February 1, 2015

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Two families brought together by baby girl’s struggles

LORAIN — It’s a story of faith, hope and friendship that spans the state of Ohio, and it all starts in Lorain. Mitch Rivas grew up in Elyria, living there until joining the Marines in 1999. He was discharged in 2004, and the family now lives in Berea, but they attend church at the House Read More…

County seeks answers to develop, sustain public transit system

Could you go a week without your car, find a way to work, to the grocery story or your child’s school? Even for one day? In this county, where fewer than a handful of public bus routes are offered despite statistics that report 13 percent of the county’s residents do not own a car, Karena Read More…

Board to place 1-mill renewal levy on May ballot

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Clearview Schools will place a renewal levy on the May ballot. School board members unanimously voted Saturday during a special board meeting to place an issue on the ballot to renew an existing 1-mill permanent improvement levy. The continuous levy asks for no new money and will be used for expenses like Read More…

Vermilion school opening pushed to fall

VERMILION — Elementary school students will need to wait until next school year before they get to attend classes in their renovated school building. This month, school officials decided to hold off on opening the new kindergarten-through-third grade school that has been under construction since last year. The school was scheduled to open for students Read More…

BLOTTER: Jan. 31, 2015

Elyria police Wednesday, Jan. 28 10:00 p.m. — 100 block Berkeley Road, a woman told police she was Skyping with the father of her child when he got angry and started threatening to kill her. She said he was also holding a gun and pointing it at the computer screen when he made the threats. Read More…

‘Hypnotic’ attorney sued by alleged victim

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman has sued the Sheffield attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his own sexual gratification. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, accused Fine of taking advantage of his status as the longtime attorney for the woman and her family to share a “special gift” with her during Read More…

Brookside students work to preserve Cardinal pride

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SHEFFIELD — Brookside High School students say sports and music are as important in the development of young minds as books and tests, and they’ve decided to fight for the future of the Cardinals. The Student Leadership Team organized a Cardinal Pride Night before Friday’s home Brookside basketball game in response to the possibility of Read More…

Former GOP nominee Romney will not seek presidency in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016. The Republican Party’s 2012 nominee plans to tell supporters about his plans to pass on another national campaign during a conference call. He first let his staff Read More…

A wish come true

Thirteen-year-old Xavier Moore was given a voice Thursday. It came in a lime green case. “Why do humming birds hum? Because they don’t know the words,” said Xavier’s new communication aid as he played with the different settings. Xavier, a Taylor Swift fan — particularly her early work — was born with cerebral palsy, cortical Read More…

Police seeking driver in Oberlin hit-and-run

OBERLIN — The driver of a gold 2010 Toyota Prius is being sought after a man in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a vehicle in front of 199 E. Lorain St. (state Route 511) about 6:50 p.m. Thursday. Eric Gonzalez, 53, was traveling eastbound near his Berger Court home when struck by the eastbound Read More…