July 5, 2015

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Elvis stage garb sells for $300,000

NEW YORK — Elvis Presley’s favorite performance costume, the peacock jumpsuit, sold for $300,000 Thursday, making it the most expensive piece of Elvis memorabilia sold at auction. The online sale by auctioneer Gotta Have It! ended at 3 a.m. The pre-sale estimate was $275,000 to $325,000. The white outfit with a plunging V-neck and high Read More…

Elyria policeman acting as store security investigated for smooch

ELYRIA — An Elyria police officer is being investigated after he was accused of kissing a 17-year-old girl while working off-duty security at Marc’s in Elyria. The complaint against the officer was filed in June by a Marc’s manager after a 17-year-old employee of the store said she had been followed into the women’s restroom Read More…

Man: ‘Midget,’ juvenile beat me up for lighter

LORAIN — A 49-year-old Lorain man told police he was roughed up Wednesday by a midget and a juvenile. Lorain police found the man bleeding profusely from his nose around 8 p.m. near the rear entrance of Fligner’s Market on Broadway. He told police he was walking to the store when he was asked for Read More…

Roundup: Aug. 8, 2008

Copper wire ripped from vacant building LORAIN — A group of men stole 180 feet of copper wire valued at $3,000 early Wednesday from a Lorain building. The owner of the building at 1342 Colorado Ave. told police that the unknown men cut the lock off his building’s Ohio Edison power box and proceeded to Read More…

Police responding to dispute confiscate shotgun

ELYRIA — Nine Elyria police cars converged Thursday afternoon on a Gulf Road home after an emergency phone call that a man there was being held at gunpoint, Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said. Someone inside the house called 911 to report the incident just before 5 p.m., but the caller either hung up or Read More…

Elyria officials: Staffing cuts add to overtime savings

ELYRIA — Although it seems that with fewer firefighters, the city would pay more overtime, it isn’t the case. As a matter of fact, dropping the minimum firefighter staffing levels from 17 to 14 has saved the city about $300,000, officials said. That’s how much overtime the city would have had to pay the city’s Read More…

Tenant: Fence wouldn`t have saved toddler

VERMILION — Randi Krause and her 20-month-old son, Issaiah, were staying with her uncle and his wife in Vermilion in September 2006 when the toddler fell in the pool there and drowned. The uncle, Dave Boyette, does not own the Lorain Road home; he was just living there. The house belongs to his in-laws, Barry Read More…

Police: Officer OK to warn councilman from meeting

LORAIN — A Lorain police officer who asked City Councilman Dennis Flores to leave a neighborhood watch meeting last month did nothing wrong, an internal police investigation has concluded. Lt. Jim Rohner said Officer David Kusznir never barred Flores from the meeting but suggested that it would be a good idea that he not attend Read More…

County Red Cross to honor 16 ‘real heroes`

ELYRIA — The Red Cross of Lorain County is trying to make sure 16 good Samaritans are rewarded for the selfless acts that saved the lives of nine people. More than 200 people are expected to attend the 2008 Real Heroes Awards 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Spitzer Conference Center at Lorain County Read More…

LaGrange Township man takes love of farming to the market

LAGRANGE TWP. — It all started with a strawberry patch in his father’s backyard. Mike Miller picked up a trick or two, helping his father in that strawberry patch, and between those carefree summer days picking berries and spending time at his grandparents’ southern Ohio farm, he learned that he was a man of the Read More…