March 1, 2015

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Flood victims worry: What`s in the water?

OAKVILLE, Iowa — The floodwaters that deluged much of Iowa have done more than knock out drinking water and destroy homes. They have also spread a noxious brew of sewage, farm chemicals and fuel that could sicken anyone who wades in. On Monday, Bob Lanz used a 22-foot aluminum flatboat to navigate through downtown Oakville, Read More…

Effects guru on ‘Aliens,` ‘Jurassic Park` dies at age 62

LOS ANGELES — Stan Winston, the Oscar-winning special-effects maestro responsible for bringing the dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” and other iconic movie creatures to life, has died. He was 62. Winston died at his home in Malibu surrounded by family on Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a representative from Stan Read More…

No bond for man accused of Gas USA killing

ELYRIA – A judge cited the heinous nature of the crime today in refusing to set a bond for the Chicago man accused of killing Gas USA clerk Qiana Walton. Elyria Municipal Court Judge John Musson told Vincent W. Jackson Jr. that he faced an aggravated murder charge that could be punishable by death or Read More…

Vigil held for slain gas station clerk

ELYRIA — Gas station clerk Qiana Walton, who was shot and killed at Gas USA early Saturday, was remembered at a vigil Sunday as a beautiful woman who was kind to everyone. Jackson Walton But her mother said there’s one person the 27-year-old Lorain resident would not have forgiven —Vincent W. Jackson Jr., of Chicago Read More…

Men who helped save boy honored

ELYRIA — Father’s Day was extra special for Paul Troutman, whose son Antonio made a miraculous recovery after nearly drowning in a backyard pool on April 16. Troutman said he has two people to thank — Allen Rogers and Bob Shuster. When Troutman found his son lifeless and blue, he began screaming “Help, help, somebody Read More…

The skeeters are coming

ELYRIA — A word of advice: Stock up on the calamine lotion, because it’s going to be a long, itchy summer. If you live near a shady brook — or just about anywhere else — those pesky mosquito bites are probably pretty irritating right about now. With big thunderstorms passing through and with recent warm Read More…

Man missing after boats collide in bay

SANDUSKY — Authorities have called off the search for a man believed to have been thrown overboard in Sandusky Bay when two boats collided early Sunday. Detroit Coast Guard Petty Officer Jason Rice said the missing man was one of four people on a 22-foot boat that collided with a 40-foot cigarette boat shortly after Read More…

Blotter: June 16, 2008

Elyria police Friday, June 13 12:10 a.m. – 200 block West River Road, prescription medication stolen. 6:57 a.m. – North Recreation Pool, Duffey Street, vandalism to the pool area. 7:48 a.m. – 500 block Abbe Road, two children, ages 2 to 3, were spotted wandering alone in the area of FirstMerit Bank. 9 a.m. – Read More…

Hundreds ordered to flee homes in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Peering across the swollen Iowa River on Sunday, University of Iowa President Sally Mason faced the unthinkable possibility that she might soon be ordering the relocation or even demolition of some buildings on the campus she took over just 11 months ago. “It’s demoralizing,” she said, staring across the torrent from Read More…

Cleveland`s party boat gears up for 50th summer

As gas prices keep putting the squeeze on everyone’s wallets, the cry for close-to-home summertime fun just keeps getting louder. One answer could be a Cleveland attraction that is celebrating it 50th anniversary this year. We’re talking about the Goodtime III, the 1,000-passenger, four-deck sightseeing ship that’s given an estimated 4 million passengers a mellow Read More…