December 19, 2014

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When times are tough, moms keep it together

ELYRIA — Like a lot of moms, Michelle Martin will be doing Mother’s Day this year on a budget. Times are tough. Money is scarce. Martin, 25, has three children, ages 9 months, 2 years and 5 years old, with another one on the way. Her husband’s been laid off twice in the past year, Read More…

Day for mom now a 100-year tradition

GRAFTON, W.Va. — On this 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, the woman credited with creating one of the world’s most celebrated holidays probably wouldn’t be pleased with all the flowers, candy or gifts. Anna Jarvis would want us to give mothers a white carnation — she felt it signified the purity of a mother’s love. Read More…

Cyclist unhurt after 35-foot fall

ELYRIA — A Second Street man took a 35-foot tumble down a cliff face Saturday evening and landed on a pile of sharp boulders lining the Black River. Jason Kendall, 29, of Elyria, was riding his bicycle about 5:45 p.m. on the Two Falls Trail at the East Falls Riverwalk when he flipped over his Read More…

Dognapped pooch found wandering

ELYRIA — Shiloh the dog is safe and sound. The 4-year-old pooch, which was dognapped Wednesday from the Friendship APL on Murray Ridge Road, was found Friday night abandoned in a church parking lot. “We were having a Bible study last night, and as people were leaving, I saw the dog walking across the yard,” Read More…

Roundup: May 11, 2008

Fowl Road robbery suspects at large ELYRIA TWP. — An hour-long manhunt Saturday night for three suspected robbers left Elyria police empty-handed. The search started just before 9 p.m. at 1951 Fowl Road and ranged through several buildings in the Condor Garden Apartments. A man who lives in the complex said three black men barged Read More…

Blotter: May 11, 2008

Elyria police Friday, May 9 2:10 a.m. – 100 block Erie St., Terrence Stephens, 18, Lorain, warrant. 8 a.m. – 900 block Lorain Blvd., circular saw and screw guns stolen. 8:30 a.m. – 300 block Oxford Ave., hand tools and scaffolding stolen. 3:30 p.m. – Lake Avenue and Cascade Street, Jamie Daniels, 35, Elyria, warrant. Read More…

Barrett gone from family’s law practice

LORAIN — Former state Rep. Matt Barrett is no longer with his family’s law firm. Barrett, D-Amherst, resigned from the Ohio House of Representatives last month after it was learned he had lied about photos of topless women that were displayed to a Norwalk High School government class last year. It was unclear why or Read More…

Off the beat

Papa John’s doesn’t live here anymore Dianna Koepke of Lorain thinks she’s the one who should get a 23-cent pizza. That only seems fair seeing as how Koepke has the misfortune Thursday of having the same phone number as a former Papa John’s restaurant in Lorain. Her phone practically rang non-stop Thursday from people wanting Read More…

Fights not limited to cage at event

SHEFFIELD — Apparently 15 undercard fights and three main events weren’t enough for some fight fans at Quaker Steak & Lube on Friday night. After Superior Cage Fighting’s “Round 1 of the Quaker Fight Series” wrapped up, multiple fights broke out and police were called in from all surrounding areas. Members of the Elyria, Lorain, Read More…

Relative of kidnap victim expresses gratitude

The family of the 43-year-old woman who was abducted, shot and terrorized Tuesday has a debt of gratitude for the strangers who came to her rescue. “How do you thank two strangers who stopped when something didn’t seem right? And a man who didn’t ignore the sound when he thought he heard something?” the victim’s Read More…