May 22, 2015

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Trooper from LaGrange honored at police week in Washington D.C.

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Mementos of Mike Paris Sr., sit on shelves inside Jean Paris’s LaGrange home. The photograph of him in his Ohio Highway Patrol trooper uniform, his badge number and the flag that draped his casket are memories of Mike Paris that his wife looks at every day. It’s her way of keeping his memory alive. Mike Read More…

JVS teacher under investigation resigns

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — A Lorain County Joint Vocational School teacher resigned Thursday evening. Michael Kekic, a science teacher who has worked with the school less than a year, was barred from school grounds Feb. 4 while an investigation was conducted into his employment, according to a letter sent from JVS Deputy Superintendent Jerry Pavlik to Read More…

Browser security to tighten at clerk’s office

ELYRIA — Lorain County Clerk of Courts Tom Orlando has ordered tighter restrictions placed on computers accessible to the public after his employees discovered evidence a man with a lengthy criminal history was looking at suspected child pornography on a public terminal earlier this month. The man, who is the subject of an ongoing criminal Read More…

Coin flip gives Abens North Ridgeville 3rd Ward Republican nomination

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Tails it is. A coin flip settled the tied race in the Republican primary for the 3rd Ward North Ridgeville City Council seat in favor of Bruce Abens on Thursday. Abens and fellow Republican Georgia Awig each ended the race with 258 votes, which under state law requires the race to be Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

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The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Boy Scouts of America president: Ban on gay leaders `cannot be sustained’

President of Boy Scouts of America says ban on gay leaders ‘cannot be sustained’ By Robert Wilonsky The Dallas Morning News (TNS) DALLAS — The Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay leaders “cannot be sustained,” said president Robert Gates in remarks prepared for this week’s National Annual Meeting being held in Atlanta. In his Read More…

Avon Lake firefighter, suspended after conviction, resigns

AVON LAKE — An Avon Lake firefighter who had been suspended following an assault conviction resigned after the city questioned receipts he submitted on an expense report. Mark McGuire, who was an Avon Lake firefighter for 13 years, resigned Tuesday citing personal reasons. McGuire, reached by phone Wednesday, declined to elaborate on the reasons for Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 21

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How vast extremist recruiting network nets legionnaires As many as 17,000 people from more than 90 countries have streamed to Syria and Iraq to wage holy war for the Islamic State group. 2. Ancient city falls to Read More…

Elyria man charged after toddler hospitalized

ELYRIA — A toddler was hospitalized with a head injury after police said her mother’s boyfriend hit the girl and knocked her to the ground. Terrance Card, 24, was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering a child Tuesday night after he brought his girlfriend’s 22-month-old daughter to the hospital with suspicious injuries, police Read More…

Driver identified in fatal North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man died in a one-car crash that occurred near the intersection of Sugar Ridge and Maddock roads about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Edgar Kirsch, 67, of 132 Meadow Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police Sgt. Corey Sabo. Fire and police reports were unavailable Wednesday. However, Fire Lt. Rick Read More…