October 22, 2014

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Mother, 2 children die in house fire

WEST JEFFERSON — Officials say a fire in central Ohio killed a mother and her two children early Sunday morning. The fire started just after midnight and quickly leveled the one-floor home. The fire killed Billi Romans, 51; her daughter, Ami Romans, 16; and her son, Caleb Romans, 12, according to the Madison County sheriff’s Read More…

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FUGITIVE?

Albert J. Hardy 5 feet, 7 inches tall 175 pounds A reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Albert J. Hardy, 38, of Elyria, who is wanted in connection to a hotel robbery last summer. Deputy U.S. Marshal David Siler said Hardy is believed to be the man who on July Read More…

Diebold: UTI takeover bid too low

CLEVELAND — A month after Akron-based Diebold Inc. received an unsolicited bid to take it over, the 149-year-old maker of automated teller machines, security systems and electronic voting devices continues sit tight, maintaining the offer is too low. Meanwhile the pursuer, Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp., hasn’t budged from its March 2 position, arguing its Read More…

Awesome Possum takes on Shakespeare

AVON LAKE — Shakespeare can be hard to follow. But just because he doesn’t understand every word doesn’t mean 10-year-old Austin Rubinoski isn’t having the time of his life. “Sometimes my mom helps me with some of the words,” he said Saturday during a rehearsal of “The Comedy of Errors,” the Bard’s classic tale of Read More…

Avon/Avon Lake Notebook: April 7, 2008

Clorox studies cleanliness at Heritage South Elementary Film crews showed up Thursday at an Avon school to shoot background footage for a two-year cleanliness study. Michelle Kocar, principal at Heritage South Elementary, said in an e-mail that staffers and students have been involved since 2006 in a study by Clorox. The company has been tracking Read More…

County bills for river cleanup despite vote

BELLEFONTAINE — Voters in a western Ohio county rejected a $1 million program to clean up two waterways and reduce flooding, but officials said the ballots were meaningless and are billing residents anyway. Logan County is one of five counties working to clear debris from two waterways in the Upper Great Miami River watershed. Logan Read More…

Police blotter: April 7, 2008

Lorain police Saturday, April 5 3:40 p.m. – 4700 block Chelsea Ave., 15-year-old girl charged with domestic violence and felonious assault after she reportedly stabbed her 14-year-old brother in the hand with a fork. 9:55 p.m. – 800 block W. 18th St., Beatrice Kozich, 32, charged with domestic violence. 10:57 p.m. – Gary Avenue, a Read More…

To IB or not to IB: International Baccalaureate coming to Oberlin

OBERLIN — Imagine as a high school student writing a 4,000-word thesis, doing 150 hours of volunteer work, and taking a battery of written and oral tests that might be graded in the United Kingdom or Spain. It’s called International Baccalaureate, and it’s coming to Oberlin schools. Started in 1968 as a program for the Read More…

Students` input sought on new Elyria High

ELYRIA — The new Elyria High School is still years away from completion, but students — many of whom will be long graduated when the building opens — are speaking up now as to what they want in the facility. Sylvia Taylor wants to see lots of trees, bushes and a rock garden. “It would Read More…

Screen legend Charlton Heston dead

LOS ANGELES — Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing “Ben-Hur” and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the ’50s and ’60s, has died. He was 84. The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife Lydia at Read More…