September 3, 2015


UPDATED: Name of woman killed in crash released

CT photo by Rona Proudfoot.

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified Sandra Linden, 55, of Norwalk as the woman who was killed in a five-vehicle crash on state Route 20 today. Rescue squads were called to the scene, just west of Quarry Road, about 8 a.m. Five vehicles were involved — a Nash Finch Co. food hauling Read More…

Police looking for man who stabbed Elyria woman


ELYRIA — Police are looking for a man they say stabbed a woman in her chest Saturday morning and then let her suffer for more than 12 hours until he left her apartment, when she could finally call for help. Charges have already been filed against Charles M. Claybrooks, 59, for felonious assault and theft Read More…

Police say woman ran over boyfriend, left child home alone


ELYRIA — A New York Avenue woman left her 2-year-old son home alone while she allegedly ran over her boyfriend with a car Sunday morning, according to a police report. Krystle Naylor, 22, was charged with domestic violence, felonious assault and endangering children, police said. Police said Naylor’s boyfriend, who is also her son’s father, Read More…

Lorain International Festival schedule


The 45th Annual Lorain International Festival invites Ohio to attend nine exciting cultural events starting June and all taking place in the International City of Lorain. Spotlight organization open house at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5700 Cooper Foster Park Road, Lorain Take a tour of Read More…

Man arrested for robbing Dairy Mart at gunpoint overnight


SHEFFIELD TWP. — A man who said he needed the money for his daughter’s birthday was arrested for robbing Dairy Mart at gunpoint overnight. Jessie Hamilton, 28, of Elyria, is charged with aggravated robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing official business. Sheriff’s deputies received a silent holdup alarm from the convenient store, at 2111 Read More…

Meet International Festival Slovak princess Anastasia Krafcik


Name: Anastasia Krafcik Age: 17 Sponsor: United Slovak Society Listen to Anastasia introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Amy Krafcik and Raymond Krafcik High school: Clearview High School Costume: Traditional Slovak kroj Ethnic roots: My father and my paternal grandparents are Slovak. Favorite native dish: Sedak Favorite musical group: Vitamin String Quartet Favorite book: Read More…

Meet International Festival princess Abigail Morton


Name: Abigail Morton Age: 18 Nationality: Lebanese Sponsor: BUSES International Listen to Abigail introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Phillip and Sheila Morton High school/college: Zoe Academy and Lorain County Community College (dual-enrollment) Costume: “My costume was made specifically for the festival by local seamstress Jeannie Kohler. This type of dress is worn for Read More…

Meet International Festival Greek princess Elenie Aslanidis


Name: Elenie Aslanidis Age: 18 Nationality: Greek Sponsor: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Listen to Elenie introduce herself in her own words: Parents: George and Bessie Aslanidis School: Amherst Steele High School Costume: “My costume represents the village of Olymbos from the area of Karpathos, Greece, where my father is from.” Ethnic roots: “My mother’s Read More…

Meet International Festival Hungarian princess Lauren Szabados


Name: Lauren Elena Szabados Age: 17 Nationality: Hungarian Sponsor: Lorain Hungarian Reformed Church Listen to Lauren introduce herself in her own words: Parent: James and Mary Szabados High School: Lorain High School Costume: “The matyo dress and embroidery is from Mezokovesd in the northeastern part of Hungary. This area is known for its unique costumes. Read More…

Meet International Festival Transylvanian-Saxon princess Juliana Johnson


Name: Juliana Johnson Age: 19 Nationality: Transylvanian Saxon Sponsor: Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons, Branch 5 Listen to Juliana introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Michael and Robin Johnson College: Lorain County Community College Costume: “My costume is a tracht, consisting of a skirt, embroidered apron, blouse, embroidered vest, ribbons, and assorted jeweled broaches. A Read More…