March 29, 2015

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Pit bull attacks Lorain boy

LORAIN — A 5-year-old Lorain boy is home and healing after a pit bull attacked him and then ran off. Daymeon Banks had been playing with his own puppy Thursday about 3:30 p.m. in the front yard of his baby sitter’s Livingston Avenue home when a passing pit bull lunged at him. His 11-year-old friend, Read More…

Web site targets your neighbors — the rotten ones

COLUMBUS — Just outside his sealed bedroom window, beyond the chain-link fence that surrounds his next-door neighbor’s yard, sit the reasons David Adams says he can’t sleep: two bushy-tailed dogs that bark and howl all night. The Magnolia, Miss., resident plugged up his ears and even took his neighbor to court alleging a noise violation. Read More…

Roundup: June 28, 2008

Snake in a mailbox gets hammered LORAIN — A 74-year-old Lorain man opened his mailbox Thursday, and found a slithering surprise inside. A 2-foot-long snake was curled up inside the mailbox outside the man’s East 29th Street home. The man told Lorain police he killed it with a hammer, before disposing of it in a Read More…

Blotter: June 28, 2008

Elyria police Thursday, June 26 8:53 a.m. – 100 block N. West River Road, $100 stolen from cash register inside Willie’s Used Furniture. 1:40 p.m. – 800 block Purdue Ave., puppy stolen from residence. 6:50 p.m. – 900 block West Ave., Quentin D. Anderson, 27, 1100 block Barbara St., Elyria, charged with operating a vehicle Read More…

Cops: Teens beat homeless man to death

CLEVELAND — A group of teenagers beat a homeless man to death as passers-by slowed to watch the attack, some of which was caught on videotape, police said. Anthony Waters, 42, suffered a lacerated spleen and broken ribs during the attack Wednesday night and died at a hospital, police said. “The pack mentality going on Read More…

Community says farewell to Eric Nord

OBERLIN — For a man who helped create a $1 billion corporation, Eric T. Nord was a modest man with a hands-on approach to life, according to friends and family. There were smiles, tears and shows of appreciation at funeral services Friday for Nord, who died June 19 at 90. About 500 people attended the Read More…

N.R. sewers are to dye for

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Storm water leaking into sanitary sewers or backing up and flooding basements has long been a thorn in the city’s side or — more correctly — its infrastructure. This is why dye testing will again be done to the city’s sanitary and storm sewer systems in three neighborhoods beginning next week. The Read More…

Ritter Library picks a builder

VERMILION — A Cleveland firm with local ties has been chosen to serve as construction manager for the $3.5 million, 15,000-square-foot expansion of Ritter Pubic Library slated to get under way by early spring of 2009. R.P. Carbone, the company hired by the library board of trustees, employs Vermilion brothers Tim and Mike Rini, who Read More…

Off the beats

Despite auction, there’s still little interest in old YMCA building  That flurry of activity last week at the defunct YMCA on Washington Avenue? No, it wasn’t sale prep. Rather, a personal property auction cleared away a lot of the contents — including the colorful jungle gym that had been out front. John Wagner with the Read More…

Teaching the art of theater

Lorain Palace Youth Theatre program now in its 31st summer LORAIN — Jacob Myers is the Willy Wonka you know and love — whether that’s Gene Wilder, Johnny Depp or Roald Dahl’s original. Myers, 18, is starring as the confectionary genius in “Willy Wonka Junior,” a stage version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” that Read More…