August 22, 2014

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Tip leads to arrest of wanted sex offender

Dana Woods

An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a fugitive sex offender who was just added to the “Agonizing 8” list on Thursday. Dana Woods, 47, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 8 a.m. Friday at a residence on the 400 block of West 11th Street in Elyria, Read More…

Westlake cardiologist accused of $7.2 million medical fraud

CLEVELAND (AP) –€” A cardiologist referred patients for cardiac bypass surgery they didn’t need so he could be paid for follow-up visits, federal authorities said Thursday. Dr. Harold Persaud, of suburban Westlake, was indicted in federal court on charges of health care fraud, making false statements and money laundering. FBI agents raided his offices in Read More…

University Hospitals Elyria, Mayor Holly Brinda accept Ice Bucket Challenge

From left, Fran Gardner/VP, General Counsel; Dave Cook/COO; Mayor Holly Brinda of Elyria; Don Sheldon/President and Brian Hoagland/Chairman of the Board, UH Elyria Medical Center participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. PHOTO COURTESY OF UH-ELYRIA

The Ice Bucket Challenge is continuing to make the rounds on the Internet as participants raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The premise of the social media-driven initiative is to invite people to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads and then challenge others to Read More…

Grafton couple receives yardwork assistance from MS Society

Daniel Pennington watches from the ground as Jeff Elton and Brian Smith, both of Joyce Factory Direct in Berea, clean the gutters at the Pennington home on Edgewood Drive in Grafton. They are members of the Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

GRAFTON — The 15 to 20 bags stuffed with leaves and yard debris in the driveway of the pleasant-looking brown house with yellow trim was ample evidence of the work already done by noon Thursday. Inside, a team of volunteers from a Berea manufacturer of windows and sunrooms was taking a pizza lunch break. “This Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Aug. 22


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Isreal A Gaza security official says the 11 men had previously been sentenced by Gaza courts. 2. Russian aid convoy drives into Urkaine The first trucks cross the Ukrainian border, seemingly Read More…

Two men with ties to Lorain County added to U.S. marshal’s ‘Agonizing 8’ list

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Two men with connections to Lorain County have been added to the U.S. marshal’s list of Northern Ohio’s most wanted fugitives. Dana Woods, 47, and William Waters, 38, were added to the “Agonizing 8,” a list compiled by the U.S. Marshal’s Office of the most wanted sex offenders in Northeast Ohio. Woods is wanted for Read More…

Lorain County Fair Schedule Friday, Aug. 22

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7:30 a.m. – Gates Open 9 a.m. – Junior Fair Dairy Judging, Show Barn 4 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Dairy Goats, Pavilion 2 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Miniature Horses, Ring A Noon – Junior Fair Dairy Auction, Show Barn 4 Noon – Rooster Crowing, Turkey Calling and Fowl Race, Barn 15 Read More…

Poultry pair earn honors, respect as veteran Lorain County Fair leaders

Keith Shay, left, and Tom Kelley, fair poultry experts, enjoy a moment in the new poultry barn Thursday at the Lorain County Fair. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — County fair animal judging can border on the cutthroat. Happily, that’s not the case with poultry people, Becky Milks said as she talked this week with fellow poultry folk behind the Lorain County Fair’s new poultry barn. “We tease and torment each other, but everyone is really there for each other,” said Milks, Read More…

North Rigeville Superintendent says controversial books should be read during school year

Dr. Jim Powell

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Teachers should assign reading projects with controversial books during the school year, when there is ample time for teachers and students to discuss them, the North Ridgeville school district’s top official said. Superintendent Jim Powell made the statement in response to a parent’s questioning of a book used in an honors English Read More…

Senior citizens named Lorain County Fair king, queen

Lorain County Fair Senior Citizen Queen Karen Farmer, of Avon Lake, and King Oscar Woods, of Oberlin. JON WYSOCHANSKI/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — The crowning of a fair king and queen isn’t reserved only for the younger generation. Two older folks were deemed senior citizen royalty Thursday afternoon. Oscar Woods, 80, and Karen Farmer, 65, were named Lorain County Fair senior citizen king and queen in front of a large crowd gathered to celebrate the fair’s Read More…