November 1, 2014

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Seeking freedom from the prison of the past

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Mark Fahringer remembers the first time he met the man dating his former wife, Rahna Fahringer. He knew Terrence Abel, 39, had a criminal past, but the man who was fixing a used washer and dryer in the garage of Rahna’s Brunswick home offered up no red flags that he might be a danger to Read More…

F-750 to be built in Northeast Ohio

Ford Motor Co. officials Friday unveiled the new F-750, which will be built at Ohio Assembly Plant early next year. The big reveal was at the Avon Lake plant in front of employees, Ford and union leadership, and state and local officials. “We said we wanted to invest here and continue building a strong, bright Read More…

Pact reached to keep jobs at Ford plant

SHEFFIELD — Approximately 900 workers at the Ohio Assembly Plant who were scheduled to be laid off in August will retain their jobs under a new agreement with United Auto Workers Local 2000 and Ford Motor Co. The union held a press conference Monday to announce a compromise made with Ford to maintain 1,408 of Read More…

Shiloh Industries donates $10,000 to auditorium fund

Top, from left, Srinivasan Perumal, plant manager of Shiloh Industries’ Wellington plant, and Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan. Bottom, from left, McCormick Middle School students Hunter Cantwell, fourth-grader, and Haleigh Polen, fifth-grader. (COURTESY PHOTO)

A large donation from Medina County’s Shiloh Industries Inc. should bring a Lorain County community closer to its goal of raising $2.5 million for an auditorium, but it will take a last-minute effort to hit the goal. Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan said the community still has to raise $118,000 by the end of the Read More…

Avon Lake work crews get creative to bring back water

A workaround allowed Avon Lake Municipal Utilities to restore water service to the 200,000 customers it serves largely in Lorain and Medina counties. Water usage restrictions were lifted at 6:30 a.m. Thursday as crews successfully cleared some of the slushy frazil ice that was blocking water intake pipes in Lake Erie and used pumps to Read More…

Cleveland robbery suspect remains at large following pursuit

A robbery suspect possibly armed with a handgun remained at large Friday night after authorities searched Lorain County for several hours following a pursuit from Cleveland, police said. The car chase began in the area of Cleveland’s West 32nd Street and Lorain Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. Friday and turned into a pursuit on foot Read More…

Panicked scene after four shot in Oberlin

OBERLIN — The calls began flooding in to 911 on Thursday night just after four people were shot. “I just heard a bunch of gunshots, like about six of them, coming from the apartment behind West College Street,” a caller said. Later, one of the victims called, screaming. Oberlin police arrived at the apartments at Read More…

Fire destroys Boston Road home, no one injured

STEVE MANHEIM / GAZEtTE Valley City Fire Chief Jack Petrone said the homeowners were on vacation when a fire destroyed this Boston Road house Thursday morning in Liverpool Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE MANHEIM)

LIVERPOOL TWP. — The state fire marshal was called in Thursday to investigate a fire that destroyed a Boston Road family’s home while they were on vacation. Valley City Fire Chief Jack Petrone said Thursday no one has been able to contact the homeowners, Barry and Robyn Watson, because they are on vacation. The house Read More…

Massive blaze destroys greenhouses in Camden Twp.

A hotspot flared up Wednesday nearly 24 hours after the fire at Green Circle Growers in Lorain County’s Camden Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY BRUCE BISHOP)

CAMDEN TWP. — The fire Tuesday night into Wednesday at Green Circle Growers in Lorain County burned five acres of greenhouses, destroying 25 of them and a one-acre production barn. Despite the damage, operations at the facility will go on. More than 100 firefighters from 12 departments battled the blaze 5:30 p.m. Tuesday until 6 Read More…

‘Cleaning Fairy’ in Elyria charged with domestic violence

Susan Warren

ELYRIA — Susan Warren, the woman dubbed the “Cleaning Fairy,” was arrested again Wednesday on domestic violence charges, just weeks after she was arrested while shoveling Elyria driveways without permission. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said officers were called to the’s home in the 100 block of Marseilles Ave. that she shares with her son, Read More…