February 7, 2016

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Cleveland program educates jailed teens

CLEVELAND — Juveniles behind bars are continuing their high school education thanks to a schools program serving young inmates. The joint effort between the Cleveland school system and the Cuyahoga County jail provides one 90-minute class each day for juveniles awaiting trial on adult criminal charges. The offenders are accused of crimes that range from Read More…

Family injured in Thanksgiving Day crash

LAGRANGE TWP. — A Thanksgiving Day accident left a family of six with minor injuries. The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. near the intersection of state Route 303 and Diagonal Road. Raymond Rader and his family, including four children, were in a minivan heading west on 303 when 19-year-old Jared Reinhart of Elyria crossed Read More…

Volunteer is Lorain’s tireless retiree

Some people look forward to retirement as a time for relaxation, hobbies or maybe travel. For Lorain native Wilma Jacovetti, retirement meant finding another job and volunteering. Jacovetti graduated from Lorain High School in 1946, and a couple months later went to work for what was then called the Lorain Telephone Co. By the time Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield Notebook: November 29, 2008

Homework help The Lorain Public Library System’s Homework Help Center is in its second year, and many school children are taking advantage of it. Joanne Eldridge, public library director, said the program fulfills a need. “This is the library being responsive to our community,” Eldridge said. “We know that children need help with their homework, Read More…

Iraqis ratify pact; U.S. troops to leave by 2011

BAGHDAD — The long, costly story of American military involvement in Iraq moved closer to an end Thursday when Iraq’s parliament approved a pact that requires all troops to be out in three years, marking the first clear timetable for a U.S. exit since the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. The vote for the Read More…

Shoppers camp out for Best Buy deals

ELYRIA — Deeply discounted laptop computers at Midway Mall’s Best Buy inspired a few dozen hardcore deal seekers to camp in front of the store Thursday night despite temperatures in the low 30s. Today, also known as Black Friday, is the official start of the holiday shopping season. The first to pitch his tent was Read More…

Mom, daughter support each other in cancer battles

HURON — Less than six months after learning she had a rare form of brain cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma, Dawn MacLean-Patterson began living every mother’s worst nightmare. Her 16-year-old daughter, Taylar MacLean, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. MacLean-Patterson, 49, immediately put her own treatment, and her self-pity, on hold to make sure her daughter Read More…

Light Up Lorain takes place on Saturday

LORAIN — The annual Light Up Lorain holiday event returns this weekend with more cheer than ever before. More entertainment, more decorations and more food are just a few of  the changes to this year’s festivities. For the first time, Mayor Tony Krasienko will help Santa flip the switch to turn on the lights and Read More…

Carlisle park hosts holiday light display

CARLISLE TWP. — While the weather outside has the potential of being frightful, the twinkling lights will be delightful at the seventh annual Holiday Lights display at the Carlisle Visitor Center. This year’s display is better than ever with inside and outside scenes to stimulate your holiday senses. As you drive into the Carlisle Reservation, Read More…

BLOTTER: Nov. 28, 2008

Elyria police Wednesday, Nov. 26 9:00 a.m. –  400 block East Ave., theft of $650 in cash and $131 in cash from the 1930s to 1950s from the offices of Taylor and Breunig Co., LPA. 9:05 a.m. –  900 block Clark St., woman reported theft of her wallet from vehicle. 3:40 p.m. –  100 block Read More…