December 22, 2014

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Dognapped pooch found wandering

ELYRIA — Shiloh the dog is safe and sound. The 4-year-old pooch, which was dognapped Wednesday from the Friendship APL on Murray Ridge Road, was found Friday night abandoned in a church parking lot. “We were having a Bible study last night, and as people were leaving, I saw the dog walking across the yard,” Read More…

Roundup: May 11, 2008

Fowl Road robbery suspects at large ELYRIA TWP. — An hour-long manhunt Saturday night for three suspected robbers left Elyria police empty-handed. The search started just before 9 p.m. at 1951 Fowl Road and ranged through several buildings in the Condor Garden Apartments. A man who lives in the complex said three black men barged Read More…

Blotter: May 11, 2008

Elyria police Friday, May 9 2:10 a.m. – 100 block Erie St., Terrence Stephens, 18, Lorain, warrant. 8 a.m. – 900 block Lorain Blvd., circular saw and screw guns stolen. 8:30 a.m. – 300 block Oxford Ave., hand tools and scaffolding stolen. 3:30 p.m. – Lake Avenue and Cascade Street, Jamie Daniels, 35, Elyria, warrant. Read More…

Barrett gone from family’s law practice

LORAIN — Former state Rep. Matt Barrett is no longer with his family’s law firm. Barrett, D-Amherst, resigned from the Ohio House of Representatives last month after it was learned he had lied about photos of topless women that were displayed to a Norwalk High School government class last year. It was unclear why or Read More…

Off the beat

Papa John’s doesn’t live here anymore Dianna Koepke of Lorain thinks she’s the one who should get a 23-cent pizza. That only seems fair seeing as how Koepke has the misfortune Thursday of having the same phone number as a former Papa John’s restaurant in Lorain. Her phone practically rang non-stop Thursday from people wanting Read More…

Fights not limited to cage at event

SHEFFIELD — Apparently 15 undercard fights and three main events weren’t enough for some fight fans at Quaker Steak & Lube on Friday night. After Superior Cage Fighting’s “Round 1 of the Quaker Fight Series” wrapped up, multiple fights broke out and police were called in from all surrounding areas. Members of the Elyria, Lorain, Read More…

Relative of kidnap victim expresses gratitude

The family of the 43-year-old woman who was abducted, shot and terrorized Tuesday has a debt of gratitude for the strangers who came to her rescue. “How do you thank two strangers who stopped when something didn’t seem right? And a man who didn’t ignore the sound when he thought he heard something?” the victim’s Read More…

School launches ‘penny wars’ for playground

SHEFFIELD — A penny saved could translate into a swing set for students at Knollwood Elementary in Sheffield. Students at the school have taken it upon themselves to raise the money needed for a new playground one cent at a time through “penny wars”— a competitive effort to see which of the preschool, kindergarten and Read More…

A bit of Hawaii about 40 miles west

SANDUSKY — Come on in, the water’s fine. And there’s going to be more of it than ever. Maui Sands, a $30 million Hawaiian-themed year-round indoor waterpark resort boasting the region’s second-largest water park and recreation areas, let government and tourism officials take a peek Friday at its collection of slides and other attractions, restaurants, Read More…

Oldest captive gorilla is an amazing ape

DALLAS — A gorilla recognized as the world’s oldest in captivity celebrated her 55th birthday by munching down a four-layer frozen fruit cake and banana leaf wrapped treats. Jenny’s caretakers at the Dallas Zoo say she’s having a few joint issues and her eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but she still looks good Read More…