August 23, 2014

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Accused killer opts for trial before panel

ELYRIA — For the third time this year, an accused killer facing a possible death sentence has waived his right to a jury trial and will instead have his case heard by a three-judge panel. Austin Diaz, 20, is accused of being one of two men who beat and robbed Lamar “Mark” Taylor as the Read More…

Oberlin Council rejects increase in minimum wage

OBERLIN — City Council on Monday rejected a member’s proposal to increase the minimum wage of city workers to $10.10 hourly. “I believe raising the minimum wage … will be an action our Council can be proud of,” said Councilwoman Sharon Soucy, who introduced the ordinance. The proposal lost in a 4-3 vote, ensuring that Read More…

Defective materials, craftsmanship necessitate work on Elyria High roof

ELYRIA — Roof work on the less-than-5-year-old Elyria High School will continue for at least another two months as crews work to repair defective construction from the initial building project. Elyria Schools has had problems with the roof on the school as well as the former roofing contractor hired to complete the job. In 2010, Read More…

North Ridgeville Council to consider $200K for engineering studies

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is taking another step in a long-term effort designed to substantially alleviate severe flooding that has plagued several neighborhoods. City Council’s Utilities Committee voted Monday night to recommend to Council that more than $200,000 be spent for engineering studies, one of which will pay $66,500 to help select one or Read More…

Reward offered for Westlake area fugitive

William Waters III

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a Westlake area fugitive. William Waters III, 38, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Westlake Police Department for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Waters allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with two minors under the Read More…

10 Things to Know, Monday, Aug. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson The decision comes hours after police used tear gas once again to clear protesters demonstrating against the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman. 2. Islamic Read More…

Lorain County Fair Schedule Monday, Aug. 18

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7:30 a.m. – Gates open 8 a.m. – Junior Fair Dog Show, Show Barn 4 8:30 a.m. – Junior Fair Fowl Show, Barn 9 9 a.m. – Judging of culinary arts (books 705-709 and 717-718) 9 a.m. – Judging of needlework 9 a.m. – Honey judging 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Vegetables and fruits Read More…

Lorain County Fair opens today

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WELLINGTON — An annual tradition resumes today with the official beginning of the 169th Lorain County Fair. Setup, which began about two weeks ago, was completed around midnight Sunday, according to Kim Meyers, fair president. Setup includes erecting about 80 tents over two days on the approximately 150-acre fairgrounds. Tent size ranges from 10 by Read More…

Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

People protest Sunday for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager. In a statement, Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring Read More…

Lorain County Fair admission, ride information

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Gate admission: $5 Children 8 and younger: Free Senior citizens age 65 and older: Free on Thursday Veterans and military: Free admission Thursday with proper ID Credit/debit cards will be taken for gate admission at Gates 1, 3, 4 and 6 — windows will be marked specifically “Credit/Debit Cards” or “Cash Only.” Free wheelchairs available Read More…