August 31, 2015

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Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

2 men charged in porn sting

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ELYRIA — A school security officer with a Cleveland elementary school and his romantic partner were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, Elyria police said. Brian Sanner, 24, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving Read More…

Horn sues Flores, claims defamation

ELYRIA — Bail bondsman Tony Horn sued Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores and attorney Gerald Phillips on Friday, accusing them of defamation in their efforts to overturn Flores’ loss in the May Democratic primary to Horn’s son, Ryan Horn. The lawsuit alleged Flores and Phillips improperly accused the elder Horn of rigging the election in Read More…

Former attorney indicted in hypnosis case

Michael Fine

ELYRIA — The former Sheffield attorney accused of hypnotizing his female clients for his sexual gratification has been criminally charged in a 29-count secret indictment that was unsealed Friday after he turned himself in at the Lorain County Jail. Michael W. Fine, 58, is charged with rape, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, attempted Read More…

LIVE CHAT: High School Football, Week 1

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Live Blog High School Football Week 1  

Cleveland Schools security officer arrested on child porn charge

ELYRIA – A Cleveland school security officer and another man were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, according to Elyria police. Brian Sanner, 24, a school security officer with the Cleveland Schools, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering Read More…

Carnivals and fairs are a family business

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WELLINGTON — Michelle Bates-Dallman remembers the first time she talked to a reporter about life with the carnival: She was 10 years old and working at her uncle’s popcorn trailer when she did a TV spot because her uncle was too scared to talk on camera. Bates-Dallman, whose father, Eric Bates, and Uncle Geary started Read More…

Tree lawns to stay city’s duty

ELYRIA — Members of City Council aren’t ready to foist the responsibility of tree lawn trees on residents. That’s the message members of the Utilities, Environment and Safety Committee sent Wednesday night when members voted to recommend changing the city’s tree ordinance to reflect the common practice of city workers taking care of trees in Read More…

King, queen are crowned

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WELLINGTON — Traditional pageants celebrate everything from physical beauty to singing ability, but the Lorain County Fair Senior Citizen King and Queen Contest celebrates a generation. On Thursday, some members of that generation gathered at the front of the fairgrounds to watch Raymond Smith, 100, from The Northridge Health Center, and David Kauf, 88, from Read More…

Democrats protest Confederate flag

WELLINGTON — The Lorain County Democratic Party shut down its booth at the Lorain County Fair on Thursday to protest the Fair Board’s decision to allow the sale and display of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds. The move came a day after county Commissioner Matt Lundy, a Democrat, called on the Fair Board to Read More…