December 21, 2014

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Hundreds eat 23-cent pizzas as Papa John’s eats its words

WESTLAKE — When a Papa John’s Pizza franchise holder in Washington, D.C., made T-shirts calling LeBron James a “crybaby,” he created a mess that only a 23-cent pizza could fix. How did the pizza chain come up with the price? It’s James’ jersey number, of course. But hungry customers waiting to cash in on the Read More…

Family says shot severed victim’s spinal cord

The woman who was abducted, shot and terrorized Tuesday may never walk again.Family members told county sheriff’s officials that the 43-year-old woman’s spinal cord was severed when her abductor fired a single bullet into her mid-upper back region. The woman had been hiking Tuesday in the Carlisle Reservation when 25-year-old Matt-hew Plas allegedly abducted her, Read More…

Dog taken for a walk but never brought back

ELYRIA — Two faux fashionista dog-nappers stole a 4-year-old bluetick coonhound named Shiloh from a local kennel on Wednesday. “We don’t know why anybody would steal a $75 dog,” said Sue Heys, assistant executive director for the Friendship APL. Shiloh She said she was outraged Thursday morning when animal workers realized Shiloh’s cage was empty. Read More…

Gas is higher here than the state average

COLUMBUS — Ohio gasoline prices hit a record high Thursday. Regular-grade gas is now averaging $3.66 a gallon in Ohio, according to the Daily Fuel Gauge Report from AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. That’s 43 cents higher than last month. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE These were the prices at the Sunoco station on East Avenue Read More…

State employers protest workers’ comp rules

COLUMBUS — A group of Ohio employers who say their businesses are being crushed by injured-worker insurance rates that the state modified last year has asked the state’s watchdog to take another look at the program. The newly formed coalition, We’veHadEnough.Net, told Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles in a letter sent Thursday that the Ohio Read More…

Cat breeder gets reprieve

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The city is giving Victoria Wilson a little time to sell or give away some of her cats before they cite her again for exceeding the four-cat limit in a residential area. A police officer last Friday gave the first citation to Wilson that states she is violating a law restricting Sheffield Read More…

226-acre Carlisle annexation a go

Elyria will take land from township, provide sewers for development CARLISLE TWP. — Elyria is poised to finally annex 226 acres of land off Indian Hollow Road from Carlisle Township after a legal battle that lasted more than three years. After taking the clash to the 9th District Court of Appeals and losing, the township Read More…

Assistant prosecutor in running for Barrett vacancy

There’s some competition to replace former state Rep. Matt Barrett in Columbus. As of Thursday morning, the deadline for applications, there were seven applicants for the Ohio House of Representatives seat Barrett, D-Amherst, resigned from last month. Phil Saken, a spokesman for the House Democratic Caucus, said the final list of candidates would be available Read More…

Blotter: May 9, 2008

Lorain police Tuesday, May 6 10:06 a.m. – 800 block Lovett Place, lawnmower stolen out of locked barn. 2:11 p.m. – 1300 block W. 19th St., a child was throwing rocks at the windows of a vacant home. 4:03 p.m. – 1200 block W. Erie Ave., a woman didn’t realize her apartment had been burglarized Read More…

Lorain City Jail ready for inmates

LORAIN — The Lorain City Jail took in its first inmate within 30 minutes of opening Thursday morning. The jail opened promptly at 10 a.m. after months of delays and now has the capacity of holding up to 34 offenders for 12 days at a time. “All is well that ends well,” Safety Director Phil Read More…