May 5, 2016

Elyria
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Cold puts area shelters at capacity

LORAIN — It was nearly a full house at the shelters at St. Joseph Church on Thursday with 42 men and six women seeking help so they wouldn’t freeze in the street or in their cars. As the 10 p.m. deadline approached on Friday, monitors for both the men’s and women’s shelter pledged to welcome Read More…

Sheffield Lake checks in on seniors

SHEFFIELD LAKE —  Older residents can thank Mayor John Piskura’s 95-year-old grandmother for a new program that offers check-ins and other services designed to give the city’s seniors peace of mind. Senior citizens, shut-ins, those who use wheelchairs and Social Security income recipients are just a few of the people who will be helped by Read More…

BLOTTER: Jan. 17, 2009

Lorain police Thursday, Jan. 15 2:05 p.m. –  5300 Meister Road, a man reported his girlfriend hit him and threatened him with a knife after he destroyed her crack pipe. He told police friends came to pick her up, and while arguing about her leaving, a man, whom he didn’t know, threatened him with a Read More…

Avon makes Internet predator arrest

AVON — Police said a 29-year-old Cleveland mechanic drove to Avon on Thursday night with the hopes of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Instead, Douglas F. Demarco Jr. was arrested and taken to jail, police said. Demarco was charged with felony counts of importuning, attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor and possession of Read More…

State seeks pay cut from union workers

COLUMBUS — The administration of Gov. Ted Strickland is seeking a 5 percent pay cut from workers in the state’s largest union as the state faces a $7.3 billion budget deficit, Ohio media outlets reported Friday. The state also seeks to reduce work hours from 40 to 35 per week and eliminate paid holidays and Read More…

Ex-nurse sentenced in sexual abuse case

SANDUSKY — A former night shift nurse accused of sexually abusing patients at northwest Ohio nursing homes entered a plea arrangement to avoid trial and has been sentenced to 12½ years in prison. John Riems entered an Alford plea Friday evening to four counts of sexual battery and one count of gross sexual imposition. In Read More…

Local roundup: January 17, 2009

Special prosecutor assigned to Will case ELYRIA — A special prosecutor has been assigned to handle the felony drug case of Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will’s nephew. Elyria City Prosecutor Jay Grunda will handle the case of Sean Will, 33, of Elyria. Sean Will was arrested by county sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 16 and charged Read More…

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Jan. 16, 2009

Amherst Exempted Villagen Arts Academy Children’s Development Center Christ Lutheran Nursery School Christian Community — Lorain Country Day School — preschool closed / day care open Elyria Catholic High School Elyria City School First Baptist Christian School Lake Ridge Academy LCCAA Head Start Elyria Life Skills Center Lorain Academy of Arts & Science Lorain City Read More…

Elyria library levy a go for May

Council committee OKs appearance of 1.9-mill request Read More…

PolyOne cuts 30 jobs in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — PolyOne Corporation announced Thursday it will  lay off 8 percent of its global workforce, including 30 employees at its Avon Lake headquarters. The local layoffs are limited to office staff and will not affect the engineer materials and vinyl plants also in Avon Lake, a company spokeswoman said. About 370 positions around Read More…