September 20, 2014

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Holy fish sticks!

Elyria woman puts her frozen ‘Good Friday find’ on eBay  ELYRIA — A biblical parable commands people to be fishers of men, but one Elyria woman is taking the message a little bit further. Victoria Landis is fishing for a miracle. On the online auction web site, eBay, Landis, 38, has placed for bid three Read More…

St. Vincent de Paul closing its school

Last-ditch effort to save it falls short  ELYRIA TWP. — The beloved St. Vincent de Paul School is closing for good in June and even an effort by parishioners to raise $100,000 wasn’t able to save it. The closing of the school, which serves kindergarten through grade 8, was announced in recent weeks in a Read More…

Wall Street seesaws; results mixed

   NEW YORK  — Wall Street ended a temperamental session widely mixed Monday after investors grappled with JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s government-backed buyout of the stricken investment bank Bear Stearns Cos.    The Dow Jones industrials recovered from an initial drop of nearly 200 points to finish up about 21 points. The broader Standard & Read More…

Glitter club could be shut

ELYRIA TWP. — The lewd behavior, gunfire and brawls that police, township trustees and neighbors say is rampant at Glitter Nite Club has prompted the county to sue the bikini bar in the hopes of cleaning up the place or shutting it down. Among the complaints about the club listed in the nuisance complaint filed Read More…

Searchers recover man`s body in river

ELYRIA — The body of a man who plunged into the Black River on Saturday night after a foot pursuit by police was found early Sunday afternoon. Elyria firefighters pulled the body of Leonard Bryant, 26, from the river just north of the Black River ford in Cascade Park about 1 p.m. Sunday, assistant fire Read More…

Three-phase project planned to fix Route 57

ELYRIA — The much-anticipated state Route 57 reconstruction project will be broken up into three phases over the course of about 18 months, city officials said. At a cost of $20 million, with the city funding a portion with a 10-year, $2.7 million loan from the state infrastructure fund, the project is slated to start Read More…

Group helps to distribute unused medications

In the back of Buderer Pharmacy in Sandusky are $3 million worth of prescription medications waiting to be distributed for free. These unused prescriptions, collected from nursing homes and other area extended care facilities, are rounded up by Buderer and redistributed to the underinsured and uninsured of Lorain County. The Coalition for the Uninsured in Read More…

Report: State’s middle class in a crunch

AKRON — Ohio’s middle class families are racing to the bottom of the nation’s economic ladder with incomes that fail to keep pace with inflation and the rising costs of higher education and health care, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Sunday. Ohio ranks 32nd with a median household income of $44,532 based on 2006 data, Read More…

Hundreds attend Metzenbaum’s funeral

BEACHWOOD — Former U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum was remembered as an anti-corruption watchdog and a fighter for civil rights at a funeral attended by several hundred family, friends and Democratic Party figures on Sunday. Metzenbaum, who died Wednesday at the age of 90, was a force to be reckoned with during his years in the Read More…

Roundup: March 17, 2008

Police: Man rams truck, fights LORAIN — A man rammed a tow truck driver about 5:15 a.m. Saturday after refusing to pay for roadside help and then fought back when officers tried to arrest him, Lorain police said. Jonathon Contreras, 19, of Lorain, was charged with felonious assault, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, theft and Read More…