April 20, 2014

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Doc in trouble for taking pic of man’s exposed tattoo

PHOENIX — A surgeon faces a disciplinary hearing for snapping a photo of a patient’s tattooed genitals during an operation and showing it to other doctors. Mayo Clinic Hospital administrators said Dr. Adam Hansen, chief resident of general surgery, admitted taking the photo with his cell phone on Dec. 11. The tattoo on strip club Read More…

Dad, 3 kids found alive in Calif. mountains 3 days after vanishing on Christmas tree hunt

PARADISE, Calif. — A father and three children who vanished on a Christmas tree-cutting trip in the Northern California mountains were found alive Wednesday after huddling in a culvert for warmth during three days of heavy snow. A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew spotted Frederick Dominguez waving his arms atop a small bridge and landed Read More…

Puerto Rican beauty queen’s clothes test positive for pepper spray

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — After a flurry of accusations and skepticism, an exhaustive investigation has determined that someone did try to sabotage a beauty contestant’s bid for the Miss Puerto Rico Universe by dousing her garments with pepper spray, police said Wednesday. The attempt failed because Ingrid Marie Rivera maintained her composure while appearing Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 20, 2007

County sheriff Wednesday, Dec. 12 2:52 a.m. – 400 block Hafely Drive, Lorain, Robert Olah, 42, Elyria, felony theft warrant. Thursday, Dec. 13 12:27 p.m. – 10500 block Durkee Road, Eaton Township, a couple reported nearly $15,000 in cash, jewelry, electronics and guns stolen. Friday, Dec. 14 10:35 a.m. – 300 block Pine Hollow, Sheffield Read More…

State: Wellington teacher’s theft totaled $20,000

WELLINGTON — A state audit has determined that a former Wellington High School teacher stole $20,666 while he served as adviser to the school’s Future Farmers of America group. Patrick Knoble, who is facing theft in office charges in connection with the missing money, will have to repay it, according to Ohio Auditor’s Office findings. Read More…

Helping a family out of a jam

Elyria students sell jelly to give family presents ELYRIA — The sweetness of sacrifice can be found at the bottom of 100 jars of rhubarb jelly. SHAWN FOUCHER / CHRONICLE These Westwood Junior High students shopped for a needy family. Just ask Sharon Svette’s seventh- and eighth-grade students at Westwood Junior High, who spent three Read More…

Police hunting for sex offender

WESTLAKE — Police are hunting for a convicted sex offender found baby-sitting four young children — a sex offender they say showed at least one of the kids dirty pictures and movies. Sparks Buck Dennis Buck, 38, who was previously convicted of molesting his 14-year-old relative in Cuyahoga County, is wanted on two felony counts Read More…

Parking pinched by jazz project

OBERLIN — The future of Oberlin’s quirky downtown looks bright with a new $22 million jazz building planned for the south side of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. CINDY LEISE / CHRONICLE A sign warns of two-hour parking for customers of merchants in downtown Oberlin. The only dark cloud is the prospect of more parking Read More…

North Ridgeville blotter: Dec. 20, 2007

North Ridgeville police Friday, Dec. 7 3:09 a.m. – 33000 block U.S. 20, Bullfrogs Sports Café, Charles W. Rosiu III, 22, North Ridgeville, charged with disorderly conduct intoxication. Monday, Dec. 10 2:43 p.m. – 34000 block U.S. 20, Wired Wireless, business entered and all cell phones and accessories, valued at $12,000, stolen. Tuesday, Dec. 12 Read More…

Court: Trustee can’t store sewage on land

ELYRIA — An appeals court has overturned a judge’s decision to allow a LaGrange Township trustee to store sewage from the septic tank cleaning company he operates on his property. The 9th District Court of Appeals ruled that county Common Pleas Judge Edward Zaleski overstepped his authority when he ruled earlier this year to allow Read More…