February 13, 2016


Ohio Supreme Court reinstates Head Start convictions; Nancy Smith, Joseph Allen to return to prison

The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge didn’t have the power to acquit Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen in the controversial Head Start child sex abuse case. The state’s highest court ordered that Smith’s original conviction be reinstated and that the pair be returned to prison. Smith was Read More…

2010 year in review: Our top 10 stories

VIDEO: Season’s greetings from the troops

Army Major Sean Kenney from Sheffield Village: Army Spc. Rey Ralat from Lorain: Air Force Major Martin King from Lorain: Service Civilian Dave Kaleel from Lorain: Service Civilian Eric Tschappat from Oberlin: Navy Lt. Carl Blaesing from Lorain: Air Force Airman Kayleigh Brown from Medina: Army Sgt. First Class Tom Powell from Medina: Army Spc. Read More…

A. Cooper Hudnutt, 1953-2010: Publisher dedicated life to family, community


ELYRIA — Those who knew A. Cooper Hudnutt the best knew that in his eyes, perfection was measured in just two ways: if his business was thriving and if his beloved Cleve­land Browns were playing well. On Sunday, he was basking in the glory of perfection. “He was in a great mood talking about the Read More…

Remembering Jimmy: The Kerstetter family gathers, shares stories


ELYRIA — Elyria police Officer James Kerstetter chose to work the shift most cops worked toward leaving: the night shift. With 15 years on the force, he probably could have sought to work a quieter shift, but working at night offered the dedicated father the chance to do something he loved: placing his daughters on Read More…

UPDATE: Elyria police officer killed

Elyria police Patrolman James Kerstetter was killed Monday night after exchanging gunfire with a suspect on West 18th St. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was killed, too. Police were called to 18th Street just before 10 p.m. when a woman said a neighbor was naked and  exposed himself to her child and Read More…