November 24, 2014

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Visitors Bureau plans May bus tour

In May 2007, a Travel Industry Association survey asked people at what price per gallon of gas would they consider changing vacation and travel plans. The answer was: $3.50. It’s a year later, and we’re paying that — or more. COURTESY LORAIN COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU A May bus tour visiting Lorain County sites will start Read More…

Prosecutor: Pregnant teller wounded in robbery loses twins

     INDIANAPOLIS — A pregnant teller shot in a bank robbery has lost the twins she was carrying, and police continued to search for the gunman Friday. Katherin Shuffield, who was five months pregnant, was critically wounded when a masked gunman shot her in the abdomen Tuesday morning at a Huntington Bank branch. Authorities Read More…

Water main break closes NASA Glenn

CLEVELAND — A water line break has shut down the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA Glenn spokeswoman Lori Rachul says the break happened before 7 a.m. Friday and employees were asked to leave the center by 10 a.m. Rachul says there’s no water in the center’s buildings and officials are assessing damage. NASA Read More…

Ohio man arrested in connection with school plot

CLEVELAND — Authorities near Cleveland have arrested a man they say e-mailed an Indiana teenager about conducting a Columbine-style attack on two schools. Lakewood Police Chief Tim Malley says 33-year-old Lee Billi was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. A 16-year-old Indiana boy was arrested earlier this week. Malley says he doesn’t know Read More…

State Rep. Barrett resigns

Former Amherst councilman could face criminal charges after display of nude woman’s photo at a school lecture Barrett State Rep. Matt Barrett resigned in disgrace Thursday at the request of the Ohio House of Representatives minority leader and could face criminal charges related to an incident last year in which he accidentally projected the image Read More…

Democrats scramble for replacement for Barrett

State Rep. Matt Barrett’s unexpected resignation Thursday has left Democrats scrambling to fill his seat and maintain control of the district he won in 2006. “It certainly doesn’t help our chances,” Tony Giardini, head of the Democratic Party in Lorain, said after learning of Barrett’s resignation. The decision of who will serve out the remainder Read More…

Judge: Petric confessions admissible

The Rev. Mark Petric, allegedly shot by his son, also will be called as a court witness Daniel Petric ELYRIA — Prosecutors can use the three confessions a 16-year-old boy gave after his arrest when he goes to trial on charges he killed his mother and shot his father in the head, a county judge Read More…

Mom of girl hit in crosswalk seeks speed reduction

CINDY LEISE / CHRONICLE Alexis Jaworski, 8, sits with her mother, Marie, at their LaGrange home. Alexis was struck by a vehicle while crossing North Center Street and suffered scrapes and bruises on her arms and legs. LAGRANGE — There were no easy answers Thursday night for a mother fighting for safer school crossings. Marie Read More…

Making waves at Splash Zone

As park readies for season, Metro Parks plans expansion STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Erica Matz, assistant facility coordinator at the Spash Zone in Oberlin, cleans the outdoor pool to begin filling it with water on Monday. The outdoor pool will open June 6. OBERLIN — The Splash Zone has proven to be so popular it Read More…

Toddler found in pool out of coma

ELYRIA — A 22-month-old boy who nearly drowned last week in a Purdue Avenue swimming pool has been brought out of an artificially induced coma and is showing signs of recovery. Antonio Troutman opened his eyes Wednesday for the first time since the ordeal, his aunt, Trina Troutman, said. “Everybody’s been praying for him, and Read More…