October 22, 2014

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How Ebola spreads

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When is Ebola contagious? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. How does Ebola spread? Through close contact with a symptomatic person’s bodily fluids, such as blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen. Those fluids Read More…

Elyria man still barred from having children until child support paid

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ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Elyria man who has been barred from having any more children until he pays off child support for the children he’s already had. The decision, handed down last week without explanation, leaves in place the order governing Asim Taylor’s reproductive future Read More…

Yearlong 611 bridge project nearing completion

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AVON — The state Route 611 bridge enhancement project, which has tied up traffic for the past year, should be finished by mid-November, officials said. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen said the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project manager provided the city administration with a project update Wednesday afternoon. “They are looking at having most of the Read More…

Lorain homeless shelter crowded, short of funds

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LORAIN — One bed. In a facility that has room for 68 men, women and children seeking a roof over their heads, the Neighborhood Alliance’s Haven Center, the county’s only full-service homeless shelter, has room for just one more person. That realization sinks in for Sandy Humphrey every time she answers the shelter’s telephone, which Read More…

Sheffield Village Council member resigns

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SHEFFIELD — Walter Min stepped down from his position as a Village Council member, announcing his resignation in a letter read by Mayor John Hunter to Village Council earlier this week. Citing pressing family obligations, Min, 47, first elected in 2009 and re-elected in an uncontested race in 2013, said stepping down is a decision Read More…

Domestic Relations Court union in limbo

ELYRIA — The push by Lorain County Adult Probation Department employees to unionize has had the unintended effect of throwing into question the legality of the union representing workers at the county’s Juvenile Detention Home and other residential facilities under the control of the county’s Domestic Relations Court. On Tuesday, the Domestic Relations Court notified Read More…

Lorain police find unidentified body in woods

A Lorain police officer points into the woods Wednesday on Fillmore just off Colorado Avenue. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Police scoured the area near Colorado Avenue for hours Wednesday afternoon after a tip that they’d find a body. And they did. About 2 p.m., Lorain police arrived at Fillmore Avenue near Colorado Avenue where a passer-by had reported seeing a body, Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said. Officers investigated an area of Read More…

UPDATED: Student admits to taking BB gun to Clearview High School

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A brief lockdown occurred at Clearview High School about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after a student said another student was carrying a pistol. The pistol turned out to be a BB gun, according to a news release from Capt. James Drozdowski of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Principal Jessica Tafe said in an Read More…

Second-grader reports attempted luring

ELYRIA – A second-grade student from Windsor Elementary School was walking home from school Friday when a stranger asked her if she wanted candy, according to police. The 7-year-old girl told police she was walking from the elementary school on Windsor Drive to her home on the 700 block of Thornwood Boulevard around 3 p.m. Read More…

UPDATED: Texas nurse with Ebola had visited family in Ohio

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TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — A Texas nurse’s Ebola diagnosis after a visit to Ohio led to public health alerts, precautions and worries Wednesday as officials tried to determine who had close contact with her and keep the illness from spreading. Officials in Summit County, where the woman visited family over the weekend, said one individual Read More…