April 23, 2014

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Police investigating boy’s injuries

LORAIN – Police are investigating the cause of injuries to a 4-year-old boy who was taken Friday to Mercy Regional Medical Center. The boy had a broken arm, scratches on his neck and bruises on his spine, according to police Officer James Connell’s report. The 27-year-old city man baby-sitting the 4-year-old and the boy’s 2-year-old Read More…

BLOTTER: July 30, 2012

Elyria Friday, July 27 1:30 p.m. — 230 N. Abbe Road. Jason Bright, 35, of Elyria charged with theft after store security reportedly stopped the man trying to leave Apples supermarket without paying for $13.97 in merchandise that included a bottle of vodka, a cheese log and hot dogs. Police said he concealed the items Read More…

Saturday’s crash victims out of hospital

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  The driver in a crash around 5:45 p.m. Saturday on the Ohio Turnpike near state Route 58 is recovering. Ronald Leach Jr., 58, of New London was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said Sunday. Leach drove off the road just west of the Turnpike exit ramp to Read More…

Driver injured in Turnpike crash after SUV goes airborne

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  AMHERST TOWNSHIP — A New London man who may have suffered a diabetic reaction drove his vehicle off the Ohio Turnpike near state Route 58 late Saturday afternoon and became airborne over an entrance ramp before crashing short of a marsh. Ronald L. Leach Jr., 58, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Read More…

Professor advocates creative solutions to dealing with blight

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“Fix it up, pay it up or give it up.”  That’s how Frank Alexander explains how land banks work. Land banks are public authorities formed to raze or rehabilitate foreclosed properties Alexander, a law professor at Emory University in Atlanta, wrote land bank legislation for Ohio as well as Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and New Read More…

Summer showers welcome relief

The rain of the past few days brought a welcome break to the unrelenting heat of recent weeks. And while the amount of rain since June 1 is slightly below normal for the period, the region remains about 2½ inches below normal precipitation for the year. “We’re much closer to normal (for the summer),” said Read More…

Driver hurt after crashing into garage

GRAFTON TOWNSHIP — A LaGrange man was injured early Saturday morning when his vehicle crashed into a garage. The crash occurred at 4:54 a.m. when a vehicle driven by Ethan Cocke, 21, was westbound on Capel Road and he drove through a stop sign at the intersection with Durkee Road, drove into a driveway and Read More…

BLOTTER: July 29, 2012

Lorain police Thursday, July 26 9:45 p.m. — 2100 block Washington Ave., Anthony Carter, 38, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Carter’s girlfriend said he pushed her onto their bed and choked her. Police said Carter told them, “Whatever she said is what had happened.” Friday, July 27 12:52 a.m. — 3900 block Read More…

Burglar sneaks into bathroom

ELYRIA — A restaurant patron got quite a surprise as he heeded nature’s call Thursday afternoon. A patron of Luchita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1134 N. Abbe Road. across from Lorain County Community College, was seated in a stall in the men’s restroom when he saw ceiling tile above him begin to move and a pair of Read More…

Friends of Cascade Park celebrating 30th anniversary this weekend

ELYRIA — Friends of Cascade Park will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend. The group, founded in 1982, works to promote and preserve the park. Each year, the group hosts four walks, one of which is 10 a.m. Saturday. The guided walk will start at the 19-acre section of the park on the north end Read More…