March 5, 2015

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Men flung from SUV after it flips 3 times

BROWNHELM TWP. — Fish, handtools and mangled Jeep parts littered the roadside Tuesday night after a Grand Cherokee rolled three times and threw two men 10 yards from the vehicle. Michael King, 27, of Lorain, was driving the sport utility vehicle south about 9:40 p.m. on Gore Orphanage Road when he veered off the right Read More…

Driver passes out, hits Ruskan building

CARL SULLENBERGER / CHRONICLE A Lorain fireman stands by after a Cadillac ran into a corner of the Ruskan Law Building on Tuesday severing a natural gas line and closing Broadway until the area was safe. LORAIN — Ted Jacobs, a well-known businessman and community activist, lost consciousness while driving Tuesday afternoon and slammed into Read More…

Coast Guard searches for man off Lorain lakeshore

LORAIN — A man spotted floating east in Lake Erie late Tuesday sparked an hours-long rescue mission. The U.S. Coast Guard, Lorain firefighters and police searched for the drifting man starting after 10 p.m. off the shoreline near the Beaver Park Marina on West Erie Road. Several people watching the rescue operation said the man Read More…

Blotter: June 18, 2008

Elyria police Friday, June 13 4 p.m. – Woman reports a gold and diamond tennis bracelet valued at $1,050 missing after she had a pedicure at a nail salon at 515 N. Abbe Road. The woman told police she removed the bracelet before getting the pedicure and placed it on a table. She didn’t discover Read More…

Big roundup: June 18, 2008

Cops manning license checkpoints LORAIN — Police plan to conduct driver’s license checkpoints today. The stops are intended to catch unlicensed and suspended drivers. Naked man charged with indecency LORAIN — A Kansas Avenue man faces several charges after police found him lying in the street, intoxicated and exposing himself. Police went to the 1600 Read More…

Wellington voting on school bond issue

WELLINGTON — Voters in the Wellington Exempted Village School district will decide in November whether they want all of the students in the district to attend one school. The school board is preparing a bond issue to seek voter approval of a plan to build a new school for kindergarten through 12th with help from Read More…

Plans for limestone crushing plant halted

LORAIN — A controversial limestone crushing and processing plant planned for Lorain is no longer moving forward. Mayor Tony Krasienko said the recent sale of Oglebay Norton, the company that had planned to build the plant, has halted the project, slated for 15 acres of recently rezoned land at the Riverbend Commerce Park. “This is Read More…

Gifted Academy goes out of business

LORAIN — Lorain Gifted Academy is closing its doors. “The decision was based on the financial viability of the school going forward,” said Gerald Preseren, executive director of Constellation Schools, which runs LGA, as well as several other area charter schools.  Expenses for the school — including operating costs, building rental and teacher salaries — Read More…

LeBron to Cleveland: Lose some weight

CLEVELAND — LeBron James wants Cleveland to shape up. The Cavaliers star is challenging residents to lead healthier lifestyles and join “The 50 Million Pound Challenge.” James will kick off the challenge today in Cleveland with diet expert Dr. Ian Smith of VH1 “Celebrity Fit Club” fame. “I’m setting an example because I think people Read More…

N.R. housing developments put on hold

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Construction of proposed mega-residential housing developments will be halted for at least six months to give the city time to better define legislation guaranteeing that huge housing tracts are broken up by adequate green space for playgrounds, parks and walking trails. City Council approved a six-month moratorium Monday on the creation of Read More…