September 2, 2015

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Sentence overturned for former county commissioner — again

ELYRIA — For a second time, the Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals has overturned the prison sentence of former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross. Defense attorney Anthony Baker said that based on his calculations, Ross’ sentence will have to be cut from 9 years to 6½ years under the ruling handed down Monday. Ross, Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Three Dog’s night brings nostalgia

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WELLINGTON — On a cool Monday evening, Lorain County fairgoers needed Three Dog Night to warm them up. The Los Angeles-based band delivered a nostalgic 90-minute set to the packed grandstand. “Our job is take you back to the 1970s, so you can reminisce,” said singer Danny Hutton. He wasn’t lying. Truth be told, the Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: OSU Extension’s former secretary receives Clair Hill award

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WELLINGTON — Donna Wolf had a few rules when she worked in the Lorain County OSU Extension Office helping 4-H kids find their way, but tops on that list was hands off her desk. As soon as that little tidbit of information was shared Monday before the announcement of this year’s Clair Hill Memorial Award Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Pair named Junior Fair royalty

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WELLINGTON — Two college kids with a hankering for fair life and agriculture were crowned this year’s Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen. It’s royalty with a country flair for Austin Washburn and Katie Cline. The ceremony Monday in front of the Lorain County Fair board’s office is the culmination of months of work Read More…

Burge to challenge Rothgery for judgeship

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ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge said Monday he will seek to return to the bench next year by challenging his former colleague, county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery. Both Burge and Rothgery pulled petitions Monday to run in the Democratic primary next year, county Board of Elections Director Paul Adams Read More…

County establishes court for drug recovery

ELYRIA — Drug addicts facing criminal charges will have a chance to break their addictions and avoid a criminal record under a new drug recovery court that will begin rolling out in the next few weeks, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi said. The specialty court will focus initially on defendants dealing with addictions Read More…

Dow sheds 1,000 points as U.S. follows Chinese markets downward

NEW YORK — U.S. stock markets plunged in early trading Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell into correction territory, that’s Wall Street jargon for a drop of 10 percent or more from Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Aug. 24

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Americans, Briton who thwarted train attack get France’s top honor French President Francois Hollande presents the men with the Legion of Honor and praises them as an example of the need for action when faced with terrorism. Read More…

Getting ready for the county fair

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WELLINGTON — The 170th Lorain County Fair begins today. Setup, which began Aug. 9, concluded Sunday. The event includes some 500 vendors and dozens of animal exhibitors, many who participate annually. They include Eric Bates, owner of Wintersville-based Bates Brothers Amusement Co., which has been providing rides at the fair since about 1990. Bates said Read More…

Driver killed in car-train crash in Eaton Township

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EATON TWP. — A driver was killed when her car was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Reed Road about a quarter-mile south of state Route 82 about 6 p.m. Sunday. Four witnesses, including the CSX train conductor and engineer, said the railroad gates were down and the lights were flashing at Read More…