April 27, 2015


Gas station thief snags lottery tickets

CAMDEN TWP. — Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly stole 168 lottery tickets from Pit Stop Mini Mart on Saturday. Police were sent to the business, 50470 U.S. Route 20, at 2 a.m. when the store’s alarm went off. Two workers at Green Circle Growers said they saw the suspect run into a Read More…

Fire Department: Man injures hip crossing river at campsite

CAMDEN TWP. — One 62-year-old man suffered a hip injury while crossing a river at Common Ground campsite. The Camden Township Fire Department responded to a call from the site, 14240 Baird Road, at 10:31 a.m. The man had been walking across a tree to cross the river and fell on another tree, located below. Read More…

Nursery collecting produce donations for Second Harvest

Gardenscapes Nursery in Camden Township is a collection site for the Garden Writers Association Plant a Row drive. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

CAMDEN TWP. — If you are being overwhelmed by baskets of zucchini, tomatoes, corn, beans or other good things from your garden, drop off your excess produce today and Saturday at Gardenscapes Nursery, and Joanna Thomas will make sure it ends up on someone’s table. Thomas, the nursery’s owner, said this is the third year Read More…

Judge loosens conditions of suspect’s house arrest

ELYRIA — Accused killer Bobbie New will have a little more freedom after Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge changed the conditions of his house arrest. New, who was previously only allowed to leave his Amherst Township house for legal appointments, can now visit the grocery store, travel to a U.S. Department of Veterans Read More…

Weather gives farmers a chance to get back in the fields

Ed Alexander, a family member who works for Howard A. Born Farms, is working to get a field in Henrietta Township ready to plant with soy beans. Alexander said the family farms thousands of acres in the Lorain County area. The barn and silos in the background are not part of their holdings. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

HENRIETTA TWP. — After weeks and weeks of rain, the ground was dry enough on Monday to plant soybeans on some of the thousands of acres of land farmed by Howard A. Born and his family. Born’s grandson, Ed Alexander, used a 40-foot planter to make short work of the job in a field off Read More…