October 1, 2014

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Probation Department security review kept confidential

ELYRIA — Lawyers for the Lorain County commissioners have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to force the county’s General Division judges to turn over a copy of a confidential security assessment of the offices used by the county’s Adult Probation Department. Although the commissioners’ attorney, Robert Cahill, has reviewed the report from earlier this year, Read More…

Elyria council committee tables senior housing plan

ELYRIA — A City Council committee on Monday tabled discussion about a plan to develop a senior citizens’ housing complex on the city’s southwest side. New Sunrise Properties, which built New Riverbend Homes in the West River Road South neighborhood, wants to build 67 two-bedroom, cottage-style houses for residents 55 and older on property it Read More…

Free clinic steak fry benefit set for Oct. 10

The 18th annual Lorain County Free Clinic Steak Fry Benefit will be held from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at De Luca’s Place in the Park, 6075 Middle Ridge Road, Lorain. Tickets are $25 and include steak, potato, salad, desert and beverages from 4-8 p.m. Raffles and music by Streetplayers will continue until 10 p.m. All proceeds support the Read More…

U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

Voters wait in line outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland on Nov. 5, 2012, the final day of early voting.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

COLUMBUS — A divided U.S. Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin today. The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from Ohio officials who wanted to delay a judge’s ruling lengthening the swing state’s early voting schedule. Ohioans can vote Read More…

UPDATED: Suspect caught in Circle K, gift shop robberies

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ELYRIA — One suspect was charged in the robbery of two Elyria businesses Monday. A second suspect was charged in one of the robberies. Phillip Boschetti Jr., 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing both a Circle K and a gift shop Monday. Branden Taucher, 23, was charged with aggravated Read More…

Man charged with breaking and entering at Lorain auto shop

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LORAIN – A man who tried to break into an auto shop and ran from a security guard early Sunday said he was just looking for a place to sleep. Willie Williams, 28, of Lorain, was charged with breaking and entering after he tried to break into Certified Auto Sales, 1430 E. 28th St. Police arrived Read More…

Elyria police investigating armed robbery at Circle K

ELYRIA – A man with a gun and a mask who robbed a Circle K early Monday fled the scene when someone banged on the window of the store, according to police. At about 4:45 a.m. Monday, a clerk at Circle K on 402 E. Broad St. told police he was looking at a newspaper Read More…

No sign truck driver tried to avoid crash with softball team bus

Doris Floyd, from left, Sherry Smith, Wendy Perkins and Susan Decker attend at a candlelight vigil at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas, Sunday, for four members of the school softball team who were killed Friday in a highway collision while returning from a scrimmage game in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women’s softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday. The truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 35 near Davis, Oklahoma, on Friday night. As the roadway gently curved Read More…

10 Things to Know for Monday, Sept. 29

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Pro-democracy rallies spread in Hong Kong  Protesters defy calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing’s decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. 2. Afghanistan swears in new president  The inauguration of Ashraf Read More…

42nd annual Woollybear Festival draws 100,000 to Vermilion

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VERMILION — Andrew Jackson, a 3-year-old black and white Pomeranian, spends most of his days as a mild-mannered long-haired family dog in North Ridgeville. That was before Sunday, when the dog better known as Jack slipped into a jacket of black faux fur and wispy orange stripes and headed to Vermilion. “It’s been his lifelong Read More…