March 2, 2015

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Is preschool too young for ‘High School Musical`?

NEW YORK — Talya Appelbaum recently had a “High School Musical” birthday party. She got special balloons and a slice of cake decorated with the spoiled Sharpay, her favorite character because “she’s with Ryan.” Jemma Fox has an HSM karaoke microphone and trading cards of the East High gang. Talya and Jemma are 3 years Read More…

Blotter: June 17, 2008

Lorain police Saturday, June 14 12:56 a.m. – Henderson Drive, Abraham Thomas, 27, Lorain, charged with driving under suspension, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and no license plate light. 3:47 a.m. – 1600 block Kansas Ave., John Walker McNeil Jr., charged with public indecency after being found asleep, intoxicated, with his pants Read More…

Prosecutor wants judge off murder trial

ELYRIA — A capital murder trial set to begin next week in front of a three-judge panel has been delayed so prosecutors can attempt to have one of the judges removed from the case. Assistant County Prosecutor Tony Cillo said Monday that he will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to have Lorain County Common Pleas Read More…

Avon awards contract to build new ballpark

AVON — The city is a few steps closer to hearing the crack of the bats and smelling the aroma of hot dogs and popcorn fill the stands of the city’s new 5,000-seat minor league ballpark slated to open in June 2009. During a special City Council meeting Monday night, the city passed legislation approving Read More…

Predator indicted in case of child pandering

ELYRIA — An Elyria sexual predator accused of asking two young girls to expose themselves has been indicted. Kelly Snodgrass, 38, is charged with two counts each of attempted pandering obscenity involving a minor, attempted illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and criminal child enticement. Snodgrass Snodgrass — who served 12 years in Read More…

Obama camp sees win without Ohio

FLINT, Mich. — Barack Obama’s campaign envisions a path to the presidency that could include Virginia, Georgia and several Rocky Mountain states, but not necessarily the pair of battlegrounds that decided the last two elections — Florida and Ohio. In a private pitch late last week to donors and former supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Read More…

Drunken driver sued by family of man killed in accident

ELYRIA — The family of a Wakeman man killed in a 2006 crash is suing the drunken driver of the truck in which he was riding. The family of 22-year-old Zachariah Hurn filed the lawsuit Monday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court against Anthony Bowe, 24, who is serving a two-year prison term for the Read More…

Breathing life into our furry friends

Now four-legged creatures with wagging tails or purring voices will have access to the same lifesaving oxygen afforded humans overcome by smoke or other potentially deadly fumes or vapors. Three respiratory masks, two for dogs and one for cats, are now part of the rescue and lifesaving gear available to the Florence Township Fire Department. Read More…

Invacare sends 97 wheelchairs to Afghan veterans

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nearly 100 wheelchairs bound for Afghanistan were loaded onto a FedEx truck Monday at the Invacare distribution center. Invacare, a medical product company based in Elyria, donated 97 chairs to the United States Army for use by Afghan soldiers wounded in the war. These soldiers do not have the same access to Read More…

Same-sex couples in California get married

SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of gay couples were married Monday night after California became the second state to allow same-sex nuptials, offering a preview of the euphoria and anger to come as gay couples from across the nation head west to wed. At least five county clerks around the state extended their hours to honor Read More…