May 30, 2016

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Family auctions all its stuff on eBay for $20K; winner pays but doesn’t want it

ATLANTA — It started as a family joke: Facing snowballing medical expenses for their two young disabled children, Gregg and Brittiny Peters quipped they might need to sell everything they owned to stay solvent. As the bills tipped $10,000, however, the idea was no longer funny. So on Thursday, the Gainesville, Ga., couple accepted a Read More…

ROUNDUP: January 31, 2009

Couple hold home intruder at gunpoint SHEFFIELD TWP. — An Elyria man was arrested early Friday morning after his car crashed into a couple’s house, and he was allegedly found inside. Robert Soroka, 43, was charged with burglary, vandalism and possession of criminal tools. Betty Justice, 55, woke up about 4:30 a.m. Friday and saw Read More…

BLOTTER: January 31, 2009

Elyria police Thursday, Jan. 29 9:30 p.m. – 100 block Academy Court, Leland Ives, 30, of Elyria, charged with domestic violence for hitting and throwing things at his mother after she told him she’d had a couple of drinks. 4:19 p.m. – 100 block Antioch Drive, Stubby’s Pub and Grub, Chevy truck stolen from parking Read More…

Ford records worst yearly loss

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it lost $5.9 billion in the fourth quarter and burned through $5.5 billion in cash, pushing the automaker to the worst annual loss in its 105-year history as sales slumped worldwide. The second-largest U.S. automaker lost $14.6 billion in 2008 but said it still would not seek Read More…

Roof collapses on Elyria building

ELYRIA — The weight of the heavy snow crumbled an old city-owned building on Thursday. Located in the old industrial area of downtown behind Broad Street on East Avenue, the building was being used for storage before it collapsed early in the morning. It was several hours before city officials realized that there was a Read More…

High court suspends lawyer’s license for misconduct

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the law license of local attorney Terry Robinson for misconduct that, among other things, cost one family their home. Robinson, who is the direc­tor of human resources at Lorain County Community College, had his law license suspended indefinitely after the findings of an investiga­tion launched in Read More…

Man plans to argue that knife slaying was in self defense

ELYRIA — A Lorain man facing murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of a friend plans to argue at his trial that he killed in self defense. According to court documents filed Thursday by Mike Camera, Rafael Feliciano’s attorney, his client was attacked by the dead man, 25-year-old Fletcher “Boomer” Windham Jr. at Read More…

North Korea says agreements with South are ‘dead’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea declared all military and political agreements with South Korea “dead” today, toughening its stance while accusing Seoul of pushing the peninsula to the brink of war. The North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said Pyongyang was forced to nullify past peacekeeping accords between the two wartime rivals Read More…

Prosecutors file papers against Smith resentencing

ELYRIA — Despite a new sentencing hearing set for next week, prosecutors are still arguing that Nancy Smith shouldn’t be brought back before a judge to correct a technical problem with her sentencing entry. Smith, 51, is serving a 30- to 90-year prison sentence after being convicted in the Head Start child molestation case in Read More…

BLOTTER: Jan. 30, 2009

Elyria police Tuesday, Jan. 27 9:59 a.m. –  300 block Lowell St., an employee of Vocational Services reported they’d been notified by the Nord Center that a fired employee had threatened to kill everyone in the vocational guidance office and one warehouse employee. 1:25 p.m. –  800 block Sycamore, a man reported someone broke into Read More…