July 24, 2014

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Police and street crews: Tuesday was a rip-snorter

The storm Tuesday — you know, the one that featured snow, rain, ice and everything in between — took its toll on roads and drivers across Lorain County. On Wednesday morning, Amherst police said they handled 13 accidents involving some 20 cars. Those were on top of the dozens reported Tuesday, including 27 handled by Read More…

Not a truffling matter: Sweet prices could sour

Is your special someone worth it? With chocolate prices going through the roof, area chocolatiers have had to shell out more money this year to make Valentine’s Day’s most-loved candies. Hershey Co., the nation’s largest candy maker, recently raised the wholesale price of its chocolate bars by 13 percent, following a more than 4-percent increase Read More…

Locals prep for primary election

SHEFFIELD TWP. — If you want a paper ballot on Election Day, you might want to set the alarm clock. They are going to be doled out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and when they are gone, they’re gone, county Board of Elections Director Jose A. Candelario Jr. said.  Candelario, addressing the Board of Elections Read More…

African- American festival honoring history

ELYRIA — For those planning to attend the 29th annual African-American History Festival, here’s a suggestion: Brush up on your history before you get there. This year’s festival will feature games and trivia, not lectures, in hopes of teaching about the past, said event’s organizer, Minister Gerald Evans, chief executive officer of the First Community Read More…

Jack ‘I Can Play Golf’ Lance remembered by friends, family

ELYRIA — Family members remembered car-dealership and rental-car franchise owner Jack E. Lance as a man who fulfilled many of his dreams. Lance, an avid golfer, always wanted to make a hole in one. Sure enough, he did at a golf tournament on Sept. 13, 2001. He loved to garden and ensured something was always Read More…

Two nabbed for catalytic converter theft

ELYRIA — Elyria police caught up with two men accused of cutting the catalytic converter off a woman’s car. The victim told police she saw a green van pull up next to her vehicle in a lot behind her West Avenue home and became suspicious when one man exited the van and went under her Read More…

No verdict yet in Cutts case

CANTON — A jury has ended deliberations for the day in the trial of a former police officer who killed his pregnant lover. Jurors have spent the last day-and-a-half in the jury room. They have been sequestered in a local hotel and will return Thursday for their third day of deliberations. The jury has more Read More…

Clemens, trainer stick to stories — different stories

WASHINGTON — Under oath and sometimes blistering questioning, Roger Clemens stuck to his story today. So did his chief accuser and former personal trainer, Brian McNamee. And after a 4½-hour hearing, Congress settled for a draw in the he-said, he-said between the two men over whether the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used performance-enhancing drugs. Read More…

Indians’ sets tuned to Clemens

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Usually, the two TVs in Cleveland’s spring training clubhouse are tuned to some sports highlights show or music video channel. That wasn’t the case today. The image of Roger Clemens filled them all. One day before the Indians’ pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report, a handful of players, including pitchers Read More…

Clinton-Obama CSU debate on again

It appears the debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at Cleveland State University will happen after all. Clinton has agreed to the Feb. 26 debate on MSNBC after initially threatening not to show after an MSNBC anchor made a tasteless comment about her daughter, Chelsea. "As many of you know, we have expressed concerns about Read More…