October 6, 2015

Partly sunny

Reopened Firelands Country Store offers trip back in time


Walking inside the white one-story building on state Route 113 Monday afternoon that was home to the old Firelands Country Store was like stepping out of a time machine and right into to the 1980s. The air inside was warm, and musty, like an old attic. Dust clung to everything in sight and lingered in Read More…

Joseph Allen to remain free despite missing Head Start hearing

ELYRIA — Joseph Allen didn’t appear for a scheduled court hearing in the controversial Head Start case because his attorney was never formally notified of the hearing. K. Ronald Bailey, who represents Allen, sent a letter to Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge and county Prosecutor Dennis Will apologizing for Allen’s absence. Bailey wrote Read More…

Burge tosses convictions in Head Start case

Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James Burge today made a stunning decision: He tossed out the cases of convicted Head Start bus driver Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen. The pair, whose convictions have been questioned over the years as they sat in prison with little of hope of release, have been freed since Burge Read More…