November 28, 2014

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Elyria shooting victim identified

Lamar Capers

ELYRIA – An Elyria man killed early Monday morning died from a single gunshot wound to the head, according to police. Lamar Capers, 32, was found dead in the driveway outside 635 Lowell St. at 2:18 a.m. Monday. Capers lived in the upstairs apartment at that address, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said. An autopsy Read More…

Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

This undated photo provided by the family's attorney shows Tamir Rice, 12. (AP Photo/Courtesy Richardson & Kucharski Co., L.P.A.)

CLEVELAND — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said. The city released a surveillance video that shows Read More…

Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers

Travelers wait in lines to check in at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Tuesday. A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further inland. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way toThanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor’easter packing rain and snow. Hours before snow was forecast to begin Wednesday, more than 200 flights were canceled at airports in the northeast. Thousands of Read More…

10 Things to Know Today, Wednesday, Nov. 26

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Security reinforcements contain chaos in Ferguson  The deployment of hundreds of additional National Guardsmen prevented a second night of riots in the Missouri town. 2. Prosecutor facing blame over Ferguson case  St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch Read More…

Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving

A man and a woman leave an hhgregg store Tuesday in Mayfield Heights. An Ohio lawmaker has proposed triple pay for retail employees who work on Thanksgiving and protection from being disciplined or fired if they refuse to work the holiday. State Rep. Mike Foleyís legislation stemmed from a phone call from a Cincinnati woman saying she and her 82-year-old mother were both scheduled to work their retail jobs on Thanksgiving.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy’s, the holiday’s quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day. Both are attempts to counter frustration among workers and their Read More…

Judges seek $3.2M to fix old Lorain County Courthouse

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ELYRIA — The Lorain County Common Pleas General Division judges included a $3.2 million line item in their 2015 budget request to cover the projected costs of renovating the old Lorain County Courthouse. The plan would effectively mothball the basement and third floor of the building and completely change the layout of the first and Read More…

Organizers, volunteers prepare for annual Light Up Lorain


LORAIN — Before the parade, lights and fireworks comes the planning. Organizers of Saturday’s annual Light Up Lorain festivities met Tuesday to make final preparations. The 13-member Downtown Lorain Christmas Council has been planning the event, designed to promote downtown businesses, since September, said council coordinator Paul Biber. The council works with local businesses who Read More…

Deer crashes into Avon Lake home

Avon Lake resident Steven Smith heard a crash in his sunroom Thursday and found a deer had broken through a window. PHOTO PROVIDED BY AVON LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT

AVON LAKE — A Britannia Parkway homeowner got a big surprise when he heard a loud crash in his sunroom. Steven Smith, of the 300 block of Britannia Parkway, discovered a large buck that had jumped through a window about 9 a.m. Thursday. The incident happened last week, but the report was not noted on Read More…

Hanini Subs, T Bonds provide free turkeys to dozens


ELYRIA — Two local businesses paid for more than 100 turkeys so Elyria-area residents could enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. A steady stream of customers visited the Hanini Subs and Corned Beef Deli, 346 Broad St. in Elyria, on Tuesday afternoon and walked out with a family-size bird. Deli Manager Sean Fussi, 40, of Elyria, said Read More…

Lorain officer in hot water over tweets


LORAIN — Police and city officials plan to review social media policy today following a string of provocative tweets by a Lorain police officer Tuesday concerning protests in Cleveland over the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer. The tweets were posted to the account of Brent Payne, whose Twitter account Read More…