February 14, 2016

Elyria
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Avon Lake offers chance to revel in stars’ grandeur at ‘Dark Skies Bright Kids’ event Friday

AVON LAKE — An old fire house will transform into a space and astronomy lover’s paradise Friday. Avon Lake Parks and Recreation programmer Nicole Haas said “Dark Skies Bright Kids” will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Fire House Community Center at state Route 83 and Lake Road. Representatives from NASA Glenn Read More…

Republic Services files request to close road

Butternut-Ridge-SLIDE

ELYRIA — Republic Services filed paperwork with Lorain County commissioners asking them to shut down a portion of Butternut Ridge Road. The company wants the 0.85-mile stretch of road between Oberlin and West Ridge roads closed to make it easier for its heavy equipment to haul fill dirt from land it owns on the north Read More…

Police seek suspect in assault, robbery at Lorain motel

LORAIN — Police are searching for an aggravated robbery suspect after a 69-year-old woman was beaten in her residence Thursday at the Parkview Motel on West Erie Avenue. Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins said the woman, whose name is being withheld until all family has been notified of the incident, was woken up about 4 Read More…

Schwartz barn in Avon to find new life in another location

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This barn at 35001 Schwartz Road in Avon will be taken down and reassembled in a new location.

AVON — Akron’s Chrissie Hynde sang in the Pretenders song “My City Was Gone” about how the farms of Ohio were being replaced by shopping malls. The lyric is prophetic as Avon, the former greenhouse capital of the world, which once had more acreage under glass than anywhere else on the planet, has morphed into Read More…

Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, a day after the primary in New Hampshire, where a Read More…

Former OSU running back Clarett pleads guilty to DUI

MOUNT GILEAD — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended 60-day jail sentence Monday. Court records show all but three days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. Read More…

BREAKING: Lorain police seeking tips on stolen Camry

Lorain police provided this photo of a gray Toyota Camry similar to one that was stolen at the Parkview Motel early this morning.

LORAIN – Police are searching for a gray 2006 Toyota Camry that was stolen earlier today during a burglary at the Parkview Motel on West Erie Avenue. The owner of the vehicle, who manages the apartment complex, was beaten and bound while the suspect fled with the stolen car, according to a news release from Read More…

Mayor seeks rules to stop biz ‘poaching’

State-of-City-SLIDE

ELYRIA — As Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems prepares its exit from Elyria, Mayor Holly Brinda wants to start a countywide effort to stop cities from having conversations with companies that result in them leaving their home cities for greener pastures a stone’s throw away. Lorain County needs a universal business attraction and anti-poaching protocol, Brinda Read More…

Board takes no action to ban Confederate flag sales at fair

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WELLINGTON — The Lorain County Fair Board took no action Tuesday night to halt the sale of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds, but the leader of a group of citizens pushing for a ban said after the meeting that doesn’t mean they’ll stop trying. Jeanine Donaldson, who is heading up the Fair Minded Coalition Read More…

Bow-hunting ‘knuckleheads’ accused of poaching in Avon Lake; ODNR could also pursue charges

AVON LAKE — Two men are facing poaching and other charges for killing deer within city limits. Adam Petrella, 26, and Andrew Smith, 25, both of Avon Lake, are facing charges of hunting violations and cruelty to animals. Smith is facing an additional charge of shooting a bow within city limits and Avon Lake police Read More…