March 4, 2015


Trustee says anonymous note told him mother’s money went to wrong township

ELYRIA — Wellington Township was mistakenly paid $153,554.75 in estate taxes that should have gone to Pittsfield Township and Danbury Township in Ottawa County. Wellington Township officials said Thursday they have agreed to return the money, which the township was sent in August 2012, to Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass’ office so it can be Read More…

‘My heart was broken:’ Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins explains why he wore shirt


BEREA — With tears filling his eyes, Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins got to the heart of his decision to wear a T-shirt calling for justice in the deaths of a Cleveland boy and an Ohio man at the hands of police officers over his uniform jersey Sunday during introductions before the game against the Bengals. Read More…

It’s full speed ahead for Browns rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell

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BEREA — Ben Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract March 15 to become the Browns’ featured running back. Just six months later, his status in Cleveland isn’t nearly as sunny because of “The Baby Backs.” Rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have shined during Tate’s absence with a sprained right knee, creating major competition Read More…

UPDATED: One confirmed dead in shooting at Elyria apartment

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ELYRIA — The killer or killers of a 25-year-old Elyria man fatally shot Wednesday remained at large early Thursday. The victim was identified as Matthew Stinson by his brother, Brian Stinson. Court records show a Matthew Stinson living in the apartment at 424 Wesley Ave., where police responded at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday after reports of Read More…

Level 2 snow emergency in effect; snow parking bans issued

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has issued a level 2 snow emergency notification. A level 2 snow emergency means that roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing, drifting snow and/or flooding. Only those who feel it necessary to travel should be on the roadways. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer. This alert Read More…

Letter to Kasich calling for death penalty moratorium

January 22, 2014 The Honorable John R. Kasich Governor Riffe Center, 30th Floor 77 South High St. Columbus, OH 43215 Dear Governor Kasich: We write today to express great concern about the recent execution of a death row inmate and in anticipation of the five executions scheduled this year. The controversial, experimental drug combination administered Read More…

Republic fire damage estimated in ‘millions’

LORAIN — A fire that broke out at a Lorain steel mill lasted for more than an hour, caused millions of dollars of damage and sent five people to the hospital Saturday afternoon. Around 2:20 p.m. Lorain firefighters responded to a call at Republic Steel, 1807 E. 28th St., in Lorain for a fire that Read More…

Dallas Cowboys practice squad QB reportedly coming to Browns (with video)

Quarterback Alex Tanney, who’s never taken a snap in an NFL game, tweeted today he’s joining the Browns. The team has yet to confirm the roster move, but was expected to sign a quarterback today to back up Brandon Weeden for the game Sunday against Jacksonville. Starter Jason Campbell suffered a concussion against Pittsburgh and Read More…

Firefighters respond to barn fire


Firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire on Murray Ridge Road. The call came in at 2:15 p.m. Monday. Check back for more updates as they become available.

County under high wind warning until 7 a.m.

A tornado watch is in effective for the entire state. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

UPDATE: The tornado watch that had been issued until midnight for Lorain County has been canceled. A high wind warning is in effective until 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. As a cold front passes through the area, winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph are expected. Read More…