December 20, 2014

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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…

School launches ‘penny wars’ for playground

SHEFFIELD — A penny saved could translate into a swing set for students at Knollwood Elementary in Sheffield. Students at the school have taken it upon themselves to raise the money needed for a new playground one cent at a time through “penny wars”— a competitive effort to see which of the preschool, kindergarten and Read More…

A bit of Hawaii about 40 miles west

SANDUSKY — Come on in, the water’s fine. And there’s going to be more of it than ever. Maui Sands, a $30 million Hawaiian-themed year-round indoor waterpark resort boasting the region’s second-largest water park and recreation areas, let government and tourism officials take a peek Friday at its collection of slides and other attractions, restaurants, Read More…

Oldest captive gorilla is an amazing ape

DALLAS — A gorilla recognized as the world’s oldest in captivity celebrated her 55th birthday by munching down a four-layer frozen fruit cake and banana leaf wrapped treats. Jenny’s caretakers at the Dallas Zoo say she’s having a few joint issues and her eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but she still looks good Read More…

Elyria woman fights off attempted attack

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman said she didn’t have to think about what to do when a man who knew her name broke into her home on Elyria’s south side and attacked her. She put up the fight of her life. The woman, 24, was left bruised but alive after the attempted rape May 2. Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield Notebook: May 10, 2008

Lorain Pride Week Mayor Tony Krasienko is asking all citizens to join him in cleaning up the city of Lorain during Lorain Pride Week, today through next Saturday. Volunteers can help by adopting a park, helping to cut grass, cleaning up litter, making repairs, painting and planting flowers throughout various parts of the city. If Read More…

Roundup: May 10, 2008

Road projects slated around county A few spots around the county will soon be covered in construction dust as the Ohio Department of Transportation gets down and dirty with road repairs. AMHERST: State Route 2 at the state Route 58 overpass will be reduced to one eastbound lane of traffic for bridge repair. Work will Read More…

Blotter: May 10, 2008

Elyria police Thursday, May 8 9 a.m. – 500 block Turner St., garages and roads spray-painted. 12:42 p.m. – 100 block Parkview Court, a 17-year-old boy was in a fight and his head was injured. 2:55 p.m. – 200 block Parmely Ave., a woman said her ex-husband was planning to use another person’s Social Security Read More…