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North Ridgeville Council debates poop crimes

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — You can try to be dainty when discussing the issue, but Safety Committee Chair Kevin Corcoran, R-at-large, just called it what it is. “We’re here to discuss the poop ordinance,” Corcoran said during a brief Safety Committee session prior to Monday night’s City Council meeting. “Personal responsibility just seems to have gone Read More…

State cites Kalahari for safety violations

SANDUSKY — An indoor water park billing itself as the nation’s largest has allowed too many people on a raft ride and operated other rides in an unsafe manner, state safety inspectors have reported in the past three years. Officials at Kalahari Resort say the park is safe and have requested a hearing to respond. Read More…

Norwalk Furniture plant to close

NORWALK — Norwalk Furniture suspended operations at its plant here and in Cookeville, Tenn., effective Monday. The Norwalk plant has a work force of more than 500 and is one of city’s biggest employers. The company, in a statement, blamed the suspension of operations at the plants on a slowing economy and changes in the Read More…

Cops: Alcohol may be factor in teen crash

SOUTH AMHERST — Authorities believe alcohol played a role in a crash at 1 a.m. Monday that sent two teenage boys to the hospital. Just before the crash, Andrew Brumenschenkel, 16, of Amherst, was driving a 2005 Ford 500 heading west on state Route 113 into the village, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. As Read More…

Avon woman faces jail, fines for stalking order

AVON LAKE — The Avon woman who obtained a civil stalking protection order against an Avon Lake Municipal Court bailiff has a new legal problem about which to worry. Avon Lake Judge Darrel Bilancini has ordered Cynthia Mingus to appear before him today to explain why he shouldn’t hold her in contempt of court for Read More…

Vermilion/Amherst roundup: July 22, 2008

There’s no snow, but they’ve got Santa It may be pushing 90 degrees, but don’t tell that to anyone in Vermilion. This weekend they’ll be celebrating the Annual Christmas in July event, which includes entertainment, shopping, Santa arriving by riverboat and holiday lights.  The four-day gala kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday with resident pirate Read More…

Get your groove on in downtown Amherst

AMHERST — Dancing in the street might be a little embarrassing on an average day, but on Aug. 2 it will be the norm in downtown Amherst. That’s because downtown will be blocked off for the city’s fifth annual Dancing on Main Street music festival 3 p.m. until midnight. Leave the kids at home, though. Read More…

Amherst Schools closer to putting levy on ballot

AMHERST — Amherst City Schools moved one step closer Monday night to putting an emergency levy on the November ballot. The board approved the first of two required readings needed to place a request for money on the fall ballot in hopes of staving off an anticipated $3.3 million deficit. “It’s a perpetual battle for Read More…

Amherst/Vermilion blotter: July 22, 2008

Amherst police Tuesday, July 15 3:39 p.m. – 1900 block Cooper Foster Park Road. George W. Moore cited for furnishing false information to obtain intoxicating liquor by persons under 21 at Amherst Brew & Wine Center.     Sunday, July 20 1:02 a.m. – 200 block Park St. Police were stopped in front of Cedar Pub when Read More…

Lorain suspends Desvari without pay

LORAIN — The city suspended embattled Chief Building Official Bill Desvari without pay on Monday. Desvari, who was indicted on bribery and dereliction of duty charges last week, had continued to receive his pay since he was suspended in February from his $68,380- a-year job. The payless suspension takes effect today. Lorain Safety Director Phil Read More…