December 22, 2014

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Cat breeder gets reprieve

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The city is giving Victoria Wilson a little time to sell or give away some of her cats before they cite her again for exceeding the four-cat limit in a residential area. A police officer last Friday gave the first citation to Wilson that states she is violating a law restricting Sheffield Read More…

226-acre Carlisle annexation a go

Elyria will take land from township, provide sewers for development CARLISLE TWP. — Elyria is poised to finally annex 226 acres of land off Indian Hollow Road from Carlisle Township after a legal battle that lasted more than three years. After taking the clash to the 9th District Court of Appeals and losing, the township Read More…

Assistant prosecutor in running for Barrett vacancy

There’s some competition to replace former state Rep. Matt Barrett in Columbus. As of Thursday morning, the deadline for applications, there were seven applicants for the Ohio House of Representatives seat Barrett, D-Amherst, resigned from last month. Phil Saken, a spokesman for the House Democratic Caucus, said the final list of candidates would be available Read More…

Blotter: May 9, 2008

Lorain police Tuesday, May 6 10:06 a.m. – 800 block Lovett Place, lawnmower stolen out of locked barn. 2:11 p.m. – 1300 block W. 19th St., a child was throwing rocks at the windows of a vacant home. 4:03 p.m. – 1200 block W. Erie Ave., a woman didn’t realize her apartment had been burglarized Read More…

Lorain City Jail ready for inmates

LORAIN — The Lorain City Jail took in its first inmate within 30 minutes of opening Thursday morning. The jail opened promptly at 10 a.m. after months of delays and now has the capacity of holding up to 34 offenders for 12 days at a time. “All is well that ends well,” Safety Director Phil Read More…

Tight budget means leash is shorter for dog catcher

LORAIN — In his second year as Lorain animal control officer, Mike Mattei has found what works and what doesn’t when it comes to catching rogue canines. In most cases, it’s being available all hours of the day, but the city is looking at whether it can afford to let Mattei, who has already surpassed Read More…

Roundup: May 9, 2008

Lorain man pleads guilty to fondling girl ELYRIA — A Lorain man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he fondled a teenage member of an Amherst home-based church he attended. Robert Champion, 53, made the plea on the condition that Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi would sentence him to probation at a sentencing hearing Read More…

Ridgeville teens create winning image

Junior Achievement team earned $2,500 for charity ELYRIA — They worked. They earned. They conquered. On Thursday, the North Ridgeville High School Junior Achievement team beat out three other schools in the Student Company Program Challenge. Its company sold 517 customized T-shirts costing $15 each and turned a $2,504 profit. The money earned by N.R. Read More…

Calling all cornhole enthusiasts

Columbia bringing more fun and games to annual Antique Gas Engine Show & Flea Market COLUMBIA TWP. — On May 4, 10-year-old Kyle Rose of Columbia Township challenged his siblings to a game of cornhole in preparation for the game at the 32nd annual Antique Gas Engine Show and Flea Market. Want to go? The Read More…

Lorain County launches mag to advertise itself

ELYRIA — Lorain County apparently needs some good press. The county and several partners plan to launch a new business and lifestyle magazine — Pulse — in September that will focus entirely on Lorain County. County Administrator Jim Cordes said the county and most of the other partners, including the county’s Chamber of Commerce, Lorain Read More…