September 3, 2014

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Oberlin couple wins $1 million lottery prize

OBERLIN — If Kathy Bunnell had found the crabgrass killer she wanted at a local drugstore this week, she and her husband might have missed a windfall. The Bunnells, of Oberlin, are $1 million winners in the Ohio Lottery’s 40th anniversary Millions instant game after Kathy Bunnell purchased a ticket this week at the Discount Drug Read More…

Family of crash victim angry after acquittal verdict

ELYRIA — The family of Alexandra Clifford, who died in a car crash two years ago, doesn’t think justice was done by a verdict earlier this week that cleared the driver of the car of vehicular homicide and negligent assault charges. “We’ve been sitting back through the whole process thinking we’re going to get some Read More…

U.S. senator seeks national caffeine powder ban after Keystone student’s death

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal

The story of 18-year-old Logan Stiner, who died from a caffeine powder overdose just days before his high school graduation, first rocked the small town of LaGrange — and then the country. After Stiner’s death in May, Brian Balser, an attorney for the Stiner family, started working to have caffeine powder banned nationwide. He’s received Read More…

Hope remains after fire destroys Lorain church

A "Make A Wish Teddy" was placed near the church on Friday.

LORAIN — Stained glass windows are shattered and the roof that stood for almost a century is caved in, but inside the historic First Evangelical Lutheran Church a hand-carved piece of the original 90-year-old altar still stands. It’s one of the few remnants from a fire that burned through the church Thursday morning, taking with Read More…

St. Jude hosts annual fest on Sunday

ELYRIA — St. Jude Parish will continue a three-decade tradition Sunday that began as a way for parishioners to get to know one another. The Rev. Frank Kosem, who came to the church in June 1985, came up with the idea of holding a parish festival. It kicked off Labor Day Sunday that year and Read More…

Man accused of filming his daughter showering

VERMILION – A man who may have set up a camera system to watch his daughter showering denied any knowledge of the crime, according to police. The 50-year-old Vermilion man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his daughter, was charged with voyeurism on Thursday at his home after his wife found Read More…

UPDATED: Sinkhole closes Route 511 in Rochester

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ROCHESTER — It looks small, but a sinkhole forming underneath state Route 511 is causing big problems in Rochester. On Tuesday, officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation met with village officials in Rochester regarding the sinkhole that developed underneath Route 511 between Griggs and Bursley roads. Rochester Mayor Kathy Frombaugh said ODOT first noticed Read More…

High School Football: Week 1 Updates and Scores

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It’s finally high school football season. Week 1 kicks off tonight, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All games start at 7 p.m. unless Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Aug. 29

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Putin urges separatists to free Ukrainian soldiers The president’s statement comes several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops. 2. UN: Number of refugees from Syria tops 3 million The Read More…

One injured in Diagonal Road rollover

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Carlisle Township firefighters and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers survey the scene of a roll over crash on Diagonal Road in Carlisle Township near the Duck Pond on Thursday night. Alcohol may have contributed to the rollover crash near Lorain County Metro Parks’ Carlisle Reservation about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. Driver Lon Zeaber, who wasn’t Read More…