August 21, 2014

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Report of student with gun causes daylong lockdown in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif. — Police on Friday arrested a student suspected of carrying a handgun on campus, forcing a daylong lockdown and search at a high school. The male student was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing a firearm, police said. They did not say whether a weapon was found. SWAT teams were sent to Read More…

Blotter: March 1, 2008

Elyria police Thursday, Feb. 28 8:20 a.m. – 100 block E. Broad St., credit cards stolen from unattended purse of a doctor in her office. 7:21 p.m. – 300 block Cleveland St., purse stolen from vehicle parked at Reichlin-Robert Funeral Home. 7:26 p.m. – 200 block N. Abbe Road, purse stolen from grocery cart outside Read More…

BMV to close for maintenance

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will close its license offices across the state at noon today for system maintenance. Most license agencies normally close at noon on Saturdays, but even those that generally stay open will have to shut down so the work can be done, according to an Ohio Department of Read More…

Judge declines bond reduction

ELYRIA — A county judge rejected a request Friday to reduce the $1 million bond that is keeping a Lorain man, accused of gunning down his estranged wife’s lover, in the county jail. Earlier this week, Jack Bradley, Frank Honaker’s attorney, asked county Common Pleas Judge Edward Zaleski to cut his client’s bond to $250,000. Read More…

Man sues agencies over public records

A man specializing in public records law is taking the county by storm and suing local agencies at will. Brian Bardwell, 26, of Akron, heads the group “Citizens for Sunshine,” which seeks to make sure government agencies comply with state law. His mission is simple: If public agencies don’t give him the records the public’s Read More…

Spellbound success: Avon seventh-grader wins preliminary district spelling bee

GRAFTON — What started with “schedule” and “veterans” Friday night at Midview North Elementary School quickly turned tricky as students wrestled with “gastroenterology” and “extemporaneous.” But Erin McNamee, 12, a seventh-grader at Avon Middle School, had the skill to master “peristaltic” and defeat 43 challengers to win the 2008 Preliminary South District Spelling Bee. “I Read More…

Humorous tome on executions won`t be entered as evidence

ELYRIA — County Common Pleas Judge James Burge won’t be allowing defense attorneys trying to convince him to declare the state’s lethal injection process unconstitutional to enter into evidence a book that details execution methods throughout history. But Kreig Brusnahan, an attorney for Ruben Rivera, one of two accused killers fighting the possibility of execution, Read More…

Hundreds primp their pets for weekend cat show

Hundreds of area contestants have been preparing their pets all week long for a beauty contest of the feline variety. The North Coast Cat Fanciers Allbreed Cat Show, which takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Gargus Banquet Center, 1969 North Ridge Road, Lorain, has attracted the entry of 225 purebred Read More…

Sheffield blotter: March 1, 2008

Sheffield police Wednesday, Feb. 20 10:05 p.m. — East River Road and Burrill Hill, Roynyelle C. Rowser, 36, Euclid Ave., Lorain, charged with driving under suspension and speeding.   Thursday, Feb. 21 9:31 p.m. — 3400 block East River Road, Steven Esper, 25, W. 23rd St., Lorain, charged with speeding and operating a vehicle while Read More…

Oberlin College prints phone bills for voter ID

OBERLIN — Oberlin College and the Lorain County Board of Elections teamed up to find a solution to strict voter identification laws — creating phone bills for students. Alan Moran, vice president of college relations, said the zero-balance bills will be placed in the mailboxes of students in their dormitories over the weekend. The bills Read More…