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Court Roundup: September 9, 2008

Sex offender pleads guilty, gets 9 months ELYRIA — A registered sexual predator was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a single charge of criminal child enticement. Orlando Knight, 30, had faced up to a year in prison. Knight pulled up next to a  9-year-old boy as he was walking Read More…

Amherst garden honors victims of Sept. 11

AMHERST — Debra James attended the opening of the World Trade Center in 1973, but she’s never been to Ground Zero.  A native New Yorker, she won’t even look over her shoulder at the skyline when she drives into the city. “I don’t want to go to a hole,” said James, 47, now an Amherst Read More…

Amherst/Vermilion roundup: September 9, 2008

Firelands Parade of Bands The Firelands High School Mighty Falcon Marching Band will host its second annual Parade of Bands 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Firelands High School Stadium, featuring bands from Open Door Christian School, Midview High School and Admiral King. The evening includes food and raffles. A DVD of the Firelands performances may Read More…

Amherst/Vermilion blotter: September 9, 2008

Amherst police  Monday, Sept. 1 1:38 a.m. — 300 block Church St., police charged Christian Hayes with impersonating a police officer after an off-duty policeman reported the suspect identified himself as an Akron police officer during an incident involving two female patrons reported to be fighting inside the bar. Friday, Sept. 5 3:40 p.m. — Read More…

Restaurateur not ‘krazy` for red tape

ELYRIA — A soon-to-open restaurant with a “krazy” macaroni and cheese menu is learning the hard way that the rules of Elyria’s Design Review Committee are as hard to grasp as a wet noodle. After pumping $1,500 into a new sign to advertise his restaurant, Krazy Macs, at Broad and Cedar streets, owner Ron Heinbaugh Read More…

Obama HQ`s neighbor wages own campaign for parking spots

ELYRIA — In the next two months, presidential hopefuls Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain will slug it out on the battlefield over health care, the Iraq War and the economy. But locally, supporters of both candidates are quietly facing off over something bit simpler: parking. That’s because Brian Allen, a McCain supporter who Read More…

Vermilion teachers approve new contract

VERMILION — Teachers in the Vermilion City Schools ratified a new contract during a meeting Monday at which details of the new package were presented by representatives of the teachers union and negotiating team. Specifics of the pact including its length, salary increases and other gains are not being made public pending the school board’s Read More…

Judge wants to know why Juvenile Court won`t hand over records

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski wants to know why the county’s Juvenile Court has refused to turn over mental health records for a former juvenile defendant now facing a capital murder charge. If he doesn’t get a satisfactory answer at a hearing later this month, he may hold the legal custodian Read More…

Cedar Point coasts to another No. 1 ranking

SANDUSKY — For the 11th-straight year, readers of Amusement Today, a Texas-based periodical covering the amusement and water park business, have crowned Cedar Point the best amusement park in the world. The park’s world-renowned steel roller coasters scored big, with five making the list of 25 Best in the World. Topping the list was Millennium Read More…

Blotter: Sept. 9, 2008

Elyria police Sunday, Sept. 7 10:38 a.m. – 300 block Pasadena Ave., theft from vehicle. 11:29 a.m. – 400 block Longfellow St., theft from vehicle. 12:28 p.m. – Midway Mall, theft from vehicle. 12:40 p.m. – 500 block Clark St., theft from vehicle. 7:02 p.m. – 700 block Songbird St., Frederick Mitchell, 38, 700 block Read More…