March 28, 2015

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Death penalty fight remains unresolved

Despite Supreme Court rulings, challenges will still be considered Read More…

Driver sentenced to 43 years in fatal Ohio crash

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man said Friday he doesn’t know if he’ll ever forgive the driver whose pickup truck slammed into his minivan, killing his wife and four children. Danny Griffin, who survived the crash along with his daughter and stepson, told a judge his life will never be the same. “I know my Read More…

Supreme Court strikes down D.C. gun ban

WASHINGTON — Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and Read More…

Storms give area a summer soaking

ROCHESTER TWP. — The water had risen to the window of Kathleen Yeager’s car, trapping her inside, before her rescuers — eight Wellington firefighters — got there. They pushed an inflatable boat down the middle of Quarry Road Thursday night to get to her after a torrent had raged across the pavement, leaving 3-foot-deep floodwaters. Yeager’s Read More…

Lorain Schools loses state money

Lorain Schools took an $18,000 hit Tuesday when a bill correcting discrepancies between enrollment projections and actual enrollment was signed by Gov. Ted Strickland. The district was one of 188 throughout the state that had enrollments lower than estimated for the 2008 fiscal year, which ends June 30. Those projections partially determined how money was Read More…

Minor blast happens on LCCC campus

ELYRIA — A small pocket of methane gas near an elevator shaft exploded Thursday morning at Lorain County Community College. The explosion happened at 9:13 a.m. when a worker was welding at the construction site of a building that will house the LCCC/Elyria Public Library on the north side of campus. Fire officials said the Read More…

MetroHealth may base chopper at county airport

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Regional Airport could land a new deal as a local base for the helicopters of Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center. The Level 1 trauma center is looking to expand its air medical transport by stationing one of its three active helicopters at a western base and is considering a hangar at Read More…

The Lorain International Festival – video and schedule

Natalie Rodriguez, Mexican princess, has been crowned queen of the pageant. See all the princesses here. Festival events: Today   5 to 10 p.m. — International Festival and Bazaar. Black River Landing and Transportation Center. Cost: $1 per day.   6 to 6:30 p.m. — Festival Grand Opening, with Southview High School JROTC and Admiral Read More…

County awards Durkee bridge contract

EATON TWP. — Material bids for the Durkee Road bridge, north of Giles Road, were awarded Thursday to Cambridge-based Ohio Bridge Co., Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney said. The contract totaled $29,277 for material. The engineer’s estimate was $46,228 with material, labor and equipment. The outside beams of the steel bridge are deteriorating and will Read More…

Lorain in line to get $500K anti-crime grant

LORAIN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Thursday that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $500,000 for the city of Lorain and the Northern Ohio Violent Crime Consortium. The funds were included in the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2009. Brown said the project is critical to fight crime Read More…