November 23, 2014

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Area politicians react to Obama’s action on immigration

On Thursday night, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” Here’s the reaction from local politicians: “President Obama, like his predecessors, must act rather than continue to break up families. If House Republicans are concerned with Read More…

GetGo planned at Nagel Road in Avon

AVON — Back in August, rumors were spreading that the Avon Lake Giant Eagle planned to close and move to fast-developing land along Nagel Road in Avon. Those rumors still aren’t true, but it is now obvious where they likely started. Giant Eagle plans to build a GetGo gas station on Just Imagine Drive and Read More…

Elyria Schools superintendent deadline pushed back

ELYRIA — The timetable to find a replacement for retiring Elyria Schools Superintendent Paul Rigda has been extended so district officials can focus on reaching an agreement with the teachers union. The Ohio School Boards Association has reposted on its website an advertisement for the position and will take applications until Jan. 16, said Steven Read More…

2014 General Election results certified; no results changed

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Lorain County Board of Elections on Thursday certified the results of the general election earlier this month. Elections board Director Paul Adams said there were no recounts or altered results from Election Day after provisional and some uncounted absentee ballots were added to the vote totals. But voter turnout did climb Read More…

Elyria firefighter charged with theft in office

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ELYRIA — Six days ago, Fire Chief Rich Benton received a photo that let him know something dirty may have been taking place at the Cedar Street fire station. The image was of department cleaning supplies allegedly being stored in the home of a longtime Elyria firefighter. The photo led to an investigation that culminated Read More…

Lorain man found guilty of fatal shooting during botched robbery

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ELYRIA – An aggravated murder trial that began Monday ended Thursday with a jury finding a Lorain man guilty in the shooting death of another man during a botched drug robbery in 2011. Donzelle Crosby, 24, was found guilty on two counts of murder, one count of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, one Read More…

Ohio ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill gets panel’s OK

COLUMBUS (AP) — A bill that would impose some of the nation’s most stringent abortion restrictions cleared an Ohio House committee Thursday after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session. The GOP-led House Health Committee passed the so-called heartbeat bill 11-6 after several emotional hours of testimony. The divisive measure had languished without a hearing Read More…

Ohio lawmaker indicted on burglary, theft charges

PORT CLINTON (AP) — A newly-elected state lawmaker has been indicted on charges alleging he took antiques and other items from an Ohio home. An Ottawa County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Republican Rep. Steven Kraus, who defeated Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern in the Nov. 4 election. A police report alleges Kraus, 55, Read More…

10 Things to Know, Thursday, Nov. 20

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama to use executive powers to shield as many as 5 million from deportation  Republicans vehemently oppose the president’s immigration plan but are deeply divided on how to respond. 2. Cosby to AP on assault allegations: “We Read More…

Buffalo area hit with epic snow — with more coming

Bob Wilcox clears the snow at the end of his driveway on Bowen Rd. in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday. A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area. But even as it strained roofs and stalled daily life, the snow wasn’t the only worry. Forecasters warned a rapid Read More…