May 29, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
68°F
 

Had enough yet?

Yes, it’s true we live in Northeast Ohio. Snow is part of the territory, and for the most part, it’s a charming part. But the endless barrage that we’ve been dealing with of late? Enough, already. To whom do we cry uncle?  Streets today are just awful despite the fact that there are plows everywhere. Read More…

Northeast Ohio hit hard by salmonella outbreak

The salmonella outbreak affecting the nation has grown to include the recall of more than 180 products containing either peanuts or peanut butter because of their reported link to the food-borne illness. Salmonella is being blamed for 68 reported cases in Ohio — the most of any state. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s cases originate Read More…

Family sues manufacturer, Solon peanut butter distributor over salmonella death

MILWAUKEE — The relatives of a 72-year-old woman whose death may be linked to the widespread peanut butter salmonella outbreak have sued the operators of a Georgia peanut butter plant and an Ohio distributor, saying their negligence caused her death. Relatives of Shirley Mae Almer filed the wrongful death lawsuit Monday in Hennepin County District Read More…

Economy overshadows Strickland`s address

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland heard it from the left and the right Tuesday, a day before he delivers a State of the State address on Ohio’s flagging economy and $7 billion budget deficit. The speech is at noon today. Republican lawmakers said they want to reduce the number of state agencies by more than Read More…

Sheriff: Responses to calls will lengthen because of force cuts

BRIGHTON TWP. — It took Lorain County sheriff’s deputies a little more than two hours to respond to check the welfare of a man Monday. By the time they arrived at the Brighton Township home of John Olson, the 40-year-old already was dead, according to the event log of the incident. County Coroner Paul Matus Read More…

Council hopefuls line up for battle in May

ELYRIA — With weeks left before candidates have to officially throw their names into the ring, interest in joining the elected body of Elyria is running strong. With all 11 City Council seats up for re-election this year, incumbents and challengers already have started filing petitions with the Lorain County Board of Elections seeking to Read More…

Pat Catan`s plans Ridgeville store

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When store closings and massive layoffs are an almost-daily occurrence, word that a new business is about to open is enough to raise eyebrows. Officials of the Strongsville-based Pat Catan’s chain of arts and crafts stores confirmed Tuesday that the company’s newest store will open in the former Tops supermarket at Lear-Nagle Read More…

Police arrest 10 at Vermilion drinking party

VERMILION — A rowdy underage drinking party orchestrated by twin daughters of an absent homeowner ended in the arrest of nearly a dozen juveniles and adults early Sunday. The incident began shortly before 2 a.m. when police were called to a home in the 1400 block of Lexington Drive in response to complaints of noise Read More…

Mom tells police teen used gun to detain girls

LORAIN — Police are investigating whether a 14-year-old boy used a gun to keep his sister’s friends from leaving his home Monday night. The mother of two girls, ages 11 and 12, called police at 8:48 p.m. after her daughters returned home and said their friend’s older brother pulled a gun on them and blocked Read More…

Jurors weep as ‘Baby Grace` trial opens

GALVESTON, Texas — Jurors wept Tuesday as they heard a mother detail how an attempt to teach her 2-year-old daughter proper manners turned into a daylong torture session in which the toddler was beaten with belts, dunked in a bathtub of cold water and flung across a room so violently that she died from her Read More…