February 26, 2015

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Drunken driver sued by family of man killed in accident

ELYRIA — The family of a Wakeman man killed in a 2006 crash is suing the drunken driver of the truck in which he was riding. The family of 22-year-old Zachariah Hurn filed the lawsuit Monday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court against Anthony Bowe, 24, who is serving a two-year prison term for the Read More…

Breathing life into our furry friends

Now four-legged creatures with wagging tails or purring voices will have access to the same lifesaving oxygen afforded humans overcome by smoke or other potentially deadly fumes or vapors. Three respiratory masks, two for dogs and one for cats, are now part of the rescue and lifesaving gear available to the Florence Township Fire Department. Read More…

Invacare sends 97 wheelchairs to Afghan veterans

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nearly 100 wheelchairs bound for Afghanistan were loaded onto a FedEx truck Monday at the Invacare distribution center. Invacare, a medical product company based in Elyria, donated 97 chairs to the United States Army for use by Afghan soldiers wounded in the war. These soldiers do not have the same access to Read More…

Same-sex couples in California get married

SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of gay couples were married Monday night after California became the second state to allow same-sex nuptials, offering a preview of the euphoria and anger to come as gay couples from across the nation head west to wed. At least five county clerks around the state extended their hours to honor Read More…

Flood victims worry: What`s in the water?

OAKVILLE, Iowa — The floodwaters that deluged much of Iowa have done more than knock out drinking water and destroy homes. They have also spread a noxious brew of sewage, farm chemicals and fuel that could sicken anyone who wades in. On Monday, Bob Lanz used a 22-foot aluminum flatboat to navigate through downtown Oakville, Read More…

Effects guru on ‘Aliens,` ‘Jurassic Park` dies at age 62

LOS ANGELES — Stan Winston, the Oscar-winning special-effects maestro responsible for bringing the dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” and other iconic movie creatures to life, has died. He was 62. Winston died at his home in Malibu surrounded by family on Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a representative from Stan Read More…

No bond for man accused of Gas USA killing

ELYRIA – A judge cited the heinous nature of the crime today in refusing to set a bond for the Chicago man accused of killing Gas USA clerk Qiana Walton. Elyria Municipal Court Judge John Musson told Vincent W. Jackson Jr. that he faced an aggravated murder charge that could be punishable by death or Read More…

Vigil held for slain gas station clerk

ELYRIA — Gas station clerk Qiana Walton, who was shot and killed at Gas USA early Saturday, was remembered at a vigil Sunday as a beautiful woman who was kind to everyone. Jackson Walton But her mother said there’s one person the 27-year-old Lorain resident would not have forgiven —Vincent W. Jackson Jr., of Chicago Read More…

Men who helped save boy honored

ELYRIA — Father’s Day was extra special for Paul Troutman, whose son Antonio made a miraculous recovery after nearly drowning in a backyard pool on April 16. Troutman said he has two people to thank — Allen Rogers and Bob Shuster. When Troutman found his son lifeless and blue, he began screaming “Help, help, somebody Read More…

The skeeters are coming

ELYRIA — A word of advice: Stock up on the calamine lotion, because it’s going to be a long, itchy summer. If you live near a shady brook — or just about anywhere else — those pesky mosquito bites are probably pretty irritating right about now. With big thunderstorms passing through and with recent warm Read More…