April 23, 2014

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Midway Mall sues two more tenants

ELYRIA — Getting tenants at Midway Mall to pay their rent seems to be a growing problem for the struggling mall. Centro Watt, the company that owns and operates the mall, filed two lawsuits against of its tenants, accusing both of falling behind on their rent. The lawsuits filed Thursday in county Common Pleas Court Read More…

LaGrange/Grafton blotter: Dec. 21, 2007

LaGrange police Thursday, Dec. 13 3:01 p.m. – 300 block Church St., loud music. Monday, Dec. 17 8:10 p.m. – 100 block Taylor St., a woman found syringes in the basement of her home that she suspected were used to inject steroids. Grafton police Monday, Dec. 17 4:15 p.m. – 900 Oak St., a woman Read More…

Wilcox family farm has been a LaGrange fixture for two generations

LAGRANGE — Pine filled the air at Wilcox Tree Farm recently as snowflakes dusted the acres of trees. For four decades, Avery Wilcox, 80, has been tending to 50 acres of trees. “We started 40 years ago, after a tornado hit Pittsfield,” Avery said at the tree farm. Avery’s father, Elbert, owned the land and Read More…

Accused teen shooter pleads not guilty

The son of a Wellington pastor pleaded not guilty this morning in county Common Pleas Court to charges that he fatally shot his mother and critically wounded his father. Daniel Petric, 16, is charged with aggravated murder, murder, attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence, charges that could send him to Read More…

Man survives death drop

Chased by police, van launches off bridge into river 75 feet below ELYRIA — A stolen van driven by a one-legged Lorain man plunged 75 feet into the Black River while being chased by police Wednesday on Interstate 90 in Elyria. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE A tow crew drags the van driven by Blake Kavanagh Read More…

Rock Hall inductions coming in 2009

CLEVELAND — After more than a decade away, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony will return to Cleveland in 2009. AP Along with Rock Hall representatives at a Cleveland City Hall news conference, Mayor Frank Jackson announced Wednesday that the induction ceremony will return to the Rock Hall’s home in 2009 and Read More…

Quarry plan expected to spur other projects

SOUTH AMHERST — Development tends to follow sewers, and with the county planning to build a $26 million sewer to support a $500 million upscale development, more construction is likely to follow. South Amherst Mayor Ron Schmitz said he fully expects more development now that California-based Industrial Realty Group has announced a plan to build Read More…

Doc in trouble for taking pic of man’s exposed tattoo

PHOENIX — A surgeon faces a disciplinary hearing for snapping a photo of a patient’s tattooed genitals during an operation and showing it to other doctors. Mayo Clinic Hospital administrators said Dr. Adam Hansen, chief resident of general surgery, admitted taking the photo with his cell phone on Dec. 11. The tattoo on strip club Read More…

Dad, 3 kids found alive in Calif. mountains 3 days after vanishing on Christmas tree hunt

PARADISE, Calif. — A father and three children who vanished on a Christmas tree-cutting trip in the Northern California mountains were found alive Wednesday after huddling in a culvert for warmth during three days of heavy snow. A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew spotted Frederick Dominguez waving his arms atop a small bridge and landed Read More…

Puerto Rican beauty queen’s clothes test positive for pepper spray

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — After a flurry of accusations and skepticism, an exhaustive investigation has determined that someone did try to sabotage a beauty contestant’s bid for the Miss Puerto Rico Universe by dousing her garments with pepper spray, police said Wednesday. The attempt failed because Ingrid Marie Rivera maintained her composure while appearing Read More…