April 19, 2015

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Conservative icon Jesse Helms dies at 86

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Sen. Jesse Helms, an unyielding champion of the conservative movement who spent three combative and sometimes caustic decades in Congress, where he relished his battles against liberals, Communists and occasionally a fellow Republican, died on the Fourth of July. He was 86. “It’s just incredible that he would die on July Read More…

Community Days are calling

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Sitting around, talking to neighbors, visiting with residents who had long since moved away and enjoying a cool breeze off of Lake Erie on a warm summer day — that was the first Sheffield Lake Community Days festival held 47 years ago. The rides were primitive — city construction vehicles were brought Read More…

Woman says she was struck in road-rage incident

ELYRIA — A woman told police she was hit twice Thursday night by a sport utility vehicle with an enraged driver behind the wheel on state Route 113 near state Route 57. Laura Hensley, 35, of Lorain, said her ankle was injured and her back hurt after a road rage run-in with a Ford Explorer Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield Notebook: July 5, 2008

Sheffield Village Historical Society The Sheffield Village Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at French Creek Nature Center, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield. At the meeting, Brian Redmond, curator of archaeology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will present a program discussing the preliminary results of archaeological excavations at Sheffield’s Burrell Read More…

Man’s fake heart attack scheme flatlines

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A 52-year-old Milwaukee-area man has been accused of faking heart attacks to avoid paying restaurant bills and cab fares. Police say the Waukesha man took a cab to a mall Monday and pretended to have a heart attack. The cab driver left unpaid. Authorities say the man then ran up a $23 Read More…

Blotter: July 5, 2008

Elyria police Tuesday, July 1 1:15 p.m. – 600 block East River St., a woman said her father harassed her at work. Wednesday, July 2 9:30 a.m. – 100 block Neuffer Court, stolen DVD player, sword, cash, DVDs, dart gun, two knives, mug and $50 from a piggy bank. 12:26 p.m. – Bell Avenue and Read More…

Former General Industries building burns

• Fire crews battle mammoth overnight blaze in Elyria
• Residents evacuated from the area; no one injured Read More…

Scenes from the General Industries blaze

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Lorain city official resigns

LORAIN — Deputy Safety Service Director Richard Romero is stepping down. Romero notified the city Thursday of his intention to resign from his post effective July 25. The decision was one that was made in the best interest of his family, Romero said. “My wife and I decided that it would be in the best Read More…

Job loss sparks friends’ protest at EMH Regional Medical Center

ELYRIA — Friends of a downsized EMH Regional Medical Center employee took to the streets Thursday in protest of an administrative decision that has left a local woman without a job. Friends of Gina Gasser marched in the rain in front of the East Broad Street hospital a day after they say Gasser’s employment at Read More…