September 21, 2014

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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…

Court: Ex-judge failed to pay fines

Former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Paulette Lilly missed the Friday deadline to pay court-ordered fines and costs totaling $4,633.15 for violating campaign rules during her unsuccessful March bid in the Democratic primary to return to the bench, according to the Ohio Supreme Court. Lilly’s failure to make the payments on time will result in Read More…

Council keeps 3 on charter panel

ELYRIA — Three members who spent a year hammering out proposed changes to the city charter — only to see their recommendations disappear with no action from City Council — have been reappointed to the Charter Review Committee, along with two new members. City Council’s Rules Committee made the recommendation to name five residents to Read More…

Lorain law director: We can’t work for schools

LORAIN — Law Director Pat Riley said his office lacks the personnel or expertise to represent Lorain Schools. “To do all the work the school board would need to have done would require substantial additional staff,” Riley said. “It’s highly specialized. They’re not trained to do that.” In a Thursday guest column in The Chronicle-Telegram, Read More…

Romney returns to Northeast Ohio

BRUNSWICK — Clustered under umbrellas, makeshift ponchos and even tables, thousands of Mitt Romney supporters gathered in the rain at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick on Sunday morning to welcome the presidential candidate to Medina County. Brunswick was the first stop of the day for the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate on his “Every Read More…

Creativity on a roll at Avon Duct Tape Festival

AVON — It was never supposed to be meant as a challenge. When ShurTech Brands, an Avon corporation, first developed and began manufacturing duct tape at its plant on Just Imagine Drive, it did not come with a motto of ‘What can you do with duct tape?’ Yet, at this year’s ninth annual Duct Tape Read More…

City lawn mower stolen from Lorain park

LORAIN — Someone made off with one of the city’s riding lawn mowers on Thursday. According to a Lorain police report, a city crew cutting the grass at Streator Park had parked three riding mowers when they went to lunch around 11 a.m. When they returned around noon they discovered that one of the mowers, Read More…

Ohio unemployment down for 10th month in a row

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in May for the 10th consecutive month, reaching its lowest point since October 2008 as the national rate increased slightly, officials said today. The state Department of Job and Family Services said seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio decreased from 7.4 percent in April to 7.3 percent in May, and Read More…

Judge gives man jail for wearing saggy pants to court

LORAIN — His saggy pants netted a Lorain man three days in the slammer. Lorain Municipal Court Judge Mark Mihok held Durrell Brooks in contempt of court Thursday and ordered him jailed because Brooks’ pants were riding too low, exposing his underwear to the court. Mihok said the incident with Brooks was the third time Read More…