September 1, 2014

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Attorney wants death row ruling immediately

ELYRIA – A death row inmate whose attorneys contend he is mentally retarded wants a county judge to make a decision in his case and he wants it made now. Attorneys for Raymond Smith took the rare step of asking the 9th District Court of Appeals to force county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery to Read More…

Decision on Lilly due next week

Former Domestic Relations Judge Paulette Lilly may have lost her bid to return to the bench on Tuesday, but she`s not done with her campaign just yet. On Wednesday, Lilly appeared before an Ohio Supreme Court committee to answer allegations that her campaign literature and advertisements may have been deceptive. Attorney Kreig Brusnahan, who filed Read More…

Two Lorain women nabbed for stolen ID shopping spree

MENTOR – Two Lorain women who went on a $10,000 spending spree with someone else`s money were caught Tuesday, Mentor police Detective Jack Donahue said. Shasta N. Mullins and Cristin N. Howell, both 26 and from Lorain, have been charged with fel-ony identity theft and theft, and more charges could be coming from a grand Read More…

Boil that water!

The rupture of a main water line is proving disruptive to residents of Columbia Township and Olmsted Falls. The Rural Lorain County Water Authority on Wednesday night told its customers in those areas to boil their water for three minutes before drinking or cooking with it. The boil alert is in effect until further notice. Read More…

B-BAll UPDATE: Tickets on sale for Sweet 16 game this afternoon

Want to catch the Sweet 16 action tonight for Elyria High School’s boys basketball Division I game? Tickets for tonight’s 6:15 p.m. game against St. Edward High School will be go on sale at 4:45 p.m. at the doors of the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. Tickets are $8, said Elyria Schools spokeswoman Amy Kren. This Read More…

Entire 03/05/08 newspaper in PDF format

Due to the weather conditions, some newspapers were not able to be delivered on a timely basis, so we have put the entire newspaper online in PDF format. Click on a link below to view that page in Adobe PDF format.  Page A1 Page A2 Page A3 Page A4 Page A5 Page A6 Page A7 Read More…

Clinton wins in Ohio

 Hillary Rodham Clinton sidestepped political disaster Tuesday night, winning the Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island primaries. In Lorain County, Clinton  took 36,138 votes, or 57.4 percent of the total, to take away the county from her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., according to unofficial elections returns. Obama took 25,706 votes, or 40.8 percent of the Read More…

Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor ice stopped ballot-counters

Nobody cast a more prominent vote Tuesday than Mother Nature. The ice storm that clobbered Northeast Ohio on Tuesday left voters and poll workers battling the elements as they turned out to cast their ballots in the historic election that had put Ohio in the national spotlight in the battle between senators Hillary Clinton and Read More…

Elyria income tax renewal clobbered

ELYRIA — Voters stunned city officials Tuesday by overwhelmingly rejecting a longstanding income tax levy that generates $6 million a year, more than one-fifth of the city’s general fund budget. Unofficial results  showed that 9,278 voters, or 69 percent, opposed renewal of the 0.5 percent income tax and 4,160 voters, or 31 percent, favored it. Read More…

Plant comment period extended

LORAIN — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period until March 14 for the limestone crushing plant proposed for the Riverbend Commerce Park. A number of citizens and public officials braved freezing rain for a meeting Tuesday night to hear facts and figures about emissions from the plant, according to City Read More…