August 30, 2015

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Oberlin College president in the running to lead University of Iowa

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The Iowa Board of Regents is looking for a new University of Iowa president and they’re turning their sights to Oberlin College’s own Marvin Krislov. On Wednesday morning, the Iowa Board of Regents announced that Krislov is one of four finalists, according to the University of Iowa website. Krislov is going to be visiting the Read More…

UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy resigns after allegedly being robbed during solicitation

Christopher Cassell

ELYRIA — A Lorain County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after he was robbed Tuesday during a rendezvous with a woman he met on Craigslist and allegedly paid for sex. Christopher Cassell, 24, had worked as a part-time deputy since March, mostly handling courthouse security before his resignation Wednesday, sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski said. Cassell, who Read More…

10 things to know today, Wednesday, Aug. 26

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Asian stocks meander after China rate cut The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index falls late in the day after spending most of the afternoon in positive territory. 2. Trump starts new media feud The Republican presidential candidate gets Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake man killed in Cleveland car wreck

CLEVELAND – Sometimes Aaron Maxwell would stay as long as 10 hours at the gym – but it wasn’t all about the fitness. Christopher Cox, a coach at Chu To Bo Judo in Avon remembers how his 20-year-old friend became a familiar face at the gym, spending hours helping gym goers train for marathons or Read More…

UPDATED: TV reporter, cameraman killed on the air in Virginia; suspect hospitalized after crash

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. A man believed to be the suspect later crashed a Read More…

North Ridgeville council mulls ordinance targeting ‘do-it-yourselfers’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is proposing giving the Building Department stronger enforcement powers to deal with residents or others who fail to contact the city to schedule inspections for home repairs, remodeling or other improvements. Construction companies know the drill and are good in complying with state-required inspections of new homes, Chief Building Department Read More…

Avon set to pay $17.1 million on infrastructure

AVON — More than $17.1 million will be spent on infrastructure improvements over the next two years to accommodate more traffic expected from commercial growth. Mayor Bryan Jensen said improvements are slated for Chester and Nagel roads and state Route 83 as well as Schwartz Road Park and Veterans Memorial Park in 2016 and 2017. Read More…

Avon Lake councilman defends street project

David Kos

AVON LAKE — On Monday, Councilman David Kos defended the Engineering Department’s handling of a street project residents say is inadequate. Kos, 4th Ward, said some residents who approached Council with concerns about changes to a sewer separation and curb and gutter replacement project on Vinewood and Crestwood drives also questioned Public Works Director Joseph Read More…

Middle Avenue project two weeks behind

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ELYRIA — The Middle Avenue reconstruction continues to cause disruptions for drivers who traverse the main thoroughfare. City officials announced Tuesday that the Third Street and Middle Avenue intersection will close to traffic 7 a.m. Thursday to an undetermined time Monday to allow crews to work on the stamped concrete crosswalks. City Engineer Tim Ujvari Read More…

Girl’s guardians plead no contest

AVON LAKE — The brother of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in June with a 2-year-old she was babysitting pleaded no contest Tuesday to a persistent disorderly conduct charge in Avon Lake Municipal Court, as did the mother of the younger girl. Charles Gibson, who had custody of his sister, and Kaylyn Rogers had originally Read More…