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Lorain Fire Department to test hydrants

LORAIN - The Fire Department will be testing hydrants throughout the city starting Monday and continuing through Oct. 30. Testing is conducted weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

During this testing period, check the condition of your water before washing clothes or using the water for other purposes.

If water is cloudy or discolored, let the cold water run until it's clear.

For more information or to ask questions about the testing, call (440) 204-2219.

Man sues bar over barfight

ELYRIA - An Avon Lake man filed a lawsuit Friday against an Elyria man and Tailgators Sports Bar in Avon Lake, saying he was assaulted at the bar last year.

The suit was filed by Scott A. Ormston against Keith T. Marvin, Tailgators and unnamed owners of the bar and restaurant on Lake Road.

The lawsuit contends that Ormston suffered severe injuries in a Sept. 12, 2008, assault at the bar by Marvin. The suit contends the bar staff continued to serve Marvin alcoholic beverages despite his intoxication.

The lawsuit, which seeks damages of $1 million, was assigned to Common Pleas Judge James Burge.

First Student worker sues over bus crash

ELYRIA - An Amherst man who was employed at First Student Inc. filed a lawsuit Friday against the company and a LaGrange man, saying he was injured in a bus accident on Sept. 12, 2008.

The lawsuit filed by Kenneth Thomas stated that he was injured after a motor vehicle operated by Gerald R. Jewett struck the rear portion of the bus Thomas was riding in.

The lawsuit states Thomas suffered leg and knee injuries and seeks damages in excess of $25,000. It was assigned to Common Pleas Judge James Burge.

American Legion to host benefit for vet

ELYRIA - A 14-year military veteran and single mother of two young children will be the beneficiary of a spaghetti dinner fundraiser today at the American Legion Post 12. The benefit is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. at the post, which is at 393 Ohio St., Elyria.

Frankie Frances and her two children, ages 4 and 14, arrived in Elyria about a month ago with nothing. First Vice President Johni Wressell of the American Legion Unit 12 Auxiliary said the money raised will hopefully allow Frances to buy a car.

Frances, a veteran of the marines and the army, has served in both Kuwait and Iraq, Wressell said, adding Frances will be working at her own benefit.

For $5, attendees will get spaghetti and meatballs, a roll, a salad and lemonade or iced tea. Pop and desserts are available for an additional small charge. An Ohio State gift basket and pies will be raffled off.

Since everything was donated, 100 percent of the money raised will go to Frances.

"You couldn't ask to help a better person," Wressell said. "She's so strong. She's soft-spoken and so nice. She's just amazing."

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