September 21, 2014

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Dispatches from McCain’s ‘Straight Talk Express’

SANDUSKY — All aboard the “Straight Talk Express.” With “Joe the Plumber” to his right and wife Cindy to his left, Sen. John McCain briefly hosted a small group of local reporters for questions aboard his tour bus Thursday. The trip was short — from a rally in downtown Sandusky to a McDonald’s in Huron Read More…

Lorain County Sheriff’s Office nabs its first online predator

ELYRIA — A 49-year-old New York man thought he was sending sexually explicit video of himself to a 14-year-old boy in Lorain County but learned Tuesday he had just become the first online sexual predator netted by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Robert S. Forsyth, 49, of Horseheads, N.Y., was charged with disseminating indecent material Read More…

Police: Teen left Michigan to become a stripper here

ELYRIA — Three teenage girls who ran away from their homes in Michigan apparently settled in Elyria — staying with a young couple who said they met one of the girls while she was working as a stripper, according to police.  The girls, who were being held at the Juvenile Detention Home, were picked up Read More…

Republic begins weekly employee layoffs

LORAIN — Republic Engineered Products in Lorain has temporarily laid off 72 workers in light of the struggling economy. The layoffs, which began Monday and are to be for a week, were made throughout the bar mill section of the plant because of a lack of orders, according to REP spokesman Ken Braun. “Our orders Read More…

Former primary foe stumps for Obama

LORAIN — With eight days to go before the Nov. 4 election, Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., stumped in Lorain, urging Latinos to get out and vote for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. Richardson didn’t waste any time energizing the more than 100 in attendance at the Puerto Rican House, casually drifting in and out Read More…

Sheffield fire, cops seek union

SHEFFIELD — Village Council will consider whether to recognize its police, fire and service employees as unions. Council voted to send the issue to committee Monday night after listening to the requests for collective bargaining rights from Sheffield police Sgt. Brian Clark and village firefighter Pete Rudkin. “We want to secure our jobs and reassure Read More…

IRS owes county residents some money

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 172 people in Lorain County, and despite the ominous sound of that, it’s for a good purpose. There’s nearly $67,000 still out there in unclaimed tax refunds or stimulus checks, and the most common reason is taxpayers haven’t updated their current addresses, said IRS spokesman Eric Erickson. Taxpayers Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield Notebook: October 25, 2008

Lorain leaf pickup Lorain City Street Department will be picking up leaves beginning Nov. 3 to 28, weather permitting. During this time, the city will be concentrating in areas of town that are heavily wooded. These areas will include the Red Hill, Central Park, Oakwood Park, and Lakeview Park neighborhoods, and the east side (north Read More…

Midview mourns teens killed in car accident

EATON TWP. — On Thursday, friends and fellow students of two Midview High School students tucked bouquets of flowers, mementos and even vehicle remnants beneath the canopy of a Norway spruce tree along West Capel Road.  It was there that William “Billy” Krakora, 17, and Richard Curran Jr., 16, lost their lives when Billy lost Read More…

UPDATE: Name released of second crash victim

Lorain County Coroner Paul Matus today identified the 16-year-old boy who was killed in the horrific car crash Wednesday afternoon. Richard Curran, who was two days away from celebrating his 17th birthday, died of multiple, blunt force injuries as well as injuries to his head, Matus ruled.  Richard was a passenger in a car being Read More…