June 30, 2015

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Kids are found in squalor; mom is charged

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman was charged with four counts of child endangerment Tuesday after police found her children alone and living in squalor. Melody Reed, 23, told police she was “around the corner” from her children — ages 7, 6 and 2 years old, and 7 months old — when an unidentified person alerted Read More…

Lawsuit: Doctor didn`t report abuse

ELYRIA — When he was 8 months old, Jayden Davidson died a violent death. But he didn’t have to, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court that accuses Jayden’s doctor of failing to report signs of child abuse on the dead boy and his older brother. Dennis O’Toole, who represents Read More…

Amherst councilman chosen to run for Barrett`s old seat

AMHERST — Democrats plan to name Amherst City Councilman Terry Traster as their candidate in the race to replace state Rep. Thomas Heydinger. Heydinger, D-Norwalk, announced last month that he wouldn’t run in November. The former Huron County juvenile and probate judge was appointed in May to fill former state Rep. Matt Barrett’s seat after Read More…

Elyria school lunches will eat up more cash

ELYRIA — Mom and Dad, save all that loose change. Your sons and daughters will likely need it later this month when school resumes and lunch prices go up. Rising food, fuel and operating costs are forcing the Elyria Schools’ food service contractor to ask school officials to approve a 10 percent increase on all Read More…

Vermilion woman sues over fenceless pool in which her son drowned

  ELYRIA — The mother of a Vermilion toddler who drowned in a swimming pool is suing the owners of the house for more than $2 million.   The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, accuses Barry and Phyllis Anderson of negligence for failing to have a fence around their pool.   Read More…

CDC puts average ER treatment time at about an hour

ATLANTA — The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday. The increase is due to supply and demand, said Dr. Stephen Pitts, the lead author of the report by Read More…

Two injured in state Route 83 motorcycle wreck

EATON TWP. — A motorcyclist and his passenger were thrown from their bike Wednesday night and suffered head injuries, according to Trooper Jeff Kaess of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Steven Kereszpesi Jr., 60, of Cleveland, and Robin Brewer, 40, of Brunswick, were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Brewer was quickly discharged from the Read More…

Protesters gather at RTA hearings

CLEVELAND — Proposed mass transit cuts in Cleveland are drawing big crowds of protesters at public hearings. Nearly 1,500 people have turned out since Monday at hearings on the proposed cuts aimed at trimming a budget deficit. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority blames skyrocketing fuel expenses. The turnout at public hearings on the cuts Read More…

Decision coming on Lorain high school(s)

LORAIN — Build a huge new high school or two smaller ones? It’s been a hot-button issue with Lorain residents for months, and after hearing from angry factions on both sides, a subcommittee set up by the Lorain Board of Education is expected to decide Aug. 20 which option will be the best use of Read More…

Strickland gets educators talking

ELYRIA — In an ideal world, Elyria students would learn through specialized instruction where creativity and innovation is lauded and teachers would not be required to teach to a state-mandated test. Parents would be more involved in the education of their children and teachers would not be required to teach youngsters how to say “please” Read More…