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Furniture bank looks for a home

  LORAIN — Oftentimes, what makes a house a home lies in what is placed inside of it.   Furniture Bank                        Spaghetti Dinner This Thursday enjoy a home-style spaghetti dinner to benefit the Lorain County Furniture Bank 4:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy spaghetti, salad, roll and desserts at St. Mary Parish Hall, 320 Middle Ave., Read More…

Recount confirms Amherst levy’s 4-vote defeat

The Lorain County Board of Elections on Monday certified the whisker-thin rejection of a 5.77-mill levy last month that officials from Amherst Schools said was desperately needed to stave off a looming fiscal crunch and possible state take over of district operations. That came after a recount that took just over 3½ hours Monday held Read More…

Students survive runaway school bus

CLEVELAND — Rolling downhill in a bus with his screaming classmates and no driver, a fast-acting boy jumped behind the wheel Monday morning and steered the bus into a pillar, stopping it from careening out of control. MARVIN FONG/ THE PLAIN DEALER VIA AP A school bus from the Arts Academy charter school crashed into Read More…

Police blotter: April 8, 2008

Lorain police Sunday, April 6 8:18 a.m. – 4100 block Ivanhoe Drive, theft of a motor vehicle. 2:06 p.m. – 2100 block Lorain Drive, home burglarized. 2:44 p.m. – 900 block W. 10th St., part of a handgun was found near a resident’s garage. Monday, April 7 9:15 a.m. – 2000 Reeves Ave., vehicle scratched Read More…

Olympic torch protesters scale Golden Gate Bridge, 1 ties Tibetan flag to cable

SAN FRANCISCO — Three people protesting China’s human rights record and the impending arrival of the Olympic torch climbed up the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday and tied the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables. AP Two of three demonstrators protesting China’s human rights record and the impending arrival of the Olympic torch Read More…

Oberlin artists draw on talent

OBERLIN — Oberlin High School students Lindsey Cowling and Jacquelyn Pitts are among 200 winners nationwide of the Scholastic Art Awards. CINDY LEISE / CHRONICLE Jacquelyn Pitts, 16, a Gold Key winner in the national Scholastic Art Competition with Oberlin High School Principal William Baylis. Sometimes, entire states don’t have a single winner in the Read More…

Lorain Council OK’s IRG, Emerson jobs deal

LORAIN — City Council gave its approval to keep Emerson Network Power and its 285 jobs in Lorain. AGREEMENT The proposal allows IRG to purchase the Emerson campus for $2 million and  redevelop four of the five buildings for the future. It’ll work with Emerson to redevelop the last building on Kansas Avenue, into a Read More…

Display highlights pain of abused children

AVON LAKE — For each of the 1,559 brightly colored pinwheels planted in the lawn in front of the Avon Lake police station, there is a story. Stop child abuse events  • The third annual Child Abuse Awareness Conference will be noon to 5 p.m. April 16 at the Spitzer Center at Lorain County Community Read More…

Amherst/Vermilion blotter: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Amherst police Sunday, April 6 3:34 a.m. – Motel 6, 704 N. Leavitt Road, disturbance. Brandon C. Thomas charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and assault after he allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old female. Four teens in the same room were charged with curfew violations. One, a 17-year-old male, was also charged with Read More…

Ohio among states downgrading supermax prisons

YOUNGSTOWN — Kunta Kenyatta struggles to describe the 33 months he spent in the tight four walls of a super-maximum security cell at the Ohio State Penitentiary. “It’s extreme isolation, sensory deprivation. It’s hard to explain really,” said Kenyatta, 39, out since 2001. Supermax prisons — where inmates spend roughly 23 hours a day locked Read More…