February 10, 2016

Elyria
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Commissioners vote to shutter Golden Acres; closing still subject to state approval

ELYRIA – The Lorain County commissioners voted this morning to shutter the county-run Golden Acres Nursing home. The closure, which still must be approved by the state, will likely take place before Thanksgiving, county Administrator Jim Cordes said. The decision is a financial one because the home has been losing hundreds of thousands of dollars Read More…

Police seek robber of Elyria BP station

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ELYRIA — Police are looking for help locating a man who robbed a gas station and ran off Monday night. A clerk at BP gas station at 402 East Bridge St. told police she was working at the station around 10:15 p.m. Monday when a man came in. He was wearing a baseball cap, a Read More…

Judge disqualifies nine votes in Lorain council race; results could be overturned

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ELYRIA — A county judge has agreed to throw out nine votes in the controversial 2nd Ward City Council Democratic primary race in Lorain, enough to potentially overturn the results that saw incumbent Dennis Flores defeated by challenger Ryan Horn. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski ruled Tuesday that six provisional ballots and three Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred this morning at the intersection of Route 20 and Quarry Road. According to Ohio State Patrol Trooper Josh Grimm, the accident happened around 7 a.m. when Christopher Hall, 28, of Elyria was struck by Derek Yurtz, 41, of Brunswick, who was driving an Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake man killed in Cleveland car wreck

CLEVELAND – Sometimes Aaron Maxwell would stay as long as 10 hours at the gym – but it wasn’t all about the fitness. Christopher Cox, a coach at Chu To Bo Judo in Avon remembers how his 20-year-old friend became a familiar face at the gym, spending hours helping gym goers train for marathons or Read More…

UPDATED: TV reporter, cameraman killed on the air in Virginia; suspect hospitalized after crash

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. A man believed to be the suspect later crashed a Read More…

UPDATED: 14-year-old charged in Carlisle Township murder

CARLISLE TWP. – Deputies on Wednesday charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the July 17 death of a 61-year-old man in his house on Midvale Drive. Deputies found evidence connected to the homicide in the river behind a home at 299 Greenview Drive, Carlisle Township — the same house where a suspect tied to a later Read More…

Love almost certainly done for season

  Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE —  Kevin Love is almost certainly done for the season. Whether he’s finished in Cleveland, the Cavaliers will worry about down the road. “That’s a question that I can’t answer right now,” four-time league MVP LeBron James said Tuesday after practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I think that’s the Read More…

Keystone Elementary School closed Tuesday

LAGRANGE — Keystone Elementary School will be closed Tuesday because of an electrical outage, Superintendent Franco Gallo said Monday. Gallo said a 300-foot electrical wire shorted out Monday and was discovered after school. Classes at the 700-student school at 301 Liberty St. are expected to resume Wednesday. All other Keystone schools are open. Read Tuesday’s Read More…

Ice jam breaks loose in Vermilion

Flood waters in Vermilion on Thursday.
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VERMILION – A section of ice jam has broken loose on the Vermilion River at Mill Hollow and Bacon Woods. The city of Vermilion issued an alert at 3:15 notifying residents that the river is at the banks on the south side of Riverside Drive and water is continuing to rise. People should take the Read More…