July 31, 2015

Elyria
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Lorain police to step up patrols around holiday

The Lorain Police Department will have do extra patrols during the 4th of July holiday. The increased enforcement is paid with funds from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Officers will be patrolling West Erie Avenue, East Erie Avenue, Leavitt Rd., Broadway Avenue, East 28th Street and Grove Avenue. These roadways were selected because they Read More…

Man sentenced for crash that killed mother and son

ELYRIA — -In an emotionally-charged hearing Gerald Wetherbee Jr. was sentenced today to 34 years in prison for killing two members of the Tomasheski family and critically injuring two others in a car crash last June. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge gave Wetherbee just two years shy of the maximum sentence in the Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Law survives – with Justice Roberts’ help

WASHINGTON — Obamacare lives. America’s historic health care overhaul, derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly “Obamacare,” narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. The 5-4 ruling now makes it certain that major health care changes will move ahead, touching virtually every American’s Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Northeast Ohio woman again in spotlight over ObamaCare

MEDINA TWP. — Natoma Canfield learned the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act when she saw the news scroll across the bottom of a muted television at the grocery store Thursday. A few hours later, she made sure to make it to a television with sound to hear the President Barack Obama give Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Health & Dentistry already getting boost from health law

LORAIN — There were plenty of smiles from staff and patients at Lorain County Health & Dentistry on Thursday following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Mom Allyson Carroll said she’s glad Health & Dentistry exists because she paid just $25 for her own dental cleaning and nothing for Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Area hospitals see no boon from insurance mandate

ELYRIA — The historic Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform is being met with mixed emotions in Lorain County by those who are pegged with the responsibility of offering health care to the masses. In the halls of local institutions like EMH Medical Center in Elyria and Mercy Regional Read More…

Condemned man: Cops botched case

ELYRIA — Attorneys for Stanley Jalowiec, who is awaiting execution for the 1994 slaying of police informant Ronald Lally, contend that police and prosecutorial misconduct put an innocent man on death row and asked Thursday for the convicted killer to receive a new trial. The massive court filing not only renews old allegations that authorities Read More…

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for Read More…

SAFER grant helps Elyria keep firefighters

The Elyria Fire Department will once again be the recipient of a multimillion dollar federal grant, which temporarily will save the jobs of 23 young firefighters who faced layoff without the infusion of cash. The city received word Wednesday afternoon that it had been awarded $3.69 million through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER grant Read More…

LaGrange barn fire squashed

LAGRANGE – A barn fire Monday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Firefighters were dispatched to 38899 Indian Hollow Road around 2:30 p.m. LaGrange Fire Chief James Rader said the fire was “small,” and firefighters were able to control it in five minutes. Two rafters inside the barn were damaged at an estimated cost of Read More…