slightly in Lorain County, according to figures released this morning from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Lorain County unemployment was 8.6 percent in November, down from 8.8 percent in October and lower than last November, when the jobless rate was 9.2 percent. In the city of Elyria, November’s Read More…

16-year-old boys arrested for string of east side Elyria burglaries

ELYRIA — Two 16-year-old boys were arrested Sunday following a string of home burglaries on the city’s near east side. The pair were charged with burglary of a home on Georgetown Avenue that was broken into about 12:25 p.m., but police haven’t said whether the two are also linked to four other burglaries that occurred Read More…

Police log for Dec. 21, 2010

Elyria police Sunday, Dec. 19 8:33 a.m. — 400 block Kenyon Ave., deck chair stolen from front porch. 8:42 a.m. — 100 block Cornell Ave., $175 stolen from home during burglary. 9:08 a.m. — 300 block Kenyon Ave., thieves broke into a home, unwrapped Christmas presents and stole $125 in cash and a $25 Target Read More…

Man gets 36th driving-without-license ticket

LORAIN — A man was charged with his 36th violation for driving under suspension after being stopped Saturday for driving with several children who weren’t in a car seat or wearing a seat belt, police said. Isidro Casarez, 49, of Lorain, was stopped after an officer reportedly noticed that a 5-year-old child was sitting in Read More…

Elderly Lorain veteran who was beaten doing much better

An elderly Lorain veteran who was brutally beaten last week is doing much better. Paul Hric, 79, has been upgraded from critical to good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. According to Lorain police detective Buddy Sivert, Hric, 79, was attacked from behind as he walked home from Rite Read More…

Lorain man shot twice by three masked men

LORAIN — A Lorain man is in good condition after he was shot last night and had to be LifeFlighted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. According to a police report, an officer was called to the area of East 29th Street and Apple Avenue about 9 p.m. on a report of a shooting. They Read More…

Woman charged with firing BB gun into home

ELYRIA — A 20-year-old woman was charged with discharging a firearm and criminal damage after she admitted to police she shot holes in the windows of an adjacent mobile home about 4 p.m. Saturday. Hannah Laska was charged in the incident that occurred in the 100 block of Delaware Court where police went after a Read More…

The Christmas rush is on: Local stores report a strong weekend

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Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It’s beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas. Americans spent more on clothing, luxury goods and even furniture, delivering healthy gains across the board, according to MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, which tracks spending across all transactions including cash. The online category continued to be a Read More…

Police log for Dec. 20, 2010

Lorain police Saturday, Dec. 18 1:42 p.m. – 3100 block Fulmer Road, 88-year-old woman told police her 48-year-old son stole her 1997 Ford Crown Victoria after she allowed him to stay at her home overnight Friday. The woman said her son, who had just gotten out of jail, had nowhere to go so she allowed Read More…

Columbia firefighters to hold holiday blood drive

COLUMBIA TWP. — The Columbia Township Fire Department will sponsor its second annual Christmas Eve blood drive. The drive will take place in the meeting room of the fire station at 25540 Royalton Road (state Route 82) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Operated by the American Red Cross, the blood drive will give Read More…