August 31, 2015

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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…

Robert Gilchrist indicted on illegal voting charges

Robert Gilchrist

ELYRIA – Former Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist has been indicted on four felony counts of illegal voting. Gilchrist, 42, was booked into the Lorain County Jail this morning on the charges which center on allegations he voted in the wrong place in elections in November 2009, May 2010, November 2010 and May 2011. The Read More…

High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward. The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even Read More…

Hungarian princess Taylor Cawthon crowned Lorain International Festival queen

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Hungarian princess Taylor Cawthon decided to become a Lorain International Festival princess to meet new people. And it worked. “I met my best friend doing this,” she said. She also got a pretty big honor out of the experience. Thursday night she was crowned the 2012 Lorain International Festival queen. Cawthon said she was stunned. Read More…

South Carolina knocks Kent State out of College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Roth pitched a two-hitter and two-time defending national champion South Carolina eliminated Kent State from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory Thursday. The game had been postponed by rain Wednesday. The Gamecocks (47-18) play again Thursday night against Arkansas. They need two wins over the Razorbacks to advance Read More…

Police: Drunken Avon Lake man crashes vehicle in Westlake

WESTLAKE – Police charged an Avon Lake man with drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident this morning after he crashed his pickup into a vehicle and garage door before driving into another yard and getting stuck in a creek. William Muller, 18, was being held in the Westlake City Jail and will Read More…

Elyria vaccinations safe, officials say

ELYRIA — The Elyria Health District is increasing its education campaign after a study released last week said vaccines for U.S. children are not being properly stored. Since the June 6 report, Elyria’s Health Commissioner Kathy Boylan said three parents have inquired about the safety of the local vaccine supply, all citing the report and Read More…