May 27, 2015

Elyria
Intermittent clouds
68°F
test

Cavs sweep Hawks, earn shot at NBA championship

Kyrie Irving returned to the starting lineup, LeBron James was his usual brilliant self and the Cleveland Cavaliers routed the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 to clinch the Eastern Conference championship with a four-game sweep Tuesday night. Now, the Cavs are just four wins from Cleveland sports immortality. That’s right folks … the Cavs are headed to Read More…

Seven arrested in Internet sting

ELYRIA – Seven people were arrested last week for trying to engage in sexual activities with children, according to police. • Ken Paskewitz, of North Olmsted was charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and importuning. • Samuel Ortiz, of Lorain was charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor • Jesse Read More…

Cleveland, Justice Department announce agreement

CLEVELAND — Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers. The announcement comes three days after a white patrolman was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, May 26

AP Logo

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home Authorities are also searching for victims across the Texas-Mexico border in Ciudad Acuna, where a tornado killed 13 people and left at least five unaccounted for. 2. Read More…

Oberlin commencement speaker encourages continued activism

Edelman-SLIDE

OBERLIN — It wasn’t the normal graduation topics — caps and gowns, college stories, job prospects — that took the forefront of Oberlin College’s commencement Monday. Rather, one word became the focal point of the discussion — “revolution.” “We are living in a time of unbearable dissidence,” commencement speaker Marian Wright Edelman said Monday. Edelman, Read More…

Lorain struggles to keep grass under control

Grass-SLIDE

LORAIN — Staring across the street Wednesday at the high grass in front of the abandoned, city-owned home at 2314 E. 31st St., homeowner Jesus Rosalez said he wished the city could get the grass cut faster. “I know they’ve got a lot of properties,” he said. “But they really need to get to it.” Read More…

Lorain County commemorates Memorial Day

Memorial-Day-SLIDE

Among the participants in Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Elyria were Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and Korean War-era and Vietnam War-era veterans from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria. Other participants included the Elyria Police Department Color Guard, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti, honorary parade marshal and Read More…

First Lady acknowledges kinship with Oberlin graduates

Michelle-Obama-SLIDE

OBERLIN — “I should be here today,” first lady Michelle Obama told the crowd gathered on Tappan Square on Monday morning. Obama acknowledged the history that helped shape the 182-year-old college. “Oberlin is likely the only college I could have attended nearly two centuries ago,” Obama said, referring to a milestone in the school’s history Read More…

‘Pass on the patriotism’

LORAIN — America’s war dead and members of the military in general were remembered Sunday in annual Memorial Day services at the Lorain Palace Theater. “The nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten,” Dan Gillotti, a former Army first sergeant and Vietnam War combat veteran, told about 120 people in the mostly vacant Read More…

Oberlin closing roads for first lady’s visit for commencement

Police are shutting down multiple roads and putting up parking bans in Oberlin in anticipation of first lady Michelle Obama’s visit today. Parking will be prohibited on North Main Street and West College Street near Tappan Square as well as some surrounding parking lots. Police are encouraging people who intend to attend commencement to walk, Read More…